Step One Ambassadors encounter challenges at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Romain Grosjean and Chandler Smith, Step One ambassadors, both competed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with IndyCar and NASCAR Xfinity, respectively. Each driver encountered unique sets of obstacles over the weekend, yet neither let up in their pursuit of the best on-track result possible.
Step One Ambassadors Compete Across Street and Speedway
Step One Ambassadors Romain Grosjean and Chandler Smith hit the track in Tennessee and Michigan with IndyCar and NASCAR Xfinity, respectively. Between a street circuit and a speedway, high-speed thrills and skillful racecraft abounded.
Step One ambassadors experience challenging race weekend at Road America and Spa-Francorchamps
Step One Ambassadors Juan Manuel Correa and Chandler Smith competed in the north-western region of Europe as well as in the midwestern United States. Between a classic road course and a long-standing Grand Prix circuit, variety in racing abounded.
The Tricky Triangle, an oval double-header and a classic European circuit tackled by Step One Ambassadors
Step One Ambassadors Chandler Smith, Romain Grosjean, and Juan Manuel Correa hit the track in the central and eastern United States as well as across the pond in Hungary. It was a jam-packed weekend of motorsport with plenty of action across the three days of racing.
Oval and Street Racing Thrills in One Weekend for Step One Ambassadors
Step One Ambassadors Chandler Smith and Romain Grosjean competed on vastly different tracks over the weekend with NASCAR Xfinity on an oval and IndyCar on a street track in Loudon, New Hampshire, and Toronto, Canada, respectively.
Juan Manuel Correa narrowly misses out on points at Silverstone
Step One ambassador, Juan Manuel Correa, narrowly missed out on a top 10 finish in the FIA Formula 2 Championship’s return to the iconic Silverstone International Circuit. After a challenging qualifying, Correa recovered by finishing close to the points on Sunday.
Chandler Smith takes the pole for the second time in 2023 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Chandler Smith, Step One Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, returned to his home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway, for the Alsco Uniforms 250. Smith took the pole on Saturday morning ahead of the race, driving toward the front with enormous pace before hard luck in the closing stages put paid to his efforts.
Romain Grosjean fights to the finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Round 9 of the 2023 IndyCar season brought Step One ambassador and Andretti Autosport driver Romain Grosjean to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, for a second consecutive Grand Prix on a Road Course.
Defensive masterclass earns Correa season-best P5 in Austria Sprint Race
The FIA Formula 2 Championship returned after a month-long hiatus with Round 7 of the 2023 season at the high-speed Red Bull Ring in Austria. Step One ambassador Juan Manuel Correa was prepared for what promised to be another closely contested edition of the popular Formula 1 feeder series.
Chandler Smith secures another top-10 finish at Chicago race halted due to inclement weather
Step One Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, Chandler Smith, took to the streets of Chicago, Illinois over the weekend. Due to lightning and storms in the area, the race could not run its full distance, and Smith’s result as of the last lap the race ran landed him another solid haul of points.
First-ever Step One Motorsports Festival powered by Step One Automotive Group is a raving success
Step One Motorsports, together with Step One Automotive Group, provided over 300 event attendees with a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience in the form of the inaugural Festival of Speed at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.
Chandler Smith takes stage win at Nashville Superspeedway
Step One Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, Chandler Smith, competed in the heart of Tennesee at Nashville Superspeedway over the weekend. Smith showed blistering pace, taking victory in Stage 2 before a late spin took him out of the running.
Resilient Romain refuses to let up in challenging Road America weekend
Step One ambassador and Andretti Autosport driver Romain Grosjean took to the road course, aptly named Road America, over the weekend for Round 8 of the 2023 IndyCar Series season.
Step One Automotive Group and Step One Motorsports to host high-speed thrills at Step One Motorsports Festival
Step One is set to host the ultimate petrolhead extravaganza at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, 24 June 2023, for what promises to be a fun-filled day where automotive excellence and high-octane motorsport thrills meet!
Chandler Smith shows grit at NASCAR Xfinity Series' first-ever Sonoma Raceway outing
Chandler Smith, Step One Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, competed in the series’ inaugural DoorDash 250, held at Sonoma Raceway in California. Smith showed patience and consistency on the road course, extracting the maximum from his Chevy machinery from start to finish.
Juan Manuel Correa fights to the finish in 24 Hours of Le Mans debut
Step One ambassador Juan Manuel Correa navigated a challenging weekend of racing at the 100th 24 Hours of Le Mans to complete his debut at the iconic endurance special, showing fierce fight and focus throughout the event.
Prema Racing and Step One Show Determination and Resilience in 100th Anniversary Edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans
Amidst the fierce competition and the challenging weather conditions that tested their skills and adaptability, Prema Racing and Step One showcased exceptional teamwork, skill, and resilience throughout the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Battling rain, wind, and unpredictable track conditions, the team's strategic decisions, execution, and consistent performance enabled them to overcome numerous obstacles, securing a well-deserved position in the final standings.
Juan Manuel Correa narrowly misses out on points in Formula 2 Feature Race
FIA Formula 2 Championship action got back underway with Round 6 of the 2023 season at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. Step One Motorsports Ambassador Juan Manuel Correa was ready to battle it out once again in one of the most competitive motorsport championships.
Chandler Smith fights through the field for a top-10 finish at Portland
Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, Chandler Smith, hit the track at Oregon’s Portland International Raceway road course over the weekend. Despite multiple spins across the duration of the race, Smith showed fight to recover to a top-10 finish.
Romain Grosjean exhibits strong pace at Detroit albeit a premature race end putting paid to his efforts
Romain Grosjean, Step One Motorsports ambassador and Andretti Autosport driver, took to an all-new street circuit at Detroit, Michigan in his IndyCar machinery. The Swiss-French driver put on a solid fight amidst the top 10 before a late-race incident put paid to his efforts.
Natalie Decker picks up speed across a NASCAR Xfinity race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Step One Motorsports ambassador Natalie Decker was behind the wheel in a NASCAR Xfinity race once more at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She brought patience and adaptability to the forefront, building speed throughout the weekend’s proceedings.
Chris Walsh contests Memorial Day weekend race at Jennerstown Speedway
Chris Walsh, Step One Motorsport Ambassador, competed on the United States east coast at a race honoring military members, veterans, and fallen soldiers. Walsh piloted the Golik Motorsports #9 car in his outing at the NASCAR-sanctioned track.
Clean and consistent for Chandler Smith at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Smith stayed calm and focused from start to finish despite multiple race interruptions and delays.
Romain Grosjean demonstrated tenacity and determination at the 107th Indianapolis 500 despite early exit
Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver, Romain Grosjean, competed in the greatest spectacle in racing, known as the Indianapolis 500, over the weekend. Despite his race ending prematurely the Swiss-French driver showed fighting spirit across his time on track.
Juan Manuel Correa displays promising pace during challenging Monaco weekend
Step One Motorsports Ambassador Juan Manuel Correa took to the streets of Monte Carlo for the jewel in the FIA Formula 2 Championship crown as the series got back underway for Round 5 of the season.
Romain Grosjean secures a spot in the 107th running of the historic Indianapolis 500 race
Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean participated in the qualifying weekend for this year’s Indianapolis 500. Through precision and speed, he secured a spot in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and will participate in the historic race this week.
Chris Walsh demonstrates patience and determination across the weekend at Circuit of the Americas
Chris Walsh, Step One Motorsport Ambassador and Valkyrie Velocity Racing team driver, competed at Circuit of the Americas with GT4 America. Despite the car’s setup and pace not being as desired, Walsh showed his skill and willingness to challenge himself across the weekend.
Chandler Smith’s speed shines in the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Weekend despite a race cut short
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, put in his bid for a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race. Unfortunately, in Sunday's Open race, Smith’s time on track ended prematurely to no fault of his own, but his strong pace was evident nonetheless.
Natalie Decker supports Forever Warriors event at Camp James E. Rudder in Florida
This weekend our ambassador Natalie Decker joined us in supporting the non-profit Forever Warriors, powered by Step One Automotive Group, at an open house event held at Camp James E. Rudder with the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. The event was multi-faced and included free diapers and pull-ups given out as well as a generous donation made to 6th RTB.
Chris Walsh competes in two-day desert off-road racing event
Step One Motorsport Ambassador Chris Walsh competed in Legacy Racing Association’s two-day event in Nevada. While the conditions hampered progress, Walsh learned an exponential amount in a type of racing new to him.
Romain Grosjean narrowly misses out on a top-10 finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Road Course
Romain Grosjean, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver carried two second-place finishes in a row into the GMR Grand Prix race weekend. After a tough qualifying, Grosjean carved his way through the field in a superb recovery drive.
Chandler Smith’s strong showing cut short by multi-car accident
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, competed at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina over the weekend. Unfortunately, an accident ahead put paid to his efforts midway through the race.
Juan Manuel Correa survives Baku carnage for best result of Formula 2 season
Step One Motorsports Ambassador Juan Manuel Correa resumed his 2023 FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign for Round 4 on the streets of the Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan. The Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s efforts led to his highest-finishing position of the season thus far.
Strong GT4 America season continues for Chris Walsh at NOLA Motorsports Park in Louisiana
Step One Motorsport Ambassador and Valkyrie Velocity Racing team driver Chris Walsh stepped into another race weekend with GT4 America. After a rain-soaked day washed out Race 1 on Saturday, Walsh showed composure and speed come Sunday.
