Friday, July 26, 2013

Who is James Davison?

Racing is awesome in its own right, but when you know the players, it's twice as nice.

It was announced, this week, that James Davison will make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut in next weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, driving the No. 18 for Dale Coyne Racing.

So, who is he? Let's check his vitals:

Nationality: Australian (Melbourne)

Age: 26

Curriculum Vitae

2004 — Victorian State Formula Ford Championship (Australia) 
  • 1 win, 1 pole 
2005 — Formula BMW USA Junior Series 
  • 1 win (US Grand Prix, Indianapolis), 4 podiums
2007 — Star Mazda Series (Velocity Motorsports) 
  • 2nd in championship
  • 3 wins, 3 poles
2008 — Indy Lights Series (Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
  • 1 win (Mid-Ohio), 1 pole 
  • Sunoco Most Improved Driver
2009 — Indy Lights Series (Vision Racing)
  • 2nd in championship
  • 1 win (Mid-Ohio), 3 poles, 4 podiums 
2010
  • Driver coach for Milka Duno in the IndyCar Series
  • Grand-Am Rolex Series debut, 6 hours of Watkins Glen (Starworks Motorsport) 
2011
  • Grand-Am Rolex Series race, Laguna Seca (Michael Shank Racing) 
  • Maiden IndyCar test with Andretti Autosport
2012
  • Porsche Carrera Cup debut, Australian Grand Prix
2013
  • Bathurst 12 hour Sportscar race, Class B Porsche GT3
  • IndyCar test with Dale Coyne Racing (Mid-Ohio)

If you actually read that, you'll see Davison has won twice at Mid-Ohio in Indy Lights, as well as tested there in an Indycar.

Good luck to James and DCR, next week. 

Get your Mid-Ohio tickets HERE.

—Chris

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