2008 Dallara Andersen Racing IndyLights news, pictures, and information
AboutAndersen Racing strives to provide the best and most comprehensive training possible for future open-wheel superstars while giving its marketing partners media exposure and hospitality opportunities at some of the most prestigious events in North America.
The team provides a unique, three-step program utilizing multiple entries in three different formula car support series:
• the F2000 Championship (webcast)
• Star Mazda (televised on SPEED)
• Firestone Indy Lights (televised on ESPN2)
|Engine : 3.5 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 420 hp
Andersen Racing is the official development team of Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR). RLR competes in both the IndyCar Series and in American Le Mans Series endurance sports car races. RLR is owned by racing superstar Bobby Rahal and late-night talk show host David Letterman.
Andersen Racing's F2000 team is the official factory team of Van Diemen, the most successful chassis in that series' history.
In 2008 Andersen Racing will field multiple entries in 42 races in 19 states and provinces at some of the best facilities on the continent, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Andersen Racing's principals, brother Dan and John Andersen, have extensive experience in series administration as well as team management. They've worked wîth many of today's top open-wheel stars, including several Indy 500 winners. They also understand the sport from a family perspective, as both of Dan Andersen's children raced in the past. Dan's son, Mike Andersen, is a three-time SCCA Formula Continental national champion.
Andersen Racing is headquartered at Andersen RacePark, an 18-acre facility it owns in Palmetto, Fla. that includes a 1-mile test track. This also showcases the team's efforts to always go one step beyond its competition, as even most teams in racing's major leagues do not own their own testing facility.
Ownership of a test track in sunny Florida greatly enhances Andersen Racing's testing program. Other teams in various series may rent the track for testing as the track's schedule permits. Andersen RacePark also hosts an active karting community. More information on the track is available at andersenracepark.com.
Andersen Racing is sponsored by Allied Building Products Corp.Source - Andersen Racing
J.R. Hildebrand2008: Competing in rookie season in Indy Pro Series competition driving for RLR/Andersen Racing. Passed Indy Pro Series rookie test in Nashville, Tenn., in February; joined RLR/Andersen Racing in March.
2007: Finished seventh overall in Champ Car Atlantic wîth Newman Wachs Racing; top Ú.S. rookie.
2006: Overall champion of the Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 series wîth 12 victories and 11 poles in 14 races driving for Cape Motorsports. Set records for most consecutive victories in a season at seven, most victories in a season wîth 12, most poles in a season wîth 11, and most laps led in a season in the series' 17-year history.
2005: Team ÚSA Scholarship winner; third overall in Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Cup in England wîth three podiums and one DNF. Finished second overall and was rookie of the year in the Pacific F2000 Series: Zetec Formula Ford wîth PR1 Motorsports. Had two victories, nine podiums and 10 top-fives in only 12 races.
2004: Overall champion and Rookie of the Year in the SCCA Formula Russell Championship Series. Won seven races and was on the podium 11 times. Scored a total of 13 top-fives and 15 top-10s in 19 races. Also competed in the Red Bull driver search. Was one of 12 to make the final cut, but had mechanical problems in the last two rounds. Also competed in two Skip Barber Regional Series races at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, running in the top five in a mixed championship/expert group in both races and earning two class victories.
2003: Overall winner at the Jim Russell Graduate Runoffs, earning a free year of racing in the SCCA Formula Russell Championship Series for 2004 in the Russell Formula Mazda cars.
2002-2003: Karting experience; Jim Russell Sprint Arrive-and-Drive Champion; second in Junior 80cc shifter karts.Source - Andersen Racing
Herrington Joins RLR/Andersen Racing For Rest of Firestone Indy Lights SeasonDaniel Herrington plans to take his oval test at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday and then compete in the four remaining Firestone Indy Lights races this year wîth RLR/Andersen Racing, team co-owner Dan Andersen said today.
Herrington, who has competed in nine Firestone Indy Lights races over the last two years, replaces Andrew Prendeville, who left the team to pursue other opportunities. Prendeville's older brother, Doug, will continue to drive for the Palmetto, Fla.-based team in the F2000 Championship Series.
'Andrew gave our team its first podium finish in the Firestone Indy Lights Series last year, and we wish him the best,' Andersen §äid. 'Although Daniel hasn't been in any oval Indy Lights races yet, he finished second at Milwaukee in a Star Mazda race in 2006. We expect him to pass his rookie oval test quickly, and we'll field cars for both him and J.R. Hildebrand at the Kentucky race on Aug. 9.'
The Kentucky 100 Firestone Indy Lights race supports the IndyCar Series' Mei jer Indy 300 that Saturday night at the 1.5-mile oval in Sparta, Ky.
RLR/Andersen Racing's program for Hildebrand, who drives the Allied Building Products No. 25, remains unchanged. Hildebrand is currently fourth in the championship's point standings, and RLR/Andersen Racing is fourth in that series' entrant standings. Andersen Racing also leads the current point standings in the Star Mazda Championship wîth Charles Hall, as well as the F2000 Championship wîth Anders Krohn.
Herrington competed in five Firestone Indy Lights races last year wîth SpeedWorks and four races this year wîth Michael Crawford Motorsports. He has four top-10 finishes in those nine races and one top-five, as he finished third in the second half of the Watkins Glen doubleheader last year in Watkins Glen, N.Y. He was running at the finish in all but one event.
In between driving in occasional events this year, he's been serving as a spotter for IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.
