Indy Lights

Alberico, Caroline Set for St. Petersburg

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The Mazda Road to Indy season is only a week out from beginning, but the driver line-ups are still in the process of being finalized as two more drivers were announced on Monday.

Team Pelfrey has confirmed the first driver for their Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team, with Neil Alberico set for his third season with sponsorship from Rising Star Racing.

“I would like to thank Rising Star Racing (RSR) and Team Pelfrey for granting me this opportunity,” he said. “I have been working hard over the course of the offseason, both in the United States and in the Philippines, to generate support and awareness for my career and the sport of open-wheel racing,” Alberico said. “The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is the next step in my career as a professional driver in the premier sport of open-wheel racing in North America.”

Alberico has ran well at St. Petersburg before, scoring a third-place finish last year. The 25-year-old completed the 2017 campaign ranked eighth in the standings, following five top-fives.

At the lowest ring of the ladder, BN Racing confirmed Jamie Caroline will drive for them throughout the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season.

“I have always had my eye on the racing scene in the United States and look forward to getting on track next week,” explained Caroline. “The competition always seems to be very good in the U.S. and I am up to the challenge. BN Racing has shown well in last year’s hand full of events they competed at in 2017 and they have been well on pace in 2018 testing.”

The reigning British F4 Champion has proven his talents, scoring ten victories and six poles en route to the title last year.

“Jamie’s resume speaks for itself,” expressed BN Racing’s Bryn Nuttall. “He has had success with multiple teams in many different programs, ultimately topping the end of the year points battles in many of them. A quick study off the track and even faster on it, Caroline will be the final piece to a powerful BN Racing program for 2018.”

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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