PWC: Sweet Sweeps; Lewis, Fuentes & Urry Double Up in Pirelli World Challenge Action at St. Pete

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Pirelli World Challenge, Road Racing, Southeast 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — PWC photo — Michael Lewis scored his second straight flag-to-flag Pirelli World Challenge GT victory on Sunday during the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Martin Fuentes and Sloan Urry also swept the weekend in GTA and GT Cup, respectively. When the green flag flew, polesitter Lewis launched cleanly …

INDYCAR: Back to Back; Montoya Defends St. Pete Win & Kicks Off Title Run in Dominant Fashion

Jacob Seelman Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Joe Skibinski/IndyCar photo — Juan Pablo Montoya kicked off his quest to avenge a bitter Verizon IndyCar Series title defeat in thrilling fashion Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, winning his second straight race in the south Florida suburbs and leading a sweep …

MRTI: Belardi Team Finds Redemption; Rosenqvist Wires Indy Lights Field for St. Pete Victory

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Mazda Road to Indy, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Chris Jones/Road to Indy photo — For the second day running, a driver named Felix won on the streets of St. Petersburg in Indy Lights competition. Sunday’s Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Lucas School of Racing was all about Swedish rookie Felix Rosenqvist, who led from flag-to-flag to …

INDYCAR: Power Out Due to Illness; Servia to Drive Penske No. 12 in St. Pete Season-Opener

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official team release — Joe Skibinski/IndyCar photo — Team Penske announced on Sunday that Will Power will sit out the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg due to persistent nausea. Oriol Servia will drive the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in the race on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. Power fought through …

INDYCAR: Repair and Redeem; Power Rebounds From Morning Crash to Top St. Pete Practice

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — official series release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Will Power dug himself a hole by crashing in the first practice session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday morning, but the Team Penske driver redeemed himself by soaring to the top of the leaderboard in the second session. Power’s lap of 1:00.9431 of a …

PWC: Michael Lewis Garners GT & Overall Pole for Pirelli World Challenge Stop in St. Petersburg

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Pirelli World Challenge, Road Racing, Southeast 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — PWC photo — Michael Lewis will start from the pole in the Pirelli World Challenge GT class when the series takes to the Streets of St. Peterburg for the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday morning. Martin Fuentes and Sloan Urry will start on pole in GTA …

MRTI: Enerson Anchors Deep, Talented Indy Lights Field Ahead of Season-Opener in St. Petersburg

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

PALMETTO, Fla. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — Sixteen drivers representing nine different nations are set to battle it out for early honors as the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season kicks off this weekend with a pair of races at the Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Lucas School of Racing. Indy Lights …

INDYCAR: Football Star Gerald McCoy Named Grand Marshal for Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

RaceChaser Staff Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — official event release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have named Gerald McCoy, four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as grand marshal of the 2016 event, which runs March 11-13. As Grand Marshal, McCoy will be involved in the pre-race ceremonies and will make the …

INDYCAR: Montoya Joins City Leaders as Construction of St. Petersburg Circuit Begins

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — With just 31 days until on-track activity begins to officially kick off the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, reigning Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Juan Pablo Montoya was in the city on Tuesday  to oversee beginning construction of the temporary street circuit for the March 11-13 event. Montoya, who …

INDYCAR: Dates Announced For 12th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announced Thursday that the 12th edition of the annual event will be held March 11-13, 2016 with the Verizon IndyCar Series headlining the weekend. The event is scheduled to run two weeks earlier than the late March weekend it typically …

Weekend Wrap-Up and Martinsville Mayhem Highlight Motorsports Madness Tonight at 7 Eastern on PMN

Jacob Seelman Audio, Carolinas Racing, Dirt Track Racing, Drag Racing, Formula One, International, Mazda Road to Indy, MidSouth, Midwest, Motocross/Supercross, Motorcycle Racing, NASCAR, NHRA, Northeast, Other Sprint Cars, PMN Radio, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Supercars, Verizon IndyCar Series, West, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 0 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — After a slam-banging weekend of short tracking in Martinsville, Va., Speed77 Radio’s Motorsports Madness returns to the airwaves tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern to break down Denny Hamlin’s hand-full (literally!) of Martinsville victories with his win on Sunday and a whole lot more on the …

INDY LIGHTS: Clean Sweep; Ed Jones Captures Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Win

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — Englishman Ed Jones continued where he left off Saturday by dominating race two of the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline in Indy Lights competition on Sunday. The rookie made an exemplary start from the pole for the Carlin team and led throughout the …