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    Default IndyCars - The off-season: Series news and comment until the March 2014 kick-off...

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    For the faithful, it's a long wait until March, but series news will be reported here 'til then, and let's start with the next race - TOMORROW!



    No, it's not the big cars. It's GO-KARTS!!




    Most of the drivers in IndyCar started out in karts. Many of them STAY SHARP on open-wheel by karting, still. Not the kind at Disneyland, these are very simple but very fast and serious open-wheel racers, capable of over 160 MPH in the superkart class.

    Tomorrow, the 26th, New Castle Speedway, in Indiana, will host the inaugural Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will feature 12 corporate-sponsored teams in a two-hour race at 12:30 p.m.




    AMONG the drivers will be IndyCar stars:

    James Hinchcliffe
    JR Hildebrand
    Ed Carpenter
    Simon Pagenaud
    Josef Newgarden
    Tristan Vautier
    Sebastian Saavedra
    Alex Tagliani
    Conor Daly
    Bryan Herta
    Jay Howard
    Sage Karam
    Gabby Chaves
    Zach Veach
    Marino Franchitti (substituting for Dario Franchitti)

    There is no admission charge. An autograph session begins at 11:45 a.m. - This is a chance to meet your favorite driver in a relaxed setting. GO!!!

    On Sunday, the 27th, most of the same drivers will be joined at New Castle by Will Power, Simona De Silvestro, Stefan Wilson and James Davison to run the tenth annual RoboPong 200, an endurance karting event that Wheldon won in 2005, the same year he captured his first Indy 500 and the IndyCar Series championship. That race, also free, begins at noon.


    As I stated, most of the current series drivers got their start in karts. Karts - as small as they are - have many of the traits of the highest-performing open-wheel cars. This is a picture of a current driver in their first open-wheel ride, at 6 years old:



    Who is this future IndyCar star?

    answer here:http://forums.hannity.com/showthread...#post103242390




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    Look who showed up in Totonto, this weekend!...



    Racer magazine's ol' curmudgeon Robin Miller cornered Sebastien Bourdais to speak with the French veteran for Dale Coyne Racing, who was in Toronto to support both Esteban Gutierrez and Ed Jones, rookies trying to navigate a track that Seb knows very well.

    Let's see what the 4-time Champion has to say about the speed of his recovery from his devaststing shunt at Indy this year, during qualifying:








    Thanks, Robin




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    "The beast" will test an IndyCar for Chip Ganassi this Thursday....



    ...at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. Yes, we have labelled Super-Swede Felix Rosenqvist "a beast" in the past, as the former Indy Lights race-winner and F3 Champion can jump into anything and make it pay for him. Felix has tested for Chip Ganassi before and was so impressive that Ganassi's head guru Mike Hull declared him ready to drive IndyCars at any time.


    Felix Rosenqvist





    Rosenqvist competed on a restricted schedule in last year’s Indy Lights championship and scored 3 WINS and 3 poles in 10 races with Belardi Auto Racing. That means he qualifies for the IndyCar rule that allows him to test for half a day in Scott Dixon's car, while Scott is allowed an extra half a test day for giving Felix the opportunity - a great rule the series has that promotes new talent.




    Rosenqvist is driving in Formula E and the Japanese Super Formula series at the moment. We'd love to see the beast in indyCars, anytime.




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    Reminder: The Indy Lights races from Toronto will be shown on NBC-SN tonight...



    ...starting at 7:00pm EASTERN time. If you have not looked in on the Toronto race thread we will not spoil it for you, here.







    Great stuff...Catch it!




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    We have a new driver in USF2000, starting at Mid-Ohio...



    ...and he's a GOOD one, too, as Andres Gutierrez will join DEForce Racing for the last two race weekend for the series at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen. Andres is currently driving in Protoype Challenge for Performance Tech Motorsports, driving the # 12 Ligier JS P3 in the LMP3 class, where he has a WIN and 4 podiums. The young Mexican also raced in the 2016-2017 season of NACAM Formula 4 for Ram Racing where he picked up 2 WINS and 3 podiums, a pole and a Fastest Lap.


    Andres Gutierrez





    If Andres looks a lot like IMSA WeatherTech P-class driver Jose Gutierrez - himself a Mazda Road to Indy alum - that's because Andres is Jose's younger brother. He is also the cousin of Mexican Indy Lights driver Pato O'Ward, who is burning up the PC class in the WeatherTech series. What a family!


