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33 Dreams of Indy focuses on the Cooper Tire Road to Indy Series, covering the Drivers and Teams that compete in the Indy Lights Series, the Indy Pro Series and the USF2000 Series.



33 Dreams also covers the NTT IndyCar Series throughout the season as well as the Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of Drivers Dream of capturing one of the coveted 33 Starting spots in the Indy 500. I follow the journeys of these drivers and teams that they work with and tell the stories that you usually don't find in the mainstream coverage.

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33 Dreams of Indy focuses on the Cooper Tire Road to Indy Series, covering the Drivers and Teams that compete in the Indy Lights Series, the Indy Pro Series and the USF2000 Series.



33 Dreams also covers the NTT IndyCar Series throughout the season as well as the Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of Drivers Dream of capturing one of the coveted 33 Starting spots in the Indy 500. I follow the journeys of these drivers and teams that they work with and tell the stories that you usually don't find in the mainstream coverage.

    Max Esterson Racing with Team Pelfrey F1600 in 2020

    Max Esterson Racing with Team Pelfrey F1600 in 2020

    During the break in the racing action, I caught up with Max Esterson after his iRacing team won the 12 hours of Sebring online. We also talk about his recent announcement with Team Pelfrey to run F1600 in 2020.

    • 16 min
    George Mack in his own words talks about his IndyCar experience

    George Mack in his own words talks about his IndyCar experience

    His experiences as a driver and as an African American in the IndyCar Series.







    Like many drivers, George Mack started in Go-Karting with his Father in California. With his success, he moved up the ranks until he found himself racing in Europe.







    With the creation of the Indy Racing League, George Mack secured a ride on the IndyCar Series with an underfunded team and competed in the 2002 season, running the oval only series.







    George Mack is the highest finishing African American driver in the Indy 500 to date, finishing 17th in 2002. He and Willy T. Ribbs hold they distinction of being the only 2 African Americans to run in the Indianapolis 500. He credits Willy T. Ribbs as being a mentor and a supporter of his racing career and we discuss his thoughts on the Netlix movie - Uppity.









    https://youtu.be/UPcej2qB1cU









    I caught up with George Mack on the way home from work in Los Angeles traffic (please pardon the video quality and framing in some portions of the interview). George was born in Hollywood, California and has always called the LA area home.







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    George Mack - IndyCar Driver - Affrican American History

    • 46 min
    Prescott Campbell – From Shootout to Formula Car Championship to USF2000

    Prescott Campbell – From Shootout to Formula Car Championship to USF2000

    The 2018 Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout Winner and 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Series Champion is ready for the next step - USF2000 on the Road to Indy.







    I had an opportunity to catch up with Prescott during a break from his engineering studies in England, just before he left to attend preseason testing in Homestead.









    https://youtu.be/fcgR0GzdShA









    Exclusive Autosport is thrilled to announce that 19-year-old Prescott Campbell will make his debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship this season with their race-winning operation. The Newport Beach, CA native and Oxford, UK resident will pilot the team’s #91 Tatuus USF-17, featuring their trademark red and black Exclusive Autosport livery with branding from the Lucas Oil School of Racing. Campbell is the reigning 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series champion, an accomplishment that earned him a $75,000 scholarship towards the 2020 USF2000 season.















    In 2012 Campbell began racing cadet karts in the Southern California region, marking the start of his racing career. He graduated to the senior kart categories in 2016 where he began his climb up the Superkarts! USA Shifter Stock Moto ladder system. He progressed through the ranks before making his debut in the Pro Shifter category at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XXII in 2018. At the end of that year, he was one of 30 drivers invited to compete in the inaugural Cooper Tire Karting Scholarship Shootout held at Sebring International Raceway. A panel of well-accomplished figures in the motorsport industry selected him as the winner of the three-day judged event, for which he received a scholarship to run the full 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series calendar. Prescott broke his femur in a karting accident mid-season, but was able to come back to win the championship despite missing three of the series’ 18 races. An impressive drive in the season finale saw him clinch the title by a crucial four points and win the $75,000 scholarship towards this year’s USF2000 season. He was also a finalist in last year’s Team USA Scholarship Shootout.







