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Race Control January 2019

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.

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from the editor

Avery warm New Year to you all and here we are January 2019. The new racing season is on the horizon and ghee that feels good doesn’t it and while the IndyCar break sometimes seems short and sometimes seems long there is nothing better than the thought of another seasons racing and all that it can bring. Certainly makes this off season has seemed long at times and yet this one is proving to be very busy with so many events and news before the Christmas period regarding Indy 2019 and much of which you will read about in this latest issue of Race Control. Season 2019 is shaping up to be another great year and another great testament to the strength and interest that the series has along with its ever…

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in the loop

BorgWarner to continue as INDYCAR turbocharger supplier through 2020 IndyCar and BorgWarner Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Michigan-based company continue as the official turbocharger supplier for the IndyCar Series through the 2020 season. It continues a relationship that has seen the BorgWarner name become synonymous with IndyCar racing for more than eight decades since the Borg-Warner Trophy featuring the sterling silver sculpted likeness of every Indianapolis 500 winner was commissioned. BorgWarner has been the turbocharger supplier to IndyCar since 2012, currently providing the Engineered for Racing (EFR) twin turbochargers used on every IndyCar Series car. “BorgWarner is honoured to continue its partnership with INDYCAR and the IndyCar Series, America’s premier open-wheel racing series,” said Scott Gallett, vice president of marketing, public relations, government affairs and internal communications, BorgWarner Inc.…

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inside indycar

ROLE Air Jack operator & Fueler TEAM Harding Racing Back at the season ending event at Sonoma Raceway we caught up with Scott Davin and Shelby Tracey two more members of the larger IndyCar family that make up the bigger puzzle of what we all get to enjoy and see. Now we all know that in any given race it can equally be won or lost in the pit stop phase so these two roles play a pretty crucial part in the game plan for any race team. They make up two of the eleven people that really come into play in a pit stop. As you can see from our graphic illustration of a normal pit stop sequence these are the roles that people have (in future issues we will examine these…

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anatomy of a pit stop

1. INSIDE FRONT TIRE CHANGER: Usually one of the mechanics, the tire changer takes the tire and air gun over the wall one lap before the pit stop and is on his knees when the car arrives at 60 mph. Removes old tire and replaces with new Firestone tire in six to eight seconds. Assists with front wing adjustments. 2. FRONT TIRE ASSISTANT: Helps pass the tires over the wall and assists wherever he is needed. Not part of over-the-wall crew. 3. FIRE EXTINGUISHER: Uses fire extinguisher to spray a mixture of water and ColdFire on the engine cowling to wash away any spillage after the fuel hose is removed. Not part of the over-the wall crew. 4. FUELER: Fits fuel nozzle into tank opening on side of car, allowing fuel to flow…

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trevor carlin

The name Carlin is pretty much a global name when it comes to single seater racing. Carlin has its roots in the U.K. but in recent years has become not only an IndyLights team but equally an IndyCar team to be reckoned with. Carlin as a team currently competes in seven championships yes thats right seven! These range from and in no order the FIA Formula 2 and 3 Championships, the British F 4 Championship the Euroformula Open Championship and of course IndyCar and Indy Lights. Carlin was formed back in 1996 by Trevor Carlin and Martin Stone and along with the series already mentioned it has also completed in Porsche SuperCup, Nissan World Series Formula BMW UK World Series by Renault Euro F3 British F3 GP 2 and 3 in addition…

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2018 season report card

In the next issue which comes out just days before the 2019 season kicks of we will review the key drivers in the 2018 championship in more detail and look into areas or events where they were really strong or areas where it didn’t go so well. Chart one is the review of the season. This is a complete snap shot of the entire season and highlights the pole sitter and they respective finish position in that race. It also looks at the laps break downs of the race such as cautions, lead changes and cars on the lead lap along with race finishes. Its a pretty good take on how the season played out when you take the time to look at the details of it. Then again as a chart…