    Jose Gutierrez (left) and Pato O'Ward - it's all in the family





    No word yet on whether Andres will continue his duties with Performance Tech but the race schedules do not conflict, so he certainly could. By the way, neither Andres not Jose are related to IndyCar driver Esteban Gutierrez, who is coming off a decent job at Toronto - P21 to P14 - in his 3rd drive of the season for Dale Coyne Racing.


    Esteban Gutierrez





    As IndyCar adds more talented Mexicans to race rosters the chances of a return to Mexico - where the race fans are stellar - gets better and better. 2018? 2019? - Let's make it happen.




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    This weekend, The IndyCar engines are still, but not all IndyCar drivers will be....



    ...as some of the folks who got their training in the series will be using it at historic Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, as the IMSA gang do the Northeast Grand Prix.









    The racing will be largely GT cars from the GTLM class and the GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the GTs from both classes of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The only prototypes will be seen in the Prototype Challenge series. Let's see which IndyCar folks will be at Lime Rock, starting with the WeatherTech gang:


    GTLM class - Ryan Briscoe is the IndyCar guy in this class, as he will driver the # 67 Ford GT from the stables of Ford Chip Ganassi. Ryan's co-driver will be Richard Westbrook.

    Ryan Briscoe





    GTD class - 3GT Racing is fully stocked with IndyCar guys to drive their two Lexus RCF GT3s. First, in the # 14 is young Sage Karam, who drove at this year's Indy 500. His co-driver is and IndyCar and SportsCar legend, Scott Pruett. Sage was leading - from pole - the last race at Mosport when the car was hit with a double-whammy of two drive-through penalties accrued by Scott when the team switched drivers. The car is fast. All they need to do is stop the mistakes.

    Sage (left) and Scott





    - In the other 3GT Lexus - the # 15 - is the pairing of USF2000 alum Robert Alon and IndyCar driver Jack Hawksworth.

    Robert (left) and Jack





    - IndyCar driver and broadcaster Townsend Bell will be at Lime Rock with long-time co-driver Bill Sweedler in the # 23 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for Alex Job Racing.

    Townsend (left) with Bill





    IndyCar driver Tristan Vautier will jump into the # 75 Mercedes AMG GT3 with his team owner and co-driver Kenny Habul for SunEnergy1. This is always a high-performing car but the luck has been wanting.

    Tristan Vautier





    IndyCar driver Katherine Legge will drive the # 93 Acura NSX GT3 for Michael Shank Racing with co-driver Andy Lally. The pair have two WINS and a P2 in the last three races, so they are on a roll.

    Katherine Legge





    IndyCar driver James Davison will pair with Brandon Davis in the TRG # 007 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - a car "Davo" has had much success driving in past races. JD drove splendidly for Dale Coyne Racing at the Indy 500 this year, in a last second deal subbing for the injured Sebastien Bourdais.

    JD Davision





    Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge


    ST class - The only IndyCar guy in the CTSC is driving a BMW 228i in the Street Tuner class for JDC-Miller Motorsports. Paraplegic Michael Johnson drives the car using hand controls. Co-driver for the Pro Mazda veteran in the # 54 is Stephen Simpson, who is also enjoying a great season in the P class of the WeatherTech series. Michael and Stephen are coming off their best season finish at CTMP, where they posted a P4.

    Michael Johnson






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    This weekend, The IndyCar engines are still, but not all IndyCar drivers will be....(part 2)...




    Prototype Challenge - This series used to be called "Prototye Lites" but this season they added the new LMP3 class to supplement the old open-topped Elan DP02s that were the series foundation. However, the Elans live on in the MPC class, and they are still fast enough to compete with the LMP3s


    LMP3 class - The leading IndyCar guy in the class is USF2000 alum Colin Thompson who is driving the # 14 Norma M30 for Kelly-Moss Road & Race. Colin is leading in the points at the moment, on the strength of several podiums, including a WIN at Watkins Glen. His rivals are Kenton Koch and Andres Gutierrez, who both have 108 points to Colin's 128 points. Andres has just signed to be a USF2000 driver with DEForce Racing and is NOT scheduled to race at Lime Rock.

    Colin Thompson



    Andres Gutierrez - new to USF2000





    MPC class - Kris Wright currently drives for John Cummiskey Racing in Pro Mazda, but he also drives the # 7 Elan for JDC Motorsports in the MPC class of Prototype Challenge - a busy lad! Kris is currently 3rd in the points in MPC.

    Kris Wright





    American Tazio Ottis is a USF2000 alum and Formula Car Challenge Champion who also drives for JDC Motorsports in the # 72 Elan DP02. Tazio in 2nd in the points, due to consistency and podiums, but no WINS yet.

