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As Pippa Mann describes it, competing in this weekend’s Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS sports car race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course will be “slightly” different than her seven previous starts at the facility in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

She is joking, of course. This will be a lot different. However, the task at hand is similar.

“Go fast, don’t hurt the car,” she said.

England native Mann, who has lived in Indianapolis for more than a decade, has largely been out of the public racing eye since finishing a career-best 16th in the 2019 “500.” Her day job involves serving as a coach and co-driver in various U.S. road racing series, and she recently became a part owner of a BMW M2 CS team in the World Racing League, a collection of endurance races which will complete its season Dec. 3-5 at Circuit of The Americas. She serves as the team’s resident coach and co-driver.

In June, Mann was part of the driving quartet for the Giti Tire WS Racing Girls’ Only team which won the SP8 Class at the 49th ADAC Total 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. That’s the 12.9-mile, historic track in Germany that Jackie Stewart nicknamed “The Green Hell.”

A year ago, one of Mann’s former “500” crew members introduced her to Sean Gibbons, a Bronze-level sports car driver competing in the SRO GT4 America Sprint X Am Championship. Gibbons and OGH Motorsports teammate Sam Owen were seeking a professional driver to join them in endurance races such as this weekend’s Intercontinental GT Challenge event at IMS, and they struck a deal to make this a Pro-Am entry. Thus, Mann will make her official IMS road course debut in the No. 7 Valkyrie Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.

Mann will bring backing from Bell Techlogix, which she introduced to the “500” several years ago, and she will have Indy Women in Tech featured on her helmet for the first time. The Indianapolis-based initiative helps women enter, re-enter or transition their careers to tech and STEM roles by providing financial support, mentoring, training and education.

“That’s really cool to have them on my helmet for the first time,” Mann said.

Valkyrie is an artificial intelligence and machine learning firm based in Austin, Texas.

Mann said the variety of cars she has been driving is good preparation for this weekend’s event. For example, one of her clients races a Porsche Cup car in the International GT Series. She helps set up the car, provides the data laps and spends most of the weekend helping him go faster.

“Then on Sunday I get to hop back in and share the driving with him in a slightly longer endurance race,” she said.

Gibbons and Owen will get most of the team’s laps this weekend as they are full-season Sprint X drivers. Mann hopes to get a few laps in Friday’s 90-minute practice open to all competitors.

“They’re making me feel very welcome, but I’m certainly the guest driver in the program,” she said. “But this is what I do: I show up, I drive a variety of different cars, I go fast, don’t hurt the car. That’s what I do.

“For me, it’s really cool to get to take part in a high-level race like the 8 Hour right here in my (adopted) hometown, in my backyard and racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even if it’s in a slightly different car in a slightly different direction. It also will be my first time on this road course on slick tires, which will be fun.”

Mann isn’t the only one facing a unique challenge this weekend. Normally, Gibbons and Owen compete in GT4 categories based on driver rankings. But this weekend, GT4 is a class of its own, which means they will be competing against what Mann calls “some pretty stout driver lineups that they wouldn’t normally be up against.” There will be 13 entrants in the class.

“We’re here and hopefully going to have a good day on Sunday,” Mann said.

 

Seven-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Pippa Mann will join OGH Motorsports with Nolasport to compete in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour race this October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

OGH Motorsports with Nolasport are currently campaigning their Valkyrie Porsche Cayman GT4 in the SRO GT4 America SprintX Championship with drivers Sean Gibbons and Sam Owen. Mann will team up with the season-long driving duo as their third driver for the blue riband event of the SRO America season, and the second event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season.

The event will mark Mann’s debut in SRO American competition, and her second International GT4 appearance of the season, after a successful ADAC Total 24 hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in June.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Sean and Sam in their car for this event, and to be returning to action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Mann. “While traveling the opposite direction down the front straight might take a little getting used to, I’m stoked to be back on the track for another major sports car event this season, this time in my adopted home town.”

