33 Dreams of Indy

33 Dreams of Indy

33 Dreams of Indy focuses on the Road to Indy Series presented by Cooper Tires, covering the Drivers and Teams that compete in the Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000, and USF Juniors Series. 33 Dreams also covers the NTT IndyCar Series throughout the season as well as the Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of Drivers Dream of capturing one of the coveted 33 Starting spots in the Indy 500. I follow the journeys of these drivers and teams that they work with and tell the stories that you usually don't find in mainstream coverage.


October 14, 2022 6 mins

In a move that just makes sense, a portion of what was known as the Road to Indy Series has been renamed the USF Pro Championships, presented by Cooper Tires.

We rename and rebrand. 3 Reasons. Control, Money and Tires. #1. Control No one entity controls the entire Road to Indy as of 2022. With Indy Lights and the other 2 series (USF 2000 and Indy Pro 2000) being run by different organizations. The rebranding in my opinion is...

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Frost, Petrov & Rasmussen visit victory lane at Road America

As the Road to Indy Series got back on track for the 1st time in the 2020 season.

For the first time since 2019, the Road to Indy and IndyCar Series was competing on the same weekend at Road America and based upon the IndyCar results the Road to Indy stars that have graduated from the series were truly shining in the IndyCar series with Pato OWard, Felix Rosenqvist hav...

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During the break in the racing action, I caught up with Max Esterson after his iRacing team won the 12 hours of Sebring online. We also talk about his recent announcement with Team Pelfrey to run F1600 in 2020.

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His experiences as a driver and as an African American in the IndyCar Series.

Like many drivers, George Mack started in Go-Karting with his Father in California. With his success, he moved up the ranks until he found himself racing in Europe.

With the creation of the Indy Racing League, George Mack secured a ride on the IndyCar Series with an underfunded team and competed in the 2002 season, running the oval only series.

George Mac...

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The 2018 Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout Winner and 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Series Champion is ready for the next step - USF2000 on the Road to Indy.

I had an opportunity to catch up with Prescott during a break from his engineering studies in England, just before he left to attend preseason testing in Homestead.


Exclusive Autosport is thrilled to announce that 19-year-old Prescott Campbell will m...

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I had the pleasure of catching up with Sabré Cook just before she jetted off to England for the pre-season obligations that she has for the upcoming 2020 W-Series. One thing that I constantly marvel at with regard to these up and coming racers is the way that they have to juggle their racing careers with their other obligations, whether it be working, school, or in the case of Sabré, competing on two series all over the world. 


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David Dalton, Jr. Dreams that it is him

Episode 28 of the 33 Dreams of Indy Podcast

In 1985. a brash yet confident driver by the name of Willy T. Ribbs showed up at the Indianapolis Speedway with dreams of making it into the field of 33. It was not meant to be that year, as documented in the new movie available on Netflix - Uppity.

Uppity - Available on Netflix

Willy T.'s dream would have to wait until 1991 when he became the Jac...

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That is a great question. The current Simulation systems on the market do not have the specific cars that are used in the Road to Indy's 3 main series. This leaves drivers having to use other models of cars as a substitute.

That will change at the track atleast. I sat down with Greg De Giorgis, Owner and Lead Engineer for SimMetric Driver Performance Labs.

Greg has developed a commercial-grade driving simulator in a custom-b...

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Carter Pease ended 2019 on a high note. He finished second in the Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout in Sebring and by doing so he knew what he would be doing in 2020. Well, he knew what he would be doing for half of the season.

Due to his finish in the shootout, Carter earned a scholarship to compete in half of the race weekends on the upcoming 2020 Lucas Oil Formula Car Series.

So how does a recent college graduate fund the re...

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What does the winner of the 2019 F3 Americas Championship do for an encore? How about claiming a podium finish in the 1st race of 2020 in the IMSA Prototype Challenge at Daytona International Raceway.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Dakota Dickerson, 2015 Team USA Scholarship winner, to discuss his great start to 2020 and his Indy Dreams.

Dakota still dreams of the Indy 500 someday, but in the interim he is making the best ...

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I sat down with F3 Driver Kent Vaccaro prior to his trip to Sebring where he competed in the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour in the Formula Atlantic / F3 class. Kent took the victory on Saturday after capturing the fast time during qualifications. He was not able to compete Sunday because he has to get back to school to take his finals.

As with a number of young drivers that dream of racing professionally at some point, K...

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Elysiah Navarro (Ely) was awarded the Scholarship by the Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout presented by Cooper Tires in December of 2019. Ely rose to the top of the 27 driver field over the 3 days of driving and instruction.

His scholarship will allow him to compete in the 2020 Lucas Oil Formula Car race series. The winner of that series will get a $75,000 scholarship to apply towards a 2021 USF2000 entry, so there is a alot on ...

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I interviewed one of the drivers that shined in the recent 2019 Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout presented by Cooper Tires, Elliott Budzinski.

Elliott traveled from his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan to participate in the 3 day event at Sebring that was held December 10-12th. Drivers were not just driving the Lucas Oil Ray GR-RSC Formula Cars, they were also being evaluated as they worked with school instructors and expert panel...

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Mystery/Racing Novelist Tammy Kaehler joined 33 Dreams of Indy to talk about here series of books that follow the racing career of a fictional female racer - Kate Reilly. Kiss the Bricks is Kaehler's 5th book and it takes place during the month of May leading up to and including the Indy 500.

Tammy's book is not just an edge of the seat mystery story. It also explains some aspects of racing in detail that all can understan...

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December 30, 2019 15 mins

Wyatt Brichcek followed up his strong F4 campaign with Jay Howard Driver Development and his start at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca with an announcement that he will be running full time with JHDD in USF2000 in 2020.

Wyatt joined 33 Dreams of Indy Podcast after participating in the Palm Beach and Homestead FL portions of the Yacademy Winter Testing with his teammates Christian Rasmussen and Christian Bogle.

Wyatt Brichacek - USF200...

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Fresh off his winter testing in a Indy Pro 2000 car at the Yacademy Winter Testing with Juncos Racing in Florida, Matt Round-Garrido joined 33 Dreams of Indy from his home in England.

Matt is a former Northern Irish Formula Ford Champion. This experience prepared him to make the jump to the Road to Indy. He finished 14th in the 2019 USF2000 Standing despite missing the final 4 races. He took a podium in race 2 at Toronto to highl...

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November 22, 2019 21 mins


Both residents of Chicagoland, Peter and Antoine first met at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet where Antoine was racing and Peter was coaching. Peter helped develop Antoine in his Radical SR3 car as he was beginning his racing career. Antoine decided to broaden his racing resume by purchasing an Indy Pro 2000 car which Peter then built for him during the winter of 2017/2018. The pair starte...

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Rejoins HMD Motorsports for 2020

"Team expands to three cars"

Episode 17 - With the start of the 2020 race season still over four months away, HMD Motorsports continues to make strides on their growing program. With the move of the team to the Indianapolis, Indiana area and the hiring of an experienced staff, the team is happy to announce that David Malukas will be back for his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires ...

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A brief summary of this episode

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Episode 15 - Ayrton Ori has been on a journey since he started his racing career and the next step into the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship has been no different. He is attacking this step with the same passion that he does when he is off the track with a message of possibilities and anti-bullying.

As an Ambassador for the Human Growth Foundation, the young driver will take part in support events throughout the off season a...

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