    Tazio Ottis





    Both Tazio and Kris are battling young Kyle Masson for the championship, but Masson is CREAMING it, and will probably have to drop dead to lose the title, at this point. Kyle drives for Performance Tech in the # 18 Elan DP02. Kyle is the co-driver also for Indy Lights drivers James French and Pato O'Ward in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, where the trio are also CREAMING the PC class, with 3 WINS in 3 races in the # 38 ORECA FLM09.

    Kyle Masson





    Friday will be the first day of practice for everyone. Rain MAY be a factor this weekend. Stay tuned!




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    IndyCar has released the Race Re-Mix from Toronto....









    Long live Toronto - one of the world's great street races!




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    Friday at Lime Rock...busy day!...



    ...as all three series that will be racing this weekend had their two practice sessions and two of the three have their qualifying complete, as well. Let's take a look at the WeatherTech gang first:



    GTLM class - Leading the P-1 session were Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller in the # 66 Ford GT for Ford Chip Ganassi, beating out their teammates Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in the # 67 car.

    But in the P-2 session it was the # 912 Porsche 911 RSR that took the top spot with Laurens Vanthoor and Gianmaria Bruni driving. It was "Gimmi" Bruni who was the fastest guy of the session. He beat out Dirk Mueller in the Ford for that spot.

    When it came to qualifying Gimmi Bruni pulled off the 450th pole ever in North American SportsCar racing for the Porsche mark with a time of 00:50.404s for a speed of 105.260mph, beating Richard Westbrook in the # 67 Ford by 0.136 seconds. Richard's co-driver is IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe.


    Gimmi Bruni on the pole





    GTD class - In the P-1 session the top car was the #73 Porsche 911 GT3-R with Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Lindsay for Park Place Motorsports, beating out the # 93 Acura NSX GT3 with Andy Lally and IndyCar driver Katherine Legge for Michael Shank Racing.

    In the P-2 session it was the # 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers for Paul Miller Racing which topped the session, beating out the # 28 Porsche 911 GT3-R with Patrick Long and Daniel Morad. That same # 28 was 3rd fastest in P-1.

    Madison Snow took that same speed to pole for the # 48 Lamborghini with a time of 00:52.508s for a speed of 101.034mph. This was the first repeat pole winner for a manufacturer in the 2017 season, as the boys also took pole at Long Beach. To get it they beat out the # 54 CORE Autosport Porsche 911 GT3-R with Colin Braun driving by 0.191 seconds.


    Madison Snow in the PMR Lambo on the pole




    Note: The guys at CORE Autosport have elected to start the race on different tires, and that sends them to the tail of the field. That promotes the # 28 Porsche for Alegra with Patrick Long and Daniel Morad to the P2 starting spot - and that puts IndyCar drivers Robert Alon and Jack Hawksworth in P3 in the # 15 Lexus RCF GT3 for 3GT Racing - a good start for the boys.


    Robert Alon (left) and Jack Hawksworth





    The race is scheduled to be broadcast on Fox Sports 2, Saturday, from 3:00pm EASTERN time to 6:00pm.




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    Friday at Lime Rock...busy day!... (part 2)...



    In the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge the fastest guys in the GS class in the P-1 session were Matt Bell and Robin Liddell in the # 57 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R for Stevenson Motorsports. They beat out the # 76 McLaren GT4 for C360R with Matt Plumb and Paul Holton.

    In the P-2 session the top car was the # 35 Porsche Cayman GT4 for CJ Wilson Racing with Damien Faulkner and Russell Ward - the first time a CJ Wilson car topped a session this season. They beat out the # 12 Porsche Cayman GT4 of Bodymotion Racing with Cameron Cassels and Trent Hindman.

    Trent Hindman took that P-2 session speed and translated that into pole for the race, with a time of 00:55.388s for a speed of 99.419mph for the # 12 Porsche Cayman. Trent beat out Matt Bell in the # 57 Camaro by .408 seconds - a decent gap.

    Trent Hindman (left) on the pole





    The ST class top spot in the P-1 session was the # 17 Porsche Cayman for RS1 with Spencer Pumpelly and Nick Galante, beating out the # 56 Porsche Cayman for Murillo Racing with Eric Foss and Jeff Mosing.

    In the P-2 session Murillo Racing's other kind of car, the # 34 Mazda MX-5 with Christian Szymczak and Christopher Stone rose to the top, beating out the # 44 Nissan Altima for CRG with Owen Trinkler and Sarah Cattaneo.

