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HMD WINS TWICE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing kicked off the Month of May this past weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis doubleheader weekend in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the GMR Grand Prix in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with David Malukas. Last year, the HMD Indy Lights team swept the weekend in Indianapolis with a win from both returning Indy Lights driver Linus Lundqvist and now NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver David Malukas. And, after completing a test day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway one month ago, HMD was confident heading into the weekend.

In a short weekend, the Indy Lights field had four on-track sessions, including two races, over the course of two days. The weekend began on Friday with one practice leading up to the only qualifying session. With two races on the schedule, the grid for both races were set over the course of thirty minutes with drivers’ fastest lap determining the starting lineup for race one and their second fastest lap determining the starting lineup for race two.

HMD Motorsports drivers were consistent in their lap times and started both races in nearly identical positions. Linus Lundqvist topped the charts, claiming pole position for both races. Danial Frost earned a fourth place starting position for race one and sixth for race two. Behind Frost, Benjamin Pedersen and Antonio Serravalle started both races side-by-side in seventh and eighth. Christian Bogle began both races just outside the top-ten in eleventh.

The weekend continued with race one on Friday evening. Heading into turn one, HMD Motorsports drivers put their talent on display with strong starts from all five drivers. While Linus Lundqvist maintained his lead, Danial Frost put up a strong battle to maintain his fourth-place position while Benjamin Pedersen moved up two positions into fifth. A few laps later, in a battle for the lead, Lundqvist and a fellow competitor made contact and dropped to the rear of the field after both drivers entered the pits briefly. Frost and Pedersen moved up into second and third for the restart on lap eight.  One lap later, Frost was able to make a move while setting up for turn one and took the lead. After a battle to maintain, Frost was eventually able to pull away with the lead from the rest of the field. A few laps later, while in a battle for third, another incident from the round one winner collected an HMD driver as he locked up and made contact with Benjamin Pedersen – sending both drivers to the back of the pack allowing Antonio Serravalle and Christian Bogle to move up into fourth and fifth respectively.

In the second half of the race, Linus Lundqvist steadily worked his way back up through the field, eventually moving into the fifth position by the end of the race. While Lundqvist and Pedersen both experienced hardship during the race, Frost, Serravalle and Bogle excelled. After finishing on the podium multiple times in the past two seasons, Danial Frost claimed his first career Indy Lights win. In his first weekend with the team, Antonio Serravalle matched his career-best result of sixth and Christian Bogle matched his best result of seventh.

The next day, with weather looming in the forecast, the start of the second Indy Lights race was moved up thirty minutes in an effort to complete the race. Again starting from pole, Linus Lundqvist held his position at the start while the rest of the field scrambled behind him. Going four-wide into the first turn, Danial Frost was able to move up into fifth. Over the next twelve laps, the field remained relatively unchanged with a couple of positions gained and lost towards the back of the field. On lap thirteen, with clear skies ahead, the race was red flagged due to lightning quickly moving into the area. With more than twenty laps remaining, the Indy Lights race was set to resume after the NTT INDYCAR SERIES GMR Grand Prix.

Nearly six hours later, the Indy Lights field headed out to finish their second race of the weekend. On a wet track, chaos ensued. While Lundqvist maintained his lead, Danial Frost and a fellow competitor made contact going into turn one. While Frost damaged his front wing, he was able to continue for the remainder of the race. At the same time, Christian Bogle spun on the slick track and a full course yellow came out while Bogle’s car was pulled from the gravel and restarted. At the restart, Lundqvist continued to lead with Frost in third and Pedersen in fifth. A few laps later, another caution was called for two separate on-track incidents and Pedersen moved up to fourth. Back to green, Pedersen moved into podium contention and began to battle for second while Frost began to struggle due to his early race nose damage. At the end of the thirty-five lap race, Lundqvist walked away with his second win at Indianapolis and second win this season.

In the NTT INDCYAR SERIES, David Malukas in the Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports entry struggled to find pace through the weekend. After qualifying 24th, Malukas kept his head down and was able to avoid trouble in the caution-filled race. Continuing to work his way through the field, Malukas finished the race in twelfth – his best finish on a road and street course to date.

With yet another strong weekend in the books, HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing left Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two wins for the second year in a row.

The next Indy Lights race weekend will take place in Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan in three weeks. In the meantime, David Malukas and Dale Coyne Racing will make their Indianapolis 500 debut over the course of the next two weeks.

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HMD MOTORSPORTS LEADS TEAM AND DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS HEADING INTO INDY

HMD Motorsports is gearing up for the first double-header event of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship this weekend, May 13-14, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Over the course of only two days, the Indy Lights drivers will take to the track four times in a jampacked weekend at the famed venue. Last season, HMD Motorsports swept the top step of the podium winning both races with Linus Lundqvist and David Malukas.

Continuing with five entries in the series, HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne racing has added Antonio Serravalle to the team in place of Manuel Sulaiman, who was with the team at the two previous rounds. No stranger to the series, Serravalle has competed in Indy Lights the past two seasons but will be making his race-weekend debut with the team this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the #11 entry. In preparation for the upcoming event, Serravalle tested with the team this past week at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Couse and quickly improved his pace, catching up with his new HMD Motorsports teammates.

After a strong start to the season, HMD Motorsports drivers are looking to make this a weekend of firsts. Danial Frost just missed out on a podium finish in Alabama and is hoping to get his first podium of the season. Benjamin Pedersen, who already has two podiums this season and six podiums last year, is still looking for his first Indy Lights win.

