Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Tag

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
By INDYCAR Andretti, Foyt, Castroneves … and now Power. Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500: Qualifying results Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power turned two laps at an average of 189.642 mph under twilight conditions. Power’s first lap ofRead More
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced Sebastian Saavedra as the driver of the No. 7 Honda for the next two Verizon IndyCar Series races. The Colombian will join teammate James Hinchcliffe at Pocono Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park. The event at Pocono will mark the 27-year-old’s 64th career IndyCar start and third at the Tricky Triangle. Saavedra will once again be paired with race engineer Blair Perschbacher with whom he has won previously in the Indy Lights Championship. “I am very excited to be back with the SPM organization,” Saavedra commented.Read More