    But in qualifying, it was a different MX-5 - the # 25 for Freedom Autosport with Chad McCumbee driving - took pole with a time of 00:59.052s for a speed of 93.267mph. Co-driver in the car is Stevan McAleer. Chad beat out Christopher Stone in the Murillo Racing MX-5 by .145 seconds.

    Chad McCumbee on the pole





    The CTSC race is scheduled for Saturday morning, at 10:25am EASTERN time, but will not be broadcast until Sunday, July 30th, when Fox Sports 1 will show it, starting at 11:30am EASTERN time.




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    Friday at Lime Rock...busy day!... (part 3)...



    In Prototype Challenge they had their two practice session, as well, but they will wait until Saturday morning to qualify. Let's look at that practice from Friday:


    LMP3 class - In the P-1 session the fastest guy was former Prototype Lites Champion Kenton Koch in the # 8 Ligier JS P3 for P1 Motorsports. Kenton beat out IndyCar guy Colin Thompson in the # 14 Norma M30 for Kelly-Moss Road & Race by almost a full second.

    In the P-2 session it was a reversal, as it was Colin topping the charts in the # 14 while Kenton was P2. Colin posted an even bigger gap of 1.2 seconds to Kenton. Colin also posted top time of the day. These two are going to battle all weekend.

    Colin Thompson's Norma M30



    Kenton Koch





    In the MPC class the P-1 session top dawg was Kyle Masson in the # 18 Performance Tech Elan DP02, beating out his own father - Robert Masson - driving the other Perf Tech car, the # 11. Robert is a Masters class driver - that's old guys - but he's beating out some youngsters, here.

    In the P-2 session it was once again Kyle Masson on top, but this time his nearest pursuer was IndyCar guy Tazio Ottis for JDC Motorsports in the # 72.

    Kyle Masson doing what Kyle Masson does - top spot.





    Again, the Prototype Challenge gang will qualify in the morning and race in the afternoon.




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    The great Sam Posey talks you through Lime Rock Park....



    ...The historic 1.5-mile road course is deceptive. It is so small, and yet it requires so much to get it right. The size actually works against you, in some ways, but it is also FAST. Lime Rock laps just melt away quickly.









    Here is a track map to look at as Sam lines it out:







    It is actually against the law to race at Lime Rock on Sunday, due to an injunction put on the track by a local church group that stands to this day. Opened in 1956, Lime Rock is celebrating its 61st year of bringing road course racing to New England and America. Lime Rock has only 7 turns for the classic course, but there are small variants that are available to use. (see the gray areas above). IMSA will use the classic course, except in Turn 5, where they will go into the chicane.

    The track is the home track for IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, who lives only 33 miles away in Farmington, Connecticut. The track record holder is PJ Jones, who will be the Grand Marshall for Saturday's race. The son of IndyCar legend Parnelli Jones, PJ set the course record of 00:43.112 seconds in 1993 in his All American Racers Toyota Eagle MkIII during the heyday of the great IMSA Camel GTP series, with an average speed of nearly 130 miles per hour. Incredible!


    PJ Jones and the Eagle - great driver in a great car from a great era





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    Saturday morning at Lime Rock - the Prototype Challenge gang qualify...



    ...and on pole for the LMP3 class is IndyCar driver Colin Thompson for Kelly-Moss Road & Race in his # 14 Norma M30. Colin posted a time of 00:49.498s for a speed of 107.186mph, besting Kenton Koch in the # 8 Ligier JS P3 for P1 Motorsports by a healthy .408 seconds. The Norma has improved in every race to now consistently be the best-performing P3 machine in Thompson's hands.

    Colin and his dog, Cooper





    For the MPC class it was points-leader Kyle Masson who took pole in the # 18 Elan DP02 for Performance Tech Motorsports. Kyle's time was 00:49.643s for a speed of 106.875mph, which was a full 1.192 seconds faster than IndyCar driver Kris Wright for JDC Motorsports. P3 on the grid will be the other IndyCar guy, Tazio Ottis, also for JDC Motorsports. Kyle was so fast that he even beat the time of LMP3 driver Kenton Koch and was only bested by Colin Thompson.

    Kyle Masson - unGodly speed in the old girl.





    The Protoype Challenge boys will all race, later today. Next up for Lime Rock will be the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.




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    Saturday at Lime Rock - the CTSC race...



