IPS: Indianapolis: Cory Witherill to race in Freedom 100

Witherill To Race in Futaba Freedom 100 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 19, 2004 -- Menards Infiniti Pro Series veteran Cory Witherill will drive the No. 92 Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports entry in the Futaba® Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor...

Witherill To Race in Futaba Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 19, 2004 -- Menards Infiniti Pro Series veteran Cory Witherill will drive the No. 92 Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports entry in the Futaba® Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 22.

Witherill, 32, was one of only three drivers to start every Menards Infiniti Pro Series race in the series' first two seasons. Ed Carpenter and Arie Luyendyk Jr. also started all 19 events in 2002 and 2003.

Witherill, who started the 2001 Indianapolis 500, recorded his lone series victory at Nashville in 2002. Coupled with three additional podium finishes, Witherill finished fourth in the points standings.

Last year, Witherill finished fifth in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, recording three second-place finishes and a third-place finish in 12 starts. He finished second in the inaugural Futaba Freedom 100.

"It's great to be back in the series, especially at Indianapolis," Witherill said. "I spent last week talking to teams for both the 500 and the Freedom 100. Last Sunday, (team manager) Lee Kunzman called and asked if I'd like to drive for them again. We finished second last year. I know it's a great car and a great team."

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The Futaba Freedom 100 will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. EDT on May 22. The 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast live on ABC at Noon on May 30

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Cory Witherill , Ed Carpenter , Arie Luyendyk Jr.