Saturday, February 20, 2010

Canadian James Hinchcliffe Signs with Indy Lights' Team Moore Racing

Photo Credit: Shawn Payne/IndyCar

A shining Canadian open-wheel prospect, James Hinchcliffe has been signed to Team Moore Racing for the 2010 IRL Firestone Indy Lights Championship. With Team Moore Racing co-owned by Canadian Tom Wood, the two-car race team is glad to add the sophomore Hinchcliffe alongside Spanish driver Adrian Campos, Jr. Holding high hopes for what could be accomplished with the team, Hinchcliffe comments "I am incredibly excited to be joining Team Moore. I had a strong season last year in my rookie attempt. I learned a lot and now I want to put what I learned to good use for an attack on the title."

A talented 23-year old from Oakville, Ontario, James Hinchcliffe career has involved successful stints in Formula BMW USA, Star Mazda Series, Champ Car Atlantic Championship and some brief tours in A1 Grand Prix racing before joining the Firestone Indy Lights in 2009. In his rookie outing driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports last season, Hinchcliffe best finish was 2nd at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. That finish, couple by four 3rd place finishes assisted in a 5th place overall position in 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship points.

While the IZOD IndyCar Series will be starting three weeks this Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Indy Lights tour will not be joining the big league tour into Central America. The 2010 Firestone Indy Lights series launches on March 28th, during the IRL race weekend at St Petersburg, Florida street course.

Photo Credit: Christopher Nagy/XSL Speed Reporter

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