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    • 29 min
    Sabré Cook taking on Indy Pro 2000 and W Series in 2020

    Sabré Cook taking on Indy Pro 2000 and W Series in 2020

    I had the pleasure of catching up with Sabré Cook just before she jetted off to England for the pre-season obligations that she has for the upcoming 2020 W-Series. One thing that I constantly marvel at with regard to these up and coming racers is the way that they have to juggle their racing careers with their other obligations, whether it be working, school, or in the case of Sabré, competing on two series all over the world. 







    Sabré Cook is set to compete in six events in the Indy Pro 2000 Series on the Road to Indy. Cook will see action March 12-14 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, April 23-26 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, May 7-9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Grand Prix weekend, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin over the June 19-21 weekend as well as the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca August 14-16 and September 18-20.









    https://youtu.be/xS-KpJLxhfg









    I'm very excited to rejoin Team Benik and my Road to Indy campaign, expressed Sabré Cook. I think supplementing my second season in W Series competition with another great open wheel series like the Indy Pro 2000 Championship will only accelerate my development as a driver. Benik, my partners, and I have been working very hard to make a feasible program for this season, and I really appreciate everyone's efforts to make this happen. Sabré Cook







    During this episode, we get a chance to talk about how Sabré got into racing and the challenges that she has faced along the way.







    This interview was part of my continuing series to spotlight women in racing and the challenges that they face.







    The first in the series can be found here: https://www.33dreamsofindy.com/author-tammy-kaehler-her-book-kiss-the-bricks-and-women-in-racing/

    • 23 min
    Who will be the 3rd African American Driver to race in the Indy 500?

    Who will be the 3rd African American Driver to race in the Indy 500?

    David Dalton, Jr. Dreams that it is him







    Episode 28 of the 33 Dreams of Indy Podcast







    In 1985. a brash yet confident driver by the name of Willy T. Ribbs showed up at the Indianapolis Speedway with dreams of making it into the field of 33. It was not meant to be that year, as documented in the new movie available on Netflix - Uppity.







    Uppity - Available on Netflix







    Willy T.'s dream would have to wait until 1991 when he became the Jackie Robinson of IndyCar Racing by being the 1st African American to start in the Indy 500. He raced at Indy again in 1993 - finishing 21st.







    It was 9 years later in 2002 that George Mack follow the path set by Willy T. by making the field of 33 and finishing 17th.







    In the 18 years that have followed, there has not been an African American as part of the 33.







    In a dual fold manner - to celebrate Black History Month and also to shine a light on a up and coming driver, I interviewed David Dalton, Jr.















    David dreams of being the 3rd African American Driver to race in the Indy 500. But he knows he has a long ways to go to get there and is open to doing what he loves to do - Race.







    So much so that he recently submitted an application to the NASCAR REV - Drive for Diversity Program.









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DIxxS8W79w









    David is not just looking for an advantage or a hand out - rather he is touting his results in his young racing career. In 2018 he participated in the Inaugural Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout, finishing 5th. This finished earned him a place in races during the 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Series. He shined, making 12 out of the 18 events, with 1 win and 3 Podium Finishes.







    2018 Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout Finalist







    In this interview, we talk about David racing along with the challenges that he has faced along the way.









    https://youtu.be/WeQSyeRTTUY









    If you would like to support David Dalton, Jr. I have included a link to his efforts: https://www.facebook.com/donate/553511681914306/2963182713746025/

    • 42 min
    How to Find the USF2000 Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights Car on a Simulator

    How to Find the USF2000 Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights Car on a Simulator

    That is a great question. The current Simulation systems on the market do not have the specific cars that are used in the Road to Indy's 3 main series. This leaves drivers having to use other models of cars as a substitute.







    That will change at the track atleast. I sat down with Greg De Giorgis, Owner and Lead Engineer for SimMetric Driver Performance Labs.







    Greg has developed a commercial-grade driving simulator in a custom-built, first-of-its-kind mobile coaching lab, that gives drivers more track time in order to gain an advantage over their competitors in a safe, controlled environment. 







    The system is loaded with the specific car models used by the USF2000 Indy Pro 2000 & Indy Lights series. For this reason and many others, SimMetric Labs was named an Official Partner of the Road to Indy Series presented by Cooper Tires.







    The SimMetric Labs will be on the road this season and at the Road to Indy events to be utilized by drivers and teams, starting with the preseason testing at Homestead.









    https://youtu.be/EuUQO5PFDVw

    • 21 min

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