IndyCar Series Test and Indy Lights Ride
With the goal of getting closer to the main series, in 2007 Donoso joined the team of the legendary A. J. Foyt, A. J. Foyt Enterprises. He raced the 2007 series with Tracy Hines as his teammate.
On Friday 29th, Donoso passed the IndyCar Series rookie test at Homestead Miami Speedway using Darren Manning's car under Johnny Rutherford's supervision. After that, Foyt said that Donoso would become his second driver for the 2008 IndyCar Series season. However, he would start the season racing in the Firestone Indy Lights Series for SWE Racing, signing with the team for four races. Donoso was not entered in the Indianapolis 500 with Foyt's team, the seat instead going to Jeff Simmons. Donoso continued in Indy Lights with Team Moore Racing beginning with the Freedom 100. At the race after the Freedom 100, Donoso won his first series pole at the Milwaukee Mile.
Donoso scored his first podium finish in Indy Lights competition in the time-shortened second Mid Ohio 100 race. He finished 3rd in a race won by James Davison. However, he parted ways with Team Moore after that race and was entered in Brian Stewart Racing's #3 car for the following race. He returned to Team Moore for the next pair of races at Infineon Raceway and captured his first series win in the weekend's second race as he started from the pole due to the field inversion from race 1.
Donoso signed to race in the Indy Lights in 2009 with Brian Stewart Racing. However, after the Kansas Speedway race he switched to Genoa Racing for the Freedom 100 and then Team PBIR for the Milwaukee race. He drove for his third team in as many races when he competed for RLR-Andersen Racing at Iowa Speedway and continued with RLR-Andersen on a part-time basis through the August race at Kentucky Speedway, which is presently his last start in the series.
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