Chad Boat's Indy Lights debut delayed for medical reasons
Belardi Auto Racing has confirmed that Chad Boat has not been medically cleared to race in this weekend’s Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires due to injuries sustained during a USAC midget race last weekend.
Boat was evaluated at Iowa Speedway's medical center on Friday morning where IndyCar’s medical staff made the official call.
“To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I'm feeling right now, but I trust the doctors and medical staff at IndyCar and know they have my best interest in mind,” said Boat.
“I'll continue to follow the instructions I'm receiving for recovery and look forward to being back soon. Thanks to Pristine Auction and Belardi Auto Racing for the opportunity.”
Belardi team owner, Brian Belardi, commented: “We’re all extremely disheartened that Chad won’t be able to run the #84 with us this weekend, but we remain excited and positive about the future based on his pace in last week’s test.
“We’ll have him back with the team at Gateway in August and we’ll keep looking to the future.”
The 25-year-old will be back with the team at Gateway Motorsports Park in the #84 Pristine Auction Dallara IL-15 on August 26.
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