Bourdais Avoids Chaos To Win In St. Petersburg

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In a span of 12 months, Sebastien Bourdais went through an emotional roller-coaster that started with the highest of highs after a win in the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but ended with the lowest of lows after a hard crash in practice for the Indy 500.

INDYCAR: Super-Sub Servia Collected in Eight-Car Crash; Lands 18th For Team Penske at St. Pete

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Oriol Servia stepped into the role of ‘Super Sub’ on Sunday, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dalarra/Chevrolet for an ill Will Power at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Team Penske tapped the Verizon IndyCar Series veteran to drive the …

MRTI: Telitz Takes His Turn on Top; Team Pelfrey Completes Pro Mazda Sweep in St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Chris Jones/Road to Indy photo — Locally based Team Pelfrey enjoyed a banner weekend in the opening two races of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. After young Mexican Patricio O’Ward claimed top honors Saturday in the first of two races that made up the Allied Building Products Grand Prix …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

MRTI: Serralles Keeps Carlin Perfect in St. Pete; Steals Saturday Indy Lights Spoils From Veach

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Road to Indy photo — Saturday’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season opener at St. Petersburg saw Zach Veach have the spoils within his grasp until a mechanical problem hindered him late, and Felix Serralles took full advantage. Serralles’ form, good fortune and win ensured that the British Carlin team remains undefeated on the streets of …

PWC: Lewis, Fuentes & Urry Star in Opening GT Race of Pirelli World Challenge Double in St. Pete

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — PWC photo — Michael Lewis scored a flag-to-flag GT victory in Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge race at the Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Martin Fuentes and Sloan Urry won in GTA and GT Cup. When the green flag flew, polesitter Lewis, in the No. 41 EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R, …

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

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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: Roush Stars in St. Petersburg; Wins Friday GTS Spoils in Pirelli World Challenge Action

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — PWC photo — Jack Roush Jr. starred during the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class race held on Friday afternoon, winning the event held as part of the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Brett Sandberg finished second, while Nate Stacy finished third. When the green flag flew, pole sitter …

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

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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 …