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Oriol Servia, PBDC Gearing Up for Indianapolis 500

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 24, 2017) – The anticipation is building for Oriol Servia and Palm Beach Driving Club for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Servia, who is sporting a Palm Beach Driving Club logo on his helmet, will start the race in 12th position after qualifying with a four-lap average speed of 230.309 mph around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be his ninth start in the world’s largest single-day sporting event. The team suffered an engine malfunction with the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda during Tuesday’s practice. But, Servia believes he is still in good shape for Sunday’s race. “We were running to see how the car was in heavy traffic and to be honest I was really happy right away,” the veteran driver said. “I had just discussed with my engineer Tom (German) that if everything went well with the next run, we were going to park the Manitowoc car because I was very happy with it. The engine went but it’s...

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Oriol Servia Qualifies 12th for Indianapolis 500

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 22, 2017) – Oriol Servia, representing Palm Beach Driving Club, qualified 12th for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Servia, driver of the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda, had a four-lap average speed of 230.309 mph around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His fastest lap was the first one at 230.537 mph. The veteran driver, who has a Palm Beach Driving Club logo on the front of his helmet, qualified two spots ahead of teammate Graham Rahal, whose four-lap average was 230.253 mph. Scott Dixon grabbed the pole position with an average of 232.164 mph. Servia was disappointed that he wasn’t among the top-nine qualifiers on Saturday to give him a shot at the pole position. But, he liked how his car performed on Sunday. “We knew we had to take some risks to make the top nine,” Servia said. “We missed it a little bit, but today we nailed it. The car was on rails, perfect, consistent and really fast...

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Oriol Servia Climbs to Eighth in Indianapolis 500 Practice

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 19, 2017) – Oriol Servia, representing Palm Beach Driving Club, moved up to eighth on the speed charts in Indianapolis 500 practice on Thursday. Servia, driver of the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda, ran 74 laps around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and posted a top speed of 224.837 mph. “We just focused on ourselves most of the day, just trying to improve the car little by little on our own,” Servia said. “We kept pounding laps and we decided to do a long run at the end with a group. It was the best long run I ever had as a first long run. It was encouraging to have another good day.” Servia, who is sporting the Palm Beach Driving Club logo on his helmet for a second straight year, is attempting to make his ninth start at the Indianapolis 500. The veteran driver said there are always challenges racing at the track which first opened in 1909.    “There is always that...

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Oriol Servia Goes Over 220 MPH in First Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 15, 2017) – Veteran driver Oriol Servia, representing the Palm Beach Driving Club, went 220.794 mph in the first day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday. Servia, driving the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda, was second fastest in his group behind fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. Alonso went 221.634 mph in his lap around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while rookie driver Ed Jones was third in the group at 219.288 mph. It is the second year that Servia is representing Palm Beach Driving Club at Indianapolis. He finished 12th in the historic 100th running of the race in 2016. Palm Beach Driving Club, the pre-eminent members-only club for automotive enthusiasts in the United States, is located at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. PBDC offers weekly, year-round track programs to automotive enthusiasts exclusively at Palm Beach International Raceway. With multiple level of membership, the club can tailor a program to fit the driver’s racing skill or automotive lifestyle. The facility is fully lit...

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Three-time World Champion Drag Racer Larry Dixon Partners with Palm Beach Driving Club

JUPITER, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – Larry Dixon, a three-time World Championship drag racer, has signed an agreement to represent the Palm Beach Driving Club (PBDC), the club announced today.    Dixon will pilot a Top Fuel dragster fielded by his own race team, Larry Dixon Racing, at this weekend’s prestigious NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.  The PBDC decal will be displayed on Dixon’s helmet when he returns to Gainesville Raceway as a driver for the first time since his wild ride in 2015 when, during a qualifying run, his car went airborne at nearly 325 mph. Dixon is a 62-time winner in NHRA Top Fuel competition.  “I’m extremely pleased to be involved with the Palm Beach Driving Club,” Dixon said. “Being a car guy, I couldn’t think of a cooler group than the PBDC members.  You think of clubs in other sports like tennis or golf, but this is true horsepower and legitimate exotic vehicles. I couldn’t think of anything cooler than being associated with this club.” PBDC...

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Paul Jones Joins Palm Beach Driving Club as Managing Director

  The Palm Beach Driving Club (PBDC), an exclusive members-only club for automotive enthusiasts at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Jones as managing director. The preeminent driving club is South Florida’s premier destination for car aficionado’s to drive their classic or high-performance automobiles on a professional road course at Palm Beach International Raceway’s two-mile, 10-turn circuit. The world-class facility is located just minutes away from West Palm Beach, Florida where members have access to pristine beaches, high-end shopping, dining, nightlife and multiple attractions. New PBDC managing director, Mr. Jones is a lifelong Floridian and is returning to the Sunshine State after launching the successful startup of Fittipaldi Exotic Driving in Texas; which operates at Motor Speedway Resort in Houston, Driveway Austin and Texas Motor Speedway. As a co-founder/partner in Fittipaldi Exotic Driving, he was instrumental in taking a concept to a revenue generating business within six months and as the director of sales, Mr. Jones was also responsible for incentive market,...

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