IRL: McCormack Motorsports moves to bigger shop

PITTSBORO, Ind., March 27 - McCormack Motorsports, one of the top teams in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, has moved from Avon, Ind., into a bigger facility in Pittsboro, Ind. The team's new mailing address is: 1300 E. U.S.

PITTSBORO, Ind., March 27 - McCormack Motorsports, one of the top teams in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, has moved from Avon, Ind., into a bigger facility in Pittsboro, Ind.

The team's new mailing address is: 1300 E. U.S. 136, Suite G, Pittsboro, Ind. 46167.

The new facility is approximately 7,000 square feet, which is more than enough room for the team's personnel to utilize in preparing the WorldBestBuy.com G-Force Olds Aurora #30 for Brandon Erwin to drive in Indy Racing events.

Erwin, 25, of Denton, Texas, is currently second in the series' Rookie of the Year standings. In addition to WorldBestBuy.com, his brilliant blue car carries the logos of Firestone Firehawk Tires, Fast Rod, Team Losi, Oldsmobile, Southwest Development Corp., Bosch and Pennzoil.

The Indy Racing Northern Light Series, whose centerpiece is the Indy 500, is the most competitive open-wheel series in America. Although 676 points are up for grabs this year, each one is important. The Rookie of the Year competition has been settled by less than 10 points in the last two years.

Last year was the most competitive rookie field ever, with Airton Dare winning the top rookie award by a slim six points over Jeret Schroeder and 18 points over Sarah Fisher after Schroeder led the standings most of the year.

In 1999 Scott Harrington earned the top rookie prize by only nine points over Robby McGehee.

Erwin will be trying to rack up as many points possible at the next race, the second of a 13-race schedule, on Sunday, April 8 at the Miami-Homestead Speedway in Homestead, Fla. The race, called the Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami presented by 123.com Americatel, will be broadcast live on ABC at 2 p.m. Eastern.

-Linda Mansfield

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby McGehee , Sarah Fisher , Jeret Schroeder , Brandon Erwin , Scott Harrington