Posts Tagged ‘Mike Conway’

31 Aug 2009: IRL: Briscoe wins another Chicago thriller

Ryan Briscoe took a big step towards the IndyCar championship by winning pole position, the race and the bonus for leading the most laps at the Chicagoland Speedway – but the result was anything but the one-sided affair those statistics suggest.

28 Aug 2009: IRL: Briscoe wins pole to pressure championship rivals

Ryan Briscoe grabbed pole position for the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway – and with it a bonus championship point that might prove crucial in this tightest of tight IndyCar title battles.

24 Aug 2009: IRL: Franchitti wins as Conway finishes on a charge

Dario Franchitti led from start to finish to win an unexpectedly interesting Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma ahead of Ryan Briscoe, with under-fire Brit Mike Conway breathing down their necks in a potentially career-saving third place.

23 Aug 2009: IRL: Horror crash overshadows Franchitti’s pole

Dario Franchitti qualified on pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, but his performance was overshadowed by the crash in practice that left Will Power and Nelson Philippe in hospital, one with two fractured vertebrae and the other with a broken bone in his foot that needed immediate surgery.

9 Aug 2009: IRL: Dixon sets win record as Wilson dries up

Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after his closest challenger Justin Wilson appeared to mistime his last pitstop and ran out of fuel, costing himself a certain podium and a possible victory.

9 Aug 2009: IRL: Wilson hopes for repeat of Glen triumph

Championship leader Ryan Briscoe and Sheffield’s Justin Wilson will start on the front row at Mid-Ohio as the IRL attempts to follow last weekend’s thriller in Kentucky by proving it can also serve up an entertaining road-course race.

4 Aug 2009: IRL: Underdog Carpenter is unlucky in Kentucky

Ryan Briscoe broke the hearts of fans of the underdog everywhere by pipping Ed Carpenter to the narrowest of victories in the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.

27 Jul 2009: IRL: Narrow escape for TK as Power surges to victory

Australia’s Will Power, supposedly the understudy at Team Penske, took centre-stage in the Indycar Series by winning a gruelling Rexall Edmonton Indy that had plenty of drama – but very little overtaking.

26 Jul 2009: IRL: Team Penske sets the standard in Edmonton qualifying

Part-time IndyCar driver Will Power took his second pole position of the season by leading a Team Penske 1-2-3 during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy, beating his full-time team-mates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves to the top spot.

22 Jul 2009: IRL: Rough ride for Conway and Franchitti

Dario Franchitti spent an alarming amount of his last full IRL season airborne, while Mike Conway’s début season has involved flying into the wall far too often – but this time the two Brits were in the sky by choice.

 
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