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KV AFS Racing Saavedra Qualifies for 2014 Indy 500

Submitted by on Monday, 19 May 2014 10:12

By Kevin Diamond

Published: May 19, 2014

KV AFS RACING SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA QUALIFIES FOR THE 2014 INDIANAPOLIS 500

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - May 18, 2014 - KV AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra has qualified for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, May 25, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. 


Under the new 2014 Indy 500 qualifying format, Saavedra was assured a spot in the race after yesterday's first round of qualifying when he placed his No. 17 KV AFS Racing car 26
th on the speed charts. However, it wasn't until today that he knew where he would be starting. 

All times from yesterday were erased and the order for group one was the reverse of Saturday's rankings. Therefore, Saavedra went out eighth for his one qualifying attempt and posted a four lap average of 288.088 mph which puts him 32nd on the grid.

KV AFS Racing Saavedra Places 26th In Round One of Qualifying

Submitted by on Monday, 19 May 2014 10:04

 

By Kevin Diamond

 

KV AFS RACING SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA PLACES 26TH IN ROUND ONE OF QUALIFYING FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - May 17, 2014 - KV AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra has placed 26th in round one of qualifying for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, May 25, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN.  
Saavedra, driving the No. 17 KV AFS Racing car, was 20th in line for his qualifying attempt. He completed the four laps with an average speed of 228.294 mph, which securely puts him in the field for this year's Indianapolis 500. The starting positions for the 33 cars, including the Verizon Pole Award, will be determined tomorrow. Saavedra will be in group one (positions 10-30) and will make one attempt with his four-lap average determining his starting position. 

Saavedra 'In Business;' Viso Ops Speed Chart

Submitted by on Friday, 16 May 2014 09:33

By Dave Lewandowski

Published: May 13, 2014

Sebastian Saavedra pulled on his helmet and stepped into the No. 17 KV AFS Racing car May 13 just like he had dozens of times. He logged only seven laps in the red and yellow car before the Indianapolis 500 practice session was curtailed by rain with three hours left, but it was significant.

The pole sitter for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, who was uninjured after being involved in a multi-car incident on the standing start of the 82-lap race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, made his debut on the 2.5-mile oval during practice for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

“It was good mentally for him and the whole team,” said two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr., who is serving as the driver coach for the four-car KV Racing Technology stable this month. “The crew on this team has done a fantastic job getting the car together. They started (May 11, Opening Day of Indy 500 practice) with the car down to the tub and built from there. It was a great achievement and important for Sebastian to get out there in.”

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