SBRS: It''s All Boss at Lucas Motorsports

Barber Dodge Pro Series front-runner Peter Boss has signed to be the test driver for the Lucas Motorsports Indy Lights Team. Boss joins his brothers Andy and Geoff, on the driver line up for Lucas Motorsports. Geoff was the only American to win...

Barber Dodge Pro Series front-runner Peter Boss has signed to be the test driver for the Lucas Motorsports Indy Lights Team. Boss joins his brothers Andy and Geoff, on the driver line up for Lucas Motorsports. Geoff was the only American to win an Indy Lights race last season.

Peter's contract includes an option to drive for the team in the 2001 Indy Lights series.

"I am real excited about this opportunity," Peter Boss said. "I will get a good look and feel for an Indy Lights car while running the whole Barber Dodge Pro Series."

Team owner Chris Lucas remarked, "Peter will be a nice addition to the team. We are happy to continue our relationship with the Boss family, and look forward to 2000 being a development year for Peter and a launching pad for Geoff to a future ride in CART."

Peter is no stranger to powerful race cars having driven earlier this year in the Sports Racer class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year he snagged a pole position and podium finish at Mid-Ohio along with a podium finish at Lime Rock Park, finishing the '99 Barber Dodge Pro Series eighth in the final points tally. He began 1999 by winning the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Race Series crown (tied with Brian Rivera) and concluded it by taking third at the inaugural Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship presented by RACER.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for Lucas Motorsports, Peter Boss and Indy Lights as a whole," added Dayton Indy Lights President, Roger Bailey. "This will help the team and the series ensure the next generation of Lights drivers is groomed to make the move to Indy Lights. Peter is a great driver and fine young man and will certainly help Lucas Motorsports prepare for the future."

Geoff, Andy and Peter Boss are all products of the Skip Barber Ladder System having graduated from the Skip Barber Racing School and raced in the Skip Barber Race Series before moving onto the Barber Dodge Pro Series. Including Peter as a test driver, there are now eight Barber Dodge Pro Series drivers involved full time in the Indy Lights series.

-George Tamayo

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Series INDYLIGHTS , OPENWHEEL