The high-performance driving school to support No. 98 Indy Lights effort
INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2018) – Located in Arizona, the well-known driving school, Bondurant Racing School, owned by world champion driver, Bob Bondurant, has joined forces with Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing to support Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver Colton Herta. The sleek Bondurant Racing logo will ride on the side of the nose of the No. 98 Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing Mazda for the duration of the season.
“As a fan of Formula One and IndyCar Racing, I’ve always been interested in following the careers of young American drivers on their quests for reaching the pinnacle of motor racing,”said vice president of Bondurant Racing School Jason Bondurant.
“At such a young age, Colton Herta’s driving talent and professional attitude made quite the impression with me. When the opportunity emerged to become involved with Colton and George Steinbrenner IV of Steinbrenner Racing, it was too good to pass up. I’m very much looking forward to watching Colton Herta and the Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing team compete in Indy Lights this season on their quest for their first championship.”
“We are excited to partner with Bondurant Racing School for the 2018 season,” said Steinbrenner Racing President and Team Principal, George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “As Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing strives to collect results within a competitive Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires field, the Bondurant mission aligns in consistently looking to improve upon race craft with a shared aim of driving results. The Bondurant name is synonymous with racing, driver improvement and coaching, adding a significant partnership for our efforts moving forward.”
The 60-acre facility is home to a 1.6-mile track and equipped with a full line of Dodge SRT vehicles, on-site maintenance and highly qualified instructors – all to help young drivers succeed in reaching their racing goals.
Colton joins teammates Patricio O’Ward, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for the Indianapolis Grand Prix. Round 1 of the double-header weekend kicks off today at 1:30 p.m ET. Green Flag for Round 2 waves Saturday afternoon.
Keep up to speed with Indy Lights action on the Road To Indy app or racecontrol.indycar.com.
The Bondurant Racing School has been the premier high-performance driving instruction destination for over 50 years, offering a multitude of different driving programs for drivers of all experience levels. From the driver that wishes to experience high performance driving to the driver that has aspirations to race professionally, Bondurant can make their dreams a reality. The Bondurant alumni list is long of graduates that have made their careers as professionals in every major motorsport discipline, which includes Stock cars, Sports cars and Indy cars. Located at the Wild Horse Pass Motorports Park (formerly Firebird International Raceway) in Chandler, AZ., Bondurant has access to four different road course tracks (two operated by Bondurant full-time), a shifter kart track and two driving skills pads, all located at its facility. Bondurant utilizes race prepared Dodge SRT vehicles for their HPD road racing programs and Formula Mazda race cars for their grand prix racing programs and racing series. Bondurant is also home of the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout.
About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Rallycross competition. Additionally, the team competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports.
The global racing enterprise boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2017). Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and three Global Rallycross championships (2015, 2016, 2017).
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BONDURANT RACING SCHOOL ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH ANDRETTI-STEINBRENNER RACING
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