At Indy 500, BSA Motorsports has its best-ever finish

When the heat turned up, the BSA Motorsports team didn’t back down.

Even with temperatures nearing 100 at track level, the added heat of competing in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and starting way back in 26th, driver Alex Lloyd kept cool.

Lloyd and the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car blazed to a fourth-place finish in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. That’s the best finish ever for BSA Motorsports and Dale Coyne Racing.

The impressive performance was the result of some great communication and teamwork between Lloyd and his crew.

“It was amazing to me, as they just told to me who to go after and when, and it all worked,” he said. “I knew we were tight on fuel, and we just picked the right times to push and the right times to conserve. The car was great, and I cannot thank Dale and Gail Coyne and the entire Boy Scout family enough for this great opportunity.”

The sweltering heat made the track slick, and just finishing was an accomplishment. Just 14 cars were able to complete the 200-lap race. That feat wasn’t lost on Dale Coyne.

“It was a long day, but a patient day, and that paid off beyond our expectations,” he said. “Thank you to all that have supported us.”

Even Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca, who watched the race from the pit area, was impressed.

“If you love racing and you love Scouting, this day just couldn’t get much better,” he said.

Watch for the BSA car in Sunday’s Indy 500


The countdown to the Indianapolis 500, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," has dipped under the one-week mark. This Sunday, 33 drivers will race 200 laps in hopes of being the first man or woman to cross the finish line.

If you're a racing fan, you'll be watching. If not, you might want to tune in anyway to see the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car in action.

The car, which will be sporting new centennial colors for the race, will start on the ninth of 11 rows. You can look for Driver Alex Lloyd's gold-and-white BSA car (shown above) right behind Danica Patrick's car in the starting lineup.

Catch all of the action starting at noon (ET) this Sunday on ABC. You can listen to the race on XM channel 145 or Sirius channel 211.

The Indy 500 is the biggest race of the season for BSA Motorsports, which launched this year to help promote the Scouting program and teach boys about math and science.

New gold-and-white BSA IndyCar honors two anniversaries


BSA Motorsports and Dale Coyne Racing this week unveiled a striking new paint job for their No. 19 IndyCar. The special edition replaces the traditional Scouting fleur-de-lis with the BSA 2010 logo. Also gone is the red, white, and blue styling—replaced by the rich, eye-catching gold color you see above.

The timing of the announcement is perfect. You know all about the 100th Anniversary of Scouting, but 2010 also marks the 100th birthday of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“To have two legendary organizations—Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the
Boy Scouts of America—celebrate our first 100 years with the No. 19 BSA
car in the Indy 500 is a dream come true for our entire membership
past, present and future,” said Chief Scout Executive Robert

The car will be zipping around the track over the next 10 days as the team prepares for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30.

Rookie driver Alex Lloyd took a moment to soak it all in.

"This is amazing to be a part of history, and driving the 100th
Anniversary car in this year’s Indy 500,” Lloyd said. “In my wildest dreams, I
would never have imagined from when I was a Scout in England 15 years
ago, that I would be driving the Boy Scouts of America IndyCar, let
alone during their 100th Anniversary.”

BSA IndyCar zooms into Alabama this weekend


If you're a Scouting enthusiast and a fan of high-speed thrills, it doesn't get much better than this. On Sunday, the Boy Scouts of America's No. 19 IndyCar is back in action.

Driver Alex Lloyd and the BSA Motorsports team hit the track this weekend for the third race of the 2010 season. This time, they're headed to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

The 2.38-mile, 17-turn track is hosting its first IndyCar race. Tune in to Versus at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday to catch the action.

Or, if you're in a council near Birmingham, you might want to try to catch the race in person. Those councils include: Greater Alabama, Tukabatchee Area, Black Warrior, Chattahoochee, Atlanta Area, Flint River, Northwest Georgia, Pushmataha Area, and Yocona Area.

BSA IndyCar makes U.S. debut this weekend


UPDATE (8 a.m., March 29): Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. Organizers rescheduled it for today (Monday) at 10 a.m. EDT. The race will be shown live on ESPN2.

After its inaugural race earlier this month on a wet track in
Brazil, the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America IndyCar is ready for its U.S. debut.

The car will race in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,
Fla., beginning at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday. Racers will be tested on a 1.8-mile,
14-turn course that runs through the streets of St. Petersburg, hugs Tampa Bay,
and then uses an airplane runway for its final straightaway.

The race will be televised nationally on ABC, but Scouts who
live near the event might want to make plans to see it live. Boys in the Central
Florida, Southwest Florida, Gulf Ridge, West Central Florida, and North Florida
councils are all within 100 miles of the site.

It’s a big week for the state of Florida. Adventure Base 100
just left Jacksonville and will visit Miami this weekend.

First Look: Boy Scouts IndyCar in Brazil


Here's your first look at the BSA's No. 19 IndyCar in action at Sunday's São Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil. It's the first of several stops in the exciting debut season for BSA Motorsports

Rookie driver Alex Lloyd took the wheel of the Dale Coyne-sponsored car, but a slippery, rain-soaked track caused him to crash out before the race finished.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity that the Coynes and the Boy Scouts of America have given me,” Lloyd said. “This was our first race together, and [coming] to a new track with such low grip and all the complications of conditions, unfortunately caught us out here today. We look forward to moving to a track I know in St. Petersburg in two weeks time.”

The next stop for the No. 19 car is the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida, on Sunday, March 28. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

For the full schedule of remaining races, click here.

BSA Motorsports will get your guys revved up for Scouting

At speeds that surpass 200 miles per hour, IndyCar racing
offers fans nonstop thrills. So it’s a natural fit with the Boy Scouts of
America, an organization that’s been serving up fast-paced adventure for 100

That’s the idea behind this month’s launch of BSA
Motorsports. The No. 19 IndyCar, a joint venture between the BSA and Dale Coyne
Racing, will make its debut on March 14 in Brazil. The season runs through
October with 17 total races, including 13 in the U.S.

This offers two unique opportunities for Scouting. First,
the BSA’s logo and colors are all over this sharp-looking ride, and Scouts will
play a role in opening ceremonies at several IndyCar races. That gives the BSA
a great opportunity to extend the Scouting message to the uninitiated.

Second, Scouting units from across the country will get the
chance to see the car up close and meet the driver and crew—all while learning
about the math and science behind open-wheel racing. That keeps boys interested
and gives packs, troops, and crews a great recruiting tool.

The car will be available for units at each of the 17 stops
on the IndyCar schedule. Sure, you could jet to Brazil, Japan, or Canada to see
this car for yourself, but if you’re not big on international travel, make
plans to see it at one of these U.S. races:

  • March 28: St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • April 11: Birmingham, Ala.
  • April 18: Long Beach, Calif.
  • May 1: Kansas City, Kan.
  • May 30: Indianapolis, Ind. (Indy 500)
  • June 5: Fort Worth, Tex.
  • June 20: Newton, Iowa
  • July 4: Watkins Glen, N.Y.
  • Aug. 8: Lexington, Ohio
  • Aug. 22: Sonoma, Calif.
  • Aug. 28: Chicago, Ill.
  • Sept. 4: Sparta, Ky.
  • Oct. 2: Miami, Fla.

You could also spot the red-and-blue racer on TV. Each IndyCar
race is televised nationally on Versus or ABC. Click here for the schedule. Also, make sure to look for the No. 19 car and racing team at
this summer’s jamboree.

Follow the jump for another photo.

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