James Jakes1987-08-07 (age 33)
“It is not an easy golf course,” stated Jeffrey C. Williams.
Jourdain Jr. did not qualifying for Indy 500.
The field is now set for the Memorial Day classic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Third time is the charm for Jakes who qualified 20th for the Indy 500; Rahal and Jourdain Jr. will be “Bump Day” qualifiers despite Rahal setting the fourth fastest time in the morning practice
The morning rain in Indianapolis did not damper the enthusiasm of the drivers or there fans for the Indy 500 Pole Day activities. The final top nine shootout ended with the Indiana driver who is also the team owner!
Brazilian dance moves on the streets in Sao Paulo made for an interesting samba.
James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato raced to the finish line on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both drivers had already noticed victories on street circuits this year in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Helio Castroneves, São Paulo native, will start 18th and the three-time Sao Paulo race winner Will Power will start in an unfamiliar 22nd position in Sunday’s race.
Justin Wilson qualified ninth and Ana Beatriz 16th for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Ed Carpenter just misses advancing to next round. No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevy to start in Row 7 Sunday
Reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay set a new record on the Brazilian street circuit in the Firestone Fast Six for the fourth Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
Toyota GP of Long Beach event, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing added a third IndyCar for Mike Conway. Team also has their two BMWs ready to contest the American Le Mans Series race; giving them a total of five racing machines at the venue.
Graham Rahal dropped from 12th to 21st after running out of fuel on the final lap of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama; James Jakes finished 23rd after problems.
Jakes set the 12th fastest lap time to earn his best starting position at this track.
RLL data from the open test at the Alabama circuit, plus information gained during the St. Petersburg season-opener has both Rahal and Jakes optimistic for a competitive run at BMP.
James Jakes was scheduled to test on an oval circuit too, but RLL team elected to reschedule for mid April.
This is Rahal's first IndyCar test of 2013 and he ran a total of 142 trouble-free laps with a best times of 52.67.
Bobby Rahal showcased his new American Le Mans Series BMWs at Daytona with the team drivers and will later head to Sebring, Florida for the preseason open IndyCar test days with his son Graham and James Jake.
Jakes will pilot a second RLL Honda powered Dallara for the full season with Acorn Stairlifts as the primary sponsor.
Jakes maneuvered through the stopped cars to pick up positions.
By Eric Mauk: Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports team was fined $5,000 by Indy Car for not complying with the series rule concerning the maximum capacity of the fuel cell in the car.
By Eric Mauk: Ryan Hunter-Reay takes second straight win ahead of teammate Marco Andretti
By Eric Mauk: Dario Franchitti jumped into tonight’s final heat for tomorrow’s Iowa Indy Car 250 on his last lap of practice, but he didn’t wait nearly as long in the heat race
By Eric Mauk: Tony Kanaan stalked Tagliani for the middle part of the race before setting him up and making the pass on the 21st of the 30 laps that made up the second heat.
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