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    • Team News
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    • Team News

SPENCER PIGOT

(Verizon IndyCar Series Driver, 2015 Indy Lights champion):
“The Mazda Road to Indy has been vital for my development as a driver. It's safe to say I wouldn't be going into the Verizon IndyCar Series without the experience and support I gained from each level. Each car teaches you something new and racing at the same tracks as IndyCar throughout my Mazda Road to Indy career will only help my transition. It’s the place to be for anyone trying to make it to IndyCar..”

CHARLIE KIMBALL

(Verizon IndyCar Series Driver, Indy Lights graduate):
“The Mazda Road to Indy is such a big part of the success of the IndyCar Series, and Indy Lights will be in very capable hands with Dan Andersen and his team in charge. As a graduate of the program myself, I know first-hand the impact of the learning experiences in Indy Lights as young drivers transition to IndyCar. The Series will only benefit from Dan’s vision and leadership as he helps continue to grow the ladder system.”

TRISTAN VAUTIER

(2012 Indy Lights champion):
“It’s a very good thing. I think Andersen has done an outstanding job in USF2000 and Pro Mazda. These ladder series are the reason America is the place for young drivers to be. I’m happy that it will continue to be the case for Indy Lights.”

JAMES HINCHCLIFFE

(Verizon IndyCar Series Driver, Indy Lights graduate):
“I think it’s a great move. The series has been tremendously successful up to this point, but at the same time Dan (Andersen) has done a lot with USF2000, and now that’s he’s taken over Pro Mazda, it makes a lot of sense, in the same way that all these series are a part of the INDYCAR ladders system, all the junior categories can now be controlled by the same entity. I think that’s a strong business move and a strong marketing move, and hopefully, ultimately will help attract young drivers and help graduate them up through the ranks. I’ve got a lot of time for Dan, I raced against him in Star Mazda, and I see what he’s done with the series now and it’s been very positive. I think this is great news for Indy Lights, and hopefully we can see the resurgence that the series deserves.”

BOBBY RAHAL

(Co-owner, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing):
“I’m pleased that Dan (Andersen) has taken it over because Graham (Rahal) drove for them in Star Mazda years ago, and I’ve come to know them as hugely energetic and supportive of racing, especially in the junior categories, so I think the right guy is involved. Being a team owner and businessman, he has perspective from many sides.”

JF THORMANN

(Executive Vice President and COO, Andretti Autosport):
“Dan (Andersen) has the passion for the Mazda Road to Indy. He really listens to the team owners. With Dan’s leadership, I’ve liked what I’ve seen and heard so far.”