Archive for the ‘Firestone Indy Lights’ Category

22 Oct 2009: Pippa Mann: “Next year I’ll be back – and stronger”

“Going out to do a qualifying run on one of the ovals is, to me, one of the most special sensations out there,” says Indy Lights driver Pippa Mann. “When a car’s absolutely right on an oval it’s mega.”

11 Oct 2009: Indy Lights: Romancini wins thriller as Plowman looks to future

Mario Romancini won the final Indy Lights race of 2009 with a last-gasp lunge for the line to snatch victory from champion-elect JR Hildebrand in the second-closest finish in the history of the series.

9 Oct 2009: It’s all happening in America this weekend

A quiet weekend in European racing allows attention to switch to the other side of the Atlantic – where no fewer than four open-wheel series all have their final races.

30 Aug 2009: Indy Lights: Hildebrand wins title in wheel-to-wheel thriller

J.R. Hildebrand was confirmed as the 2009 Indy Lights champion during a fast-paced and closely fought Chicagoland 100 in which all the cars on the lead lap finished within three quarters of a second of each other.

23 Aug 2009: Indy Lights: Hildebrand heads home to victory

JR Hildebrand ran away with the Carneros Indy 100 at the Infineon Raceway while his team-mate Sebastian Saavedra, sent to the back as penalty for an engine change, carved through the field to finish seventh.

11 Aug 2009: Indy Lights: Top-5 for Plowman as Davison cruises to win

A year ago James Davison won the Mid-Ohio Indy Lights race under bizarre circumstances in a rain storm – this season he returned to do it the conventional way, leading from pole to flag and giving Vision Racing its first-ever victory.

25 Jul 2009: Indy Lights: Hildebrand increases championship lead

JR Hildebrand led every lap of an uninspiring Indy Lights Grand Prix of Edmonton to win from pole and extend his championship lead to 69 points over team-mate Sebastian Saavedra.

11 Jul 2009: Indy Lights: Saavedra cleans up after storm

Colombia’s Sebastian Saavedra won the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Toronto from pole, grabbing back the lead on lap 18 after losing it when the field pitted to change tyres on a track drying out from a pre-race thunderstorm.

4 Jul 2009: Indy Lights: Hildebrand rewarded as closest rivals all falter

JR Hildebrand won a final-lap shoot-out in the Indy Lights Corning 100 at Watkins Glen after Wade Cunningham became the third championship front-runner to crash out of the race, bringing out a safety car.

21 Jun 2009: Indy Lights: Horror crash for Pippa Mann in Iowa

British Indy Lights driver Pippa Mann escaped unscathed from the Miller Lite 100 at the Iowa Speedway despite a high-speed crash in which her car was sent into the wall at speed, went airborne and finally skidded down the track on its roof.

 
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