Race fans that followed Mann at the Indianapolis 500 will also see a familiar logo on the OGH Motorsports with Nolasport Valkyrie Porsche Cayman GT4 at this event.

“The Indianapolis 8 Hour has also provided a fantastic opportunity for my friends at Bell Techlogix to step into the GT Racing world. Several years ago, we introduced them to the Indy 500, and now I can’t wait to introduce them to sports car racing.”

“I am looking forward to racing the Indianapolis 8 Hour with Pippa and Sam,” said Gibbons. “The first time I raced in a GT Intercontinental Challenge was at Laguna Seca in 2018 where we finished second. Our goal is one step higher on the podium.”

Owens added, “To have the opportunity to finish the season at such an iconic track and to race with Pippa and Sean is somewhat surreal. Pippa has been such a great ambassador and competitor in motorsports. Sean and I are honored to have her team with OGH in the Indianapolis 8 Hour.”

The Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour race will take place on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 17th, 2021.

For more information about the event, please visit www.IntercontinentalGTchallenge.com.

For more information about OGH Motorsports please visit www.OGHmotorsports.com.

On June 6th, 2021, Pippa Mann was one of the driving quartet for the Giti Tire WS Racing Girls’s Only team who won the SP8 Class at the 49th  ADAC Total 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Competing for the first time in the Audi GT4 at the Nurburgring, Mann and Christina Nielsen joined the NLS diver line-up of Celia Martin, Carrie Schreiner, and the all female crew, for the infamous 24 hour race which took place on the notorious 13 mile race track, nick-named The Green Hell.

With limited testing ahead of the event, both Mann and Nielsen completed roughly six laps each before the green flag flew at 3:30 on Saturday June 5th, while Schreiner made the most of one almost completely dry lap during qualifying to put the Giti Tire Audi on the pole in the SP8 class. However the Eifel Weather, as infamous as the track itself for difficult driving conditions, played a role from the very first laps of the race, with rain falling on parts of the circuit, while other areas remained dry, even on the formation lap.

Schreiner and Martin took the first two stints of the race, dealing with almost deluge-like conditions in certain areas of the race track, and then just lightly damp pavement in others. Mann took over in the third stint, on a drying race track on cut slicks rather than wet tires, as the fog started to roll in. Nielsen took over the car on full slick tires for the fourth stint as the surface dried, but the fog worsened.

Due to the ever changing, exceedingly difficult and slippery track conditions, all of the drivers experienced many “Code 60” zones during their laps; where the pace was controlled to 60kph through certain areas of the race track to clear cars that had been involved in accidents and to repair barriers. As the driver rotation returned to Schreiner, the fog continued to worsen, and the race was red-flagged due to bad visibility at 10:30pm on Saturday evening.

Hopes for a re-start were continually rebuffed by the incredibly thick fog that coated areas of the circuit, and even after the light at the end of pit-lane turned green to allow cars to head to the grid, the thick fog remained as everyone waited for the visibility to improve enough to allow the medical helicopter to fly, and for the marshals to see from one post to the next.

The race was finally re-started at 12:00 noon on Sunday afternoon, making it a three-and-a-half hour sprint race to the finish. Martin would take the re-start for a short stint as refueling was not allowed during the red flag. She then moved the Audi GT4 back to the lead of the class on her first lap and then proceeded to set an impressive gap with her first dry, daylight running of the entire event. Schreiner followed Martin, and had to deal with rain on half of the track while on slick tires, and the decision was made to follow Schreiner again with Martin to the end. With the weight of the race on her shoulders, Martin buckled back into the Giti Tire Audi GT4, and proceeded to put down a dominating performance where after six lead changes throughout the race, she increased the gap to over five minutes by the time she took the checkered flag.

