News From Team Ilmor

Issue No. 26 

General Motors

99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, May 24th!


There is no bigger prize in American open-wheel racing than the Borg-Warner Trophy for winning the Indianapolis 500. On Sunday, 33 drivers - including 16 from Team Chevy - will vie for victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 99th running of the Indy 500.


Chevrolet's 2.2-liter turbocharged V6 IndyCar is well-represented with the first five spots on the grid, and eight of the top ten starting cars for Sunday's 12:05 p.m. ET race on ABC.


Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon, who won in 2008, is on pole for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average of 226.760 mph. Defending IndyCar series Champion, Will Power of Team Penske, will start second and his teammate, Simon Pagenaud, third.  This is the fourth consecutive year that a Chevrolet powered entry was the fastest qualifier for the race, and the third time in four years that Chevrolet has locked out the front row of the race.


General Motors

"Congratulations to Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi, Mike Hull and the No. 9 Target Chevrolet team on winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500," said Jim Campbell U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "The pole winning effort was a demonstration of great teamwork and execution by everyone."


The 99th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at 12:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24 with live television coverage on ABC beginning at 11 a.m. Audio coverage is also available, broadcasted by the IMS Radio Network, plus Sirius and XM channels 209 and Race timing and scoring can also be found on


Source: Chevrolet Racing

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 280 IndyCar race wins, 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, 44 Formula 1 wins, and two Formula 1 World Championships. 


In 2003, Ilmor entered into the marine industry, creating completely unique engines for high performance powerboats and offshore powerboat racing.  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 2010, Ilmor launched a series of inboard GM-based V-8 engines, all manufactured in 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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