Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Oil and other leaking fluids from vintage race cars could have seriously affected NTT IndyCar Series qualifying. Prior to qualifying for Saturday evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, a group of vintage race cars turned parade laps around the 1.25 mile oval in an hour exhibition for local spectators. Following some reports of leaking oil and fluids, the track poured some oil dry compound on the lower line around the track in Turns 1-2 which affected theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Back without skipping a beat is the current NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year points leader Felix Rosenqvist, who’s had a whirlwind couple of days since his horrific crash at Pocono Raceway, which saw him hit the Turn 2 fence. Despite all the buzz on his condition, he was in absolute good spirits Friday after qualifying 10th for tomorrow’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The Swede commented that he’s moved on from the opening lap crash,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sebastien Bourdais hasn’t had a front row start since Phoenix last season when he won the pole. That’ll change as the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver set a two-lap qualifying average speed of 186.083 mph (48.4062 total seconds), good enough to start alongside pole sitter and NTT IndyCar Series championship leader Josef Newgarden at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Bourdais was the 13th driver to hit the 1.25-mile oval as oil laying in Turn 1 due to an Vintage Indy RegistryRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden enters Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NTT IndyCar Series points leader, but the Team Penske hotshoe isn’t taking anything for granted with three races left in the 2019 season. “I hope they’re all three good,” Newgarden said after Friday’s first practice session of the weekend. “They need to be. If we’re just good here, so-so everywhere else, I think it’s going to be tough, especially with double points at Laguna. Can’t justRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Rookie sensations Santino Ferrucci and Marcus Ericsson certainly didn’t run speeds like rookies at Gateway. During Friday’s opening practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway, the young drivers set the early tempo, with Ferrucci topping the practice charts at 184.804 mph to Ericcson’s 184.527 mph in the closing minutes. Veterans Scott Dixon, championship leader Josef Newgarden and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top-five. For Ferrucci, who’s 13 points behind rookie points leader Felix Rosenqvist, being on top ofRead More

Posted On August 27, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Veach Finishes Fifth at Gateway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, IL — After a top-10 finish at one of the longest ovals, Zach Veach has scored his first oval top five finish with a fifth at Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The No. 26 Group 1001 Honda started 16th based on entrant points but the Andretti Autosport racer moved through the field, cracking the top 10 for the first time on Lap 8 and moved up a place during the first two pit stop sequences. Late in the race, Veach ledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sebastien Bourdais’ chances at a third consecutive top-10 finish disappeared moments after the drop of the green flag in Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The outcome happened on the opening lap when his No. 18 SealMaster Honda slammed the Turn 1 wall, leaving him to finish last in the 21-car field, and in danger of falling out of the top 10 in the championship standings. It’s Bourdais’ first last-place result since the Indy Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway lastRead More
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By INDYCAR MADISON, Illinois – Will Power went from worst to first at Gateway Motorsports Park in the span of a year and moved into closer contention for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in the process. BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500: Official results Charging hard from the start, Power took control over the final 100 laps of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on Saturday night to pick up his third win of the season. He guided the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet across the finishRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist MADISON, Illinois — The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has fallen short of Graham Rahal’s expectations. The driver of the No. 15 United Rentals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing lies eighth in the standings heading into tomorrow evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. He is also yet to win so far this season with his best finish being second place at the season opener at St. Petersburg. The 29-year-old from New Albany, Ohio, admitted that while the team has been well preparedRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have announced that it will not field the No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda for this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The decision comes after the horrific crash last weekend at Pocono Racway, which saw driver Robert Wickens severely injured and has since undergone spinal surgery. There are additional injuries to his lower extremities and right arm, but is currently listed in stable condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The team also confirmed that JamesRead More