News from Team IlmorIssue No. 12

Will Power takes the Chevy V6 to victory lane at Barber Motorsports Park!

This past Sunday, April 1, marked another win for Team Chevy and Ilmor in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Season at the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves, winner of the season opening race at St. Petersburg, won the pole for Sunday's race with fellow Team Chevy driver James Hinchcliffe of Andretti Autosport coming a close second.

The race featured non-stop action as the drivers completed 90 laps on the 2.38-mile, 17 turn track. Will Power, who started ninth in the 26-car field, took the lead with 12 laps remaining, and drove his Chevy powered No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car to Victory Lane. This was Power's second consecutive win at the Birmingham, Alabama track and the 16th of his career.

"It was awesome," said Power "(My crew was) on the money today. Without these guys, there's no way we could have won today."  

Castroneves, who finished third, joined his teammate on the podium, and still leads in the point standings.

Be sure to watch Team Chevy and Ilmor race again at Long Beach on April 15 at 3:30 EDT. To learn more about the IZOD IndyCar Series and see the season schedule, visit

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About Ilmor

Ilmor Engineering was founded in 1984 when engineers Mario Illien (IL) and Paul Morgan (MOR) reached out to Roger Penske with a plan to build a better engine for the IndyCar racing series. Since then, legendary drivers like Andretti, Unser, and Castroneves have all driven cars powered by Ilmor engines.  Ilmor now has over 250 IndyCar race wins, 17 Indianapolis 500 victories, 44 Formula 1 wins, and two Formula 1 World Championships. Ilmor continues to design and manufacture engines for IndyCar, NASCAR, ARCA, USAC Midget, and Desert Truck.


In 2003, Ilmor applied its expertise to the marine industry, and created a completely unique engine for high performance powerboats based on the 8.3L Dodge Viper V-10. Ilmor expanded its competitive tradition into powerboat racing, winning seven World Championships in Powerboat racing since 2007 with manufacturing partners Fountain Worldwide and Chaudron Powerboats.


The positive response to Ilmor's products and customer service has resulted in Ilmor becoming a major supplier of powerboat engines and drives to boat makers all over the world, paving the way for product expansion. In 2008, Ilmor began designing a series of inboard GM-based V-8 engines, each with unique Ilmor developed parts for durability, efficiency and performance. In 2010, Ilmor opened its state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot marine engine assembly and test facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, specifically committed to managing the long term growth of our marine products.


Ilmor still follows the same principles put in place by its founders: innovative solutions, precision engineering and manufacturing, high quality, reliable products, and unrivaled customer support.


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