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Veteran Drivers Montoya, Servia Named to Test Universal Aero Kit

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, July 15, 2017) – Veteran Indy car drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia have been named by INDYCAR to perform testing duties for the Dallara universal aero kit to be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams starting in the 2018 season.

Testing of the universal kit, which will be fitted to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis used by all teams, begins July 25-26 on the 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Subsequent tests will take place on the permanent road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the short oval at Iowa Speedway and a street-course simulation at Sebring International Raceway.

The two test cars will represent the engine manufacturers currently competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Team Penske will provide the Chevrolet-powered Dallara chassis to be driven by Montoya. Servia will drive a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara with a Honda engine.

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Brandon Gdovic & DAC Motorsports Complete 12 Hours of Sebring in 17th Place

China Grove, N.C. (March 20, 2017) — Brandon Gdovic joined DAC Motorsports to compete in the 65th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring March 18th, 2017 at Sebring International Raceway. Hot off the heels of a successful Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the DAC Motorsports team felt confident heading into the second stop of IMSA’s Tequila Patron Endurance Series. Although the DAC Motorsports team had to overcome handling issues in their Lamborghini Huracan GT3, they finished the entirety of the event in the 17th position.

The DAC entry was one of six Huracan GT3s entered for the race, with Lamborghini being the most represented manufacturer in the GTD class of the race. The No. 18 carried the emblems of team partners La Champagnerie, Sonic Tools, DAC Aviation, ComServe Wireless, Windstax and Holand Automotive. The team spent Thursday and Friday’s four scheduled practice sessions trying various setups and attempting to diagnose the handling issues. The issue persisted throughout qualifying and Gdovic posted laps fast enough for a 20th-place starting position.

The green flag for the 12 Hours of Sebring waved at 10:40 a.m. ET with Gdovic behind the wheel first. Each driver would compete in rotating two-hour session which saw Gdovic swap in for his second and third stints at 2:40 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively. Unfortunately, it was difficult for even the most-seasoned road-course ringers to overcome the handling of the car. But the DAC Motorsports team persisted and were able to tick off a number of competitors en route to a 17th-place finish.

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring WINNING Race Report – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Taylor Brothers, Lynn Victorious at Sebring
Convincing Win in 12-Hour Classic Backs Up Season-Opening Rolex 24 Triumph in Just Second Race for New Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype

Date: March 18, 2017

Event: 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Round 2 of 10)

Series: Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Location: Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway (3.74-mile, 17-turn road course)

Start/Finish: 6th / 1st (Running, Completed 348 of 348 laps)

Winner: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alex Lynn of Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R (Cadillac DPi-V.R)

Point Standing: 1st (70 points, five ahead of second)

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Gdovic Joins DAC Motorsports Driver Lineup for 12 Hours of Sebring

China Grove, N.C. (March 15, 2017) — Brandon Gdovic is joining DAC Motorsports’ driver lineup for the 65th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway March 18. Gdovic will be piloting the No. 18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.

Gdovic completes a championship-caliber roster that includes Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series regulars Emmanuel Anassis and Anthony Massari. Gdovic has raced with this team of drivers throughout the 2016 Super Trofeo season, as well as the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

“I am looking forward to the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Gdovic. “We had a really good test and were very pleased with the car. Hopefully, we will have continued improvement as we learned a lot at the 24 Hours of Daytona. We expect to have a great finish that represents this amazing team effort.”

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Preview – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn Looking to Make it 2-for-2 in the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring

SEBRING, Florida (March 14, 2017) – It’s back to the business of racing for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team after finally taking care of some seriously unfinished business seven weeks ago when it scored a resounding victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Oh, it’s been quite the seven weeks for brothers and full-time co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, who broke through to win one of worldwide sportscar racing’s crown jewels for the first time in their respective careers, helped send their family friend and longtime co-driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli on to retirement on a high note with his second career Rolex watch, and helped four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon achieve yet another career milestone.

This weekend, the Taylors set their sights on another of racing’s crown jewels – Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – after a hugely eventful last seven weeks that included a celebratory visit on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina with Gordon, who treated them to a five-hour tour of the Hendrick Motorsports campus followed by a nice dinner.

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Norman, D’Addario and Ming Win at Sebring

Sebring, FL – The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series closed the second and final event of the Formula Race Promotions (FRP) Winter Exhibition with Sunday races at Sebring. In the F1600 Series, Calvin Ming took the win with lead changes happening by the corner, while Davy D’Addario won in F2000 and Ryan Norman took his second win in the Atlantic Championship Series.

F1600:

After an exciting start at Sebring, the Team Pelfrey duo of Phillippe Denes and Kaylen Frederick led the first lap of the 30-minute race.

Similar to the race at Palm Beach earlier in the month, the lead battle quickly turned into a K-Hill versus Pelfrey affair, with K-Hill teammates Calvin Ming and Neal Verhagen challenging at the front of the field in a tight race that came down to the wire.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Winter Exhibition Series Announced

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions today announced its 2016 winter exhibition program which will take place in Florida in February for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. The expanded winter exhibition swing will visit two Florida race tracks, Palm Beach and Sebring, back-to-back, before the seven-weekend 2016 season opens in April.

The Series will double its exhibition in Florida offering with a trip to Palm Beach in February paired with a visit to Sebring the next weekend. The expansion is based on feedback solicited from active participants in all three Series.

“This winter schedule keeps with our philosophy of offering significant track time at strong venues,” said Formula Race Promotions co-owner Robert Wright.

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