2008 Dallara Guthrie Racing IndyLights news, pictures, and information
About Guthrie RacingGuthrie Racing started in 2006 and is owned by 1997 Indy Racing League (IRL) 'Rookie of the Year' honoree Jim Guthrie. Jim won in Phoenix that year and was an original driver when the IRL was formed. He raced for several years in the IRL before redirecting his focus towards his business, Car Crafters ( a vehicle collision repair business based out of team head quarters Albuquerque NM), and is now managing the career of his 19 year old son, Sean. This is the teams second year in Indy Pro Series competition, winning twice in 2006.
Jim Guthrie was born on September 13, 1961 in Gadsden, Alabama. His racing career started at the age of 10 wîth motocross and then moving on to road racing motorcycles. He began racing professionally in 1985 competing in a Mazda. Jim finished third in the Hooters F2000 Pro Series in 1994 and again in 1995 in the Toyota Atlantic Series before going on to win the IndyCar series trophy at the Phoenix International Raceway, as well as, Rookie of the Year in 1997.Source - Guthrie Racing
Sean GuthrieSean Guthrie was born on April 18, 1988 in Albuquerque, NM. His racing career began at the age of 6 when he began competing in Pee Wee Motocross. At the age of 8, Sean began his Karting career, winning more than 80 feature races and four regional races including the SuperKarts ÚSA Long Track national championship in 2003.
Now Sean was ready to climb into his first open wheel race car. In 2004, he competed in SCCA Formula Ford, recording two regional victories and one national, winning the pole and race in his debut at Pikes Peak.
In 2005, Guthrie recorded three top ten finishes, including a third at Pikes Peak, as a rookie in Star Mazda.
The following year Sean competed in five Indy Pro Series races wîth Guthrie Racing. He made his debut in the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just five weeks after his 18th birthday finishing in 11th place.
In 2007, Sean competed in his first full season in the Indy Pro Series finishing 14th while driving for Guthrie Racing and Playa del Racing. He recorded a season best fourth place finish at Milwaukee and a season best third at Iowa. Finished top ten in Chicago and Kentucky, and finished very well at the Indy Road coarse races, Mid-Ohio, and at Infineon. He is lòòking towards a winning a year in 2008.
Source - Guthrie Racing
Logan GomezLogan Gomez was born on December 16, 1988 in Crown Point, Indiana. He Began racing BMX bikes at age 6, winning the Ú.S. Gold Cup National Championship. At the age of 9, Gomez began karting, going on to win SKÚSA Great Lakes Region championship (Formula 80 Jr. Shifter karts) on the strength of six victories in 2003. Two years later Gomez earned first place in 125 shifter karts at both the World Karting Association Daytona 'Kart Week' and the Super Karts ÚSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas.
In 2006, he made his Indy Pro Series debut in the Liberty Challenge on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at age 17 years, 6 months, driving for Guthrie Racing. The following year, Gomez finished seventh in Indy Pro series driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He recorded his first career victory in the season finale at Chicagoland, beating champion Alex Lloyd to the finish line by 0.0005 of a second in the closest finish in series history. It has since been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the closest margin victory in a car race. Gomez will be returning to the team that gave him his first taste of the Indy Pro Series, racing for Guthrie Racing in 2008.Source - Guthrie Racing
GUTHRIE RACING TIES BEST FINISH OF THE YEAR AT MID-OHIOGuthrie Racing's Franck Perera started and finished second in the first of two races at the fabled Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Firestone Indy Lights. The second place finish ties Guthrie Racing's highest finish of the 2008 season.
'It feels good to get a solid finish for the Guthrie Racing team,' said Perera, who set the second fastest lap of the race. 'This is good for the team, and that's what it is all about.'
Perera began to gain on pole sitter Raphael Matos, but without a yellow the Frenchman was unable to get close enough to make the pass for the win.
'We really needed a yellow to have a shot at overtaking Matos,' said Perera. 'I'm running the Lights to learn, and get back into the IndyCar Series like I started the '08 season. Today was a good learning day.'
Perera's second place is a continuance of the strong July that Guthrie Racing has been having up to this point. Perera will start third in race two tomorrow.
'We have been posting solid results this month, and I'm really proud of all my guys,' said Jim Guthrie, owner of Guthrie Racing. 'Today's race was a major step forward for the 55 team, now we need to get our other cars up there on the podium as well.'
Sean Guthrie drove his No.4 Car Crafters machine to a 13th place finish after starting 17th on the 2.25 mile road course.
'I would have liked to have a better result today, but we brought the car home in one piece and that's what matters wîth another race tomorrow,' said Guthrie. 'I'm learning a lot about road courses through this series, and I am really starting to get a good grip on them. Tomorrow will be another tough race, but I'm lòòking forward to it.'
Logan Gomez and Robbie Pecorari retired early due to mechanical problems. Gomez will start 20th and Pecorari will start 22nd in tomorrows round of the Mid-Ohio double header.Source - Guthrie Racing
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