Linus Lundqvist is eager to return to the Speedway after claiming a win at the venue last year. Lundqvist is on a roll so far this season and is currently leading the championship after claiming a win at Barber Motorsports Park and a third-place finish at the season opener in St. Petersburg.

Since joining HMD Motorsports this season, Christian Bogle has continued to improve. Last month, HMD entered a series test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Bogle continued to close the gap to his teammates and is now in a place to battle for positions.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver David Malukas will be kicking off his first full Month of May as he gears up for his rookie Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports. Last year in Indy Lights, Malukas finished first and second in the pair of races held on the road course.

This weekend, Indy Lights will lead the NTT INDYCAR Series through the weekend, with both series completing practice and qualifying on Friday. Indy Lights will see their first race of the weekend on Friday evening. Saturday will see both series back on track for one race each.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix Weekend Schedule *all times EDT

Friday, May 13
9:30am – 10:30am Practice 1 INDYCAR
10:45am -11:30am Practice 1 Indy Lights
11:15am – 12:00pm Autographs INDYCAR Fan Village
12:30pm – 1:00pm Autographs Indy Lights Fan Village
12:45pm – 1:45pm Practice 2 INDYCAR
2:00pm – 2:30pm Qualifying Indy Lights
4:00pm – 5:15pm Qualifying INDYCAR
5:30pm Race 1 Indy Lights 35 laps or 55 minutes
Saturday, May 14
10:30am – 11:00am Warm-Up INDYCAR
1:25pm Race 2 Indy Lights 35 laps or 55 minutes
3:34pm Race INDYCAR 85 laps

How To Watch – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
All 2022 Indy Lights races will be available on Peacock Premium in the United States, REV TV in Canada and ESPN – Star+ in Latin America and Brazil. For fans outside of those areas, Indy Lights races will be available through the new INDYCAR Live! streaming platform.  INDYCAR Live! will also feature every practice and qualifying session worldwide. The award-winning INDYCAR Radio Network also will provide coverage of all Indy Lights sessions alongside the INDYCAR App Powered by NTT DATA.

INDYCAR Live! – Indy Lights https://www.indycar.com/IndyLights/OTT/IL-stream

How To Watch – NTT INDYCAR SERIES
All practice and qualifying sessions for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES are available for streaming on Peacock Premium and INDYCAR Live! Watch the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama live on Peacock Premium and NBC. For all sessions, tune in to the INDYCAR Radio Network. For more information on international broadcasts, visit https://www.indycar.com/ways-to-watch/international.

INDCYAR Live! – NTT INDYCAR SERIES https://www.indycar.com/ways-to-watch/stream

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ANTONIO SERRAVALLE JOINS HMD MOTORSPORTS IN INDIANAPOLIS

After completing the first two rounds of the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with a different team, Antonio Serravalle is returning to the Indy Lights paddock this weekend with a new team – HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing. The Canadian driver will still carry the #11 on his HMD prepared entry as he joins Linus Lundqvist, Daniel Frost, Christian Bogle and Benjamin Pedersen (Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports) in the five car program.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Bill Abel, John Brunner, and everyone at Abel Motorsports for all the support and opportunities that they provided,” explained Antonio Serravalle. “For giving us a race-by-race program and not letting me miss any of the first two event weekends. I’m happy that there was an opportunity open where I can join HMD Motorsports, which is a highly successful and experienced team. I feel good after the test last week at Mid-Ohio and look forward to this weekend and the rest of the 2022 season.”

After claiming two top-ten finishes in the opening two rounds of the season, Serravalle is eager to work his way up through the field and in the standings. Last week, Serravalle joined HMD Motorsports at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for a team test, along with the four other HMD Motorsports entries, as well as five other Indy Lights drivers. In his first test with HMD, Serravalle finished the day in fifth after only a few hours of running.

While Serravalle did not start the season with HMD Motorsports, this is not the first time he has been linked with the team.  Serravalle was set to join HMD Motorsports for the 2020 Indy Lights season prior to the season being canceled. Leading up to the season, Serravalle and the team worked together at multiple test events.

With a new team behind him, Serravalle is getting a fresh start to the 2022 Indy Lights season and is anxious to hit the track this weekend for a doubleheader event weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The weekend will begin on Friday with practice, qualifying and race one. The second race of the weekend will take place on Saturday morning, before the NTT INDYCAR SERIES hits the track for the GRM Grand Prix.

Antonio Serravalle would like to give a huge thanks to HMD Motorsports, Dale Coyne Racing, LedgeMark Homes / livgreen, Tycoon Capital Limited, TriBrik, Camptech ll Circuits, Coshore, Ferrari & Associates, Scuderia Ferrari Club Canada, Med-Scan and Sabelt. Lookout for Serravalle on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, May 13-14.

For more information on Antonio Serravalle, please follow him on his social media pages by searching Antonio Serravalle or visit him online at www.AntonioSerravalle.com. For more information on Pserra Racing, please contact Peter Serravalle at 416.802.3033 or via email to [email protected]

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HMD MOTORSPORTS EARNS A ONE-TWO FINISH AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

This past weekend, HMD Motorsports took on the second round of the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship at Barber Motorsports Park. Returning to the sight of back-to-back wins in 2021, HMD Motorsports was eager to remain on top. Back with the team from the previous year, both Linus Lundqvist and Benjamin Pedersen visited the victory podium last season and were confident they could do it again.

