With the fifth round of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship taking place this Friday evening, Canadian Antonio Serravalle is making the trek to Indianapolis, Indiana for the second time in as many weeks. Competing at the 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course two weeks ago, the Pserra Racing driver will now contest the 0.686-mile oval at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana for the Cooper Tires Freedom 90.
“We had a decent test eight days ago and worked on our oval program,” explained Pserra Racing Owner Peter Serravalle. “Antonio drove great, and we as a team learned a lot. With two ovals on the schedule, and both very different types of ovals, we will need to be proactive in setup and stay ahead of the racetrack as day turns to night later this week. Practice will be in the heat of the day and racing will take place in the early evening.”
Competing at the Lucas Oil Raceway in 2018, Serravalle secured an eighth place result in his oval racing debut.
“Oval racing is something completely different than I am accustomed to,” added Antonio Serravalle. “I grew up racing karts around the world and competed on sprint tracks both permanent and temporary, but don’t have a ton of experience turning only left. It is not as easy as it looks, but we were able to get quicker as the day when on and have goals set for this coming Thursday and Friday.”
Practice and qualifying will take place on Thursday afternoon and early evening before a short warm-up session on Friday afternoon. The Cooper Tires Freedom 90 will take the green flag at 7:50pm on Friday evening after the conclusion of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship event. Stay tuned to the social media pages of Antonio Serravalle for news, information, results and photos from the event.
Antonio Serravalle and Pserra Racing would like to thank Tycoon Capital Limited, Scuderia Ferrari Club of Toronto, Cos Shore Inc. -Medi- Scan, Ferrari & Associates, and Camptech II Circuits for all of their support in the past, present and future.
Photos: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photography LLC.