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James Winslow Tests with Sam Schmidt Motorsports

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted March 9, 2010 at 10:02 am Indy Lights, Test

James Winslow

This is sort of old news by now, but still worthy of mention. James Winslow, who competed in the Atlantic Championship last season, completed a test last week with Sam Schmidt Motorsports in an Indy Lights car while at Sebring International Raceway.

James is currently looking to secure a ride in the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights series.  Nothing official has been announced at this time.

Last fall, I wrote this about his Atlantic season:

James Winslow didn’t have a break-out season but he was one of the few drivers who actually improved throughout the year.  He also earned 3-hard charger awards; Sebring, Mid-Ohio, and Road Atlanta.   While racing, he improved on his starting position in 75% of his race starts.  His best finish this season was 7th, which occurred at Lime Rock Park, Trois-Riviéres, Road Atlanta, and Laguna Seca.

It would be nice to see James return to North America full-time in 2010.  He was running on a very limited budget last season and he was unfamiliar with most of the tracks.  If he is able to put together the necessary funding for an Indy Lights season, it will be fun to watch his progress in 2010.

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