O'Gara to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Kelly   
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 23:58

Kyle O'Gara's dream to race in the the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race received a big boost today when the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing team announced he will be a development driver competing in the Freedom 100 race on Many 24.


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The Roncalli High School senior will make his Firestone Indy Lights debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through a partnership between SFH Racing Development and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM), a team that has won seven of 10 total runnings of the Firestone Freedom 100 at the IMS and six of the last 11 Series Championships.

Before O'Gara has a chance to participate in any racing competition, he wants to bring along his classmates for the ride. O'Gara told his classmates in the auditorium at Roncalli High School that he will be taking all of them to the Coors Lite Carb Day for the Firestone Indy Lights Freedom 100 on May 24.

The 18-year-old Roncalli High School senior said that the latest development in his racing career is something he has been working toward since he starting competitive racing.

"It's a dream come true for me to be racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," O'Gara said. "Sam Schmidt has proven over and over that his team knows how to put together a car and that can win in Firestone Indy Lights competition, and I'm excited to be a part of that and learn as much as possible."

O'Gara's sister-in-law Sarah Fisher, who has competed in the Indianapolis 500, said that it was rewarding to watch Kyle drive over the famed yard of bricks after working with him for so long.

"I have been watching Kyle's driving techniques and his progress over the years," Fisher said. "His ability really stuck out recently when I saw him racing at the Kentucky Speedway."

Despite a grueling traveling schedule to compete in races, O'Gara worked closely with Roncalli High School to ensure that he maintained a 4.0 GPA. He will show his support for his school by painting the Roncalli colors and carry the red "R" on the left side while the right side of his helmet will feature the orange, white and green Irish paint scheme he has carried on his helmet since he was eight years old.

Practice and qualifying for the Firestone Freedom 100 begins on May 23 and the 11th running of the race will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24.





1955 - Forrest Albertson is named MVP for Sacred Heart for the the week by the Kiwanis Club.

1965 - Harold Quiesser scores TD as Chatarnd beats Pike 19-0 in football action.

1975 - Franklin Central gets past Rebels 15-12, 8-15, 15-10 in girls volleyball match.

1985 - Rebels finish second in a three-way boys cross country meet.

1995 - Roncalli downs Beech Grove 15-10, 15-10 in girls volleyball action.

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