So unless you have been living under a rock, you probably heard the announcement that two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will forego the illustrious Monaco Grand Prix in favor of racing’s crown jewel event, the Indianapolis 500. Upon awakening to the news Wednesday morning, an uneasy thought entered my mind: Could it still … Continue reading A view from the clouds: IndyCar thrilled with Alonso’s decision to run Indy 500
Let me start off by saying that I do have a personal relationship with Stefan. I was a small part of the deal that put him in the Baltimore Grand Prix to run with Dale Coyne Racing alongside his brother. Hell, Stefan was a big reason why I started my business RacerSponsor. That May … Continue reading Editorial: Stefan Wilson – IndyCar Hero?
Indianapolis Motor Speedway & INDYCAR Press Release For Immediate Release Two-time F1 champion Alonso to compete in 101st Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 12, 2017) – The Indianapolis 500 has attracted another world champion to its driver field. McLaren announced today that Fernando Alonso, Formula One’s two-time champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the … Continue reading Press Release: Two-time F1 champion Alonso to compete in 101st Indianapolis 500
(Photo credit: IndyCar.com) Last Wednesday the Verizon IndyCar Series released the newest renderings showcasing their 2018 universal chassis, and to generally rave reviews. Long-time supporters praised the car for its throwback to traditional IndyCar roots, while modern-era fans appreciated the sleeker body style and those found in the middle seem either unimpressed or uninterested. What … Continue reading Opinion: IndyCar taking it slow, doing it right with 2018 car
Long off-seasons tend to mean we have a lot more questions to answer when the green flag finally flies. The long wait between last year’s finale in Sonoma and this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg left teams, fans and media with a lot to mull over: Can Honda catch Chevy in spite of … Continue reading More Questions than Answers after IndyCar’s St. Pete Opener?
P.J. Groenke Racing completed the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season from October 7th to 9th as part of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Grand Prix Presented by Nissan and it was a battle to the finish. P.J. Groenke Racing entered the final race weekend of the year leading the 2016 PWC Touring Car B … Continue reading PJ Groenke: Mazda Raceway
This race weekend had a very unorthodox start because we had a test day on Tuesday from 4PM to 7PM. Even though the test day started the race weekend early, it was very valuable to learn Watkins Glen because I had never driven there before. So I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the … Continue reading Kyle Kaiser: Watkins Glen Recap
P.J. Groenke Racing competed in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Utah Motorsports Campus Grand Prix presented by Energy Solutions race weekend from August 12th to 14th as part of the Utah Supercar Grand Prix presented by Energy Solutions. Taking place on the counter clockwise 3.048 mile, 15-turn “perimeter course”, featuring a 3,400 feet front straight … Continue reading PJ Groenke: Utah Motorsports
2017 IndyCar schedule: March 12: St. Petersburg, Fla. (street race). April 9: Long Beach, Calif. (street race). April 23: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala. (road course). April 29: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (oval). May 13: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course). May 28: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 (oval). … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar schedule made with smoke, and mirrors-But we fans get it! Don’t we?
The race weekend started on Friday morning with a practice session. Normally the track would have very low grip in our first session of the weekend, but because there was a promoter test the day prior for Pro Mazda and USF2000, the track had a ton of grip. The first session the car felt pretty … Continue reading Kyle Kaiser: Mid-Ohio Recap