|Hello-I wanted to send you an update regarding our season. Unfortunately, our current budget is not quite where it needs to be to finish the season in USF Pro 2000 properly. So, we have made the difficult decision to not race in the last two events at COTA and in Portland. I’d be lying if I said that I am not very disappointed, but after much consideration we know that refocusing our efforts toward the 2024 season makes the most sense. We and the team knew we only had enough budget for the first half of the season and we were able to add one more event on top of that. I felt that even a half season at a higher level in USF Pro 2000 would serve me better than another season in the lower USF 2000 level, especially when our preferred team wasn’t an option at the time we needed to make a commitment. We had some good moments, like a 5th place finish at Sebring, a top 10 in Indy and very solid pace most of the time in the deepest field the series has seen in years. Three drivers have already debuted solidly in Indy NXT (formerly Indy Lights) this season with at least one more to come before the end of the season.
The good news is that we have some very exciting things in the works and we are optimistic that we will be back very strong next season. In fact, next season really begins with the USF Pro Combine in mid October. The goal is to be at the test as well as maybe even at the Indy 8-hour October 7th and 8th in a sports car race too! So we don’t plan on being out of a car too long. We are just using the next 8 weeks to refocus our efforts with the goal of being able to come back stronger than ever in 2024! Stay tuned for more info soon.
I must send a huge thank you to Peter and Mandy Dempsy, and the entire Turn 3 Motorsport team. I love this team and I hope that this short break is just that – short; and we’ll be back on track together soon. And last, thank you to some of my most important supporters. As I said, we are not done- but for sure without these friends and partners, we would not have made it this far this season. If you have a moment, please click the link and visit their websites. These are great organizations who deserve your business.
IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Browning Chapman Specialty Contractors
Race for RP
Prime 47- Indy’s Steakhouse
End Lung Cancer Now
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery
The UPS Store in Plainfield, IN
Hays + Sons=
Subway of Hobart and Valparaiso, IN
A few other friends who prefer to stay anonymous
Thank you for all your support!
You will need to use the Open Table link to make your reservation AND place the words “Supporting IU Cancer Center” in the Special Occasion Note section. It is that easy! I am proud that we can bring together two of my most important partners to make this happen. I hope that, if you are in Indianapolis in August, you’ll consider having dinner at PRIME 47- (the downtown location only) to support IU. Unfortunately, cancer has touched our lives too many times. This effort will support the innovative and much-needed research being conducted by over 300 IU researchers! #researchcurescancer
|Finally, save the date for a soon to be announced event at Prime 47 downtown. We are helping Dr. Chernoff and his Survivors of Violence Foundation fundraiser again and this year. It will be on Thursday September 14th leading into the return of IMSA sports car weekend at IMS. Country/pop artist Clayton Anderson will perform along with appearances by drivers, cool auction items and more. Click below to reserve tickets!