An interesting notable about Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship runner-up Jack Harvey came to light last weekend during the series’ season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
“Clay pigeon shooting is my other passion, but that really gets pushed to the side once race season starts,” said Harvey, who will compete Sept. 19 in the third Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Race Honoring Justin Wilson.
“I went with my dad, enjoyed it and was quite good at it. I picked up on all these subtle bits that actually were helpful toward racing, though that’s not why I got into it. You have to be quick, have good hand-eye coordination, understand what you’re doing wrong and be flexible.
“It’s like racing; if you get too serious, that can get on top of you. In shooting, if you don’t relax, if you go rigid or closed-minded, it doesn’t work. The principles that help me be good at that – stay relaxed, be confident, make the right decision and commit to it -- cross over to racing and vice versa.”
Three partners join Grand Prix of Boston
The Grand Prix of Boston, which on Sept. 2-4, 2016, will feature the Verizon IndyCar Series on streets of the city’s Seaport District, announced a partnership with three local companies: The Herb Chambers Companies, Polar Beverages and The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
“We’re excited to begin to share our partnerships for this inaugural event, and it’s only fitting that our first three are local companies with deep ties to the community,” said Mark Perrone, Grand Prix of Boston president and CEO. “We made a commitment early in this process to support local businesses, and we place enormous value in their support and participation.
“This is a huge endorsement for the Grand Prix, and for them, this is a great opportunity to showcase their brands to the event attendees and the larger television audience.”
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Grace Autosport team principal Beth Paretta has been named one of Sports Business Journal's "Game Changers: Women in Sports Business.” Paretta announced in May the formation of Grace Autosport, which looks to compete in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 with driver Katherine Legge and women in leadership roles throughout the organization.