MRTI: Team Pelfrey Acquires 8Star Motorsports’ Assets; Expands to Indy Lights for 2016

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TAMPA, Fla. – official team release — Pro Mazda photo — Team Pelfrey, the 2015 Pro Mazda champions, have acquired all of the assets of 8Star Motorsports — including their Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team — and will expand the program to two cars for 2016. With the acquisition, Team Pelfrey becomes the only team to currently operate …

INDY LIGHTS: Game On; Rayhall Wins Dramatic Mid-Ohio Race as Pigot Closes Championship Gap

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official series release — Mazda Road to Indy photo — The battle for this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires crown, as well as a prize of entry into three rounds of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series has heated up dramatically following an action-packed Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Powered by Mazda. Sean Rayhall, who …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — 8Star Motorsports photo — A live interview with Scott Hargrove, who has inked an eleventh hour deal to race for 8Star Motorsports in this weekend’s Indy Lights season-opener at St. Petersburg, highlights tonight’s round of Motorsports Madness, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern on the Performance Motorsports Network. Hargrove will join co-hosts …

INDY LIGHTS: Hargrove to Test Indy Lights Car for 8Star Motorsports

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JUPITER, Fla. – official team release — Photo courtesy 8Star Motorsports — Scott Hargrove will be one of the first to be assessed for a drive with 8Star Motorsports in the 2015 Indy Lights Series Presented by Cooper Tires in an official test at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway on Wednesday. Canada’s Hargrove drove a Kart for the first time when …

INDY LIGHTS: 8Star Commits to Two-Car Lights Program for 2015 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — In an expansion of its newly-established young driver academy, 8Star Motorsports has committed to an order for the new Dallara IL-15 open-wheeler for its 2015 campaign in the Indy Lights Series Presented by Cooper Tires. Sanctioned by IndyCar and operated by Andersen Promotions, Indy Lights is the final stage of the Mazda Road to Indy …

TUSC: Diaz and Rayhall Bank Prototype Challenge Victory at VIR

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DANVILLE, Va. – official release — IMSA photo — Luis Diaz didn’t want to worry about doing the math on Sunday at Virginia Int’l Raceway. One day after Sean Rayhall led flag-to-flag from the pole to win the opening 45-minute segment of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge doubleheader at the Oak Tree Grand Prix, Diaz went flag-to-flag to capture …

INDY LIGHTS: 8Star Motorsports to Join Indy Lights Grid in 2014

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – official release — 8Star photo — Buoyed by the success of its sportscar program, 8Star Motorsports will begin a 2015 campaign in the revamped Indy Lights Series with the all-new Dallara IL-15. Team owner Enzo Potilicchio has already established a pipeline for talent, with young drivers such as Sean Rayhall learning their craft and moving up the ranks in …

TUSC: Luis Diaz Joins 8Star For Sprint Races

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April 17, 2014 — team release — IMSA photo — POMPANO BEACH, FL — Mexico’s Luis Diaz has joined the 8Star Motorsports lineup for the remaining sprint races in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, beginning with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 4. Diaz joins Enzo Potolicchio’s 8Star Motorsports team …

IMSA Driver Emilio Di Guida Passes at Age 50

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March 2, 2014 — staff report — John Dagys photo — DORAL, FL –Venezuelan sports car driver Emilio Di Guida died suddenly near his home in Doral, Fla. on Saturday. He was 50. Di Guida was a regular competitor in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series over the last three years, highlighted by two GTC class …