Race day morning for the Lone Star Le Mans, our very own Dusty Michael was able to catch up with Katherine Legge, driver of the No. 0 Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing DWC13 for the first edition of the Slipstream On Track. Simply known as the Delta Wing, the alien-esque race car boasts the most different and refreshing look in the Tudor United SportCar paddock. Legge’s multifarious driving career makes her a perfect fit for the Delta Wing.
With the Delta Wing being so different, there comes a variety of challenges that many race teams in IMSA’s top series don’t have to face. We’ve seen a change from an open cockpit roadster, transmission changes, and changes in suspension setup. Katherine gives us a quick look at those changes since she’s started driving for the team, and a slight look at the future.
For the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Katherine will drive for Grace Autosport, an all-women IndyCar team seeking to improve gender diversity in motorsport. Beth Peretta, who we’ve seen in the IMSA paddock before in SRT Motorsports, is the team principal for the effort. Katherine gives us a quick update on the development of the plans for Grace Autosport, which is already helping to create a buzz for next year’s legendary event.
As for the race, the Delta Wing crew has been struggling to find speed on track. They’ve qualified seventh overall for today’s two hour 40 minute race with teammate Memo Rojas putting in a time of 2:01.570.
They are using this weekend to get themselves set up for the last round of the 2015 championship, the Petit Le Mans in the rolling hills of Road Atlanta. Today green flag is scheduled for 12:35 PM Eastern on Fox Sports One. You can also find live streaming of audio for the even with IMSA Radio at RadioLeMans.com. Also keep it tuned to @SlipstreamNET and SlipstreamNetwork.com for more from the Lone Star Le Mans.