    ...and the WINNERS in the Grand Sport class are the guys from Stevenson Motorsports in the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R - their 2nd WIN in a row. From his P2 start, Matt Bell was able to get the lead with a pass over pole-sitter Trent Hindman in Big Bend following a pit stop for fresher tires. Co-driver Robin Liddell took over during a race caution and the car set sail for a convincing win over the P2 # 28 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR for RS1.

    Matt Bell (left) and Robin Liddell - victorious again.





    In the Street Tuner class the WINNERS were the pole-sitters Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee for Freedom Autosport in the # 25 Mazda MX-5, an easy 5-plus seconds ahead of their teammates Britt Casey Jr. and Matt Fassnacht in the sister # 27 car. This is the THIRD WIN in a row for these guys at Lime Rock.

    Chad McCumbee (left) and Stevan McAleer - triple WINS at the Park





    IndyCar driver Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson went from a P11 start in class to finish P8 in the JDC-Miller Motorsports BMW228i in the ST class.




    Next up, the Prototype Challenge guys race!




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    Saturday at Lime Rock - the Prototype Challenge race...



    ...and WINNING from pole was IndyCar driver Colin Thompson in the # 14 Norma M30 for Kelly-Moss Road & Race - the 2nd WIN of the season for the car and a pad on Colin's points lead in the series.


    Colin leads through scrum of traffic at Lime Rock, today





    For Colin it was easy to get away cleanly from pole, but following the one full course caution of the race, Colin and pursuer Kenton Koch in the # 8 Ligier JS P3 for P1 Motorsports found themselves battling each other while trying to carve through backmarkers. They stayed in touch for the remainder of the race, with Kenton making a number of stabs at Colin, but unable to catch the traffic just right. Colin would win by .391 seconds at the line. Robby Foley for P1 Motorsports was P3 in class and P5 overall.

    In the MPC class it was once again Kyle Masson WINNING for Performance Tech in the # 18 Elan DP02 - his 8th WIN in 9 races. Kyle beat out IndyCar driver Kris Wright for JDC Motorsports by almost 30 seconds. Kyle was also 3rd overall behind Colin and Kenton, while Kris was P4 overall. IndyCar driver Tazio Ottis was P3 in the MPC class and P6 overall.


    Kyle Masson - he of the deep voice and prodigious talent





    With this result here are the top 3 in points for each class, leaving Lime Rock Park:


    LMP3

    1 - Colin Thompson 149
    2 - Kenton Koch 126
    3 - Naj Husain 109


    MPC

    1 - Kyle Masson 185
    2 - Tazio Ottis 117
    3 - Kris Wright 105




    The next outing for Prototype Challenge will be at the Grand Prix Trois-Rivičres, as the whole IMSA gang head North to Canada, again, August 11-13.




    Next, the WeatherTech gang race!




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    Saturday at Lime Rock - It's PORSCHE day!....



    ...as the mark scored WINS in both the GTLM class and the GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. For the GTLM-class Porsche GT Team, Saturday was the first WIN for the new mid-engine design of the Porsche 911 RSR that has been the hope since the start of the season. The race started with the # 912 Porsche on pole but the WINNERS were the guys in the # 911 Porsche - Dirk Werner and Patrick Pilet - beating their teammates in the # 912 - Laurens Vanthoor and Gimmi Bruni - to the line by a healthy 14+ seconds. P3 at the end was the # 24 BMW M6 with Martin Tomczyk triumphing in a GREAT battle to the end with Antonio Garcia in the # 3 Corvette C7.R. Tomczyk's co-driver was John Edwards and Garcia's was Jan Magnussen.


    The finally WINNING Porsche 911 RSR





    Making even a BETTER day for Porsche was the WINNING car in GTD class, the Park Place Motorsports # 73 Porsche 911 GT3-R driven at the end by Joerg Bergmeister and co-driven by Patrick Lindsay. These guys battled hard for the WIN, with several different cars leading the class all day. P2 was the # 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Paul Miller Racing with Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers, 3.47 seconds off, while P3 was yet another Porsche, the # 28 911 GT3-R for Alegra Motorsports, with Patrick Long and Daniel Morad on board.


    The Park Place Porsche - making the day even better for Stuttgart





    With this result, here are the TOP THREE in points for each class, leaving Lime Rock:


    GTLM class

    1 - Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen 211
    2 - Alexander Sims, Bill Auberlen 204
    3 - Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand 196


    GTD class

    1 - Alessandro Balzan, Christina Nielsen 228
    2 - Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen 211
    3 - Andy Lally, Katherine Legge 205




    The next outing for the series is at Road America, for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, where all four classes will race in a BIG IMSA weekend, August 3-6.




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