Indy Motorsport Group Earns Podium During F2000 Championship Debut

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (April 30, 2018) – Davis Durrett earned Indy Motorsport Group their first podium in F2000 competition this weekend with a third-place finish in the opening round of the 2018 F2000 Championship Series. Durrett showed strong pace all weekend with a fourth-place in the second and final race of the weekend. Durrett currently sits in fifth place in the championship heading into Watkins Glen.

“I’m really excited about how my first weekend went in the F2000 championship series. Coming away with third and fourth place finished really sets us up for a great championship battle. We showed strong pace all weekend qualifying second and third as well. I’m glad we were able to capitalize and turn those into strong finishes, and I can’t thank IMG enough. We’re looking forward to trying to move up the podium next race at Watkins Glen,” stated Durrett.


The weekend at Road Atlanta featured the full array of racing conditions with a dry first qualifying and race, but that would soon change. Durrett qualified a strong third for race one and was able to keep his position during the race finishing on the podium. Qualifying for the second race was a mixture of wet and dry with most teams going out on rain tires. Durrett held the pole for most of the session but was nipped with a handful of laps to go settling for a second place starting position. The race was run in a heavy downpour and Durrett brought the car home safely in fourth.

The F2000 Championship Series visits Watkins Glen next for rounds 3 and 4 of the 2018 championship on May 11-13.

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Indy Motorsport Group Announces Stable of Drivers for 2017

Indy Motorsport Group drivers vist the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
(left to right) Vincent Khristov, Davis Durrett, Raphael Forcier and Chris Archinaco

INDIANAPOLIS (February 20, 2017) – Indy Motorsport Group (IMG) announces four drivers to contest the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda during the team’s inaugural season.

“We have assembled an elite F4 competitive team that is more than capable of winning the championship in 2017,” said IMG co-owner Steve Newey.

Returning to the F4 U.S. series in 2017 is Davis Durrett of Carmel, Indiana. Durrett competed in the 2016 F4 U.S. Championship and was named “Most Improved Driver.” Durrett started karting at nine years old and competed in the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series where he was voted “Rookie of the Weekend” during his first race.

Joining IMG is Chris Archinaco of Pittsburgh, PA. Archinaco participated in eight races of the 2016 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series in 2016, including his first career win at Lime Rock Park. Archinaco finished second in series points.

“The team IMG has established for the 2017 season is world class,” said Archinaco. “We’ve all raced each other in amateur series and now have the chance to push each other as teammates racing for the championship.”

Raphael Forcier of Montreal Canada returns to the F4 U.S. series for the 2017 season with IMG. Forcier finished ninth in the 2016 F4 U.S. Championship standings. He also participated in the 2015 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Series and the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series.

The final IMG seat will be filled by series newcomer Vincent Khristov of Delray Beach, Florida. Khristov participated in the 2015 Bertil Roos 5 Day Road Racing School and the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series. He holds the track record for the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series event at NOLA Motosports Park in New Orleans.

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Formed by Indianapolis 500 winning team owner Steve Newey and Dean Durrett of Durrett Racing Group, the group provides a driver-development focused platform for competitors to make their first foray into junior open-wheel racing. The four-car team will contest in the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda season.


New F4 U.S. Championship Team Has A Winning Formula


Indianapolis 500 winning team-owner Steve Newey and Dean Durrett of Durrett Racing Group will merge to form the multi-car race team Indy Motorsport Group to contest in the 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season.

The group will provide a driver-development focused platform for competitors making their first foray into junior open-wheel racing.

“Residing in Indianapolis has given me the opportunity to recruit team members from the Racing Capital of the World,” Durrett said. “I plan on utilizing my resources to produce an elite F4 U.S. Championship team. Working alongside, long-time friend and colleague, Steve Newey, we are excited about the formation of our new team and partnership and look forward to the upcoming F4 U.S. season.”

Indy Motorsport Group’s drivers will rely on the business acumen of Durrett. A business owner and entrepreneur since college, Durrett will manage the team, blending his passion for racing and business.

Newey, who is a multiple championship winning team manager, race engineer and former co-owner of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winning team will manage the technical operations of the team.

Newey and Durrett will both serve as principals, lead business operations and build the technical development of the team.

“I am looking forward to working with Dean and the team to provide drivers who aspire to pursue a career as a professional with the training and knowledge necessary to be successful in auto racing,” Newey said. “We have assembled a very competitive team that is capable of winning the championship in 2017.”

Newey’s career spans over 35 years of racing at the highest levels of the sport including IndyCar, Formula 1, IMSA Sports Cars and NASCAR.

Durrett Racing Group competed in three of the five 2016 F4 U.S. Championship events as a single-entry team with Davis Durrett of Carmel, Indiana, as its pilot. The team finished eighth in points for the season.