First of all, happy new year to you all! I’m very thankful for your support this past year. The last time you heard from me through a blog is quite some time ago.
It may be off season, but this is actually one of the most insecure and busy times for most racing drivers. The past few months I’ve been very busy with finding the right partners to be on the grid the coming racing season. I’m aiming for Indy Lights, but am very open to Pro Mazda as well which is also an extremely competitive series. Everything will depend on the finances and in that respect this off season is not any different to other off seasons.
Last racing weekend at Sonoma Raceway in California marked the end of the 2014 racing season for me.
It’s been a strangely short one, with most racing series I’ve been running in the past only having a season finale somewhere in the middle of October. Nonetheless, the compressed calendar was really exciting, with a lot of non-stop action, racing almost every month at least once apart from June, during which we had a two day collective test at Mid-Ohio to guarantee my monthly adrenaline rush!
Jeroen Slaghekke has again shown what he is capable of. After a fourth place finish in the support series race for the Indy 500, the Dutch driver was a constant factor at the front during two days of official collective testing at the Mid-Ohio circuit. At the challenging 2.4 mile circuit, the only Dutchman on the Road to Indy ladder topped the times twice and was never outside the top 4 in any session.
Dutch racing driver Jeroen Slaghekke has managed to surprise by first qualifying in 3rd place and going on to finish 4th after a tough start to his season. This is his best result in his USF2000 season so far for the young driver.