“Our entire crew, and my co-drivers were fantastic over the past 24 hours”, said Mann. “I know it was a shortened race, but the Eifel certainly threw some of it’s trickiest conditions at us, and we never had a bad tire choice, or a bad pit-stop. Then, at the end when we needed to lock down the victory, Celia was incredible. I was only here for this year, but this win was three years in the making, and three years of hard work by the Giti Tire WS Racing Girls Only team, and I’m very thankful I had the opportunity to be part of it. I’m so proud of all of my team-mates—not just my driving team-mates, but also of all the women who worked together this weekend to take our all female entry to Victory Lane.”

“We are so proud of winning that legendary race in our class,” said team owner Nicole Willems. “It was a great work of the whole team and the drivers. Well done. Since 2019 we tried to win that race but now we finally did it. Thanks to all fans, partners and Audi Customer Racing for their support. Now we will initiate the next steps with the Girls Only Team.”

As part of a special promotion with watch maker Omologato, five LM Black Edition watches also rode in the car with Mann, and her team-mates as they drove to victory.

“This was a cool promotion from the very beginning, but everyone, including myself, was a little nervous about the reality of having the five watches race with us in the car in case we somehow damaged them! However now we have five watches which WON the race with us, and that’s even cooler. We’ll be creating the certificates of authenticity, and sending the watches out to the five race fans who purchased them this week.”

Race fans in Indianapolis can also find a line of (non-raced!) Omologato watches at Master Jewelers in Indianapolis, and on their website at www.masterjewelersin.com

This June, at the 49th running of the ADAC Total 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring Norschleife, five LM Black Edition Omologato watches will also be competing in the race alongside Mann, and her co-drivers in the WS Racing Girl’s Only Giti Tire Audi GT4 entry. 

The watches will travel to Germany with Mann, be bubble wrapped, and carefully placed in her racing gloves bag, which will then be taped to the inside of the Audi GT4. The process of wrapping, and placing the watches in the car will be documented on social media, and five race fans will have the opportunity to own one of these unique pieces that will compete with Mann, and the rest of the team, in the 24 hour race.

The LM Black Edition watches will become available from 1pm UK time/8am Eastern on Tuesday May 25th, and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis via the omologatwowatches.com website. Each watch listing will also include the unique edition number specific to that watch, and all watches will be sent out post-race with a certificate of authenticity.

“We’re not just about a logo on a car,” said Shami Kalra, founder of Omologato, “we believe in authenticity and having partnered with Pippa last fall, we felt it was time we went racing with her. The idea of having our watches literally compete with her, and her team-mates in the event, and of creating five unique pieces of racing memorabilia that fans can own after the event was something we felt really connected to the spirit of what we call #TeamOmologato.”

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to activate with Omologato at such a famous event, and to have the opportunity to create these five collectible items for race fans to own,” said Mann. “Having these watches race with us inside the WS Racing Girls Only Giti Tire Audi GT4 is going to be very cool, and I hope race fans are as excited by this idea as we are.”

The 2021 ADAC Total 24 Hour Race takes place on June 5th/6th, on the 170 corner, 13 mile Nurburgring Nordschleife in the Eifel Mountains of Germany. Nicknamed “The Green Hell”, the race track is as famous as it is infamous, and is notorious for difficult driving conditions, making the ADAC 24 Hour Race one of the toughest circuit races in the world for racers to conquer. 

Race fans can purchase one of the five watches here: https://www.omologatowatches.com/Pippa

Omologato also have a range of their time pieces available from Master Jewelers in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Seven-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Pippa Mann is on a mission. In December 2020, Mann took on one of her biggest challenges yet: heading the leadership team for Shift Up Now, a collective of female racers working together to provide more opportunity for the industry’s trailblazers.

The British racer is a trailblazer herself: In addition to seven starts at the Indianapolis 500 and winning an Indy Lights race, she was the first female to score points in the World Series by Renault and the only female to run a 230+ mph lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

With the re-launch of Shift Up Now – formerly owned by founder Lynn Kehoe – racers and race fans are able to unite in their support of the cause, through a membership format. Members have unique access to online fan forums, educational online webinars, meet-and-greets with drivers, garage tours at designated racing events and premiere access to limited-edition merchandise.