The weekend began with the team of five drivers quickly showing their speed in the two practice sessions. Danial Frost topped the charts in both sessions while Lundqvist and Pedersen both finished second and third in each session.

In qualifying, the HMD lineup took their time to build speed, but at the end of the session, Lundqvist and Pedersen topped the charts to start the race from the front row with Lundqvist on pole. Frost, who had been fast all weekend, struggled in the thirty-minute session and qualified eighth behind his HMD teammate, Manuel Sulaiman. Christian Bogle was set to start from thirteenth.

As the weather began to change overnight, HMD Motorsports arrived at the track on Sunday morning with rain and lightning in the area. While the other series that morning were put on hold, the weather gave way just in time for the race to be only ten minutes behind schedule and was declared a wet race. HMD Motorsports was prepared, however, after previously testing in the rain at Barber Motorsports Park one week prior.

Leading the field, Lundqvist attacked in the rain and began to create a gap over Pedersen as the two HMD drivers pulled away from the rest of the field. Six laps into the race, Bogle had an off as he spun on the slick surface and into the gravel as the first caution of the race came out. Bogle was able to get going again and the race resumed two laps later.

Meanwhile, Manuel Sulaiman began working his way up, eventually moving into fifth. In a close battle with Christian Rasmussen, Sulaiman was hit from behind. While he was able to continue, he suffered from a bent suspension and began to fall back through the rest of the race to finish in tenth.

Danial Frost had speed all weekend but did not have a strong qualifying session. After staying out of trouble in the first half of the race, Frost got to work as the track began to dry and began to quickly work his way up from eighth to fourth. Entering the final laps, Frost was quickly gaining on his competitor for the final step of the podium but did not have enough time to make the pass for third before the checkered came out.

Still leading the field, Pedersen began to gain on Lundqvist in the late stages of the race. With two laps remaining, the two teammates continued to battle for the win, with the pair making slight contact coming out of the final corner on the last lap of the race. Crossing the checkers, Lundqvist led Pedersen by 0.1782-seconds and HMD Motorsports claimed the top two steps of the podium.

After a strong weekend, HMD Motorsports left Barber Motorsports Park leading the Team Championship and with Lundqvist and Pedersen leading the Driver’s Championship in first and second.

Over the next two weeks, HMD Motorsports will remain busy, heading straight into a test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course later this week, followed by the next two rounds of the championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two weeks.

Indy Lights Grand Prix of Alabama – Race Results

P1        Linus Lundqvist             HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P2        Benjamin Pedersen       Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports
P4        Danial Frost                  HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P10      Manuel Sulaiman         HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P14      Christian Bogle             HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing 

Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires – Driver Championship

 1          Linus Lundqvist
2          Benjamin Pedersen
5          Danial Frost
8          Manuel Sulaiman
12        Christian Bogle

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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HMD MOTORSPORTS HAS GOALS SET HIGH AS THEY HEAD TO BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

After a nine week break in the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship season schedule, HMD Motorsports is back for the second race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, April 29-May 1. After experiencing the tight turns and barriers of the St. Petersburg street course, Barber Motorsports Park will challenge drivers in a new way with 15 turns along the 2.3-mile permanent road course.

Returning with all five entries from St. Petersburg, Christian Bogle, Linus Lundqvist, Manuel Sulaiman and Danial Frost return in the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing (DCR w/ HMD) entries and Benjamin Pedersen in the Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports (GRG w/ HMD) #24 machine.

As a strong team at Barber Motorsports Park historically in the past, HMD Motorsports is eager to see what they can accomplish this weekend. In 2021, HMD swept the weekend at the Leeds, Alabama facility, claiming first and second place finishes in both races. Linus Lundqvist took home his first win and second place finish, while Benjamin Pedersen claimed his first podium finish in the first race of the season. David Malukas, now racing for Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports (DCR w/ HMD) in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES took home the win in race two. On top of a rigorous off-season test program, HMD returned to Barber Motorsports Park last week with all five drivers for a private test.

Danial Frost and Christian Bogle are no strangers to Barber Motorsports Park, both competing in the Indy Lights series events last season. Both drivers, however, competed with different teams and will be combining their experience with the HMD Motorsports dominance this weekend. Last year, Frost had a best finish of seventh and Bogle took home two top-ten finishes at Barber Motorsports Park. Manuel Sulaiman, who moved up to Indy Lights part way through last season, competed at Barber in Indy Pro 2000 last season and finished eighth. All three drivers showed great pace on the April 18 test and will look to carry that momentum into the race this weekend.

David Malukas will also be joining the weekend in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports Honda for his fourth NTT INDYCAR SERIES start. After two street courses (St. Petersburg and Long Beach) and an oval (Texas Motor Speedway), this will be the first permanent road course event of the season. In years past, Malukas has found success at Barber Motorsports Park, finishing on the podium in Indy Pro 2000 (2018), FR Americas (2020) and Indy Lights (2021). In 2021, Malukas kicked off his season with his first of seven wins at Barber Motorsports Park.

