Andretti Autosport St. Petersburg Race Prebrief
 March 13, 2020| 
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INDY LIGHTS PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES

TRACK FACTS

FORMAT:

Temporary street course

LENGTH:

1.8-mile

TURNS:

14

TRACK SURFACE:

Concrete and asphalt with an airport runway

KEY FACTORS:

First race with the Cockpit Frontal Protection [CFP] device, a safety feature centered on the cockpit of the car, designed to deflect debris away from the cockpit and driver.

THINGS TO WATCH:

  • Robert Megennis returns to Andretti Autosport for a sophomore season and hopes to finish what he started on the streets of St. Pete in 2019 after acontact that took the No. 27 machine out of contention.
  • 2019 Indy Pro 2000 Champion Kyle Kirkwood joins Andretti Autosport for his rookie season and looks to be the first driver to capture all three Road to Indy championships.
  • Danial Frost will make his Indy Lights debut this weekend at St. Pete and looks to stand on the podium as he did in 2019 with now teammate, Kyle Kirkwood, in Indy Pro 2000.
  • Tristan Charpentier will round out the team's St. Pete Indy Lights roster for 2020, Charpentier will again join the team for races at Barber and the IMS Road Course.

 

No. 27 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DALLARA

ST. PETE INDY LIGHTS HISTORY

STARTS

BEST START

BEST FINISH

2

3 (2019, R2)

6 (2019, R1)

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING

N/A

"St. Pete is one of my favorite events of the year. With it being our first event of the season, there’s always so much hype to get everything underway and get back to racing. I feel as though we’ve only made gains through the offseason and I’m heading into this year more prepared than I’ve ever been."

 

No. 28 ROAD TO INDY / COOPER TIRES / CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS CLUB DALLARA

ST. PETE INDY LIGHTS HISTORY

STARTS

BEST START

BEST FINISH

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING

N/A

"I have been looking forward to St. Pete since the end of last season and it’s finally here. We’ve been very strong throughout testing and have found some new tools with the car to utilize. St. Pete is always a great track to start at. It’s one of my favorites in this year's roster and I consider it my home track since it’s only a couple hours from where I grew up. Andretti has been a powerhouse team in Indy Lights and I am looking forward to carrying their legacy and success along."

 

No. 48 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DALLARA

ST. PETE INDY LIGHTS HISTORY

STARTS

BEST START

BEST FINISH

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING

N/A

"I feel quite impatient and excited to discover what it is like to drive on a street course and race for the first time in the U.S. It will be a new experience for me and I am really looking forward to it. I am ready to achieve good results there."

 

No. 68 DEN-JET DALLARA

ST. PETE INDY LIGHTS HISTORY

STARTS

BEST START

BEST FINISH

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

ROOKIE

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING

N/A

"I’m super excited for the 2020 season. I’ll be giving it my all and targeting for top results coming into the first round of the championship at St. Pete. I’m happy that I’ll be able to be compete against the best up and coming drivers on the final step of the Road to Indy ladder. Once again, I’d like to thank Andretti Autosport and DEN-JET for this opportunity. I look forward to see what we’re able to produce this week."


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