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SPIRITUAL SUPPORT ON THE ROAD TO INDY
Motorsports is a strange, sometimes cruel
business. In a race, there’s one only winner
and, as someone famously put it, “Second
is first of the losers.” It can be a stressful
environment, one where perspective and
things that really matter can often get lost.
Which is where the IndyCar Ministry
comes in. Led by chaplain David Storvick,
the ministry is a non-denominational
Christian organization that ministers to
After sweeping the St. Pete season-opener
in 2015, courtesy of Jake Eidson, Pabst
Racing took up where it had left off, with
the ’ 16 wins going to Australia’s Jordan
Lloyd and China’s Yufeng Luo (ABOVE).
Adding to the Wisconsin-based team’s
feelgood factor in Florida, Lloyd and Luo
each finished second behind their winning
teammate, too. In the points battle, the only
thing separating the duo was the pair of
points gained by double pole-sitter Lloyd.
Luo’s Race 2 win made him the first
Chinese driver to earn a race win in the
Mazda Road to Indy ladder system.
“I blew the braking zone for the last
corner twice and Jordan was able to
catch up, so those were some intense
moments,” said Luo of his historic win.
“I don’t want to jinx it, but I think we can
carry this momentum on,” added Lloyd.
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ITS ST. PETE WINNING WAYS
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of Will Power.
raced in Pacific
F2000 in ’ 14, and
as a USF2000
rookie last year.
prayers and thoughts
with Indy Lights
drivers Ed Jones
(ABOVE) and Juan
says Storvick, a Purdue engineering
IndyCar Ministry is a balancing presence in the intensity of the race track.
graduate who worked with several IndyCar
teams. He began at-track chaplaincy
work in 2008, and made the ministry his
full-time calling in ’ 15. “At track, obviously
we’re there, in whatever situation for
drivers, crew and their family. We try to be a
spiritual help to family in (tough) situations.”
“It’s a huge blessing to have David in
my life and know he’s always there for me
and for all the other drivers,” says Indy
Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver
Neil Alberico. “There can be discouraging
days, but having a conversation with David
can turn your day around.”
Find out more at indycarministry.org.
JAKE EIDSON, PRO MAZDA
“David is always there to
give the drivers a prayer
before we go out. It does
make a difference”
the IndyCar Series and the three rungs on
the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. Although
not directly affiliated with the sanctioning
body, it’s welcomed at the track, and it’s
mission is to be there to support those
who need it, including drivers, crews and
the wider IndyCar/MRTI family.
“We work to make ourselves available,”