After Mario Romancinci's funding ran dry following an Edmonton crash, Conquest Racing has signed Francesco Dracone to run the #34 Dallara this weekend at Mid-Ohio and the August 22nd event at Sonoma. The 26-year-old Italian will run alongside Conquest teammate Bertrand Baguette and will carry sponsorship from La Pasta and Halkin Jet.
“I’m very excited to be making my IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Mid-Ohio with Conquest Racing,” expressed Dracone. “I had my first taste of an Indy car last week during a test session and it was a great experience. I want to use these two races with Conquest Racing as preparation for a possible full season next year.
I had a good test with the team and I really enjoyed working with everyone. I’m looking forward to this weekend to get back in the car and to continue my learning experience.” - Francesco Dracone
(Photo courtesy of Conquest Racing)