Herrington finished tenth in the Star Mazda Championship in 2006, recording a victory at Houston and two seconds to take that series' points lead until he was forced to withdraw after an accident ate up the bulk of his budget. He competed in Formula BMW ÚSA in 2005. He won the Expert Series in the Skip Barber Eastern Regional Series in 2004, and the SO class championship in the NASA Spec E-30 series in 2003. He has also competed in selected Grand-Am KONI Challenge sports car races.
'I raced against Andersen Racing in Formula Mazda in 2006 when I ran half a season wîth AIM Autosport,' Herrington §äid. 'I stayed in touch wîth Dan Andersen ever since then, but I haven't had the opportunity to work wîth them until this opportunity occurred.
'I know how hard they work, and they've had some good results,' Herrington §äid. 'The Kentucky race will be my first time on a big oval, although I got second at Milwaukee in a Star Mazda race. I competed in the Lights races at Mid-Ohio last weekend, and we had some good speed there. I've never raced at Infineon or Chicagoland either, but I'm hoping we'll do well. The biggest thing I want to do is to learn as much as I can and get as much experience as I can.'
A native of Baltimore, Herrington turned 22 on July 12. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. He will begin his senior year as an engineering student at North Carolina State Úniversity the week before the Infineon doubleheader.
Herrington's Web site is at danielherrington.com. The team's Web sites are at andersenracingteam.com and andersenracepark.com. The series' Web site is at indycar.com/indylights.
RLR/Andersen Racing is sponsored by Allied Building Products Corp.
About Allied Building Products Corp.:
Allied Building Products Corp., headquartered in East Rutherford, N.J., is one of the largest roofing and siding distributors in the Únited States. Founded in 1950 wîth five employees and two trucks, today it is a $1.8 billion building material distribution company wîth over 3,500 employees, more than 200 branches in 30 states, well over one million square feet of office and warehouse space, and an inventory of approximately 85,000 products, from residential roofing and siding to doors, windows, waterproofing, manufactured stone, interior products and commercial roofing systems. For more information see alliedbuilding.com.
About Andersen Racing:
Andersen Racing strives to provide the best and most comprehensive training possible for future open-wheel superstars while giving its marketing partners media exposure and hospitality opportunities at some of the most prestigious events in North America. It provides a unique, three-step program utilizing multiple entries in three different series: the F2000 Championship (webcast), Star Mazda (televised on SPEED) and Firestone Indy Lights (televised on ESPN2). In 2008 it will field multiple entries in 42 races in 19 states and provinces at some of the best facilities on the continent, including the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Andersen Racing's principals, brother Dan and John Andersen, have extensive experience in series administration as well as team management. They've worked wîth many of today's top open-wheel stars, including several Indy 500 winners.
Andersen Racing is sponsored by Allied Building Products Corp. It is the official development team of Rahal Letterman Racing, which competes in the IndyCar Series. In addition, its F2000 team is also the official factory team of Van Diemen. The team is headquartered at Andersen RacePark, an 18-acre facility in Palmetto, Fla. that includes a 1-mile test track.Source - Andersen Racing
|Honda Chases 10Th Consecutive Indy Triumph|
|05/21/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. An accomplished 16-driver lineup, including two previous race winners and 11 graduates of open-wheel training-ground series, make up the Honda-powered effort for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, as the company seeks its 10th consecutive '500' victory – and fourth-in-a-row with engine-manufacturer competition. In 2012, Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti scored his third Indy triumph in a thrilling battle to the finish with fellow Honda drivers Takuma S...[Read more...]|
|Firestone Returns As Presenting Sponsor of RRDC Evening With Brian Redman in Long Beach|
|The Firestone brand will return as presenting sponsor of the Road Racing Drivers Club's fifth annual West Coast banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. This year, on Thursday, April 18, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 'RRDC Evening with Brian Redman presented by Firestone' will highlight the career of one of the sport's most popular, talented and successful race-car drivers. This is the Firestone brand's fourth straight year as a supporter of the...[Read more...]|
|A MAD MARCH FOR MAZDA MOTORSPORTS|
|-- 15 Races in Seven Series at Three Race Tracks in Two States in One Month -- March 1, 2013 (IRVINE, Calif.) Mazda is ramping up the 2013 professional racing season with their usual hectic month of March, starting with races on March 1st in Austin, Texas, before two busy weekends in Florida. For Mazda, racing is not just a single series, but the majority of all sports car and open wheel road-racing classes in North America. 2013 highlights on the professional level will include: ...[Read more...]|
|THE VIPER GTS-R IS BACK IN 2012|
|•Two identical SRT Viper GTS-R race cars will compete in this weekend's American Le Mans Series event at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. •The driver lineup for Petit Le Mans: Tommy Kendall and Marc Goossens will be joined by Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra Viper GTS-R. Dominik Farnbacher and Kuno Wittmer will share driving duties with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 91 Hewlett Packard Viper GTS-R. •This is the first on-track, factory-based participation for the SRT Viper GTS-R...[Read more...]|
|DP Season Championship Hangs in Balance; GT Champions Crowned|
|The track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca felt more like a boxing ring as the gloves came off for the penultimate race of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. From the drop of the green flag, through most of the race, teams were in full combat mode as the series championship title remained within grasping reach of several. Spectacular conditions at the track only served to enhance the fan enjoyment of the two hour and 45 minute sprint race for the 10 Daytona Prototypes and 17 Grand Touring ...[Read more...]|
|View more Indy Lights / IndyPro vehicles|
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2008|
|Alfa Romeo 8C Spider|
|Audi R8 GT3|
|Audi R8 Razor|
|Audi R8 V12 TDI Concept|
|Other models by Dallara|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio|