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Zack Meyer Ready for First Foray on Famed Long Beach Street Circuit
Posted by: newsla on Apr 11, 2014 - 06:18 AM
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Zack Meyer Ready for First Foray on Famed Long Beach Street Circuit


After his debut race on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., Canadian Zack Meyer moves on to the famed street circuit in Long Beach, Cali., for the second round of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. Meyer and his #2 TMR/DAMIS PARTNERS III/Innisfil Indy Karting/Xtreme Coil Drilling team are striving to improve from their run to eighth in St. Petersburg, hoping to put in a full weekend of work after the truncated schedule in the first round of the season.

 

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Meyer, 21, from Innisfil, Ont., has never before been afforded the opportunity to race in Long Beach, which this weekend is celebrating its 40th running. “This is my first time here, and I have always wanted to race in Long Beach,” explained Meyer. “To prepare for the race, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos of the track, practicing online, and of course working out and staying fit.”

While Meyer and his Team Moore Racing squad showed glimpses of speed during the St. Petersburg weekend, the goal for this weekend is to move further up the grid and display more consistent pace. “We have a good baseline setup and the car will be good here in Long Beach, I’m sure of that,” Meyer confidently proclaimed. “As long as we get to qualify everything will be good, and we will figure out the car more and more starting with the first practice and progressing each session so that we can have both a fast qualifying setup and a fast race car. I’m excited to improve my finishing position and get some good points for the championship. Plus, I love California, so all in all I am excited to be here in Long Beach.”

As Meyer prepares for his second race in the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, he heads to the track leaving this final thought: “I’m happy to be living my dream, and I get a chance to drive a race car on the streets of California so I couldn’t ask for more. Now it’s time to go out there and drive hard, focus, keep pushing, and try to win. I’m going to do my best to keep improving every time I am out there.”

The 21-year-old will have two practice sessions, qualifying, and the 45-lap Long Beach 100 on tap for the weekend. The Long Beach 100 is slated to take the green flag at 1:15 p.m. EDT. The television broadcast of the race will air on NBC Sports Network on a tape-delayed basis April 13 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, just prior to the broadcast of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

You can learn more about Zack Meyer by visiting ZackMeyer.ca, and you can also follow Zack on Twitter @ZackMeyer66 and Instagram @ZackMeyer66. If you are interested in supporting an up-and-coming Canadian racer in the Mazda Road to Indy, you may directly contact Zack Meyer to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Long Beach 100 Fast Facts

The Track: 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course through downtown Long Beach, Cali.

The Race: 45 laps, 88.6 miles

TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Network - Tape Delayed, Sunday, April 13, 2:30 p.m. EDT

Radio Broadcast: Live on IMS Radio Network on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, IndyCar.com, IndyCarRadio.com, and the INDYCAR app from Verizon, Sunda, April 13, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Schedule:
Friday Practice 1, 3:15-4:00 p.m. EDT
Saturday Practice 2, 10:45-11:15 a.m. EDT
Qualifying, 2:00-2:40 p.m. EDT
Sunday Race, 1:15 p.m. EDT


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