The Autosportradio.com 2016 Show presented by Honda HPD will stream live on Tuesday March 22nd, live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 North High School Road, beginning at 7PM ET.
The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com and the program streamed live on YouTube will be on the home page.
When the program concludes you will find the archive available on Don Kay’s YouTube channel.
Scheduled Guests are:
Juan Diego Piedrahita Cortes is a Colombian racing driver. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Piedrahita began his driving career at age of 7 karting in Mexico. Juan transitioned to auto racing in 2009 competing in the LATAM Challenge Series where he gained 2 podiums, finished 7th in overall points and 2nd in the rookie standings.
After winning numerous karting titles, Chaves began racing cars in 2007 in various Skip Barber series in the United States. In 2008 he made his pro debut in Formula BMW Americas, finishing fourth in Formula BMW Pacific and 14th in the Formula BMW World Finals. In 2009 he won the Formula BMW Americas title, capturing five wins and three poles and finishing on the podium in each of the 14 races.
Chaves raced in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2010, finishing 10th in points and capturing rookie of the year honors. In 2011 he finished 19th in the GP3 Series with a best finish of fourth at the Valencia Street Circuit.
In 2012, Chaves return to the United States and the Pro Mazda series, finishing second in points with 10 podiums, including wins at the final two races of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta. He climbed the ladder to the Indy Lights series in 2013, where he was runner-up with one win and 10 podiums.
It is worth noting that, while it’s not a great memory, Gabby is prominently featured in the closest finish in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when Peter Dempsey nipped him at the line at the 2013 Freedom 100 by a whopping 0.0026 seconds. Which is pretty much inches..
Gabby won the Indy Lights championship and the Mazda scholarship in 2014, capturing four wins (including the Freedom 100) and 11 podiums in 14 races. He signed with Bryan Herta Autosport to race full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2015, leading 31 laps at Pocono Raceway and earning the Rookie of the Year title by 78 points.
Gabby also had a successful foray into sports car racing, piloting the DeltaWing at the four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship endurance events in 2014. He helped the team to a season-high fourth place finish at their home race, Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway