Darren is a British motor racing driver who has raced in the IRL and IndyCar Series for Chip Ganassi Racing, Dreyer and Reinbold Racing and A.J. Foyt Racing.
After retiring from driving he went to the Eat Coast and started an business. Wasn’t long before the urge to get back to racing in some form they sold the business and returned to Indy where he built an simulator school. And I mean HE built the unit by himself.
The simulator is used by not only by teams and drivers, but companies use the simulators for their own entertainment. Darren has also mentored drivers and is currently driver coach for Indy Lights driver Dalton Kellett driving for Andretti Autosport.
Dalton has two goals in mind entering his third season driving for Andretti Autosport in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship: be consistent and minimize mistakes.
The 24-year-old from Toronto ended his sophomore season 12th in the standings, just behind teammate Ryan Norman. The driver of the No. 28 K-Line Insulation Mazda/Dallara IL-15 believes he can be in championship contention this season. He’ll get a barometer of where he stands when all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy test at Homestead-Miami Speedway from Friday through Monday.
“The data from the last few years shows that championships are won by consistently placing yourself in the top five,” Kellett said. “So, on my end, I am looking to improve overall performance and eliminate little mistakes that led to lost positions during races.”
Kellett had his share of highs 2017, including podium finishes on two ovals (Indianapolis, Iowa). He acknowledged that he left a lot on the table on the road and street courses, where his best finish came in Race 1 at Barber Motorsports Park in April, when he finished sixth.
“On the ovals we were pretty quick,” he said. “Those two finishes were great to have.