Featured side-by-side this weekend, Indy Lights will follow the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race weekend format with one practice on Friday and final practice and qualifying on Saturday. The Indy Lights Grand Prix of Alabama will take place on Sunday just prior to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Barber Motorsports Park Weekend Schedule *all times CDT

Friday, April 29
1:45pm – 2:30pm          Practice 1         Indy Light
3:00pm – 4:00pm          Practice 1         NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Saturday, April 30
9:00am – 10:00am        Practice 2         NTT INDYCAR SERIES
11:00am – 11:30am      Practice 2         Indy Lights
12:00pm – 1:15pm        Qualifying         NTT INDYCAR SERIES
2:35pm – 3:05pm          Qualifying         Indy Lights
4:20pm -4:50pm           Final Practice    NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Sunday, May 1
10:00am                       Race                 Indy Lights                    35 laps
12:15pm                       Race                 NTT INDYCAR SERIES     90 laps

How To Watch – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
All 2022 Indy Lights races will be available on Peacock Premium in the United States, REV TV in Canada and ESPN – Star+ in Latin America and Brazil. For fans outside of those areas, Indy Lights races will be available through the new INDYCAR Live! streaming platform.  INDYCAR Live! will also feature every practice and qualifying sessions worldwide. The award-winning INDYCAR Radio Network also will provide coverage of all Indy Lights sessions alongside the INDYCAR App Powered by NTT DATA.

INDYCAR Live! – Indy Lights https://www.indycar.com/IndyLights/OTT/IL-stream

How To Watch – NTT INDYCAR SERIES
All practice and qualifying sessions for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES are available for streaming on Peacock Premium and INDYCAR Live! Watch the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama live on Peacock Premium and NBC. For all sessions, tune in to the INDYCAR Radio Network. For more information on international broadcasts, visit https://www.indycar.com/ways-to-watch/international.

INDCYAR Live! – NTT INDYCAR SERIES https://www.indycar.com/ways-to-watch/stream

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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HMD MOTORSPORTS PUTS TWO ON THE PODIUM AND FIVE IN THE TOP-NINE IN ST. PETE

Reigning Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Team Champions HMD Motorsports (HMD) returned to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg this past weekend to kick off the 2022 season. Continuing to expand on their program, HMD entered five drivers for the Indy Lights program in partnership with Dale Coyne Racing and Global Racing Group.

The team has also continued with last year’s Indy Lights runner-up, David Malukas, on his NTT INDYCAR SERIES journey in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports entry. Driving the four HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing entries were returning HMD drivers Linus Lundqvist and Manuel Sulaiman and Indy Lights sophomores, Danial Frost and Christian Bogle. Benjamin Pedersen is competing this season in the sole Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports entry.

The weekend began with a morning practice session where the five HMD drivers’ time were spread throughout the 14-car field. Lundqvist picked up where he left off in 2021- topping the carts. Finishing fifth and sixth were Danial Frost and Benjamin Pedersen while Manuel Sulaiman and Christian Bogle worked to find speed finishing tenth and eleventh.

Later that afternoon, Indy Lights qualified for the first race of the season. Lundqvist and Pedersen topped the charts throughout the 30-minute session, but qualified second and fourth when the checkered flag flew. Christian Bogle had a strong session to qualify eighth. Sulaiman duplicated his practice results to qualify in tenth.  Frost, running in the top-seven, had a shunt during the session and caused a caution, resulting in his two best laps being invalidated, pushing him down to 11th on the results sheets.

After qualifying, the drivers had a final practice in the late afternoon before a nearly 40-hour break from on-track action.  During the Saturday break, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers had a unique opportunity to spend the day in interviews, autograph sessions, interacting with the fans and experiencing the excitement of walking around the paddock without the pressure of forthcoming track sessions.

On Sunday, during the opening race round of the 2022 season, Lundqvist was pushed off the racing line by a fellow competitor and fell back into sixth. Quickly beginning to work his way back up, he moved up into fifth behind his teammate, Benjamin Pedersen. While Pedersen and Lundqvist battled toward the front, Frost continued to move up through the field and was up four positions on the opening lap. Manuel Sulaiman gained a position at the halfway point and moved into sixth. Christian Bogle, after battling for position through the first quarter of the race, moved up into the top-ten. At the end of the 45-lap race, HMD Motorsports finished with all five drivers in the top-nine and two drivers on the podium.

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires – Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Results

P2 Benjamin Pedersen Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports
P3 Linus Lundqvist HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P5 Danial Frost HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P6 Manuel Sulaiman HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing
P9 Christian Bogle HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing

 

On the Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports side of the program, David Malukas made his official NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut on the narrow streets of St. Petersburg. For the full press release, please visit DaleCoyneRacing.com.

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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HMD MOTORSPORTS WITH DALE COYNE RACING LOOKS TO BUILD ON TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FROM 2021

Since claiming the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship, HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing (HMD w/ DCR) has been hard at work planning and preparing for the upcoming season. After months of testing, finalizing driver lineups and expanding partnerships, the team is now ready to take on the opening round of the 2022 season this weekend on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

With an expanded presence throughout the Indy Lights and NTT INDYCAR SERIES paddock, HMD w/ DCR is fielding five drivers this season. Returning to the team are Linus Lundqvist, Manuel Sulaiman and Benjamin Pedersen as that trio will be joined by new team members Christian Bogle and Danial Frost.

As the top-finishing returning driver, Linus Lundqvist is hoping to be a title contender from the start and with a year of Indy Lights under his belt, he is ready for the challenge. Last season, Lundqvist picked up three wins and eleven podiums to finish third in the championship.

Benjamin Pedersen is returning to the team in the Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports entry. In the second half of the 2021 season, Pedersen claimed five podium finishes to finish fourth in the championship but is still searching for his first Indy Lights win. After topping the charts throughout the offseason testing program, Pedersen is looking strong to carry his momentum into the 2022 season.

