With two races remaining in his first full season as a Firestone Indy Lights driver, Mexican native Juan Pablo Garcia has encountered a season full of experience.

“We’ve had a lot of good races and some not so good races,” Garcia noted.  “It’s a tough sport.  We started out running a pretty solid season but recently we have encountered a few issues.  I know these aren’t a positive for my season but in the long run, each weekend is important to my development as a driver.  I will learn a lot more from a difficult, more challenging season than I would if everything were perfect.”

JP has visited 10 tracks so far this season, 6 being brand new to him and his car,

“Thus far, my favorite tracks have been Long Beach and Toronto.   I really enjoyed Long beach because I already knew the course and I felt very confident.”

Garcia not only enjoyed the track, but also the atmosphere of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

“With my family having our U.S. home in San Diego, California has always had a special place in my heart,” Garcia mentioned.  “So whenever we race in California it is extra comfortable for me.  I also had a lot of friends and family attend the race so it was overall just a great weekend!”

Racing isn’t always about feeling comfortable and knowing what will happen next.  JP has also had a few surprises during the season.

“The most surprising thing I have experienced this season is the way you have to drive an oval,” JP admitted.  “It is a very different driving technique than a street or road course.  This being my first year racing on multiple ovals, each track gets a little more familiar with time but everything is different on an oval.”

Juan Pablo Garcia and Jeffrey Mark Motorsport head into the final two races of the season in the Top 10 in points standings for the Firestone Indy Lights league.  The team has had a great rookie year so far and is looking forward to finishing strong.

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