Race Control

Race Control May 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
Perspective Group Ltd
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in this issue

4 min.
from the editor

A big welcome once again to you all. Well this is a big issue for us at Race Control it marks one year since Issue 1 arrived on the scene and the idea becoming a reality. At the time it seemed like it could never be done but with advice help and assistance from the core team that support this idea project and passion we have clocked up one full year and our objective moving forward is simply sharing the word of Race Control and the IndyCar Series with you all. Race Control magazine really is the worlds only true IndyCar fan magazine and for that we feel we are bringing something to you the reader and fan of the sport something quite special. We thank you for becoming a reader of…

8 min.
in the loop

Cummins, IMS Announce Special Multiyear Partnership as Part of Cummins Centennial Celebration Leaders from Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and elected officials gathered late March to announce a new multi-year partnership between the two 100-year old, Indiana-based companies. Cummins is celebrating its centennial this year and as part of this, Cummins will have an enhanced presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the year. Cummins will have a number of activities for the community to enjoy throughout the year, and its iconic Cummins “C” logo and videos will be visible in locations throughout the Speedway. During this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, Cummins will have all five of its historic Indy 500 race cars together for the first time ever to participate in a pre-race parade lap. Cummins…

4 min.
aj’s off season

At St Pete for the season opener A.J. returned to the track to watch his team compete for the first time since the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America on June 24, 2018 last season. He underwent back surgery in July, after which he incurred his third staph infection, causing him to miss the rest of the season and the big Texan was deeply missed in the pitlane so it was great to see him back again at the track. We asked him a few questions upon his return… How are you feeling? “I feel pretty good. I’m gaining every day. I’m not a hundred percent but I’m a good eighty-five or ninety (percent).” Have you had any close calls in the off season? “Oh yeah! (laughs) A couple weeks ago, I was going to…

15 min.
track updates

TIRE TRACKER: ST. PETERSBURG ROUND 1 Firestone supplied more than 1,500 race tires for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Primary: 7 sets per entry (Does not include rookie set) Alternate: 4 sets per entry Rain: 5 sets per entry CARA’S NOTE “The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team has been working diligently across the offseason to prepare for our 20th consecutive year as sole tire supplier of the NTT IndyCar Series, and we can’t wait to return to racing at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The same race-proven primary and alternate tire technology from all 2018 street course venues will be used this week to handle the various surface types and conditions on the streets of St. Pete. These Firestone Firehawk race tires are the first of more than 60 unique race…

2 min.
the 103rd indy 500 driver update

So as this issue of Race Control magazine comes to you we have just clicked over into the month of May. Yes it’s May already and we all know what that means. Time to drink some milk! Again based on what we know as at the time of writing this is how we see the entry list finally shaping up. Bear in mid this is not an official list but a stab at how we think it will play out. Will we have more than 33 cars — YES. So that’s big. Okay the line up as we see it. Team Penske No changes over the predications at all with the current three full time drivers Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud and the return of the Spiderman Helio Castroneves. Car Count 4 AJ Foyt Racing Matheus…

5 min.
now that’s more than just a lid

Helmets are a continuing phase of development and while we might not hear or see of this in the headlines as much as others things like aerodynamics ,halo’s and windscreens, the development and art behind it all still has one main focus like all these mentioned things and thats driver safety. While there are many different types of helmets on the market today that a driver can chose to wear or perhaps have a sponsorship deal with as well , the bottom line fact is they are all very good brands and all meet very strict safety standards we figured here at Race Control magazine as part of the celebration of the 103rd Indy 500 we would look at another celebration, that of Bell Helmet in a land mark of over…