In only the first six months of being at the helm, Mann and her fellow racers have gained the support of almost 200 members and worked to secure partnership with several significant partners, including Hagerty, Cooper Tires, Sabelt, Bell Helmets, Sampson Racing Communications, PitFit Training and Callies Performance Products.

In addition to heading Shift Up Now, Mann has enthusiastically embraced the role of driver coach for emerging talents like Emily Linscott, and continues to expand her coaching and co-driving business in the sports car paddocks. She is hoping to make her debut in the Intercontinental GT World Challenge 8 hour race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this fall.

“It’s important to me to leave behind a legacy, that helps racers who come after me,” said Mann. “I want to use my experience to help the next generation of talented female racers overcome some of the hurdles we still encounter in this sport, and I want to continue to help more talented female racers have the opportunity to stay behind the wheel, and rise up through the ranks.”

To learn more about Shift Up Now, please visit www.shiftupnow.com, and for partnership inquiries please email: Info@ShiftUpNow.com.

Pippa Mann is set to join Carrie Schreiner (Germany) and Célia Martin (France) as one of the drivers for the WS Racing Giti Tire “Girls Only” team for the 2021 season, including the ADAC TOTAL 24 Hour race at the infamous Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

The “Girls Only” project was started by husband and wife team owners, Nicole and Thorsten Willems, in 2018 to prove that men and women perform at the same level in professional motorsports. While Thorsten Willems is the Team Manager of WS Racing, Nicole is the Team Manager of the Girls Only team—a separate team within WS Racing.

With an all-female driving crew, mechanics and engineers, the Giti Tire  Motorsport by WS Racing “Girls Only” program has competed at the 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit twice with a Golf GTI TCR. In 2021 they will compete for the first time in the GT4 class with an Audi R8 LMS GT4.

Nicknamed “The Green Hell”, the Nordschleife itself is a circuit with a famed and formidable reputation. Originally opened on the 19th of June 1927, the circuit is 20.8km in length, and comprises more than 70 turns. To be eligible to compete at the event, and in the Audi GT4, Pippa must first undergo a special licensing process unique to the race track she will be competing on, and she and team are hoping to start that process as early in 2021 as the weather in the Eiffel region of Germany, and restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus allow.

The 24 hour race and several of the build up events will also use the Nurburgring GP circuit, in addition to the original Nordschleife, creating a full circuit length of 25 km.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing “Girls Only” program”, said Pippa. “The goals of this program back up everything I believe in as a woman in motorsport, and I was thrilled when Thorsten and Nicole reached out to me this fall. I’m doing my best to learn the race track as best I can on a simulator here in Indy, and then hopefully we can start the licensing process in March, and I will be ready to race, and Rock the Green Hell with Carrie and Célia this summer.”

For the first time, race fans will also have the opportunity to become personally involved with the Girls Only team. While the Audi GT4 program is already fully funded, WS Racing is also looking to expand to a Girls Only LMP3 team, and are hoping to crowd-fund their way to their first races with the new project in 2021. The campaign launches on December 18th, 2020.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 26, 2019) – Pippa Mann earned a 16th place finish in the #39 Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives Chevrolet for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In a campaign that started one year ago as a ‘what if’ conversation with Tim Clauson, Sunday’s race marked Pippa’s seventh run in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

After a dramatic qualifying weekend one week ago, Pippa started 30th with a plan to safely and methodically work her way up through the field. The British driver executed that plan perfectly through four yellow flags, one red flag and five solid pit stops from the Clauson-Marshall Racing crew.

After 200 laps around the 2.5-mile oval, Pippa finished on the lead lap and ended her 2019 campaign the way she had hoped.

“Our goal coming into this month was to be smart, do the right things and have an error-free month in the #39 Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives Chevrolet,” said Pippa. “Today, I feel like we went out there and we executed that plan.

