Pabst Racing Entering 4-Car Team At Lucas Oil Raceway For Mazda Road To Indy Freedom Friday
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (May 23, 2018) - This weekend, Pabst Racing will return to Indianapolis just two weeks after the last event where the team scored a third place finish at the Indianapolis Grand Prix; Sixteen-year-old Rasmus Lindh earned his first podium in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season in the #23 Chicago Pneumatic Pabst Racing entry.
The team will enter Round 5 confidently as they have a well established and successful track record at Lucas Oil Raceway. In 2015, the team earned a win with driver Jake Eidson and in 2016 (the last time the series raced there), all three Pabst Racing entries finished in the top-10. Pabst’s Lucas Kohl who drives the Belko Trading #22 is the lone driver among the field of competitors to have driven a USF2000 car at Lucas Oil Raceway. He finished 10th in the 2016 Freedom 75 event.
Pabst Racing drivers Calvin Ming piloting the MPS/APAN Sponsored #21 and Kaylen Frederick piloting the Pilot ONE Racing #24 are expected to be strong competitors at Lucas Oil having gained experience in last season’s Iowa Speedway oval event where both finished in the top-10; Ming earning a podium while driving for Pabst Racing. Swedish rookie, Rasmus Lindh looks forward to his first time on an oval as the team heads to Brownsburg to take part in the Freedom 75 race at the .686 mile oval track on Friday.
The event will begin Thursday as drivers will take part in a Mazda Road to Indy “Oval Clinic” where they will gain valuable knowledge from industry veterans in preparation for the 75-lap event. Following the oval clinic, teams will be on track for two tests and an official practice that will run from 5:45pm until 6:45pm.
Official qualifications will be Friday afternoon at 2:30pm and the race will begin at 6:05pm, local time.