Joel Miller – First Taste

Written by Team USA. Posted in Driver Blogs, Joel Miller

Published on November 12, 2008 with No Comments

Hesperia, Calif. (November 12, 2008) – I got my first taste of an Indy Lights car two weeks ago at Sebring, Fla., with Andersen Racing. After going to the team’s shop in Palmetto, Fla., I met with the engineers, Walt Preston and Mike Reggio, on Wednesday to go over data before the test.The morning sessions went well as I learned many characteristics of the new car. Working with driver coach Michael Zimicki was great because he helped me bridge the gap from the Star Mazda car to the Indy Lights car. The car is a lot different than I expected. With the weight and the amount of power under your right foot it makes a driver be really patient. Even though the Sebring short course had low rubber I was able to keep pace with the other driver testing during that day. With that I am pleased on how things went being my first time in a car of that size. It was a huge learning curve, and now I have that in mind for future opportunities.

I have to thank Dan Andersen for giving me the chance to drive his car, and I am looking forward to hopefully driving one again soon. As of right now my plans remain open but with a focus of moving forward.

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