“This was an entirely new group of people we put together and I’m really proud of how the Driven2SaveLives car ran out there on the racetrack. I also want to thank Chevy again for all of their support this month and Ross Motorsports for partnering with us to make this possible. I feel that finishing sixteenth in our first Indianapolis 500 together is a really strong way to start this partnership.”

Tim Clauson echoed Pippa’s excitement, adding, “Today went really well. I think we knew, coming into the race that we needed to be cautious and kind of let the race play out. To watch Pippa get more and more aggressive, then be able to take advantage of the way things played out with cautions, I just couldn’t be more proud of how this team of misfits came together to help a couple of dirt guys go racing.

“It was a year ago that Pippa and I sat up in the suite and had the ‘what if’ conversation. To see it come to fruition like this is incredible.

“I probably pay attention to social media more than I should. When we announced this, we were hearing things like, ‘Oh, those guys won’t make the show’ or ‘They’ll be ten miles an hour off pace,’ and here we are. What an incredible day. This whole month has probably been the best experience of my life.”

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– PHOTO BY JAMEY PRICE –

About Clauson-Marshall Racing

Bryan and Tim Clauson initiated Bryan Clauson Racing in 2008 with the idea of providing their knowledge and experience with drivers and families attempting to navigate their way through the sport while at the same time providing Bryan with an outlet to pursue the venue of motorsports that he loved most, Midget and Sprint Car racing. Along the way, the team met many of its goals including a pair of USAC National Midget championships and a USAC Sprint Car title along with three USAC Driver of the Year awards while also helping in the development of many younger drivers making their way through the ranks.

Richard and Jennifer Marshall have been more than sponsors to Bryan and the teams over the years, they have become family and now partners. Bryan and his teams have represented the Marshall Family through Priority Aviation from the small dirt tracks of the Midwest to the Indianapolis 500. Tim Clauson could not be prouder to partner with Richard and Jennifer to continue on Bryan’s legacy in the sport with Clauson-Marshall Racing, knowing that BC will guide their every move.

Now, Clauson-Marshall Racing is expanding from its roots in dirt track racing to the asphalt with its first IndyCar entry in the Indianapolis 500. Learn more at www.ClausonMarshallRacing.com.

 

About Driven2SaveLives

Indiana Donor Network  launched the Driven2SaveLives racing campaign in April 2016 to elevate the conversation about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through motorsports by honoring IndyCar donor hero Justin Wilson. Today, the campaign also honors IndyCar and USAC driver donor hero Bryan Clauson. Both drivers died in racing accidents and as registered organ donors, were each able to save five lives. Learn more about our lifesaving efforts at Driven2SaveLives.org.

 

About Indiana Donor Network

Indiana Donor Network is one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state. Indiana Donor Network is devoted to public education about donation and transplantation with the goal of saving and enhancing more lives. For more information about Indiana Donor Network, or to register your decision to become a donor, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

Indiana Donor Network® and Driven2SaveLives® are federally registered trademarks.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 18, 2019) – Pippa Mann qualified 30th for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 in the #39 Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives Chevrolet on Saturday, May 18 in a qualifying effort that came down to the very last second.

Pippa’s one and only qualifying run – a four-lap average of 227.244 – took place in the early afternoon on a sunny and unusually warm day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With inclement weather threatening on Sunday, this qualifying effort was paramount and track temperatures continued to rise throughout the afternoon.

When the qualifying clock signaled 5:50pm and the end of the day, Pippa’s 30th place spot on the starting grid was locked in, securing her seventh start for the 2019 Indianapolis 500.

“What an incredible day for this Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives team,” said Pippa. “I can’t say enough about the effort everyone put in to make this happen, and I’m so thankful to the Clauson family, Indiana Donor Network, Ross Motorsports, and all of my other sponsors for believing in me. We had a solid week leading up to today and we believed the #39 car was fast enough to make the show. We might be a smaller, one-off race team but today was proof that we had the drive and dedication to get it done.”

