We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful conversation with the winningest driver in the history of the Star Mazda Championship, scoring a total of 9 wins over the 2008 and 2009 season, Peter Dempsey. Dempsey now drives the #36 Pulse/Microbiology car for O2 Racing Technology in the Firestone Indy Lights series. Last weekend in his first race, he led the first 11 laps of the race, and finished on the podium in P3.
In our interview, Peter talks with us about his early career in Formula Fords, how he came to race in the US, and his driver coach role with Juncos Racing. We also discuss the differences in racing at the Firestone Indy Lights level and the IZOD IndyCar Series level that may have contributed to last Sunday’s chaos in Turn 1 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.