Saveedra To Run Full Time In IMSA With New Team

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports announced on Tuesday that they will field its No. 52 Ligier JSP 217 in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with full time drivers Sebastian Saavedra and Gustavo Yacaman behind the wheel.  This new entry is a result of a merger between AFS Racing and PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, and will see Gary Peterson and Bobby Oergel sharing duties as Team Principals.   AFS Racing will make its debut in sportscar racing after a long and successful run in the open-wheel world where the team achieved multiple championships, race…

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Saavedra Back In No. 7 Honda With SPM For Remaining IndyCar Ovals (Pocono/Gateway)

It should come to no surprise at all, but Sebastian Saavedra will return to the seat of the No. 7 Honda with Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Last week, Mikhail Aleshin and SPM mutually agreed to part ways, leaving the seat for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) open. Saavedra, replaced Aleshin at Toronto last month where he finished 11th.

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Saavedra Will Race For Mikhail Aleshin This Weekend at Toronto

INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s a story from an odd but true circumstance, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Thursday that Sebastien Saavedra will race for Mikhail Aleshin this weekend on the streets of Toronto. No, Aleshin isn’t stuck in customs overseas like that happened to him prior to Road America, this time it’s puzzling. SPM said that Saavedra is bringing funding and that Aleshin will actually be on site too watching this. “We welcome the opportunity to compete with Ric (Peterson) and Sam (Schmidt) at a venue where Seb (Saavedra) and I have…

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Juncos Racing Signs Spencer Pigot on Tuesday, Sebastian Saavedra for Indy 500 on Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS – A few weeks ago, we had a whole slew of driver announcements for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. From Pippa Mann to Zach Veach to Jack Harvey to Fernando Alonso, signings were coming in bunches. But, we haven’t had any news since then. We started to wonder where the other three cars were going to come from. Until the last two days. We already knew that Juncos Racing would be entering at least one driver in this months race, as they previously announced that they would with…

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Bump Day Looking Bleak, Sebastian Saavedra/AFS Racing Back Out of Indy 500 Entry

INDIANAPOLIS – Last Monday, I wrote how Bump Day for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 would be happening. A week ago, Sebastian Saavedra and AFS Racing announced they’d field a car for the upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They didn’t make the full announcement at that time, but they stated their interest, and went as far as saying that they not only had a car, but they had sponsors and crew members as well. It seemed like a definite thing as that would mark 34 entries for the…

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Sebastian Saavedra Set for Indy 500 Appearance with AFS Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – As we approach the Month of May, the driver announcements seem to be coming out of the woodworks. Today, sources confirmed that AFS Racing would have a car for next month’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, as the team will have Sebastian Saavedra in it. Team owner Gary Peterson kept to his word saying he will back the Colombian, as for the first time ever, Peterson will have his own car for Saavedra and not a merger. In three of the last four years, AFS Racing teamed…

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Now That SPM Seat is Filled, What Is the Indy 500 Car Count Update?

LEEDS, Ala – Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports announced on Saturday morning that Spaniard Oriol Servia will be the driver of their third entry for next month’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Servia, becomes the 30th official driver on the entry-list, as that leaves just three spots left to be filled. The biggest question now is, who makes up those final three spots? Well, we already know two of them, as Pippa Mann will be announced soon as the fourth driver of the Dale Coyne Racing entry as Coyne said on Friday at Barber that he will…

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