Clauson-Marshall Racing team co-owner Tim Clauson added, “Today was just absolutely amazing. A year ago, Pippa and I talked about the possibility of coming back here together. In that moment, I don’t think either one of us even thought that would be a reality so to get to really do that the way it ended up, biting our nails at the end of the day, was incredible and I’m so proud of Pippa.

“We came here as a new team and I leaned on Pippa more than just being in the driver’s seat. She’s taught us a lot about being at the racetrack here as a team, so we’re all just really excited.”

Pippa’s 2019 campaign marked her eighth attempt at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the Driven2SaveLives team started strong on Opening Day with a lap time of 223.910. Lap times continued to improve throughout the week, showing her in P12 on the IndyCar no-tow list on Wednesday and topping out at 227.996 on Fast Friday.

The NTT Data IndyCar Series has two more days of practice before the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Pippa will be on track Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24. In between, she will participate in a variety of events, including a nation-wide media tour and IndyCar’s Community Day in Indianapolis. The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast in the United States on NBC.

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About Clauson-Marshall Racing

Bryan and Tim Clauson initiated Bryan Clauson Racing in 2008 with the idea of providing their knowledge and experience with drivers and families attempting to navigate their way through the sport while at the same time providing Bryan with an outlet to pursue the venue of motorsports that he loved most, Midget and Sprint Car racing. Along the way, the team met many of its goals including a pair of USAC National Midget championships and a USAC Sprint Car title along with three USAC Driver of the Year awards while also helping in the development of many younger drivers making their way through the ranks.

Richard and Jennifer Marshall have been more than sponsors to Bryan and the teams over the years, they have become family and now partners. Bryan and his teams have represented the Marshall Family through Priority Aviation from the small dirt tracks of the Midwest to the Indianapolis 500. Tim Clauson could not be prouder to partner with Richard and Jennifer to continue on Bryan’s legacy in the sport with Clauson-Marshall Racing, knowing that BC will guide their every move.

Now, Clauson-Marshall Racing is expanding from its roots in dirt track racing to the asphalt with its first IndyCar entry in the Indianapolis 500. Learn more at www.ClausonMarshallRacing.com.

 

About Driven2SaveLives

Indiana Donor Network  launched the Driven2SaveLives racing campaign in April 2016 to elevate the conversation about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through motorsports by honoring IndyCar donor hero Justin Wilson. Today, the campaign also honors IndyCar and USAC driver donor hero Bryan Clauson. Both drivers died in racing accidents and as registered organ donors, were each able to save five lives. Learn more about our lifesaving efforts at Driven2SaveLives.org.

 

About Indiana Donor Network

Indiana Donor Network is one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state. Indiana Donor Network is devoted to public education about donation and transplantation with the goal of saving and enhancing more lives. For more information about Indiana Donor Network, or to register your decision to become a donor, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

Indiana Donor Network® and Driven2SaveLives® are federally registered trademarks.

 

– PHOTO BY ALI MARKUS –

INDIANAPOLIS (February 27, 2019) – Clauson-Marshall Racing, the United States Auto Club National sprint car champion team, has announced they are partnering with Ross Motorsports, Indiana Donor Network and their Driven2SaveLives campaign to field an entry for Pippa Mann at the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26, 2019.

This is the first year Clauson-Marshall Racing will participate in the Indianapolis 500. The team was founded in 2016 in memory of beloved IndyCar driver and USAC champion Bryan Clauson by his father, Tim Clauson, and Richard Marshall. Bryan died in 2016 in a racing accident and as a registered organ and tissue donor, he saved five lives and healed countless others. Pippa, who will pilot the #39 Driven2SaveLives Chevy, was a former teammate of Bryan’s.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity to join Clauson-Marshall Racing for their first Indianapolis 500. This is more than just a car entry to me and the journey has been an emotional one. Carrying the #39 on my Chevy entry is an honor that I don’t take lightly, and I’m grateful to Tim Clauson, Richard Marshall and Stanley Ross for believing in me,” said Pippa.

