The First African American In Indi 500 Founded A Racing Team

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The first African American in Indi 500 founded a racing team

The First African American In Indi 500 Founded A Racing TeamThe former pilot of the American series Cart and Nascar Willie Ribbs Jr. founded his own racing team in the Indy Lights Youth Championship. Stable Willy T. Ribbs Racing will help the young black pilots seek success in motor racing. In 1991, Ribbs became the first African American, who came to the start of the race "Indi-500".

In 2011, the team Willy T. RIBBS RACING will perform in partnership with Starting Grid Inc. and Brooks Associates Racing Stables. The main sponsor will be the American Auto Gauge Department Honda. The only pilot of the new team will be the 21-year-old pilot of the Africaucasian origin Chase Austin, debuting in the Indy Lights series.

Earlier, Austin participated in stock-box races, in 2007, becoming the first African American pilot who participated in the Oval stage of the second division of the NASCAR series. On the coming on May 27, Firestone Freedom 100 arrival on the track "Indianapolis Motor Speedway" Chase Austin will be the only black pilot participating in the youth "formal" Championship Indy Lights. Stage will be held as a race of the support of the famous marathon "Indi-500", scheduled for May 29.

For Willie Ribbs Race in Indianapolis will be the first as the owner of the team. "No doubt about "Indi-500" were the most exciting episodes of my 23-year racing career, – Quotes Ribbs official website indycar. – Back here as the owner of the team – great honor. In the future, I would like to regularly come to "Indi-500" with your own stable".

Willie Theodore Ribbs Jr. began a racing career in the mid-70s. In 1978, the native of the city of San Jose, California, could debut in the highest division of the NASCAR series, but the pilot was arrested after two training sessions for violation of traffic rules. Four years later, Ribbs Jr. still took part in several races of the American Stock-Karov Championship. In 1986, Willie Ribbs became the first black pilot, who managed the Formula 1 car: on a car in Portuguese Estoril, American Tested the Brabham team.

From 1990 to 1994, Ribbs acted in American "formula" Cart Series, now wearing name indycar. In 1991 and 1993, the pilot went to the start of the race "Indi-500".

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