IndyCar 2015 Driver Review: All drivers, one post

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MotorSportsTalk has gone through and recapped all the drivers in this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series field.

In case you missed any, all are linked here in this one post. We broke them up by number of races they started this year:

FULL-SEASON REVIEWS (10-16 RACES)

1. Scott Dixon
2. Juan Pablo Montoya
3. Will Power
4. Graham Rahal
5. Helio Castroneves
6. Ryan Hunter-Reay
7. Josef Newgarden
8. Tony Kanaan
9. Marco Andretti
10. Sebastien Bourdais
11. Simon Pagenaud
12. Charlie Kimball
13. Carlos Munoz
14. Takuma Sato
15. Gabby Chaves
16. James Jakes
17. Jack Hawksworth
19. Stefano Coletti
20. Sage Karam (12 starts)
21. Luca Filippi (10 starts) / 27. Ed Carpenter (6 starts)
22. Tristan Vautier (11 starts)

PARTIAL-SEASON REVIEWS (5-8 RACES)

18. Ryan Briscoe (8 starts)
23. James Hinchcliffe (5 starts)
24. Justin Wilson (6 starts)
25. Sebastian Saavedra (5 starts)
26. Rodolfo Gonzalez (6 starts)
28. Conor Daly (5 starts)
29. Pippa Mann (6 starts)
34. Francesco Dracone (5 starts)

ONE-OFF REVIEWS (1-3 RACES) 

30. Simona de Silvestro (3 starts)
31. JR Hildebrand (2 starts)
32. Oriol Servia (2 starts)
33. Mikhail Aleshin (1 start)
35. Townsend Bell (1 start)
36. Carlos Huertas (3 starts)
37. Alex Tagliani (1 start)
38. James Davison (1 start)
39. Bryan Clauson (1 start)
N/R. Buddy Lazier (1 DNQ)
N/R. Rocky Moran Jr. (1 Practice)
N/R. Davey Hamilton (1 Test)

Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll

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Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.