The INDYana Kid is ready for his first race at Indianapolis with Guthrie Racing! Crown Point, IN- Logan Gomez, "The INDYana Kid", is headed to race at Indianapolis this weekend in the Indy Pro Series with Guthrie Racing. Fresh off a 4th place ...
The INDYana Kid is ready for his first race at Indianapolis with Guthrie Racing!
Crown Point, IN- Logan Gomez, "The INDYana Kid", is headed to race at Indianapolis this weekend in the Indy Pro Series with Guthrie Racing. Fresh off a 4th place finish in last weekends Star-Mazda Championship race in Montreal with Velocity Motorsports, Gomez is looking forward to a great event in the #4 car. Gomez, who was born and raised in Crown Point, IN, is currently in his first full season of open wheel racing in the Star-Mazda Championship with Velocity Motorsports.
Logan Gomez quotes:
"The Indianapolis USGP test went very well. It was my first time ever in the Indy Pro series car which at this point is the largest and most powerful car I have driven. Getting used to the car was my goal for the open test day and that was accomplished.
For the race I am looking forward to running with Raphael Matos as my teammate. I feel that the two of us will be able to work together well in order to get each other up to speed.
Since I ran with F1 in Montreal in the Star Mazda Championship, I feel that I have a good sense of how the track is going to change throughout the race weekend and this will be an advantage for me later in the weekend.
Being a native to Indiana, racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is like a dream come true for me. Since I was little, I have been watching the Indianapolis 500 and it has been my goal to race and win the Indianapolis 500. Having now practiced at Indy has let me know that my dream is now closer than ever before. Being given the opportunity to race at Indy is an opportunity that few people will ever get and I am going to make the most of it and hopefully have a great race and impress quite a few people.
Since this will be only my 6th pro race in open-wheel cars, I feel that I am learning at an incredible rate. I am taking in all of the advice and track experience that I can. If I have an advantage, it is that I am only 17 years old and I am competing with drivers older than myself. This gives me more time to learn what is needed to win at each level of racing. My goal for the race is to show well and leave having made an impression on the fans and other drivers."
Brad Gomez (Logan's Father) quotes: "Seeing my son cross the yard of bricks for the first time was a great feeling that I hope to have many more times especially while in first place during the Indy 500."
Logan's vast karting background has resulted in numerous wins and championships. Most recently in 2005, he placed first at the WKA "Kart Week" in Daytona in the ICC 125 Shifter Class and also placed first at the SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas in the same class. He was also a semi- finalist in the Red Bull F1 Driver Search program. Gomez's search for speed does not end on the race track since he also enjoys snowmobiling, skiing, flying, sailing and dirt bikes.
The Indy Pro Series will begin their official on track activities on Friday, June 30th with practice from 9am-9:45am and qualifying later that day starting at 12:30pm. The race will be held on Saturday, July 1st at 2:30 pm. All times are subject to change. The race will be televised on Thursday, July 6th at 2pm Eastern Time on ESPN 2.