Manuel Sulaiman, who joined both HMD Motorsports and the Indy Lights Championship for the final six rounds of last season, is returning to the team for his first full season in Indy Lights. After finishing sixth in his first ever Indy Lights race, Sulaiman is now settled in with the team and is ready to fight his way through the field.

New to the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing lineup is Christian Bogle, returning for his second year of Indy Lights. Bogle entered the Road to Indy three seasons ago and only began his racing career in 2018. Since then, Bogle has moved up the ranks into Indy Lights and has spent the offseason familiarizing himself with the HMD Motorsports team and car and is now feeling confident heading into 2022.

Danial Frost completes the five-car lineup for HMD w/ DCR. Also returning for his second year in Indy Lights, Frost claimed four podiums and three pole positions in 2021. He has now made the switch over to HMD for his sophomore season and is eager to claim his first win in the championship as he looks to fight for the Drivers’ Championship in 2022.

On top of the five Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires entries, HMD Motorsports moved up into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with rookie driver David Malukas in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports entry.

All 2022 Indy Lights races will be available on Peacock Premium in the United States, REV TV in Canada and ESPN – Star+ in Latin America and Brazil. For fans outside of those areas, Indy Lights races will be available on the INDYCAR App powered by NTT DATA. Additional race weekend viewing opportunities will be available at a later date. The award-winning INDYCAR Radio Network also will provide coverage of all Indy Lights sessions.

Streets of St. Petersburg Weekend Schedule
Friday, February 25
10:05-10:45am – Practice
1:40-2:10pm – Qualifying
5:40-6:10pm – Final Practice

Saturday, February 26
2:00-2:30pm – Autograph Session in Fan Village

Sunday, February 27
9:30-10:30am – Race (45 laps)

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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HMD MOTORSPORTS PARTNERS WITH DALE COYNE RACING IN INDY LIGHTS

With a confirmed move to the NTT INDYCAR Series in a naming partnership with David Malukas and the #18 entry of Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports, the Dale Coyne Racing name and logo will be visible in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires program.

“This is a mutual partnership where we look to take advantage of several synergies,” explained Dale Coyne. “We are excited to have David and the HMD brand in INDYCAR and equally excited to have the chance to play a role with a championship caliber program in Indy Lights.”

The partnership, which will see HMD Motorsports, HMD Trucking, and Benefit Trucking associated with the Dale Coyne Racing INDYCAR effort, will also allow the HMD Motorsports drivers a direct path to the upper echelon of open-wheel racing in North America.

“We are both Chicago based businesses and our geographical location has already allowed us to take advantage of rewarding opportunities,” expressed Henry Malukas. “Additionally, our Indy Lights drivers have a program that they can strive to get to, and we have another avenue to cross promote in both INDYCAR and Indy Lights.”

Malukas added, “We will also continue our relationship with Global Racing Group and the #24 entry of Benjamin Pedersen. While four of our five cars will race under the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing banner, Benjamin will compete under the Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports effort.”

HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing will be on track this weekend with Danial Frost, Linus Lundqvist, Christian Bogle and Manuel Sulaiman as well as Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports entry Benjamin Pedersen. David Malukas will make his NTT INDYCAR Series debut in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports entry.

With the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marking the start of the season for both series, both Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports and HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing will be aiming to start the season off with success.

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MEXICAN MANUEL SULAIMAN CHOOSES HMD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2022 INDY LIGHTS CAMPAIGN

After contending in a partial Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship season in 2021, Manuel Sulaiman is returning to the grid with HMD Motorsports in 2022. Beginning his campaign on the Streets of St. Petersburg next weekend, Sulaiman will return to the #59 entry and join veteran teammates Danial Frost, Christian Bogle, Linus Lundqvist and Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports entry Benjamin Pedersen.

Sulaiman moved up to the Indy Lights series with HMD Motorsports part-way through the 2021 season in order begin preparing for a strong 2022 campaign. Entering the final three event weekends at Portland International Raceway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this past year, Sulaiman earned a best finish of sixth in his first Indy Lights race while qualifying in the fourth position in his series debut.

“I am extremely happy to continue with HMD Motorsports,” expressed Sulaiman. “The Indy Lights car is a different animal but as the races went on, I gained more confidence in both myself and the car. The HMD Motorsports team worked with me to help choose the best engineer for me and with that, we have gained momentum through winter testing. Following my debut with this amazing team, I am looking forward to creating many great achievements this coming season.”

After joining the Road to Indy in 2019 in USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires, Sulaiman has quickly worked his way up the ladder over the past three seasons. With three wins and nine podiums to his name in the ladder series program, the young Mexican looks to follow in the footsteps of Pato O’Ward as he hopes to be a strong contender in 2022.

Sulaiman marks the fifth and final confirmed driver for HMD Motorsports in 2022.

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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LINUS LUNDQVIST JOINS HMD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2022 INDY LIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Over the past three seasons, HMD Motorsports has continued to expand and grow into a top team in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. For the 2022 season, HMD will continue their growth by adding a fifth car the to the team’s lineup with the return of three-time race winner and championship hopeful Linus Lundqvist.

