Peter Dempsey Joins Team Moore Racing for GP of Houston
 October 1, 2013| 
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Pittsboro, Ind. – When one door closes, another opens, and that is certainly the case for Firestone Indy Lights driver Peter Dempsey.  Following the news that Belardi Auto Racing would not run him at the final two races, Team Moore Racing opened the door for Dempsey to compete at the Grand Prix of Houston this weekend. Dempsey will pilot the No. 2 TMR / Global Tubing / ALS Association car alongside longtime competitor and friend, Conor Daly.  This weekend’s street course will be the first time the Irishman and his Irish-American colleague will debut as teammates.

“I could not be happier to be joining Team Moore Racing for the Houston race,” said Dempsey.  “TMR, Mark Moore and Tom Wood are proven multiple race winners in the Firestone Indy Lights series, and I am heading to Houston with great confidence that I am surrounded by the right people.  I’m also really looking forward to having Conor Daly as my teammate for the weekend.  We are friends off the track and competitors on the track, so I think we will work really well together and hopefully be in the position to reward TMR with the results they deserve.

“Team Moore Racing is giving me the opportunity to keep my title fight alive, and for that, I will always be thankful.  I’d really like to thank all of my team sponsors along with my personal sponsors for making this all come together.”

Team Moore Racing will welcome three new sponsors for this weekend’s event, Global Tubing, RUS Industrial, and the ALS Association.

“We are really looking forward to the Houston race,” stated Co-Owner Mark Moore.  “We have wanted to put Peter [Dempsey] in one of cars for a long time now. This is going to be a very exciting race with Peter and Conor [Daly] as teammates. It just doesn’t get any better than that!”

“Mark [Moore] and I are really happy we were able to get Peter into the No. 2 TMR / Global Tubing / ALS Association car for Houston,” added Co-owner Tom Wood.  “Peter has proven how fast he is throughout the season.  We’re looking forward to a great show.”

Dempsey currently lies fifth in the championship and is one of five drivers vying for the championship title and coveted $1 million scholarship towards an IndyCar drive in 2014.  His new partnership with TMR, who concluded last season with one pole position, two wins, four podiums, and third in the championship, could very well be a winning combination to boost his chances at the title.

This will be IndyCar’s first return to the 1.7-mile street circuit of Houston since 2007.  The 10-turn course incorporates Houston landmarks Reliant Stadium, the Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Arena.  The first practice of the weekend will take place at 10:25am EST on Friday, October 4 followed by a second practice session at 3:00pm EST.  Qualifying will commence at 9:35am EST on Saturday, October 5 with the race to follow at 1:30pm EST.  Coverage of the race will be shown at 4:00pm on Sunday, October 6 EST on NBC Sports Network. To follow Peter’s progress, please go to and

About Global Tubing: Global Tubing was formed in April 2007 to meet growing worldwide demand for coiled tubing products and related services. Comprised of some of the best, most experienced people in the industry, Global Tubing combines advanced technology and unmatched service to create customer value second to none. Global Tubing manufactures the widest selection of coiled tubing in the industry. Sizes range from 3/4-inch to 5-inch OD, with wall thicknesses from 0.087 to 0.337 inches. Complete coiled tubing design, milling, testing, service and customer asset management are done in-house to ensure the highest possible quality and service.

About RUS Industrial, LLC: RUS Industrial, LLC (“RUS”) is based in Channelview, Texas just east of Houston.  Formerly known as Rig-Up Services, RUS is a turn-key provider of electrical, fabrication and coatings products and services for industrial, oilfield and energy customers worldwide.

About The ALS Association: The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The ALS Association covers all the bases to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure.

About Team Moore Racing: Mark Moore and Tom Wood formed Team Moore Racing in February of 2007 and won their first Firestone Indy Lights race with Pablo Donoso at Infineon Raceway in 2008.  Moore has more than 35 years of racing experience in all levels of the sport while Wood is a successful businessman who is the chairman and managing director of Xtreme Coil, an oil drilling corporation that is on the cutting edge of technology. Wood made 21 starts in Firestone Indy Lights as a driver from 2002-2007, recording seven top-five finishes.  Over the years, TMR has competed with an impressive stable of drivers including Jonathan Klein, Dillon Battistini, Jeff Simmons, Pablo Donoso, Andrew Prendeville, Adrian Campos, Jr., Victor Garcia, David Ostella and Gustavo Yacaman, Jr., and most notably, James Hinchcliffe, who finished 2nd in the 2010 Championship and the went on to be IndyCar’s 2011 Rookie Driver of the Year.  James then secured a full time IndyCar ride with Andretti Autosport in the Go Daddy car.  For more information, please go to

About Peter Dempsey: Peter Dempsey is a racecar driver from Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland best known for his win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was the closest ever finish in the history of the speedway (.0026 second margin of victory).  He is also known for being one of only two drivers to win the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy three times.  Peter is currently the only Irish-born driver to be competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series ladder.  After a successful motorsports debut in Europe with his father’s racing team Cliff Dempsey Racing, Peter moved his career to the U.S.A. in 2008 where he has been climbing the Mazda Road to Indy ladder ever since.  Peter is currently racing in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, the third step in the Mazda Road to Indy development program, and is just one step below his ultimate goal, the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indy 500.  For more information, please go to

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