BIRMINGHAM - Qualifying at the picturesque and aptly named Barber Motorsports Park is quite important because the purpose-built motorcycle track is narrow and makes passing an artful challenge on the 2.3-mile track featuring various whimsical sculptures. That said, A.J. Foyt's team has its work cut out for them in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst as qualifying did not go particularly well this afternoon around the 17-turn permanent road course. Kyle K
Warren Wilson has worked with AJ Foyt Racing since 2017 in the team's Speedway, Indiana race shop and was previously profiled as our shock specialist. Heading to Barber Motorsports Park, which is a beautifully landscaped, purpose-built motorcycle track modified to host the Indy cars, we selected Wilson again because he restores vintage motorcycles and races them in the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association. His best finish of second came at Barber in 2020 in the vin
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2022)--Rookie power! The ROKiT rookies were the top-finishing rookies in Sunday's Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Kyle Kirkwood scored his first top-10 finish of the season with his 10th place showing in the No. 14 ROKiT Chevrolet while Tatiana Calderón finished 16th in the No. 11 ROKiT Chevrolet in just her second start in the NTT INDYCAR Series. Larry Foyt congratulates Kyle Kirkwood as crew chief Didier Francesia looks on. Starting on the soft
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2022)--Kyle Kirkwood proved to be the fastest of the rookies in qualifying for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Driving the No. 14 ROKiT Chevrolet, he transferred out of the first round as he did in his NTT INDYCAR Series debut in St. Petersburg in February. He will start 12th in tomorrow's race. "We had a pretty good qualifying," Kirkwood said. "Our goal was to get into the top 12 and over into Q2 and we transferred, so happy with that. Of cou
Didier Francesia, crew chief of the No. 14 ROKiT Chevrolet, has led an interesting life. Born in Paray Le Monial, France (near Lyon and the Magny Cours circuit), he started as a mechanic professionally in 1987. He worked his way through a variety of motorsports from Formula Renault to Formula 1 and eventually INDYCAR. Always smiling, Francesia has lived through some tough times too: two days after his father died, Francesia was burned after a gas explosion at a friend's home.