The Autosportradio.com 2018 Show presented by Honda and HPD, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Verizon IndyCar Series and the SVRA will stream live on Tuesday September 25th live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 No High School Road.. beginning at 7PM ET.
Brendyn “Tyce” Carlson (born in Indianapolis, Indiana), is a former driver in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. He raced in the 1996–2002 seasons with 30 career starts, including 2 at the Indianapolis500. His 2 career IndyCar top ten finishes both came at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the 1999 and 2000 races. He was forced to take several years off after repeated concussions but regained his health and from 2005 to 2007 sought a return to the Indy 500, however he failed to secure a ride. He drove in the 2006 Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series event.
After his IndyCar career came to an end he started a team Fan Force United.
Tyce is currently in the Real Estate and has become quite successful.
Andy has been involved in racing most all of his. He started in karting worked up to Open wheel short track racing. From driving he moved to crew in IndyCars. When Andy and Sarah connected a team was started. The driver would be Sarah and Andy became crew member, crew chief and finally team manager.
When Sarah needed some funding for the 500 a call came from someone from Kansas offering help, but it was thought to be a joke. After several more calls came in when it was thought that maybe they ought to call back. The call was returned and it was for real and from then on the partnership has continued. Joining Andy and Sarah was Wink Hartman.
The three have worked will together with a race shop, the Speedway Indoor Karting Center and now the latest venture…
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Former IndyCar team owners and partners Sarah Fisher, Andy O’Gara and Wink Hartman have joined together once again to purchase Whiteland Raceway Park as part of a last-ditch effort to prevent the track from being bulldozed.
The opportunity came from former owner Mike Swails at the last hour of an attempted sale to a potential real estate developer.
“When Andy called to tell me that Mike had offered us the purchase of WRP,” Fisher said. “We immediately agreed that investing in the karting community by reconditioning the facility was an obvious decision.”
WRP boasts the distinction as the oldest kart track in the country, a sentiment too hard to pass up. O’Gara, like many drivers in the area, got his first taste of racing at WRP.
“Keeping in touch with Andy, I am enlightened by a lot of racing activities in Indianapolis,” Hartman said. “After hearing the history of Whiteland and the talented drivers who started their careers there, I wanted to help ensure the preservation of tradition and continue to give new drivers the opportunity to start their own careers.”
Whiteland Raceway Park is a nine-turn road course, featuring an oval and the only high-banked turn in the state. The partners are working out details for what will happen in the revitalization of WRP but have already started the planning and cleanup process.
WRP will continue to operate throughout the remainder of the season, fulfilling the three remaining races in addition to a number of open practice days.
“Most importantly we care about the sport and the supporters who’ve raced there all year,” O’Gara said. “By no means do we want to shut down their season, but we do want to be able to start from a clean slate.”
“I think they deserve that and we want to do it the right way. We are more than excited about 2019, but I think people will be thrilled to see all we’re able to accomplish in just a few weeks.”
The track will be open for practice by the end of the month and are on schedule to maintain the Oct. 13 race as well as the Oct. 27 Halloween Endurance Races. The race currently scheduled for Sept. 22 will be rescheduled as the staff begins the revitalization process, with a new date coming soon.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…