Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, O2 Racing Technology announces that they have signed the winningest driver in Star Mazda Championship history, Dubliner Peter Dempsey. Dempsey competed in the Star Mazda Championship for Andersen Racing in 2008 and scored wins at Road America, Trois-Rivières, Mosport, and the New Jersey Motorsports Park against the likes of John Edwards, Alex Ardoin, and Joel Miller. He would finish 3rd in the championship that year. In 2009, Peter raced for AIM Autosport and improved on his results scoring five race wins at Iowa Speedway, two at Autobahn Country Club, Road Atlanta, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The strong end of 2009 lead Dempsey to a runner-up position in the championship, but it wasn’t quite enough to overtake Adam Christodoulou for the title. 2010 was a lean year for the Irishman, competing primarily in various Formula Ford events while looking for a full-time ride. It looks he has that full-time ride now, and will be competing in the Firestone Indy Lights series for O2 Racing Technology, driving the #36 entry sponsored by Pulse, a braking technology company.
Dempsey and O2 Racing Technologies will be on track at Barber Motorsports Park today for the Firestone Indy Lights open test from 0915-1200 and from 1300-1700 CDT. Follow live timing and scoring at IndyCar.com.
You can follow Peter Dempsey and O2 Racing Technology on Twitter: @peterdempsey, and @O2RT.