A great news story has finally been made official today as Pippa Mann was announced at Conquest Racing for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Pippa is no stranger to the 2.5 mile oval and claimed pole position for the FIL Freedom 100 race last year. Her run to pole position marked the first time a female has ever held first starting spot at the yard of bricks. She will be driving the #36 car alongside Sebastian Saavedra.
“Having the chance to compete in the Indy 500 is something that we have been working extremely hard to bring to fruition over the winter. I tested with Conquest Racing earlier this year and given how well that test went, we have since been working tirelessly to put this deal together. The past few months have been a rollercoaster ride for me, and I’m just thrilled that we’re now able to tie things up.
While it has been a shame that Pippa has not secured a full ride for 2011, putting her in the car for Indy is a must. In 2010, Pippa really came into her own especially on the ovals. A pole position at Indy, a win in Kentucky, and also a second place (JUST!) at Chicagoland just to mention a couple. All in all a total of three pole positions and four top five finishes.
Another interesting point is that Pippa will be the first ever British female to compete in the 500 mile race. Congrats Pippa and we will all be cheering you on!
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Great to hear this. I’m hoping for all 3 females to finish ahead of Danica.
On a side note, there are two entries (car numbers 89 and 89T) listed for China Racing. I have been unable to find any info on this team. So, who are these guys? Is this similar to what Roth Racing did a couple years ago when he entered 2 cars in but they never officially arrived at the track?
It would be pretty cool so see Pippa, Ana, and Simona finish ahead of Danica, but say what you want about The Princess, she can drive at Indianapolis. I’ll have Danica in my top-5 for fantasy racing at IMS, she’s just too strong at that track.
Regarding China Racing, that’s probably an entry for Ho Pin Tung, perhaps run from SSM since he was courting FAZZT racing before they were bought out.
Yeah, I think Danica may be a bit much for the other ladies, but that’s just because she really really does well here.
Interesting thought on the China Racing Doug, I thought the same thing for Ho-Pin. Have not heard much out of him since the buy out happened.
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