ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT MAZDA ROAD TO INDY NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS
STEFAN WILSON, #5 TEAM ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CAR
"I'm really excited for the St. Pete race weekend. We had a few good tests over the winter and found a few things that will push us forward and help us out. I'm definitely excited to race with Andretti Autosport. I want to have a clean race weekend-make no mistakes-to translate into a lot of points. Last year I had a good podium finish, but hopefully this weekend we can go a bit further and get the win."
JAMES WINSLOW, #26 TEAM ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CAR
"I think we can finish strongly this weekend. Despite this being my first time in the car, I think we can finish this first race on the podium, hopefully even better! I'm absolutely thrilled to be driving for such a great and prestigious name as Andretti Autosport."
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SAGE KARAM, #8 TEAM COMFORT REVOLUTION CAR
"Now that I've had some test time in the Star Mazda car, I'm definitely working on fine-tuning and getting up to speed. I'm really looking forward to the race this weekend in St. Pete. I had great results there last year, and I hope I can do the same this weekend in the Team Comfort Revolution car."
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SPENCER PIGOT, #8 TEAM MAZDASPEED/SKIP BARBER CAR
"I'm really excited to be a part of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. I've been there many times to watch and have always wanted to race at the circuit! We are coming off a strong result in Sebring and we learned a lot that we will take into this weekend to be even more competitive. It's going to be my first time on a street circuit so there will be a lot to learn. Fortunately I have many resources within Andretti Autosport to ask questions and learn as quickly as I can."
ZACH VEACH, #7 TEAM ZAKOSI DATA BACKUP CAR
"After winning the first race of the 2011 season, I'm really looking forward to and working hard for St. Pete. With it being my first street course race, it's definitely going to be a learning experience but a lot of fun at the same time! Being in a three-way tie for second in the championship and only three points away from first, St. Pete is going to be really important for us. The team was really quick there last year, so I'm excited to see what happens."