Nola connection to Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Nola connection to Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

When the IndyCar Series makes it inaugural stop in New Orleans with the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, they'll feature several international stars like Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya. But they will also have some local flavor.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge features a father-son duo of New Orleanians in Wayne and David Ducote. Team Nola-Sport's John Crosby will be representing Mandeville on the racetrack.

All three are excited to showcase the sport they love right in their own backyard.

"What motivated me is the race 20 years ago in downtown New Orleans," said Crosby. "They did it for four years and I've done mostly club racing but since IndyCar came to town, I said I've got to get into this race. I bought that car specifically to do this race."

"It's important to have this caliber of racing in New Orleans," added Ducote. "We haven't had it in a long time. It's great for the city and it's really good that we can participate as a support race in this series."

Qualifying for the race is Saturday. The actual race is Sunday at 2:37.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Andrew Stevenson's rapid rise continues after LSU career

    Andrew Stevenson's rapid rise continues after LSU career

    Source: Brianna Paciorka, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Brianna Paciorka, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Andrew Stevenson struggled at the plate as a freshman at LSU in 2013, batting just .193, but his defense was extraordinary enough to encourage coach Paul Mainieri to start the Lafayette native in 33 of the Tigers' games that season. 

    more>>

    Andrew Stevenson struggled at the plate as a freshman at LSU in 2013, batting just .193, but his defense was extraordinary enough to encourage coach Paul Mainieri to start the Lafayette native in 33 of the Tigers' games that season. Now a pro, Stevenson's glove is again forcing his team's hand. A month after turning 23, Stevenson participated in the AAA All-Star Game. Just two weeks later, he has now been called up to the Washington Nationals. He did not play Sunday against the Diamo...

    more>>
  • Rummel WR Ja'Marr Chase commits to Florida

    Rummel WR Ja'Marr Chase commits to Florida

    Chase will be entering his senior season this fall with Rummel. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Chase will be entering his senior season this fall with Rummel. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Rummel wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase verbally committed to the University of Florida Sunday night. 

    more>>

    Rummel wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase verbally committed to the University of Florida Sunday night. 

    more>>
  • AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    AFR: Saints pre-training camp 53-man roster projection

    The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints will conduct their first practice of training camp Thursday. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

    more>>

    The time has just about come for football to jump back to the forefront of the sports landscape. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly