NOLA Motorsports Park Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer It isn’t often that a Louisiana native makes waves in the motorsport world, but that’s exactly what one teenager from Sulphur has done. Aaron Jeansonne (left in above photo), 19, was announced by Team USA Scholarship as one of two representatives for the United States at the Formula Ford Festival that starts today at Brands Hatch and also for the Walter Hayes Trophy Race at Silverstone in November. He is joined by Jonathan Kotyk from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Jeansonne will follow inRead More

Posted On March 16, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Spotlight On

Karting From An Outsider’s Perspective

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Upon hearing that Superkarts! USA was hosting their Pro Tour WinterNationals at NOLA Motorsports Park on March 3-5, I immediately reached out to Rob Howden, announcer for the tour and founder/editor of ekartingnews.com about the event and going to it. He said it would be a good experience and that this is where the Mazda Road to Indy kids would come from and that the size of the event would surprise me. He was right, the size of the event did surpriseRead More

Posted On March 8, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Cooper Tires USF2000

Cape Motorsports Looking Toward The Future

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer During the offseason after the 2016 racing season, Cape Motorsports underwent some changes both big and small. The largest change was that the team decided to expand their operations further down the ladder by expanding into the F4 United States Championship.  Team co-owner Nicholas Cape explained the teams’ reason for expanding during the F4 U.S. testing at NOLA Motorsports Park. “Well, pretty much it’s for our internal ladder system.  There’s a gap between karting and USF2000- USF2000’s quite a big step soRead More

Posted On October 30, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Examining the 2016 IndyCar schedule

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was announced on Tuesday and it has been received in both good and bad ways.  But how so? Let’s take a look at both.  First, the good. The schedule has been stretched out by quite a while.  Instead of starting in late March and ending in late August, the series begins in mid-March while ending in mid-September.  This will alleviate many stresses of the series for traveling, especially regarding team members not being at home and also the rest of the IndyCar traveling circus.Read More

Posted On June 23, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

DeltaWing completes 3 day Nola test

The DeltaWing team chose to conduct a three-day test at NOLA Motorsports Park instead of competing in the TUDOR event in Detroit. The team ran endurance tests, experimented with different race set ups, and broke in a new, lighter tub. Keene was encouraged by the results. “We wanted to go out and actually try to break things, to really pound the car. We’ve had tests before where we ran without issues, then got to the race track and had things break. Running hard over a three-day test, we knew someRead More
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Posted On April 23, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXIV 04/22

The usual suspects of Adam Tate (Tribute Racing), Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), Josh Farmer, & Frank Santoroski (Drafting the Circuits) discuss a hectic weekend in racing after NASCAR had a wet weekend in Bristol and IndyCar hit one of its crown jewels, the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Where does Scott Dixon rank among the all-time greats? Is Kimi Raikkonen back and deserving of a contract extension with Scuderia Ferrari in F1? And is the ‘new’ Bristol better than the ‘old’ Bristol? Hit the linkRead More

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XXIII 04/15

The usual crew of Adam Tate of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorport Monday are joined by Drafting the Circuits’ Frank Santoroski. The guys will talk about IndyCar’s forray into monsoon racing at Nola Motorsports park and look ahead to the historic Long Beach Grand Prix. They will also discuss F1’s Chinese Grand Prix, with a look ahead to Bahrain. The 6 Hours of Silverstone in WEC and all the latest news with the Mazda Road to Indy series and NASCAR. Hit the link toRead More
New Orleans, La. – Second-year drivers put their experience to good use in this morning’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Louisiana, held in extremely wet conditions. Brazilian Victor Franzoni proved to be the cream of the crop as he rose from second on the grid to take his first win of the young season for Afterburner Autosport. Franzoni was pushed to the limit by yesterday’s winner in dry conditions, Frenchman Nico Jamin (Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing), as championship leader Jake Eidson (Pabst Racing) trailed in third. The resultRead More
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AVONDALE, La. (April 12, 2015) – James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park. The hunch came true when the Canadian driver took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable series debut on the 2.74-mile road course outside New Orleans. “When we first decided to stay out, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we could makeRead More
New Orleans, La. – Heavy thunderstorms forced a condensed schedule and then caused the second race to be canceled altogether when the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires paid its first-ever “regular” season visit to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Louisiana. Through it all, Uruguayan rookie Santiago Urrutia displayed an astonishing turn of pace as he took the lead at the start in the lone 20-minute race and held on to win in just his third Pro Mazda start.   The race, which wasRead More