Team Moore Racing

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Team Moore Racing
Owner(s) Mark Moore
Tom Wood
Base Pittsboro, Indiana
Series Firestone Indy Lights
Career
Debut 2007 Indy Pro Series season Miami 100
Race victories 6
Pole positions 6

Team Moore Racing is an auto racing team that competes in the Firestone Indy Lights series. It is owned by former racer Tom Wood and Mark Moore[1] and is based in Pittsboro, Indiana.

The team was formed in 2007 with Wood driving. However after the first race of the season Wood retired and Jonathan Klein took over driving duties for the rest of the season (with Travis Gregg filing in for Klein due to injury for one race). Klein finished 12th in points, driving in 14 of the 16 races. In 2008 the team returned initially with IndyCar veteran Jeff Simmons in its primary car. The team expanded to a second car for a few races, primarily with driver Pablo Donoso who drove for several different teams that season. Donoso captured the team's first win at Infineon Raceway in August.[2] Simmons left the team late in the season and was replaced by a returning Jonathan Klein. In 2009 the team fielded a single car for Andrew Prendeville for all 15 races. Prendeville finished 9th in points with a best finish of 3rd at Infineon Raceway. In 2010 the team expanded to two full-time cars for Canadian James Hinchcliffe and Spaniard Adrian Campos, Jr.. Hinchcliffe won 3 races and 2 poles and finished runner-up in the championship to rookie Jean-Karl Vernay. Campos had a poor start to the season but improved to 6th in points by season's end on a string of six straight top-10 finishes, winning the "Most Improved Driver" award.[3]

For the 2011 season they signed third-year driver Gustavo Yacamán to drive their #2 car and Spanish rookie Víctor García to drive the #22. García won the second race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park but left the series after the Toronto race due to funding issues involving his backers in Spain. García sat fourth in the championship at the time and was replaced for the Edmonton race by Canadian Daniel Morad.[4] Québécois driver Mikaël Grenier drove the #22 car at Circuit Trois-Rivières and Tõnis Kasemets drove in Baltimore. Brandon Wagner drove the #22 car in association with his regular team, Davey Hamilton Racing, in the three remaining oval events. The best finish the #22 achieved after García's departure was a fourth place at Kentucky Speedway by Wagner. Gustavo Yacamán captured his first series win in Baltimore, and had three other podium finishes. He finished fourth in points, his best points result. García finished 11th in points, competing in seven of the fourteen races.

2012 saw the return of Yacamán in the #2 car for TMR. Joining the Colombian was second year Firestone Indy Lights driver David Ostella.[5] Yacamán improved one spot over his 2011 result to finish third in points with two wins and Ostella finished in eighth with a best finish of second in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway.

In 2013 the team has signed veteran Mexican driver Juan Pablo García for the #2 car. Garcia left the team after ten races and went to Belardi Auto Racing. Peter Dempsey replaced García in Houston and the team did not participate in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway. Five different drivers competed in five races in the #22 car. Conor Daly drove the #22 to a season-best finish of third place at Houston for the team. García finished eighth in points, last among full-time drivers, with a best finish of fourth in the season-opener in St. Pete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ JAMES HINCHCLIFFE AND TEAM MOORE RACING INK DEAL FOR 2010, Team Moore Racing, February 18, 2010, Retrieved 2010-10-06
  2. ^ Loomis, Katie Maiden Win at California's Infineon Raceway Lifts Team to New Heights, Team Moore Racing, August 25, 2008, Retrieved 2010-10-06
  3. ^ IndyCar doles out season awards, Racer, October 4, 2010, Retrieved 2010-10-06
  4. ^ Morad Joins Team Moore Racing in Edmonton for Indy Lights Series Doubleheader, eKartingNews.ca, July 22, 2011, Retrieved 2011-11-22
  5. ^ Release, Media (January 3, 2012). "INDY LIGHTS: Ostella Joins Team Moore". SpeedTV. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 

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