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Old 03-09-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Hey is anyone into Indy Light Series?

Hey Guys,

I'm working with Carmen Jorda who is driving in the Indy Light series.
She has done very well in Spain. This is her 1st time in the US for racing and to be here.

Curious if anyone follows the Indy Light Series?

I would like to keep it super professional Or I'll have to close out the thread.

http://www.indycar.com/indylights/

Scroll Down I'll be releasing the photos I take from my Adventures here!


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Old 03-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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Good friend of mine raced in Indy Lights last year. I went up to Mid-Ohio to watch him race a couple times over the past few years
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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Cool what was the turn out in the stands? 25% 50% 100% full?
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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If its just Indy Lights, i think 25% would be pushing it. They usually tie it into IndyCar though.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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I kinda agree.. I'm excited & curious to see what kinda stir Carmen Jorda will make
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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Cool what was the turn out in the stands? 25% 50% 100% full?
It was an ALMS, IndyCar, SWC, Speed GT, etc. weekend so there were a bunch of people.

As they said, it is an IndyCar feeder series. Many times you can watch it on TV and there is almost no one in the stands at the oval races, but there are more at the road courses because of all the other stuff going on during the day on those weekends
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Sweet yeah this is going to be my 1st time touring with a team. I'm pretty excited. I have no idea how I'm going to pull this off with my day job.
What do you think?






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Old 03-09-2010, 06:31 PM   #8
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I've got a buddy that is hoping to do a couple races for Indy Lights, including the Indy 500 Carb day.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:48 PM   #9
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Hey Guys,

I'm working with an up & coming US driver in Indy Light series.
She has done very well in Spain. This is her 1st time in the US for racing and to be here.

Curious if anyone follows and who really is the target market?

The driver will make you all freak out

http://www.indycar.com/indylights/

Oh wait shes on the homepage

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Holy crap, you work with Carmen Jorda? She's actually hot.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #10
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Yup! We just finished test & Tuning at homestead - Miami.
I'll bring my camera tomorrow.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:56 PM   #11
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Are you a photographer?
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Nope! I'm the guy who makes sure shes always where she needs to be.

& I'm a suby fan!
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:50 PM   #13
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I don't really think she is going to cause that big of a stir. There have been female drivers in feeder series before, they got a tad more publicity, but not much. Although attractive women do tend to get media attention... Feeder series don't get much media attention what so ever in America. Hell, main series don't get much media attention. Motorsport just isn't something people seem to care about...

What was he reason to choose Indy Lights? Why not attempt British/Euroseries Formula 3, or Formula Master? A feeder series in Europe has a better chance to produce a career then a feeder series to a series that in itself isn't very popular in America.

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:05 PM   #14
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Do me a favor and shoot the person who did her website with all the sounds and crap on it if you ever meet him. Why do people feel the need to do such crap.
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I don't really think she is going to cause that big of a stir. There have been female drivers in feeder series before, they got a tad more publicity, but not much. Although attractive women do tend to get media attention... Feeder series don't get much media attention what so ever in America. Hell, main series don't get much media attention. Motorsport just isn't something people seem to care about...

What was he reason to choose Indy Lights? Why not attempt British/Euroseries Formula 3, or Formula Master? A feeder series in Europe has a better chance to produce a career then a feeder series to a series that in itself isn't very popular in America.
Nice to see people can research as well as they jump to conclusions. 1) She came from Spanish F3. 2) The culture over here is much more inviting to European drivers, regardless of gender, because it costs less and the cars and teams are more equal. But, except for maybe Star Mazda, once you end up in America, 90 percent of the time you stay.
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i see it everytime its at the Chicagoland speedway. ive had season tickets there for the past 6 years.


