2008 IRL Indy Pro Series Thread.............................

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Postby mlittle » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:50 pm

Kentucky Practice Session #1 top-5.............
1} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 27.615 sec
2} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 27.695 sec
3} James Davison, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 27.718 sec
4} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 27.835 sec
5} Bobby Wilson, Team Enerson, 27.860 sec


Kentucky Practice Session #2 top-5...........
1} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 27.884 sec
2} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 27.934 sec
3} Dillon Battistini, Panther Racing, 28.045 sec
4} Pablo Donoso, SWE Racing, 28.133 sec
5} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 28.169 sec
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Postby mlittle » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:20 pm

Kentucky 100 top-10...........................
1st} Dillon Battistini, Panther Racing, 67 laps
2nd} James Davison, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., -0.081 sec
3rd} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, -0.306 sec
4th} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., -0.400 sec
5th} Brent Sherman, Panther Racing, -0.667 sec
6th} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, -0.672 sec
7th} Sean Guthrie, Guthrie Racing, -0.907 sec
8th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing, -3.073 sec
9th} Bobby Wilson, Team Enerson, -3.639 sec
10th} Robbie Pecorari, Guthrie Racing, -3.768 sec
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Postby mlittle » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:25 pm

Current Firestone Indy Lights(top-10) Standings....................

1st} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 408 pts(2 wins)
2nd} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 404 pts(3 wins)
t-3rd}[3]Dillon Battistini, Panther Racing, 351 pts(4 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 351 pts
5th} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 346 pts(1 win)
6th} J.R. Hildebrand, 337 pts(1 win)
7th} Jeff Simmons, Team Moore Racing, 285 pts
t-8th}[8]James Davison, 270 pts(1 win)
t-8th}[9]Sean Guthrie, Guthrie Racing, 270 pts
10th} Brent Sherman, 269 pts
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Postby mlittle » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:52 am

Infineon Combined Practice top-10........................
1} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 1:23.682 sec
2} Franck Perera, Conquest Racing, 1:23.961 sec
3} Logan Gomez, Guthrie Racing, 1:24.348 sec
4} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing, 1:24.361 sec
5} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 1:24.402 sec
6} J.R. Hildebrand, RLR-Andersen Racing, 1:24.456 sec
7} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 1:24.546 sec
8} Robbie Pecorari, Guthrie Racing, 1:24.603 sec
9} Cyndie Allemann, American Spirit Racing, 1:24.691 sec
10} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 1:24.968 sec
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Perera nips Matos for Infineon(I) pole..........

Postby mlittle » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:45 pm

All throughout 2007, former Atlantic Championship contenders Franck Perera and Raphael Matos fought tooth-'n-nail for the championship......apparently, they've transferred their competitive rivalries to the Indy Lights series; throughout most of today's qualifying session, both Matos and Perera swapped fast lap for fast lap, with the Frenchman getting the better of the Brazilian...........


1} Franck Perera, Conquest Racing, 1:23.285 sec
2} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 1:23.287 sec
3} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 1:23.518 sec
4} Logan Gomez, Guthrie Racing, 1:23.795 sec
5} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 1:23.892 sec
6} J.R. Hildebrand, RLR-Andersen Racing, 1:24.015 sec
7} Mitch Cunningham, Michael Crawford Mtrspts., 1:24.158 sec
8} Jonny Reid, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 1:24.221 sec
9} Pablo Donoso, Team Moore Racing, 1:24.225 sec
10} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing, 1:24.290 sec
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Postby mlittle » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:43 pm

Infineon(I) top-10...............
1st} Franck Perera, Conquest Racing,
2nd} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing
3rd} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
4th} J.R. Hildebrand, RLR-Andersen Racing
5th} Logan Gomez, Guthrie Racing
6th} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
7th} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing
8th} Pablo Donoso, Team Moore Racing**
9th} Jonny Reid, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
10th} Robbie Pecorari, Guthrie Racing
**--post race inversion number for race #2 was 8; thus the front row for race 2 was Donoso and Herrington
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Postby mlittle » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:47 pm

Infineon(II) top-10...................
1st} Pablo Donoso, Team Moore Racing
2nd} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
3rd} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
4th} J.R. Hildebrand, RLR-Andersen Racing
5th} Franck Perera, Conquest Racing
6th} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing
7th} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts
8th} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing
9th} Sean Guthrie, Guthrie Racing
10th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing
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Postby mlittle » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:50 am

Firestone Indy Lights Standings(top-10)..............

1st} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 472 pts(3 wins)**
2nd} Richard Antinucci, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 469 pts(2 wins)**
3rd} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 409 pts(1 win)
4th} J.R. Hildebrand, RLR-Andersen Racing, 401 pts(1 win)
t-5th}[5]Dillon Battistini, Panther Racing, 378 pts(4 wins)
t-5th}[6]Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 378 pts
7th} Pablo Donoso, Team Moore Racing, 343 pts(1 win)
8th} Logan Gomez, Guthrie Racing, 334 pts
9th} Sean Guthrie, Guthrie Racing, 309 pts
10th} James Davison, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 303 pts(1 win)

**--eligible for the Firestone Firehawk Cup and series championship honors
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Postby mlittle » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:08 am

Chicagoland Practice Session #1 top-5................
1} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 28.158 sec
2} Mike Potekhen, SWE Racing, 28.251 sec
3} Joanthan Klein, Team Moore Racing, 28.349 sec
4} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 28.353 sec
5} James Davison, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 28.359 sec

Chicagoland Practice Session #2 top-5...............
1} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., 28.501 sec
2} Mike Potekhen, SWE Racing, 28.528 sec
3} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, 28.530 sec
4} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing, 28.546 sec
5} Brent Sherman, Panther Racing, 28.554 sec
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Arie Jr. finally wins........

Postby mlittle » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:32 am

.....but AGR teammate Raphael "Rafa" Matos wins the 2008 Firestone Indy Light championship w/a 3rd-place finish.

Top-10 from Chicagoland................
1st} Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Andretti-Green Racing, 67 laps
2nd} Ana Beatriz, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., -0.082 sec
3rd} Raphael Matos, Andretti-Green Racing, -0.170 sec
4th} Bobby Wilson, Panther Racing, -0.276 sec
5th} James Davison, Sam Schmidt Mtrspts., -0.428 sec
6th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing, -0.488 sec
7th} Robbie Pecorari, Guthrie Racing, -0.899 sec
8th} Logan Gomez, Guthrie Racing, -1.175 sec
9th} Mike Potekhen, SWE Racing, -1.845 sec
10th} Daniel Herrington, RLR-Andersen Racing, -2.041 sec

Congratulations to Raphael "Rafa" Matos on winning the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights Championship!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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