Belardi Auto Racing Hoping for Victory Lane Return At Indy
 May 23, 2019| 
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Belardi Advance Freedom 100 2019

Speedway, Ind. – Belardi Auto Racing will once again compete in the main event on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires calendar – the Freedom 100. Victory in the Freedom 100 has come twice before for Belardi Auto Racing, and the team is hoping to be able to replicate those victories in 2019.

Rookie to the Indy Lights series, Lucas Kohl, will be making his first appearance in the race starting from the fifth position. Kohl was able to work on his racecar during the series test on the oval as well as practice and feels that they have a balanced car capable of getting to the front.

“I’m happy to have qualified top five, I feel like we have a good racecar for tomorrow. It’s going to be a long race so my focus is too stay with the front pack and see how it goes from there and hopefully we can get to the front quick,” said Lucas Kohl

A late addition to the Belardi Auto Racing team for the Freedom 100 will be Belardi veteran Aaron Telitz. Telitz has not been in an Indy Lights machine for eight months and was quickly up to speed and comfortable in the No. 4 car. Telitz will begin his quest for the Freedom 100 trophy from the sixth position.

“After not being in an Indy Lights car for eight months I am extremely happy with where we ended up. I knew the team would have a stable car for me to jump into and help make me comfortable going 200 plus mph. We didn’t have a lot of track time obviously, but I know our car is good in traffic and I will be looking to go to the front on Friday,” said Aaron Telitz.

Back for a second go at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is Chris Windom in the Belardi Auto Racing partnered with Jonathan Byrd Racing No. 17, sponsored by NOS Energy Drink. Windom was unable to participate in Last year’s Freedom 100 due to a crash in testing and is looking to make a splash in his first ever Indy Lights race.

“I’m feeling very confident in our No. 17 ride in traffic, which will be huge for tomorrow starting from the 10th position. I want to go out and save my equipment in the beginning stages of the race and then push it from there. The entire Belardi Auto Racing crew has been great getting me to the point I’m at now and helping me feel comfortable and I can’t wait to get the Freedom 100 going,” said Chris Windom.

The 2019 Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires goes green on May 24th at 1:05pm, with 40 laps scheduled to be run around the 2.5-mile oval. You can catch the action live on NBCSN with coverage starting at 12:45pm.    

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