SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA'S RUN TO THE FRONT

Monday, 14 July 2014 09:46

NEWTON, IA - July 13, 2014 - KV AFS Racing'sSebastian Saavedra made a strong run to the front of the field in his 50th IndyCar career start, but it ended in disappointment last night in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
 
Despite qualifying 17th, Saavedra knew the No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing was a great race car and that it would be fun to drive on the .894-mile, variably banked oval.

SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA TEAM NOTES

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:43

Team Notes

By Kevin Diamond

 

KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra will be making his 50th IndyCar career start this weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 300. Last weekend at Pocono, he tied his oval career best finish of 15th and picked up 30 points to now sit 20th in the standings with 196 points.

 

"We have been struggling on ovals, but Iowa seems to be a good place for the team as past history as shown. I'm looking forward to a good weekend as I have good history there also with a win in Indy Lights in 2010, so hopefully we can repeat that in the Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing car this weekend and earn some points towards the championship." 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - July 8, 2014 - This weekend will mark a milestone for KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra when he makes his 50th career IndyCar start at the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
 
Saavedra has raced at Iowa five times, twice in IndyCar (2013 and 2011) and three times in Indy Lights (2012, 2010 and 2009). He won the race from pole in 2010 while competing in Indy Lights and has an IndyCar best finish of 19th and a best start of 18th last year.
 

Saavedra Ties His Best Oval Finish of the Season]

By Kevin Diamond

 

LAKE POND, PA - July 6, 2014 - KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra tied his best oval finish of the season today in the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway in Lake Pond, PA.

 

After spending the first practice session yesterday running laps to mileage out his No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone car, Saavedra only had the second one-hour session to work on his race and qualifying setup. He qualified 19th on the 2.5-mile tri-oval and started on the inside of row 7.

Limited Track Time Puts Saavedra 19th

Monday, 07 July 2014 15:53

Limited Track Time Puts Saavedra 19th

By Kevin Diamond

 

LAKE POND, PA - July 5, 2014 - KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra will start 19th for tomorrow's Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway in Lake Pond, PA.

 

The objective of the first session this morning was to run 55 laps in order to complete the necessary mileage for a Chevrolet engine change. With this completed, Saavedra was now able to spend the final session focusing on setting up his No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine for the race before making a qualifying run simulation at the end. 

KV AFS Racing Team Notes Going Into Pocono

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:23

KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra returns to oval racing after a long weekend on the streets of Houston. In Race 1 he was looking to secure a top-five finish but with five laps to go was punted in the rear, causing him to spin and end up 15th. A mechanical issue before the start of Race 2 resulted in him joining the race six laps down and only able to move through the field when other drivers crashed out. Saavedra sits 21st in the standings with 166 points. 

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.

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.

 

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