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Linkage April 7, 2013

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted April 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm F1600 Series, Indy Lights, linkage, Skip Barber

Carlos Munoz dominated today's 40-lap Indy Lights race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. (photo: IndyCar.com)

Carlos Munoz dominated today’s 40-lap Indy Lights race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
(photo: IndyCar.com)

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing development driver Kyle O’Gara confirmed he will make his Indy Lights debut with SFHR and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports during the Freedom 100 in Indianapolis.

Open-wheel standout Jake Eidson made history this weekend by claiming his third-consecutive Skip Barber Racing Series title; winning the Winter Championship. Eidson will join Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing for a two-year development program running the F1600 Formula F Championship in 2013 and USF2000 in 2014. Make sure to read JOWT’s interview with Jake from last December.

Take a quick glance at the new Skip Barber Formula 2000 MZR car during a winter test at Road Atlanta.

Conor Daly will drive in the Indy 500 this year! Daly will pilot the No. 41 machine for A.J. Foyt Racing.

Indy Lights drivers just finished up their weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Take a tour of the 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course with Peter Dempsey, courtesy of EFCN’s Track Walk. In the race, Carlos Munoz avoided a repeat of St. Pete; this time earning a wire-to-wire victory after dominating practice and qualifying. The margin of victory stood at 5.0684 seconds with Jack Hawksworth finishing runner-up and Gabby Chaves completing the podium. The real action was the battle for fourth between Sage Karam (who held the spot),Peter Dempsey (6th), Jorge Goncalvez (5th), and Juan Pablo Garcia (8th). Garcia, who ended up with a drive-through penalty resulting from contact with Karam, had a stellar race conserving his tires until the end of the 40-lap event. Check out the rest of the results and the full box score here.

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