By: Tanner Watkins
May 23, 2019 | 11:30 AM
With practice and qualifications for tomorrow’s Indy Lights Freedom 100 race occurring today, Belardi Auto Racing has filled a recently-vacated seat for the Friday event. Veteran Road to Indy driver Aaron Telitz has been selected to pilot the Belardi entry on Miller Lite Carb Day.
“It’s a little last minute, obviously, but I can’t think of another team I’d trust more than Belardi Auto Racing to have a perfectly prepared car and the opportunity to hop in last minute and try to go win the Freedom 100,” said Telitz on Thursday.
“I also would not be able to make this happen without my sponsors steping up and making this happen for me and the team,” Telitz added. The Belardi seat became available when its former driver, Zachary Claman DeMelo, was announced to depart the ride earlier in the week – effective immediately.
Practice for the Freedom 100 is about to begin shortly with qualifications to occur around 2:00 PM Eastern. While the grandstands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are not open to the public today, fans can catch some on-track action by visiting the Turn 2 viewing mounds.
The 2019 Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires goes green on Friday, May 24 at 1:00 PM ET. The race can be watched on NBCSN.
Header image by Road to Indy.
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