Tim Clauson, co-owner of Clauson-Marshal Racing commented, “In 2012, it was a privilege to come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a dad to a driver who was competing in his first Indy 500. Now, we are honored to have an entry in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. We are especially honored to partner with Driven2SaveLives, after organ and tissue donation became an important part of our lives in 2016. Merging our dirt programs with the Indy 500 program is very important to our future, and we are fortunate to have Pippa Mann behind the wheel. After watching the way she handled the circumstances of last year with such grace, we were sure that if we could help her return to the speedway, we would.”

Driven2SaveLives is an Indiana Donor Network campaign to raise awareness around the need for organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Nationwide, more than 114,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Tragically, 20 patients die each day because the organ they needed did not become available in time.

One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal up to 75 people through tissue and cornea donation. Registering as a donor takes less than 30 seconds at the BMV or at RegisterMe.org.

“Over the past four years, Driven2SaveLives has become a beacon of hope for patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. We are excited to partner with Clauson-Marshall Racing this year to spread the donation message far and wide,” said Kellie Hanner, Indiana Donor Network president and chief executive officer.

“We’re pleased to see Indiana Donor Network continue its involvement in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, especially after our successful partnership last year in the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at the dirt track,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “It’s even more gratifying to see Indiana Donor Network’s relationship with Clauson-Marshall Racing grow into support that is helping one of USAC’s best race teams climb to the Indy 500 and continue the legacy of Bryan Clauson both on short tracks and at the Speedway.”

Pippa Mann will take to the track for the first time in her Driven2SaveLives Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevy on May 14th, Opening Day for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.

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About Clauson-Marshall Racing

Bryan and Tim Clauson initiated Bryan Clauson Racing in 2008 with the idea of providing their knowledge and experience with drivers and families attempting to navigate their way through the sport while at the same time providing Bryan with an outlet to pursue the venue of motorsports that he loved most, Midget and Sprint Car racing. Along the way, the team met many of its goals including a pair of USAC National Midget championships and a USAC Sprint Car title along with three USAC Driver of the Year awards while also helping in the development of many younger drivers making their way through the ranks.

Richard and Jennifer Marshall have been more than sponsors to Bryan and the teams over the years, they have become family and now partners. Bryan and his teams have represented the Marshall Family through Priority Aviation from the small dirt tracks of the Midwest to the Indianapolis 500. Tim Clauson could not be prouder to partner with Richard and Jennifer to continue on Bryan’s legacy in the sport with Clauson-Marshall Racing, knowing that BC will guide their every move.

Now, Clauson-Marshall Racing is expanding from its roots in dirt track racing to the asphalt with its first IndyCar entry in the Indianapolis 500. Learn more at www.ClausonMarshallRacing.com.

About Ross Motorsports

Ross Motorsports is owned by Stanley Ross. They were a part owner of the Tasman Motorsports Group, which included Indy Lights and IndyCar teams. Ross Motorsports was involved with Bobby Rahal in bringing Danica Patrick into Formula Atlantic and IndyCar racing. Stanley Ross then donated the car, in which Patrick led the Indy 500, to the IMS museum. Ross is a longtime vintage racer and is listed in The Road Racing Drivers Club. Ross is highly philanthropic and has supported large charities in Indianapolis, including Indiana University Health LifeLine and Indiana Donor Network Foundation.

About Driven2SaveLives

Indiana Donor Network  launched the Driven2SaveLives racing campaign in April 2016 to elevate the conversation about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through motorsports by honoring IndyCar donor hero Justin Wilson. Today, the campaign also honors IndyCar and USAC driver donor hero Bryan Clauson. Both drivers died in racing accidents and as registered organ donors, were each able to save five lives. Learn more about our lifesaving efforts at Driven2SaveLives.org.

About Indiana Donor Network

Indiana Donor Network is one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state. Indiana Donor Network is devoted to public education about donation and transplantation with the goal of saving and enhancing more lives. For more information about Indiana Donor Network, or to register your decision to become a donor, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

Indiana Donor Network® and Driven2SaveLives® are federally registered trademarks.

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