Friday, March 27, 2015

The 2015 Indycar Season Begins!

After a way too long offseason,
the Verizon Indycar Series is finally back on Sunday, March 29th
on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

 


At St Pete, 24 Drivers, Representing 12 countries
will begin the quest for the 2015 Indycar championship.

The countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States will all have drivers in the race.

The field will include:

Four rookies.
Gabby Chaves (2014 Indy Lights Champ)
Stefano Coletti
Francesco Dracone
Sage Karam (2013 Indy Lights Champ)

Four former GP of St. Pete winners
Helio Castroneves (3)
James Hinchcliffe
Graham Rahal
Will Power (2)


With the new aero kits it will be interesting to see how the 12  Chevys stack up against the 12 Hondas.
 
 
We can't wait to watch!
Sunday at 3:00 on ABC.







Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sage Karam in Indycar's GP of St. Pete


Sage Karam will start the season opening Grand Prix of St. Pete driving for Chip Ganassi Racing this weekend.
He won at St. Pete in the USF 2000 series in 2010 and has also raced there in the ProMazda and Indylights series.
 
Hopefully enough funding will be found that this super talented 20 year old can run the entire season after spending a year as Ganassi's Developmental driver and doing a great job running in some sports car races for Ganassi.

Meanwhile, the young, American driver has kept busy promoting Indycar leading up to the start of the season.
Sage celebrated at Mardi Gras on a float with several others drivers to promote the inaugural GP of Nola.






He also certainly enjoyed himself (and made quite a good showing) at the football combines at Lucas Oil Stadium in February.


we hope you like the
videos as much as we do.

After injuring his hand in a crash while testing at Barber Motorsports Park in March, he didn't get in as much testing as he hoped.
However after such a great showing at the Indy 500 last year in his first Indycar race, and with driving such a cool looking car for St. Pete, we're watching for him to do great things this weekend.

GO SAGE!!!
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Indycar 'Spring Training' at Barber


Indycar Drivers took to the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama for two days earlier this week.
It was the first time all the teams were testing the new aero kits developed by Honda and Chevy.

Many teams will continue testing next week at Sebring and New Orleans in preparation for the season opener next weekend, March 29th, on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL.  They will return to Barber on April 26th for their fourth race of the season.


Robin Miller's Update from Indycar testing at Barber Motorsports Park.
 

 
 
Ride along with rookie Stefano Coletti driving for KV Racing.
The third quickest driver 2 at Barber.
 

 
 
Testing will continue in the week leading up to the GP of St. Petersburg.

Drivers/Teams that will test March 23rd-25th
 
Sebring International Raceway short course --  Simona DeSilvestro, Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz of Andretti Autosport; James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports; Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power of Team Penske; Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi of CFH Racing; Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing; Jack Hawksworth and Takuma Sato of A.J. Foyt Racing; Sebastien Bourdais of KVSH Racing; Stefano Coletti of KV Racing Technology.

NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. -- Carlos Huertas and Francesco Dracone of Dale Coyne Racing; Gabby Chaves of Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian; Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Sage Karam and Charlie Kimball of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Indycar videos of Newgarden and Hinch

Indycar driver videos are some of our favorite things to watch in the offseason.
Some of the funniest videos involve Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe.


So far, our all time favorite is this one from Josef's first year in Indycar.
Hinch introducing Josef and giving a tour of the Sarah Fisher Hartman shop.




Hinch and Josef seemed to enjoy themselves at 
Mardi Gras in March 2015.
(Warning....do not enter a port-a-potty if Josef is nearby)





Josef & Hinch goofing around at Space Camp 
in Alabama summer of 2014.

 

 

 
We hope you love these videos as much as we do!
and remember,
Only 25 Days till the 
2015 Indycar season begins!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gabby Chaves gets a 2015 Indycar ride


Congratulations to Gabby Chaves.
The 2014 Indy Lights Champion secured a 2015 Indycar ride with Bryan Herta Racing.



Gabby talks with Robin Miller in last season about his hopes to make it to Indycar in 2015.




The thing we found most interesting about Gabby Chaves racing career is that his first race was with his mom when she ran in a spec series in Chaves' native Columbia before she knew she was pregnant with Gabby.