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Sean Rayhall finishes in 2nd place at Indianapolis GP for first podium in Indy Lights

41BK0830Pompano Beach, FL, May 8, 2015 – Sean Rayhall and 8Star Motorsports finish in second place in race one of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire race one at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rayhall accomplished his first second place finish and podium in only his third race in the Dallara IL-15.

The 20-year old, who qualified in third place with a time of 1m15.318s, had a great start in race one, quickly jumping into second place and almost completing the pass for first place in turn one. Rayhall used all his experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to keep second position until the end of the race over both Carlin Racing cars.

“I have no words to explain this feeling. It was a great race I have to thank 8Star Motorsports, Edvisors, Bass Egg, and everyone that has made it possible for me to participate in the Indy Lights championship. The team worked really hard and the car was amazing out there. Now we have to concentrate on race two,” said an emotional Sean Rayhall.

“I am really proud of Sean (Rayhall) and all of the 8Star Motorsports team! After only three races with Sean in the car we have accomplished this second place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now we have to focus on race two tomorrow (Saturday) and try to finish in the podium once again,” said team owner Enzo Potolicchio.

Race two at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be Saturday at 1:25pm and you can follow it through http://www.indylights.com/results/live-timing and the Mazda Road to Indy app.

For more information please visit our website at www.8starmotorsports.com and keep up to date via Twitter @8starmotor and Facebook at our 8Star Motorsports page.
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Sean Rayhall and 8Star Motorsports back in Action for the Indy Lights Indianapolis GP

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Pompano Beach, FL, May 7, 2015 – 8Star Motorsports and promising young driver Sean Rayhall are getting ready to compete in this weekend’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Indianapolis Grand Prix. Rayhall and 8Star initiated this Indy Lights partnership at Barber Motorsports Park, where he achieved the fastest lap and track record after only being in the Dallara IL-15 a few times. The expectations for the upcoming races are high, especially now that Rayhall has had more time to get accustomed to the 8Star machine.

Rayhall has competed in Indianapolis before while wearing 8Star orange. Last year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Indianapolis Grand Prix was one to be remembered in many regards. The main takeaway was that Rayhall and 8Star’s pace and strategy were second to none, and the young American tallied a series of fastest laps.

8Star Motorsports Team Manager Gary Neal has stated that “this is a good opportunity for Sean to digest what he learned from the car in Barber, and to further develop his understanding of the Dallara IL-15. Sean has driven the Indy GP circuit with 8Star before so the track is familiar to him. Given the speed we displayed at Barber I am optimistic for good results this weekend.”

The focused American driver was very straight forward when he stated that, “we rolled off with a car that seems better than ever and the main goal is to put out a strong effort this weekend and leave it all on the track. I want to thank Edvisors and Bass Egg as well for keeping this Indy Lights campaign alive, and I hope to make the most of it this weekend.”

Sean Rayhall and 8Star Motorsports will be out on the track for Races 1 & 2 this Friday and Saturday. The Indianapolis Grand Prix promises to be an exciting event and will officially be underway today for both practices. Qualifying will begin tomorrow at 12:00pm and race 1 will come around at 4:30pm. The weekend will be capped off on Saturday with Race 2 set to begin at 1:25pm.

For more information please visit our website at www.8starmotorsports.com and keep up to date via Twitter @8starmotor and Facebook at our 8Star Motorsports page.