Harding Racing, owned by Indiana businessman Mike Harding, with IndyCar veteran Larry Curry serving as team manager and competition director, had not contested a race prior to this year’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Yet, with two races now on their resume, Harding Racing’s No. 88 Chevrolet, in the hands of 23-year-old Gabby Chaves, is making its presence felt.
The two races the team has contested, the aforementioned Indy 500 and Saturday’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 from Texas Motor Speedway, saw a combined 20 caution periods for various incidents, with Saturday’s race in Texas especially filled with carnage.
Yet, in both races, Chaves survived the chaos to not only bring the No. 88 entry home in one piece, but in strong finishing positions. A ninth-place at Indianapolis was buoyed by a fifth-place run at Texas on Saturday night, completing a remarkable opening pair of races for the young outfit.
Chaves was the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series competition while driving for Bryan Herta Autosport, also capturing top rookie honors in the Indianapolis 500 when he finished 16th. The native Colombian drove in seven races for Dale Coyne Racing last season, including a 20th-place Indy 500 finish.
SVRA – Some people collect art.. We race it. As a driving force behind vintage motorsport, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the pinnacle of all things racing of years past. Combining speed and classic beauty in its purest form, the SVRA offers the highest caliber of cars, tracks, and competition. Iconic Italian designed road cars, roaring V8’s, and purpose built prototype and formula cars are all driven as intended on the nations most prestigious circuits. Road America, Mid-Ohio, Sebring and others play host to the very best of SVRA vintage racing.
Pegasus Marketing is proud to be an Authorized Sales and Marketing Agency for the Trans Am Series. To learn more, please click here: 2016 Trans Am Team Marketing Kit (1).pdf
Newman Wachs Racing (NWR) is a racing team owned by Eddie Wachs and, until his death, American actor and racer himself, Paul Newman. NWR is based outside of Chicago, in Mundelein, Illinois. Newman and Wachs shared the same passion for racing and met when they both competed in the Can-Am Series in the mid-1970’s. They raced together for 15 years in Trans-Am, Can-Am, and many other SCCA professional venues. Over the years, they talked about joining forces to create a driver-development race team. They put together a Champ Car Atlantic team for the 2006 season to meet their objectives. In 2009, John Edwards won the Championship for NWR, beating teammate Jonathan Summerton in a tiebreaker.
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Pegasus Marketing Group is very pleased to announce that Loni Unser, of the famous Unser Racing Family, is about to begin competition in the 2017 NASA Rocky Mountain Region driving a Spec Miata. Loni is also planning to participate in selected endurance races in the 2017 World Racing League.
We also are very proud to announce that TRITEC Seal of Swartz Creek, Michigan is an Official Sponsor of Loni Unser and is helping fund her testing and racing program in 2017. TRITEC Seal has a passion for the extreme, and there is nothing more extreme than the requirements for high performance in Motorsports. TRITEC seals can be found in the vehicles of nearly every NASCAR team, ensuring reliability for the chassis, drive train, and accessory drive systems. TRITEC seals are also being used in the Formula One and Indy Car Series. Loni Unser will be running with TRITEC seals and their support in 2017. To learn more about TRITEC, please visit them at www.tritecseal.com.
Loni has a very busy schedule of testing and racing planned beginning on March 25 and 26 at the NASA Race at Pueblo Motorsports Park. Her schedule includes racing and testing in the months of April through the end of September. In addition to the NASA Races, Loni is considering additional events with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Series (SVRA) and in the GOODGUYS events with long time Unser Family sponsor and supporter, SPEEDWAY Motors of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Loni’s car will be fielded by Alex Nelson of NRG Motorsports of Denver, Colorado. This is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the next generation of the Unser Racing Family.
We will continue to keep you updated on Loni’s racing progress throughout the 2017 racing season. To view our Loni Unser presentation, please click here.
Meet Chase Pelletier, a 19-year-old Brampton, Ontario native who began racing go-karts at the age of 10, and has trained in karate since age five. He was diagnosed with T1D just one month after his first competitive go-kart race. Since then, diabetes has done anything but slow Chase down. In fact, having diabetes only strengthened his resolve, letting nothing stand in the way of his racing aspirations. After climbing the ladder to rank among the top karters in Canada, Chase moved to open wheel car racing, winning the F1600 Canadian Championship in his second year of competition. Away from the track, Chase has achieved Shodan (black belt) status in Goju Karate at age 16, currently working toward 2nd degree. Chase’s dedication for racing and karate is only matched by his passion for making a positive impact in the diabetes community. He regularly visits hospitals and diabetes camps, spreading inspiration to children facing the challenges of diabetes. Chase has been a guest speaker at seven international diabetes conferences and was presented with the Inspiration Award in 2011 by the Canadian Diabetes Association. Chase is also a strong supporter of the JDRF, helping to create 3rd party fundraisers that have raised in excess of $150,000 to date.
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The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life - saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the Foundation strives to increase organ donor registration through public awareness campaigns in Canada and the United States.
Pegasus Marketing works together with The David Foster Foundation in various fund-raising and promotional efforts.
High impact storytelling is what The Stephen Low Company is all about. From filming the Titanic in the deep Atlantic to capturing super-sonic air combat exercises and the action of championship auto racing, The Stephen Low Company has established a unique record of cinema innovation and achievement. The team has pushed the frontiers of 3D, giant screen drama and natural history filmmaking—reaching vast audiences around the world with original, engaging and visually dramatic stories.
The Stephen Low Company selected Pegasus Marketing Group to acquire sponsorship funding for their films.
Pegasus Marketing Group is an agent of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation.
Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.
This celebration of two important milestones will span three years and will include several unique and historical events. Visitors to the Speedway during the Centennial Era will see not only a focus on its rich history, but a strong emphasis on looking ahead to the future.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world's largest spectator sporting facility. It plays host annually to three events in three major racing series: Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (IZOD IndyCar Series), Brickyard 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) and Red Bull Indianapolis GP (MotoGP World Championship). The Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 take place on the 2.5-mile oval, while the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is contested on the 16-turn, 2.621-mile road course.
Eddie Sachs, Jr. is the son of legendary Indy 500 Eddie Sachs. Eddie Sachs, Jr. drove competitively before retiring from Indy cars in 1995. Eddie's extensive background includes involvement with NASCAR, Indy Car, IHRA, ASA, USAC and SCORE with 15 years on the Midwest and Canadian short track circuit. Eddie has since turned his focus in motorsports from driving to team ownership, become well known as an active mentor to young talented drivers.
To view our current Eddie Sachs presentation, please click here.