no images were foundConor Daly, who has been running a full-season in GP3 for ART Grand Prix, returns to American open-wheel racing for a encore performance in Firestone Indy Lights. Team Moore Racing announced today that the Irish-American hotshoe will be driving their #22 TMR/RUS Industrial/ALS Association Dallara in Houston. Conor has been pursuing an open-wheel career along any avenue that he can. His primary goal has always been to compete in Formula 1, and he has been racing in GP3 and GP2 this season toward that end. He hasn’t shut the door on IndyCar racing, however, as his appearance in this year’s Indianapolis 500 in AJ Foyt Racing’s #41 car.
He continues to seek all avenues that will place him in quality open-wheel rides and returns to the Firestone Indy Lights series after racing a partial season with then Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2011. Racing in the parking lot of Reliant Park will be a lot different than the smooth purpose-built racing circuits he’s been driving in GP3, though. It will be a challenge for Mr. Daly, for sure, but one I think he’s up to facing.
Official Release from Team Moore Racing
Conor Daly Set to Pilot TMR #22 for The Grand Prix of Houston
Pittsboro, Indiana Sept. 27, 2013 – Team Moore Racing is thrilled to announce that Conor Daly will be driving the #22 TMR-RUS INDUSTRIAL-ALS ASSOCIATION car in the Grand Prix of Houston on October 5, 2013. The 21 year-old American driver is a former Indy Lights driver (winner of Long Beach in 2011) and current GP3 driver who also made his debut at the Indy 500 this year. Conor is a second generation racecar driver, son of Formula One and INDYCAR veteran Derek Daly.
“I’m very excited to get in a lights car with Team Moore Racing. They’re prepared at a high level and I can’t wait to get on the street course in Houston. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the car but I am confident we can get up to speed quickly. I’ve known Mark for a long time and I’m glad we could put something together,” said Conor Daly.
Team Co-Owner Mark Moore added: “Tom Wood and I are very excited to have Conor Daly compete for us in the upcoming Houston Grand Prix. Conor has been racing at a very high level in GP3 the past two seasons with multiple wins. Houston being a first time event for our series, should level the playing field for all the drivers and teams. Conor will be driving the #22 Car which is the same number he ran when he won the ProMazda Championship in 2010. I believe our team is ready to match the talents of this young American star, and TMR can’t wait to get started in Houston.”
Sponsors joining TMR for the Houston event include RUS Industrial and the ALS Association.
RUS Industrial, LLC (“RUS”) is based in Channelview, Texas just east of Houston. Formerly known as Rig-Up Services, RUS is a turn-key provider of electrical, fabrication and coatings products and services for industrial, oilfield and energy customers worldwide.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The ALS Association covers all the bases to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure.