Trackside Legends contributor Jeroen Demmendaal spoke exclusively with Rinus VeeKay about an intense testing week in the Lone Star State. For Rinus “VeeKay” van Kalmthout, last week was one of firsts.
A helmet in screaming orange, a bright orange overall and a car white like the milk at Indianapolis: Rinus “VeeKay” van Kalmthout and his brand new team Ed Carpenter Racing have started the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season in style.
Only 19 years, 6 months and 4 days old when he starts his first IndyCar race at the street circuit of St. Petersburg, FL, Rinus VeeKay will enter the history books as one of the youngest IndyCar racers of all time. VeeKay signed with the Ed Carpenter Racing..
It is a big day for Rinus Veekay today, as the Dutch youngster is about to run his first ever IndyCar test at Portland International Raceway. To celebrate the occasion, we now republish a text on young Rinus, written by our contributor Jeroen Demmendaal back in 2017 when the talented Dutchman had only just started…