Unlucky End for Saavedra in Race One

Monday, 30 June 2014 13:11

UNLUCKY END FOR SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA IN RACE ONE AT HOUSTON 

By Kevin Diamond

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 28, 2014 - KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra had an unlucky ending to what should have been his first top-five IndyCar finish today in Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers.

Qualifying for what was scheduled to be a 90-lap race was this morning and Saavedra went out in the second group. The No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone turned a best lap of 60.4724 seconds on the 1.634-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit, which put him 20th on the grid for Race 1. 

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KV AFS Racing Saavedra Ready for Houston

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00

AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLERS - KV AFS RACING'S SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA READY TO TAKE ON HEAT AND HUMIDITY AT HOUSTON

By Kevin Diamond

 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - June 24, 2014 - Automatic Fire Sprinklers - KV AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has adapted his training routine to take on the heat and high humidity that is expected this weekend for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers, June 27-29, on the streets of Houston, Texas.

 

Saavedra will be battling a number of physical factors while making his third and fourth starts on the 1.69-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit at NRG Park during this weekend's doubleheader.

7th Event Firestone 600

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:26

KV AFS Racing Saavedra Finishes at Texas Motor Speedway

 

Saavedra at Texas

Monday, 09 June 2014 17:04

LONG WEEKEND IN THE OFFICE FOR KV AFS' SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA AT TEXAS

By Kevin Diamond

 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - June 7, 2014 - Sebastian Saavedra's long weekend in the office resulted in him 17th tonight at the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. 

 

Having qualified the No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone a disappointing 19th yesterday, the team made some changes today, to try and provide Saavedra a more balanced racecar. When the green flag was shown this evening, he made an immediate charge and by lap five, when the first yellow came out, he was 13th. However, as he began settling into the race, the car became looser and Saavedra started losing the positions he had gained and eventually went a lap down. Luck came his way though on the fourth pit stop, lap 120, as he was already committed to coming in when the yellow was again shown, He therefore managed to get his lap back and was sitting in 14th at the restart. Saavedra gained another spot and remained there until the next stop 48 laps later. However, as he left his pit box following the stop he hit the outside rear tire set out for Will Power and received a drive through penalty. He re-joined the race in 17th, where he remained until the checkered flag.

 

Firestone 600 (7th Event of 2014)

Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

Images - Texas Motor Speedway

Saavedra No. 17 Current Stats

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:27

 

SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA

No. 17 KV AFS RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

by Kevin Diamond

  

Firestone 600 - June 6-7, 2014

KV AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has put last month behind him and is ready to take on the high-banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway.  He is coming off a mixed doubleheader weekend in Detroit which saw him earn his best qualifying (ninth) in race two, but could only manage a best finish of 14th in race one. Saavedra sits 21st in the championship standings with 125 points, 16 from 15th.

Saavedra Ready to Return to Texas

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:24

 

SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA IS READY TO RETURN TO OVAL RACING AT TEXAS THIS WEEKEND

By Kevin Diamond


INDIANAPOLIS, IN -
June 3, 2014 - Sebastian Saavedra, driver of the No. 17 KV AFS Racing entry, has an open mind going into this weekend's Firestone 600, June 6-7 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Saavedra, who turned 24 on Monday, will be making his fourth start under the lights on the 1.5-mile high banked oval at TMS.  In his previous three races he has a best finish of 14th,last year and a best start of 11th in Race 1 in 2011. The team had a successful test there earlier this season and Saavedra feels confident that he will have a good racecar on Saturday night.

Day Ends Early for Saavedra In Detroit

Monday, 02 June 2014 10:59

DAY ENDS EARLY FOR SAAVEDRA IN DETROIT

DETROIT, MI

By Kevin Diamond KV/AFS Racing

A long doubleheader weekend came to an early end when a mistake by KV AFS driver Sebastian Saavedra caused him to make contact with the wall and finish 22nd for Race 2 of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on Belle Isle, Michigan.

 

Qualifying for for Race 2 this morning, saw the field split into two groups with each group getting 12 minutes of track time to determine the starting grid. Saavedra went out in group two and after just two laps the red flag was brought out due to debris on the track from Ryan Hunter-Reay's contact with the wall. With five minutes remaining, the track went green and on the final lap, Saavedra set his best time of 77.0688 seconds, which put him ninth on the grid.

Images - The Raceway at Belle Isle Park (Detroit)

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