After finishing third in the 2021 Indy Lights season, Lundqvist is looking to be a dominant force within the series. As the highest finishing driver returning from the previous season, Lundqvist is looking to once again battle for wins and the Championship title. Last season, Lundqvist claimed three wins and eleven podium results in his rookie season. In one of the most competitive Indy Lights seasons in recent years, Lundqvist finished outside of the top-five only three times in the 20-event calendar during his battle for the championship. With the help of Lundqvist, HMD Motorsports & Global Racing Group claimed their first ever Team Championship in their debut season.

With a strong season with HMD Motorsports already under his belt, Lundqvist will be an asset to the already strong 2022 team lineup. As all five of the team’s drivers have already competed in Indy Lights, they will be able to push each other to improve throughout the season while also each bringing their own knowledge and experience to the table to help the entire team.

“Linus brings a great deal of experience and speed to HMD Motorsports in 2022 and should challenge for the top step of the podium,” explained General Manager Mike Maurini. “Last year he competed at tracks that he had never seen and while there were some hiccups along the way, it always seemed that he would find himself close to the front of the field. His rookie season was awarded with three victories and that is pretty impressive in a season that was one of the most competitive in a while, and only saw three different race winners.”

With their relationship beginning in 2020 as competitors in the Formula Regional Americas Championship powered by Honda, Lundqvist and Global Racing Group claimed the team and driver Championship over the HMD Motorsports squad. Teaming up for Indy Lights in 2021, HMD Motorsports and Linus Lundqvist built a strong relationship while competing for the championship. Returning again to the potent program, Lundqvist hopes to be an even stronger competitor in 2022.

“I’m super happy and very excited to be back for another year in Indy Lights together with HMD,” added Linus Lundqvist. “First off, I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved who’s made this possible – to my sponsors and partners and everyone who’s been who’s been supporting me. It feels good to be back; obviously we had a strong year last year, but we want more. We’re here to win, and I think that’s the target both but for myself and the team. I feel like we have a good relationship, and it feels good to start off the testing that we’ve been doing a little bit this year with the people that I know and obviously a car that that I know compared to last year when everything was new. Very excited to get the season going and looking forward to winning some more races and fight for the championship.”

The 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship will kick off in just a few short weeks in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 25-27, 2022.

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CHRISTIAN BOGLE SWITCHES TO HMD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2022 INDY LIGHTS CAMPAIGN

With Danial Frost and Benjamin Pedersen already confirmed to the HMD Motorsports driver lineup, the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Team Champions are pleased to welcome Christian Bogle to the Indianapolis based squad. Entering his second Indy Lights season, Bogle will look to take advantage of the HMD Motorsports wealth of knowledge and handful of drivers as he enters only his fourth season of motorsports and second in the top tier of the Road to Indy.

“I am still fairly new to motorsports compared to my competitors but feel the home I have found at HMD Motorsports will help accelerate my progress with the help of some very fast teammates,” explained Bogle. “We have had several test days together already and have been able to get to know one another. The way they have fit me to the car is the most comfortable I have ever been and that is showing in the on-track progress. They have welcomed me with open arms and surrounded me with the people that I need to improve as a driver.”

Kicking off their relationship at the Chris Griffis Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of October, Bogle has also been on track with HMD Motorsports at multiple test days at the Sebring International Raceway and another at Barber Motorsports Park. With additional tests planned at Sebring, the Homestead-Miami Speedway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Bogle will kick off his official season campaign late February in St. Petersburg. Showing growth from day one behind the HMD Motorsports car, Bogle is excited to get a fresh season started.

Bogle added, “We have set realistic goals for pre-season testing and then for the start of the 2022 race season. We plan to evaluate those goals mid-season and see where we stand, what is needed to improve and hopefully set new ones. The first test that we had together was a learning experience for both the team and I but now that we have found our footing, I am becoming more comfortable with the car, and it is noted by the decrease in the gap to the quickest drivers in the series.”

With the first green flag of the season less than three months down the road, Bogle will take part in several more test days with HMD Motorsports before the St. Petersburg Grand Prix February 25-27.

As the end of the year winds down and the next season quickly approaching, HMD Motorsports will have a handful of team and driver announcements in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned!

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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DALE COYNE RACING SIGNS INDY LIGHTS STANDOUT DAVID MALUKAS FOR 2022, FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH HMD MOTORSPORTS

Dale Coyne Racing announced today that it has entered a partnership with HMD Motorsports and has signed Indy Lights vice-champion David Malukas to drive its #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports entry for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.

Malukas is a Road to Indy graduate who hails from southwest suburban Chicagoland, about 10 miles from the Dale Coyne Racing shop. He claimed seven wins, seven poles and a series-leading 16 podiums in 20 races on his way to a second place in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship this past season. He also set two track records at St. Petersburg (qualifying) and Detroit (race).

“I am very happy to join Dale Coyne Racing for my first season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES,” expressed Malukas. “It has been my dream since a little kid to get to this point and I am thrilled to get it started with this team. After my first test with DCR, I felt right at home. They are like family already and I am excited to see what we can accomplish. Bring on 2022!”

Prior to his 2021 Season in Indy Lights and after the enforced hiatus of the 2020 Indy Lights season, Malukas finished second in the 2020 Formula Regional Americas Championship powered by Honda with two wins, 15 podiums, one pole and top-five finishes in all 17 races. He made his Indy Lights debut in 2019 finishing sixth in the Championship with six top-five results. Earlier in his young career, the 20-year-old driver finished fourth in his rookie Indy Pro 2000 Championship in 2018 and competed in the USF2000 Championship in 2017 after picking up multiple wins as he moved up through the karting ranks.

Malukas got his first taste of an NTT INDYCAR SERIES car this past October and topped the time sheets during a driver evaluation day with the team at Barber Motorsports Park.

“I’ve been following David in Indy Lights and I was very pleased by what I saw. He had a remarkable season and then he impressed everyone when we tested him back in October. It was his first time in an Indy car and he was the fastest one at the test, even ahead of a veteran driver. And, on top of it all, he comes from right down the road in Chicago, so it’s a perfect fit for us to run David next season,” shared Team Owner Dale Coyne.

“We’re also excited about our new partnership with HMD Motorsports. We can’t wait to start building on this relationship and we’re looking forward to a successful season together.”

HMD Motorsports has been competing in the Road to Indy (RTI) since 2017 picking up numerous race wins, podiums, pole positions and track records across all three RTI ladder programs. In 2021, HMD Motorsports turned their focus towards the Indy Lights Series where they claimed 10 wins, 33 podiums and the Team Championship title.

“Having the HMD Motorsports name in IndyCar was a goal that we had set several years ago and is the first step in the overall plan for the future,” explained Mike Maurini, General Manager of HMD Motorsports. “IndyCar is experiencing major growth and HMD is able be involved at the right time for our drivers, and partners. Tying the successful Indy Lights program, and business, to an IndyCar effort gives the HMD name a ladder to the upper echelon of open wheel racing in North America. The goal is to continue to win in Indy Lights, expand and grow a commercial side of the business, and advance drivers up into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.”

The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season kicks off on the Streets of St. Petersburg February 25 – 27, 2022.

ABOUT DALE COYNE RACING
Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) is an NTT INDYCAR SERIES team based in Plainfield, IL, about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The team has participated in every season of the INDYCAR/Champ Car World Series since 1984. DCR has claimed multiple victories and podium finishes over the years, including its first win in 2009 with the late, great Justin Wilson at Watkins Glen and back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018 on the Streets of St. Petersburg with then driver Sebastien Bourdais. In 2021, the team picked up three more podium finishes and a pole position with former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean. Team owner Dale Coyne is a true racer with a long history in racing. As an Indy car driver for five years, and a team owner for nearly 40 years, he is among the most experienced team owners in the Series paddock and highly respected by his peers. Coyne is a Midwestern entrepreneur who designed and built Route 66 Raceway and would partner with Tony George and Bill France to build Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. He is also a franchisee of multiple Sonny’s BBQ restaurants. He is known for discovering and mentoring young drivers in the early stages of their career, such as current Series Champion Alex Palou.

ABOUT HMD MOTORSPORTS
HMD Motorsports is one of the premiere teams in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires program. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, the team will run five drivers in the 2022 edition of the series as look to continue to build a brand and grow. With numerous race wins and podium results through 2018 and 2019, the Illinois based program went through a complete rebrand and overhaul as they moved to the Indianapolis area. With the 2020 Indy Lights season cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, HMD Motorsports explored other avenues of racing while keeping their complete staff intact. Returning to the Road to Indy in 2021 and making their official series debut since the overhaul, HMD Motorsports was a dominant force. Adding on highly experienced personnel to a strong driver lineup, HMD Motorsports immediately became a frontrunning team with ten wins and thirty-three podiums, ultimately claiming the Team Championship title and three of the top four positions in the 2021 championship chase. A growing success, HMD Motorsports is committed to a long future in the Indy Lights Championship, as well as future growth, as the team continues to help drivers in their path to the top level of North American motorsports.

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BENJAMIN PEDERSEN SET FOR SOPHOMORE YEAR OF INDY LIGHTS WITH GLOBAL RACING GROUP AND HMD MOTORSPORTS

Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports is excited to officially announce Benjamin Pedersen’s return to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship in 2022. Returning for his sophomore season, the 22-year-old Danish driver has settled into his new residence in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is now busy preparing to be a Championship contender in the upcoming season.

In his rookie season, Pedersen started off strong with a second-place finish in the opening round at Barber Motorsports Park. Still learning the car and adjusting to the series, Pedersen returned to the top-five eight rounds later where he earned his second podium finish at Road America. After the first ten rounds of his 2021 campaign, Pedersen and his #24 entry had an average finish of seventh. In the second half of the season, Pedersen found his stride and became a challenger in the series. Finishing with four podiums and three additional top-five results, Pedersen propelled to fourth place in the championship behind his two teammates, David Malukas in second and Linus Lundqvist in third.

While Pedersen is still awaiting his first win in the Indy Lights series, he is returning to the Indy Lights program as one of the top-finishing drivers from the previous year and is sure to be up front and fighting for the championship.

“I’m very excited to get this 2022 season going,” expressed Pedersen. “We are solely focusing on our own program and have been very strong in the recent tests. We are working extremely hard to keep pushing ourselves and our goal is to go and win races and consistently be on the podium!”

Pedersen and the entire Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports operation immediately began preparing for the 2022 season, completing multiple tests at a variety of tracks in the offseason. In an effort to gain an even stronger advantage, Pedersen moved to the Indianapolis, Indiana area towards the end of the 2021 season in order to be closer to the team and the heart of the Indy Lights and NTT INDYCAR Series. Focusing on his training, Pedersen has put all his focus into preparing for the forthcoming season.

Pedersen continued, “The goal for the future is clear and I am pushing forward 100%. In the coming months we will have a variety of different partner announcements. Stay tuned!”

