Autosportradio.com guests for Tuesday May 9th, 2017

    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     
          Conor Daly                                                                                                        

“I’ve been at Indy car races since my birth, so it’s a dream come true. It’s been crazy. It has been so tough. There have been a lot of moments were I have considered what else can I do. I can forget about all that stuff now. I can look forward and not look back. I want to compete every weekend for a top 10. I have no doubt we can do that and we should have a good shot at doing that.”

Conor’s on track accomplishments include…
Joins AJ Foyt Racing for his second full season in Verizon IndyCar Series competition.
Has wins in both Star Mazda (now Pro Mazda) and Indy Lights competition and won the 2010 Pro Mazda title
Has tested an F1 car for Force India. Won at Barcelona in GP3 and was the inaugural MRF Challenge Series champion in India.
And off track…

A second-generation race driver, Conor is the son of Derek Daly, who reached the pinnacle of the sport, competing in Formula 1 and Indy cars for well over a decade. His mother, Beth Boles, won a Novice Jet Ski World title in 1990 and his stepfather J. Douglas Boles is the president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Conor is always available to make appearances and has been a frequent site at most anything to do with or to benefit IndyCar.

                                                                                                
                                                                                                                Oliver Askew
                        
Oliver is a professional racing driver who has consistently proven he is ready to tackle the challenges of the Mazda Road to Indy.
As a first-generation racer, Oliver continually demonstrates his fresh approach to the business of winning is setting a new standard in motorsports. Oliver’s success with the handful of car racing and testing opportunities secured is astonishing. The ability to adapt quickly to new challenges whilst delivering strong performances is something often desired but seldom delivered by young drivers.
You are invited to be a part of Oliver’s journey by following on social media and supporting the many that have supported him along way

Career stats and interests…

Hobbies: Guitar/music, training, karting, mountain biking, basketball
Racing Goal: To Become a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver
Racing Hero: Dan Wheldon
Fitness: Personal training at Coastal Performance
Interesting Note: My mom is from Sweden. Racing does not run in the family.
 
 
RACING HISTORY
 
2016: Won the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca which earned him a ride in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda…. was a Team USA Scholarship recipient, finishing second in the Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final at Silverstone, England… also finished on the podium in two of three races at Brands Hatch… claimed the Florida Winter Tour Championship (Sr. Karting).
 
2015: Earned the U.S. Open Senior MAX Championship… also claimed the European BNL Rotax Challenge Senior MAX Championship… made his car racing debut in the Formula Masters China Series earning four top-10 finishes in six races.
 
2014: Took the Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Senior MAX Championship… member of Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Spain.
 
2013: Won the Rotax MAX Challenge Senior MAX National Championship… earned the Rotax MAX Challenge Pan-American Senior MAX Championship… took third place in Senior MAX at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in New Orleans.
 
2012:  Won the Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Junior championship… member of Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal.
 
2011:  Won the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Junior title… represented the United States at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in the UAE.
 
2003: Began karting at age 7.