Speedway Report Welcomes Indycar Owner Will Marotti
In this episode of Speedway Report, host Patrick Reynolds interviewsÂ Indycar owner Will Marotti.
What if you spoke to someone and the delight that came through their voice, convinced you that this person was the happiest person in the world? Or, at least in the city of Indianapolis.
Allow us to introduce you to Will Marotti, pastor at the New Life Church in Wallingford, CT and founder of Marotti Racing.
The catalyst for his current state of euphoria? Marotti Racing has partnered with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, allowing Marotti to fulfill a 47-year-old dream and field an entrant in the Indianapolis 500.
Not just the Indianapolis 500- but the 100th running which is set to drop the green flag on May 29th.
Marotti stated that Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson feels that Will is “the only pastor to lead an Indycar team.”
In this podcast, Marotti talks of his initial love for auto racing, attending the historic 1982 Indy 500 that featured the famous shootout between winner Gordon Johncock and runner-up Rick Mears, and how his desire to put an entry onto the Indianapolis grid built for literally decades.
Speedway Report will be covering the Indianapolis 500 and this talk with Marotti kicked off the track’s oval course activity. The previous weekend, Indy hosted the Angie’s List Grand Prix on the road course won by Team Penske and Simon Pagenaud. Earlier in the day, prior to Marotti’s Speedway Report appearance, the track held opening practice for the 500 with Marco Andretti topping the chart at 228.978 mph. Marotti’s driver Oriol Servia was 19th with a top speed of 224.042 mph.
Have a listen and hear the joy in Marotti’s voice as he speaks from Gasoline Alley as a fist-time team principal and gives the audience insight into preparations for the 100th Indianapolis 500.