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Dragon Racing moving to old PPI/Arciero shop in California?UPDATE #2 An interesting bit of news to go along with just how strong the Dragon Racing effort is going to be. The fact they are taking over such a nice facility in California signifies they mean business. Why California? So other teams can't poach their best employees. Besides, the weather is great all year round for testing.
01/16/12 Spy photos of what could be the shop Dragon Racing is eyeing - the old Arciero Racing shop in Rancho Santa Margarita
Spare Body Parts Room
Three gearbox bays below and gearbox engine office to right offices above are mktg and acctng
Rear of Main Shop Full Semi Door
Rear of Main Shop Paint Graphics Crew Chief Offices on Right Stairs lead to Engineering Travel and Owner Offices
Right Side Main Shop 6 Bays
Right side of Main Shop large window above is owners suite which includes marble bathroom with shower window to left are the travel and clothing wing
Main corridor connecting original 19,000 sq ft and new addition of 54,000 sq ft
Main Lobby Offices above on right is the Engineering Bridge and on left is the Managers wing
Main Shop Front
Opposite Lobby View Offices windows above are the owners suite
Rear door to Fabrication machine and parts shop
Full Main Shop (Atlantic Offices Upper Left)
Left Side Main Shop 4 Bays
Left Side Main Shop Offices Above (were Atlantic) all bays have doors to storage and supply Closets
Compressors that service entire building above shaker room
Fabrication and Machine Shop offices above eight private and 10 cubicles
01/14/12 Dragon Racing is on the move, team owner Jay Penske confirmed Friday.
Based in Indianapolis since its inception in 2007, the bulk of the Izod IndyCar Series team's operation is going to Marina del Rey, Calif.
Penske said the two-car team -- drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge with backing from Lotus -- is moving into a custom-built 12,000-square-foot glass building that will showcase the IndyCar effort.
"It will be much easier to facilitate sponsorship and get people to come see our shop," Penske said. "Once they see this thing, it's going to be pretty good."
Penske said the reorganized team is getting help from three West Coast teams: Pacific Coast Motorsports, Dan Gurney's All-American Racers and PPI Motorsports. Some aspects of the team will remain in Indianapolis.
Team sponsorships are still to be announced, but Microsoft and McAfee will be involved. Legge has ties to TrueCar. IndyStar
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