Chandler Smith runs a clean race in Delaware at Dover Motor Speedway and narrowly misses out on a top-10 finish
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, moved his season forward this weekend at Dover Motor Speedway in Delaware. Smith drove a clean race from lap one to the wave of the checkered flag, finishing just outside the top 10.
Romain Grosjean demonstrates consistency and grit to secure a second-consecutive P2 finish
Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean came into another weekend of racing off the back of a second-place finish. Grosjean made it two-in-a-row at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, putting his impressive pace and razor-sharp focus on display.
Chandler Smith fights at the front in Talladega before late-race wreck takes him out of the running
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, competed at Talladega Superspeedway over the weekend. He diced his way forward before a wreck in the final laps of the race collected Smith and put paid to his efforts.
A comeback drive sees Juan Manuel Correa and Prema teammates narrowly miss out on LMP2 top-five finish
Step One Motorsports Ambassador Juan Manuel Correa made his World Endurance Championship (WEC) debut at Round 2 of the 2023 season, hosted by the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal. Correa showed solid pace alongside his teammates, putting on a strong and steady showing.
Romain Grosjean shows fierce determination on his way to scoring a second-place finish at Long Beach
Romain Grosjean, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver arrived in Long Beach ready for redemption after his race prior was cut short. Grosjean’s hard work was rewarded after a solid, fierce drive propelled him to a podium finish.
Chandler Smith locks in a top-10 NASCAR Xfinity finish at Martinsville Speedway
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, returned to Virginia by way of Martinsville Speedway. Smith’s consistent style shone through as he showed grit and focus on his way to securing yet another solid result in the series.
Juan Manuel Correa earns hard-fought points finish in Melbourne Feature Race
Step One Motorsports Ambassador Juan Manuel Correa had his work cut out for him down under, but managed to battle through the field to claim his second points finish of the season at Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia.
Chris Walsh makes his GT4 America debut at Sonoma Raceway in California
Chris Walsh, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Valkyrie Velocity racing team driver, made his 2023 racing debut in the GT4 America series. Walsh enjoyed a clean weekend and displayed impressive pace, showing promising signs for the season ahead.
Chandler Smith quick out of the blocks in NASCAR Cup Series debut at Richmond Raceway
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, competed in his first NASCAR Cup Series race over the weekend. Smith carved his way through the field while having a strong and consistent debut outing.
Romain Grosjean highlights pace in round two of the IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway despite early exit
Romain Grosjean, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver came into the weekend off the back of a pole position in the series’ opening round. The driver demonstrated confidence and speed come race day, before an incident right before the end put paid to his efforts.
Chandler Smith shines at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on his way to maiden NASCAR Xfinity win
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, undertook a daunting challenge by competing in both the NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Cup Series over the weekend. The Georgia-born driver rose to the occasion, securing victory in Saturday’s Xfinity series race.
Romain Grosjean finishes in fourth place in the GTDPRO class at the IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring alongside his Iron Lynx teammates
Step One Motorsports ambassador and Iron Lynx driver Romain Grosjean put on a strong showing at Sebring International Raceway. Despite challenges, upon the end of the endurance race, Grosjean and his teammates made forward momentum from their qualifying position.
Chandler Smith retires prematurely from the Raptor 250 in Atlanta after a strong early showing
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports Ambassador and Kaulig Racing NASCAR Xfinity driver, battled it out at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Despite an unexpected race end, Smith continued showing pace and speed.
Chandler Smith secures a fifth-place finish in the United Rentals 200 at Phoenix Raceway
Step One Motorsports ambassador and NASCAR Xfinity Kaulig Racing driver Chandler Smith continued his strong 2023 campaign in Phoenix. Smith locked in a solid qualifying position and converted it to a position gain come race day.
Romain Grosjean begins his 2023 IndyCar campaign with Andretti Autosport in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Step One Motorsports ambassador and Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean showed promise in the series’ first race weekend of 2023. Grosjean secured pole position and then showed strong pace on race day, despite the finish not going according to plan.
Chandler Smith secures a third-place NASCAR Xfinity finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Chandler Smith, Step One Motorsports ambassador and NASCAR Xfinity Kaulig Racing driver, made impressive strides in Las Vegas. Smith, a rookie in the series, nabbed pole position and landed on the podium upon the checkered flag waving.
Juan Manuel Correa steps up to FIA WEC
PREMA is delighted to announce that it will be fielding two cars in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship and in the history-making 100th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first named driver for the #9 car is Juan Manuel Correa. Reuniting with the PREMA family after his title-sealing win in the Portimão ELMS finale, the 23-year-old Ecuadorian-American will make the step to the FIA World Endurance Championship.