Meyer Shank Racing heads west this weekend for the first NTT INDYCAR SERIES non-points race since Surfers Paradise in Australia in 2008 for the $1 million Challenge.

The team had a great start to the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season last time out at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding where Felix Rosenqvist started the race from second place and came home in seventh place and looking ahead to the event in Thermal, Rosenqvist said:

“It will be really interesting to race at Thermal for the first time. We of course had the opportunity to test at Thermal last year, so it’s nice going into the weekend with some sort of familiarity, but racing at the track will be interesting. This will be a bit of an experimental weekend where there is less on the line in terms of points, but a million dollars on the line, which is crazy! The weekend format is also new, so it will mean that the one who figures out everything the quickest will probably walk away with the cash! Lets bring it on.”

Tom Blomqvist finished his first race with the team in 17th place having started the race from P17 in the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding and speaking ahead of the action this weekend, he said:

“I’m pumped for this event. It’s so unique and when you’re racing for cash, it makes it all the more exhilarating. The facility looks fantastic and I’m super excited to check it out for the first time. The track looks super cool, and super technical. Unfortunately I haven’t been there before, so I’ll be leaning on Felix and Helio with their experience testing at Thermal last year. Kudos to INDYCAR for making his event come to life.”


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