Congratulations to Janet Hodges, who is this week’s Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week! Jennifer lists IZOD IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti as her favorite Andretti Autosport driver because of his relentless attitude on track and character off the track.
Janet has been an open-wheel racing and Andretti fan since her early teens. “I have always liked Formula 1, IndyCar and American Le Mans,” said Hodges. “I remember watching Mario and Michael race at the same time and thought that it was pretty amazing to have father and son competing against one another.”
Janet has attended every Grand Prix of St. Petersburg since 2005, but she still says that Marco Andretti’s almost win at the 2006 Indianapolis 500 is her favorite racing memory. “I was watching the race with my husband at home in Tampa, Fla., and when Sam Hornish, Jr. passed Marco, my friends told me they could hear me screaming all the way in Orlando,” said Hodges. “I was so upset, but so proud of Marco’s effort!”
Not only is Janet a Marco Andretti fan, she also lists Michael Andretti and Mario Andretti as two of her favorite drivers. “The Andretti family has always been really good towards their fans,” Hodges comments. “One of my most priceless treasures is a visor from the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg signed by all three generations of Andretti’s.”
This time next week all of our Andretti Autosport drivers will make their way to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to kick off the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Make sure to sign up to receive Andretti Autosport updates and trackside news.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a form to become the Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week. Please check back next Friday as we select another winner!
As always, thanks for your amazing support.