As the end of the year winds down and with the next season quickly approaching, HMD Motorsports will have a handful of team and driver announcements in the coming weeks.

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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DANIAL FROST JOINS HMD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2022 INDY LIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Returning for his second season in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship, Danial Frost has joined HMD Motorsports for the upcoming 2022 season. Piloting the #79 Den-Jet Dallara IL-15, Frost is the first confirmed driver for HMD Motorsports for the fast-approaching 2022 season.

Since the conclusion of the 2021 championship, Frost has joined the team at four test days, including the annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and two private team test days at Sebring International Raceway and Barber Motorsports Park. Quickly acclimatizing himself to the team, Frost and HMD Motorsports are set to be a potent pairing in what looks to be the most competitive Indy Lights field in recent history.

“The HMD Motorsports crew welcomed me with open arms, and it has been a pleasure to work with their entire team during testing,” explained Danial Frost. “My Engineer Mike Reggio and I seem to be a perfect mix as his knowledge and skill set are exactly what I need to advance my racing program. The car is a little different than what I have been used to in the past, but I am coming to grips with it and had a great test at Barber Motorsports Park earlier this week.”

Joining the Road to Indy in 2018, Frost has worked his way up the successful ladder program and has claimed three wins and sixteen podiums in his climb up the ladder. In his rookie Indy Lights season, Frost finished fifth in the championship with four podiums and three pole positions. In a strong showing of consistency, Frost has finished all but two races in his past two Road to Indy seasons. Now ready for his sophomore season in Indy Lights, Frost is preparing to battle for wins and podiums as he fights for the championship in the upcoming season.

“Danial is a talented driver and will be a threat in 2022,” added HMD General Manager Mike Maurini. “He is the first driver that we are able to confirm for next season and with his plans set, he can focus on getting every tenth of a second out of the car and himself. We look forward to working with Danial as we head into a new season of racing.”

Coming off a Team Championship title in their first season in Indy Lights, HMD Motorsports is preparing for another successful year in 2022. While Frost is the first confirmed driver in the team’s lineup, HMD Motorsports has been hard at work finalizing the team roster and will be making additional announcements in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from HMD Motorsports.

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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INDY LIGHTS TEAM CHAMPIONS BRING FIVE DRIVERS TO CHRIS GRIFFIS TEST THIS WEEKEND

With the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship in the rearview mirror, HMD Motorsports is shaking things up for the annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this coming weekend. Returning to the series with a full lineup, HMD Motorsports will run five entries at the annual test.

Returning to the team will be Manuel Sulaiman in the #59 entry and Benjamin Pedersen in the #24. After joining the team late in the season, Sulaiman competed in the final three events of 2021 and earned a best finish of sixth at Portland International Raceway. Pedersen, returning in the Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports entry, finished fourth in his rookie Indy Lights season with six podiums and a best finish of second at both Barber Motorsports Park and Road America. One of the strongest drivers in the second half of the season, Pedersen will be a threat for race wins, additional podium results and the illusive Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title in 2022.

HMD Motorsports will also enter Danial Frost in the #79 and Christian Bogle in the #7. After both competing in Indy Lights with different outfits this past season, the two drivers are now joining HMD Motorsports for the upcoming test. In his rookie season, Frost claimed four podiums, three of which he finished second. Bogle, who made the jump up from USF2000 – bypassing Indy Pro 2000 – used his rookie season in Indy Lights to settle in to the much more powerful Dallara IL-15 and will now be focused on improving his results with the newest Indy Lights Team Champions.

In the final entry will be Road to Indy newcomer Ernie Francis, Jr. in the #99 machine. While new to the Road to Indy and Indy Lights program, Francis has a wide variety of past racing history. In 2021 he competed in three separate series – Trans Am presented by Pirelli Championship, FR Americas powered by Honda and the Camping World SRX. Made possible by the Force Indy Race Team, Francis will test an HMD Motorsports prepared Dallara as an evaluation for a potential program in 2022.

Only four weeks since the season ended, HMD Motorsports is working full steam ahead on their 2022 driver lineup and pre-season testing program. After claiming the Team Championship and finishing second, third and fourth in the Driver Championship, HMD Motorsports is looking to capitalize on this past season and put together and even stronger 2022 season.

This weekend’s testing will take place on the 14-turn road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alongside the entire Road to Indy ladder program, drivers will have over four and a half hours of on-track testing over the course of two days.

While on-track sessions for the Chris Griffis Memorial Test officially begin on Saturday, the weekend will kick off with seven hours of INDYCAR Award testing on Friday. After finishing second in the 2021 Indy Lights Championship, HMD Motorsports driver David Malukas, earned a series-sponsored INDYCAR test with a top team.

Chris Griffis Memorial Test Weekend Schedule
Friday, October 29th
9:00am – 12:00pm        INDYCAR Award Testing
1:00pm – 5:00pm          INDYCAR Award Testing 

Saturday, October 30th
10:00am – 10:45am      Test 1
1:30pm – 2:15pm          Test 2
4:30pm – 5:15pm          Test 3

Sunday, October 31st
10:00am – 10:45am      Test 4
1:30pm – 2:15pm          Test 5
4:30pm – 5:15pm          Test 6

Please be sure to follow HMD Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @HMDMotorsports. For more information on HMD Motorsports visit HMDMotorsports.com or email [email protected] To stay up to date with Global Racing Group, follow @GlobalRacingGroup on Instagram and @GRGInfo on Twitter and Facebook or visit GlobalRacingGroup.com.

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