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Team Pelfrey

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Team principal(s)  Dale Pelfrey
Former series  IndyCar Series
Base  Clearwater, Florida Indianapolis, Indiana
Current series  Indy Lights Pro Mazda Championship U.S. F2000 National Championship
Noted drivers  Indy Lights: 2. Juan Piedrahita 3. Patricio O'Ward
Drivers' Championships  3: Pro Mazda Championship

Team Pelfrey is an American racing team in the Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, and U.S. F2000 National Championship series. The team is owned by Dale Pelfrey.

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Indy Racing League 1998-2000

John Paul, Jr. replaced Danny Ongais as driver for the 1998 Indianapolis 500 due to Ongais crashing and suffering a concussion. Paul Jr. finished seventh and led the race. Robby Unser drove for Pelfrey in 1999. Lyn St. James failed to qualify for the 1999 Indianapolis 500 due to rain on the final qualifying day and a backup car accident. The team was put up for auction on eBay in June 1999. The high bid was $1,500,300 and did not meet the reserve of $3 million. Sarah Fisher raced for the team at Texas Motor Speedway in 1999. Billy Boat drove for Pelfrey after being unable to fund his own team for the 2000 Indy Racing League season. Boat wrecked his Pelfrey primary car for the 2000 Indianapolis 500, but would qualify driving for A. J. Foyt Enterprises.

USF2000 and Pro Mazda

The team returned to racing in the 2011 Star Mazda Championship with driver Nick Andries. Jack Hawksworth won the 2012 Star Mazda Championship. Pelfrey would join the U.S. F2000 National Championship in 2015. Santiago Urrutia won the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship. Both series teams underwent a leadership change in May 2016, with Dale Pelfrey taking over operations from Nigel Tuckey. Aaron Telitz won the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship over teammate Patricio O'Ward. Team Pelfrey's USF2000 and Pro Mazda teams moved from Pompano Beach, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana in late 2016. The team is located at TKM Inc. under Thomas Knapp.

2016

Team Pelfrey purchased 8 Star Motorsports and entered two cars in the 2016 Indy Lights series. Felix Rosenqvist tested with the team at Palm Beach International Raceway, but would later sign with Belardi Auto Racing. Juan Piedrahita became the team's full-time driver, with Scott Hargrove running several races. Garett Grist moved up from Pro Mazda for the road course races starting at Road America, replacing Hargrove. Piedrahita left the team after Toronto and Sean Rayhall joined for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

2017

Juan Piedrahita rejoined Team Pelfrey for the 2017 Indy Lights season. Patricio O'Ward joined the team for St. Petersburg and finished third in race two.

References

Team Pelfrey Wikipedia


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