John de Vries

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John de Vries (born 3 April 1966, New South Wales, Australia) is a former driver in the Indy Racing League and Australian Formula Holden. He raced in the 2002 IRL season, where he began the season with Brayton Racing.[1] De Vries competed in the first three races, and arrived but withdrew from the Nazareth Speedway race.[2] He attempted to qualify for the 2002 Indianapolis 500,[3] but was not among the 33 drivers who made the field.[4] He returned after the Indianapolis 500 to compete in the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and logged his best career IRL finish, an 11th place, in what would be his final IRL race.[2] Previously, de Vries had spent four years in Formula Holden and the Australian Formula Ford Championship.[1]

De Vries spent his youth in Newport Beach, California.[1] Prior to beginning his racing career, he owned several Subway restaurants in California, the first of which was in Corona del Mar. While in Australia for business reasons, he developed an interest in racing.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1998 Australian Drivers' Championship 6th Reynard 91D Holden
2002 Indy Racing League 33rd Dallara IR2 Chevrolet Brayton Racing
PDM Racing

American Open-Wheel[edit]

(key)

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2002 Brayton Racing United States
HMS
17
United States
PHX
22
United States
FON
23
United States
NZR
Wth
United States
INDY
DNQ
                    33rd 53
PDM Racing           United States
TXS
11
United States
PPIR
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Glick, Shav (23 March 2002). "'Pit Bull' Tackles Pitfalls, Pit Stops (page 1)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b "John de Vries Career Stats". Indy Racing League. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Rain, rain go away: Second day of bad weather puts pressure on Indy qualifying". CNN Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. 12 May 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Indianapolis 500 Lineup". CNN Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. 20 May 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ Glick, Shav (23 March 2002). "'Pit Bull' Tackles Pitfalls, Pit Stops (page 2)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

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