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Race Control September 2018

Race Control takes you inside the world of the IndyCar Racing Series from the fans point of view. A writing team that breaks down into simple everyday terms the art and science behind the IndyCar Series. Covering not only the racing season but going behind the scenes to help you understand the art of racing. Race Control will additionary cover useful travel tips to the cities and circuits the series visits along with fashion guides for todays modern fan, best dining options while on the road along with other tips for the first time fan or the die hard veteran fan.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Perspective Group Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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from the editor

Well here we are crunch time for the 2018 IndyCar season, 17 races almost in the books as we deliver Issue 3 of Race Control magazine and its all up for grabs. It’s been another classic IndyCar season regardless of the outcome we will see at Sonoma. Sadly 2018 will be the last visit to this wine country circuit for a few years as the series has a new home for the season finale just a few hours down the road in Monterey and the return to Laguna Seca. The outstanding feature of this series is the nature of the tracks it races on. To be a champion you must perform at them all, gone are the days of “okay I am good at ovals and will roll the dice on the…

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iowa

Round 11 IOWA CORN 300 - Iowa Speedway 0.894 short Oval - Race distance 300 Laps The Mayor Strikes back Sunday, July 8 marked the day that James Hinchcliffe had been seeking after not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in May. He found redemption with a victory at the Iowa Corn 300. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver led the final 45 laps on Iowa Speedway’s high-banked oval to collect his sixth career victory and first since Long Beach in April 2017, some 26 races ago. “This is such a good feeling after what happened in May,” Hinchcliffe admitted. “We knew we had it in us and to come here and do it like that. The race ended under caution, with Hinchcliffe crossing the finish line ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot, who placed a…

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toronto

Round 12 HONDA INDY TORONTO 1.786 Mile Temporary Street Course Dixon drives to victory in Toronto and extends his championship lead Just one week after issues in Iowa the ice man was back. Scott Dixon was the model of cool, calm and consistency in winning the Honda Indy Toronto. In doing so, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver extended his Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead and added to his career legacy. He won by 5.2701 seconds over Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud to pick up his third victory of the 2018 season and push his points advantage to 62 from follow Penske driver Josef Newgarden. The triumph was also the 44th of Dixon’s IndyCar career, moving the 37-year-old kiwi within eight wins of tying with Mario Andretti for second on the all-time list. A.J. Foyt tops the…

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mid-ohio

Round 13 HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258 mile road course 90 laps Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio About the only wheel Alexander Rossi turned wrong at Mid-Ohio came when he attempted a victory doughnut in the and his car slid off track and became stuck in the grass. Otherwise it was an exceptional day for the Andretti Autosport driver, who won by 12.8285 seconds. Rossi was the only driver in the 24-car field to complete the 90-lap race in two pit stops, while everyone else needed three. That alone made all the difference as Rossi picked up his fourth career win and second of the season. Rossi also advanced one position in the championship standings, moving into second place, 46 points behind Scott Dixon after…

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pocono

Round 14 POCONO GRAND PRIX - Pocono Raceway 2.5 mile Oval 200 laps Rossi keeps pressure on at Pocono After a few weeks of non racing action for the teams the championship chase was back in full force at Pocono and the final Super Speedway event of the season. For the second consecutive race, Alexander Rossi put together a dominantly triumphant performance. He won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway and made the season championship battle tighter in the process edging in a little closer to current leader Scott Dixon. The race however will be remembered for a delay of nearly two hours by a red-flag stoppage for track fencing repairs following a five-car incident on Lap 7. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens sustained orthopedic injuries in the crash and was transported to Lehigh…

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in the loop

Marco returns to Andretti Autosport in 2019 With the annual lets see where people head up phase for next season currently in full swing before the season has even finished we have another confirmed deal for next season. Marco Andretti has signed a contract extension with Andretti-Herta Autosport that will see the Pennsylvanian return for his 14th season and beyond with the family-owned IndyCar operation. U.S. Concrete, which has adorned his car this past season have also signed on to remain with the team in 2019. “We’re really excited about the extended support from U.S. Concrete,” Marco Andretti said. “We’ve gotten to know their team really well and they fit in perfectly with the Andretti family of partners. I’m looking forward to continuing my IndyCar journey and am really hoping this next year…

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