News from Team Ilmor

Issue No. 14

Milwaukee Finish
Photo by LAT USA

IndyCar Victory at the Milwaukee Mile! 


This past Saturday, Chevrolet and Ilmor teamed up for another IZOD IndyCar Series race win at the historic Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin.


After an exciting qualifying round, 8 out of the top 10 starting positions were held by Team Chevy drivers, including Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (2nd), Rubens Barrichello of KV Racing Technology (3rd), and Helio Castroneves of Penske Racing (4th).


Despite a short rain delay, thousands of race fans from the Milwaukee area stayed to watch the action-packed race around the short, fast oval. Leading a race-high 84 of 225 laps, Hunter-Reay became the third Team Chevy driver this season to take the Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 to Victory Lane. This was Hunter-Reay's first win this season, and the sixth IndyCar win of his career. 


"It's amazing. First of all, thank you to all of the fans for coming out, filling a great number of seats in here," said Hunter-Reay. "What a race.  I know we would all have liked to see a little more passing, but from the car it was so busy, just trying to hang on to it.  But getting a win for DHL, Sun Drop and Chevy, it's unreal."


By the end of race, Chevrolet drivers captured the top-six finishing positions and eight of the top-10.  Standing alongside Hunter-Reay on the podium was Tony Kanaan of KV Racing Technology, who finished second, and James Hinchcliffe of Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, who took third place.


"Congratulations to Ryan Hunter-Reay and Andretti Autosports on their victory today at Milwaukee," said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series. "They clearly had the car to beat and their race strategy played out perfectly. Tony Kanaan and James Hinchcliffe also had great drives to give the Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 all three podium positions.  It was a tremendous team showing today. Having Chevy-powered teams take the top-six finishing positions, and eight of the top 10, is very gratifying for everyone who works so hard on the Chevrolet IndyCar program."


Chevrolet continues to lead the Series' Manufacturers' standings with five wins in eight races.


Watch Ilmor and Chevy race again on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10:00 PM ET at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.


For more information about the IZOD IndyCar series, including complete race summaries, driver points standings and upcoming race schedules, 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. 


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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