hook a brotha up when your up here!
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Nice to see people can research as well as they jump to conclusions. 1) She came from Spanish F3. 2) The culture over here is much more inviting to European drivers, regardless of gender, because it costs less and the cars and teams are more equal. But, except for maybe Star Mazda, once you end up in America, 90 percent of the time you stay.
Not to take anything away from her, because Spanish F3 in itself is an amazing achievement. However, there is an immense difference in the competition level between Spanish F3, Italian, British, etc. and Euroseries F3. Do you really think it costs less? How do you know the drivers and teams are more equal?
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Not to take anything away from her, because Spanish F3 in itself is an amazing achievement.
Not really, I mean she was 6th in her class, but she never won in her class, and Spanish F3 isn't on the same level as the other F3 series.
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Yes. What's your point?
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Are you kidding? Of course it costs less. It costs 600K euros to do a season of Euroseries F3, and about 400-450K to do BF3. That type of money can run you the entire month of May at Indy, maybe even an extra race or two, much less Indy Lights. And it's a spec series with other drivers who for whatever reason couldn't cut it in Europe. It's overall less competitive, and give her a chance to stand out. Especially whe you consider the more progressive attitude towards women in racing. Worst case scenario, she ends up in sportscars for the rest of her life. Her career is much better off in the States than in Europe, where she would have been overwhelmed by all the talent that hangs around the ladder. She might not have even made a career in racing.
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I see your point about the talent, and getting more well known here because of it. Also about women in sports... agree with that. But the cost of the two series (Indy Lights and F3 Euroseries) are VERY similar. Both about 1 mil USD...
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Wow, This is a great discussion!

Yeah I think Carmen has proved herself over in Europe & coming to the USA was her decision and a good one at that!

I agree she is a unknown right now to the US motorsport enthusiasts

But I'm telling you she will make a great impression. Its all about race time. You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk... Am I right?

Off the track Carmen is a sweetheart so kind and nice. She loves doing events with kids & charities!
It's not what you would expect to someone who models & races for a living.

Say you came out to a race and shes not busy with the team. She will gladly meet you and say whats up.
She has no ego, no chip on her shoulder! ...........I can't say the same for other Female Drivers I have met.......

In one of the pictures i posted you can see Indy driver our buddy EJ Viso!
I think her direction is only going to be up.

About me I'm a nooby in the world of racing! I know garbage loads about Subaru'ss and not jack about Indy!
I have a brother on the inside who has set me up with this really awesome chance to help out.
I'm still learning. But with Carmen & EJ they are good teachers! EJ left today for Brazil. Fingers Crossed!

Plus EJ rocks out a SL65 Black.. and if you wanna feel real power.. go in a ride with him on the track.. He had me screaming

Tomorrow I'll be at the Test & Tune with my Digital camera & I'll leak some more photos heheeh

Indy Lights cost around 1 million & Indy like 2-3 from what I understand from what I hear around me.

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i see it everytime its at the Chicagoland speedway. ive had season tickets there for the past 6 years.


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Put a timer on for Aug 27th find me then. I'll see what i can pull off for ya!
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our commercials are bad

euro ads are WORSE lol

but chuck always smiles....

have fun
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Not really, I mean she was 6th in her class, but she never won in her class, and Spanish F3 isn't on the same level as the other F3 series.

Yes. What's your point?

Are you kidding? Of course it costs less. It costs 600K euros to do a season of Euroseries F3, and about 400-450K to do BF3. That type of money can run you the entire month of May at Indy, maybe even an extra race or two, much less Indy Lights. And it's a spec series with other drivers who for whatever reason couldn't cut it in Europe. It's overall less competitive, and give her a chance to stand out. Especially whe you consider the more progressive attitude towards women in racing. Worst case scenario, she ends up in sportscars for the rest of her life. Her career is much better off in the States than in Europe, where she would have been overwhelmed by all the talent that hangs around the ladder. She might not have even made a career in racing.
Yeah, she's pulling what a lot of drivers do (like Katherine Legge for example,) can't get a drive or knows they'll be outclassed in Europe, and then come to the US. They can have a great career, but they're not going to be the worlds best.
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I don't think we are going for worlds best driver here... Who buys a suby and says its going to be the worlds best!?

We will certainly will strive to be the best!

Here are some pictures. I took once i get them from the Pro I'll Share.






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