Sean Rayhall Returns to Indy Lights with Team Pelfrey IL for the Season Finale
Pompano Beach, Florida (September 6, 2016) – Team Pelfrey IL today announced the return of Sean Rayhall to Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires at the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. Even though it will be the first time racing the trademark yellow Pelfrey colors, Rayhall is familiar with most members of the team having raced with 8Star Motorsports in Indy Lights, which was acquired by Pelfrey this past off-season.
“We are excited to work with Sean again as we have had two seasons together at 8Star Motorsports and with the help of our engineer, Yves Touron we achieved several wins and many podium finishes,” said team manager, Gary Neal. “It will be very beneficial having two cars and being able to compare notes from both drivers and to find good setup for the final two races.”
In 2015, Rayhall made a splash during his first year in Indy Lights by capturing a second-place finish in Race 1 at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. His momentum continued into Race 2, which brought him his first victory in Indy Lights and at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rayhall achieved further success as he earned a second win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finished on the podium with a second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“I am extremely excited to return to Indy Lights this time with Team Pelfrey IL even though it’s the same group of guys.” Said Rayhall. “It’s been a busy year for me and I am blessed to add this [Indy] Lights weekend to the schedule. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has always been a great place for me as a driver and I hope to deliver a good result for Dale [Pelfrey] and the rest of the team.”
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