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Indy Regency Racing was a racing team owned by Sal Incandela who had worked with several Formula One and CART teams.

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Team historyEdit

The team made its debut at the Mid-Ohio round of the 1991 Indy Lights championship, with David Kudrave as its driver, and contested the entire Indy Lights series for 1992 (again with Kudrave).[1] In 1993 the team made its move to the CART Championship Car series by fielding a car in the 1993 Indianapolis 500 for F1 veteran Olivier Grouillard. The team's first race that year was to be the Indianapolis 500, however, the car failed to make the field for the "500" but Grouillard participated in 11 races that season for the team. In 1994 the team signed 1990 Indy 500 champion Arie Luyendyk who had been let go by Chip Ganassi Racing. Luyendyk got the team into its first Indy 500 with 8th on the grid but was knocked out by an engine failure 11 laps from the finish. Luyendyk also finished 17th in points in 1994 with a runner up finish at the Michigan International Speedway. However, that would the team's last season in top level racing for several years as the team returned to running only in Indy Lights for 1995.

The team returned to the Indy 500 in 2000 with an entry for Johnny Unser who started 30th and finished 22nd in the team's first Indy Racing League race. They returned the following year with inexperienced rookie Cory Witherill who made an improbably successful bump day run to get the Regency machine into its 3rd Indy 500. Witherill brought the car home in 19th position. In 2002 Regency fielded a car for Hideki Noda in the last 3 races of the season with little success.[2] The team participated in Toyota Atlantic in 2002 after Indy Lights' demise[3] and apparently shut down shortly thereafter.

DriversEdit

Racing resultsEdit

Complete CART Indy Car World Series resultsEdit

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Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1993 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH NHA ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t   Olivier Grouillard 29 DNQ 12 24 13 11 DNS 17 12 16 26 16 18 20
1994 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T94/00 Ilmor 265D V8t   Arie Luyendyk 28 25 22 11 18 21 19 14 21 31 2 13 27 6 22 26 6
  Franck Fréon 29 18

Complete Indy Racing League resultsEdit

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Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2000 WDW PHX LSV INDY TXS PPIR ATL KTY TXS
G-Force GF05 Oldsmobile Aurora V8   Johnny Unser 22 22
2001 PHX HMS ATL INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS
G-Force GF05B Oldsmobile Aurora V8   Cory Witherill 16 22 19
2002 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TXS
G-Force GF05C Chevrolet Indy V8   Hideki Noda 28 17 24 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Indy Regency Racing profile, Indy Lights (cached November 23, 2001)
  2. ^ Kelly, Paul & Mittman, Dick. McGehee Making Comeback In Hometown; MK To Produce Falcon Chassis, IndyCar.com, August 15, 2002
  3. ^ Indy Regency Racing Announces Plans to Compete in Toyota Atlantic for 2002, Toyota Atlantic Press Release, December 3, 2001