Friday, August 8, 2008

Another female joins Indy Lights

This past Tuesday on the Autosport Radio Show, Mr. Donald Kay had two aspiring female racecar pilots on his ‘lil webcast...

The first was the very enjoyable Brazilian Ana Beatriz, who’s now been on the show a couple of times and is very fast “For Sure!” Actually, Ana has just become the very first woman to win a Firestone Indy Lights race, as the road course specialist took her maiden victory on the Nashville concrete oval.

The San Paulo native has truly been a force to reckon with this season, as her Rookie season of driving for perennial Lights Champions Sam Schmidt Motorsports has seven Top 5 finishes, as well as eight top 7th place finishes supplementing her very first Lights career victory. Watch for Ana in the #20 Healthy Choice machine, Don’s favourite sponsor...

The second guest was Christina Orr, who’s from New Zealand and was helped in landing her ride by Ron Dixon, a.k.a. Scott’s Papa... Who perhaps ran Christina in New Zealand in the Toyota Racing series? (Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand’s premiere Open Wheel category)

Christina was a fun interview, as she was born ‘N raised on a farm and when she goes home after her four race stint in the Flinstone Indy Lites series, will immediately go back to shoveling the shit literally, as her dad’s stuck doin’ it right now...

Christina will make her Indy Lights debut at Kentucky for Alliance Motorsport, in a four race deal, behind the wheel of the #24, in what will be her very first Oval race. Orr’s inclusion into Indy Lights will see the series swell to Drei Frauen, as the 21yr Brazilian “Be-ah” (Beatriz) and 19yr old Kiwi Orr will share the limelight with 22yr old Swiss Rookie Cyndie Allemann, pilot of the #18 American Spirit entry...

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