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Race ControlRace Control

Race Control March 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.

New Zealand
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from the editor

Hello to you all once again. It’s March 2019 already wow and late February as I write this to you all, gosh here we come 2019 thats for sure. We are now just days away from the start of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Season and the start of the Road to Indy Seasons as well and the finding of the sports newest stars and 2019 champions in all four classes of racing. Yes there have been several major events already this year in the world of Motorsport so we have not gone completely without some forms of racing. The early season key events are known pretty much around the world from the Rolex 24 at Daytona, weeks later 12 Hours of Bathurst in Australia, the Dakar Rally, the start of the…

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in the loop

Firestone extends exclusive tire supplier partnership through 2025 The Firestone brand will remain the exclusive tire to the NTT IndyCar Series and the Official Tire for the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 through 2025, following a five-year partnership extension announced by INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Additionally, Bridgestone announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio, that will serve as the future home of Firestone race tire manufacturing. The Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Centre (ATPC) will be located across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technical Centre and less than a mile from the Bridgestone Advanced Technology Workshop, where race tires are currently produced. Plans for the ATPC include both new construction and the full renovation of an existing structure. The histories of IndyCar racing and Firestone tires…

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who is where in 2019

So just what’s expected and where in 2019? Well the way we see it in the end it could be come something like this for the full time entries in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Season but in the recent days there certainly has been plenty going on so one never really knows until that Green Flag at St Pete. A.J. Foyt Racing Chevy (2): Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist This is all confirmed and good to go and no surprises or changes here. and this will present the chance to build on 2018 when both drivers joined the team. The expectation would be to score good points and a win in 2019. Andretti Autosport Honda (4): Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Zach Veach Again this one was pretty much locked and loaded last season…

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the 2019 racing calendars

NTT INDYCAR SERIES March 10 Streets of St Petersburg March 24 The Circuit of the Americas Austin ** April 7 Barber Motorsports Park Alabama April 14 Streets of Long Beach May 11 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Indy GP May 26 The 103rd Indianapolis 500 June 1 Streets of Belle Isle Detroit June 2 Streets of Belle Isle Detroit June 8 Texas Motor Speedway June 23 Road America July 14 Streets of Toronto Canada July 20 Iowa Speedway July 28 Mid Ohio Road Course August 18 Pocono Speedway August 24 Gateway Motorsports Park September 1 Portland International Raceway September 22 Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca ** SERIES BREAK DOWNS Street Courses 4 Road Courses 7 Short Ovals 2 Super Speedways 2 Double header weekends 1 ** making first appearance or a return to the IndyCar calendar INDY LIGHTS PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES March 9 Streets of St Petersburg March 10 Streets of St Petersburg March 23 The…

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jonny baker

Over the summer months in New Zealand, motorsport is in full swing and as we previewed in our last issue the Toyota Racing Series is one of the major highlights of the summer. With its five back to back weekends of racing it sets the standards in many areas ,one of those is the level of single seater racing it provides in an off season for those that are based in the Northern Hemisphere. At Race Control we are lucky enough to catch up with the man keeping a very keen eye on things down under Jonny Baker who is the Seres Development Director for the Road to Indy series and spend some quality time with him on the Race Control sofa. It was a chance to look at the aspects…

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america meets the toyota racing series

The much globally talked of Toyota Racing Series held in New Zealand this past January and February provides an intense five weekends of racing on five different tracks across the country and the season ends with the 64th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix and apart from Macau is the only other F.I.A reorganised ‘Grand Prix’ in the world. For 2019 three American drivers lined up in the series with the returning Cameron Das back for a second season of TRS #28 in an M2 Competition entry and two rookies to the series Dev Gore #21 for Giles Motorsport and Parker Locke #66 for Victory Motor Racing. The common factor and the factors that all 16 drivers that lined up for the full series have is track time and driver development…