Belle Isle Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor DETROIT — Marco Andretti delivered his best finish of 2018 at Belle Isle Park, finishing fourth in Saturday’s Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. It was a good result. But Andretti felt it could have been much more. “I guess you’ve gotta be happy, right?,” Andretti told Motorsports Tribune after the race. “But the frustrating thing is that we went backwards, and our teammates beat us again. “It’s really getting frustrating.” Andretti stole the show early on in the first of twoRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor DETROIT — In the heart of Chevrolet country, it was Honda’s Scott Dixon that found championship form. Dixon took the lead from Marco Andretti through the first pit cycle and fended off a late charge from Ryan Hunter-Reay to claim Race 1 of the first Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The win was the first for the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion in 2018, and came after his first laps led on the year. It also tied him with Michael Andretti for third on the all-time indy car winsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DETROIT, Mich. – Bryan Sellers definitely seems to know the quick way around street circuits, and he proved it again in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class qualifying for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Piloting the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Sellers captured the Motul Pole Award on Friday afternoon after posting the fastest lap of one minute, 28.942 seconds (95.117 mph) at the 2.3-mile Belle Isle Park street circuit in Detroit. Sellers will lead the GTD field to green onRead More
INDIANAPOLIS — Haas F1 reserve driver and current FIA Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut for the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader weekend. The Connecticut native will race the No. 19 Paysafe Honda in place of Zachary Claman De Melo, who is replacing Pietro Fittipaldi in the Indianapolis 500 after Fittipaldi’s injury from a World Endurance Championship qualifying incident in Belgium two weeks ago. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to race the No. 19 Paysafe car with Dale Coyne Racing at Detroit, especiallyRead More

Posted On June 5, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power Breaks Through at Detroit

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter A quick pitstop and picture perfect pass propelled Will Power to his first Verizon IndyCar Series win in over a year at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The Aussie’s day started in a hole after an interference penalty in qualifying knocked him from the pole position and dropped him to eighth place on the grid as Team Penske Simon Pagenaud inherited the top spot for the second race in a row. The race got off to a rocky start when Charlie Kimball swerved next to Carlos Munoz who inRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor You just can’t hold Simon Pagenaud back in 2016. Despite a rough Indy 500, despite a disappointing result in yesterday’s Round 1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Dual in Detroit, he just keeps bouncing back. This time by once again nabbing pole position, in a damp and chaotic qualifying session on the tight confines of Belle Isle Raceway. He did so by setting the fast time* in a modified group format for qualifying, that saw the field split into two groups running an accelerated set ofRead More

Posted On May 30, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Action Express wins in Detroit

Action Express racing ensured that Chevrolet was riding high in the motor city today as they claimed victory at Belle Isle in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. It is the fourth year in succession where a Corvette bodied Daytona Prototype has won on the tricky street circuit, the Tudor Series’ Balance of Performance clearly keeping the balance of power tilted towards the DP side of the field. Eric Curran started from fifth and quickly made ground on the leaders and got the car up to third by the first caution.Read More