INDIANAPOLIS – Flinn Lazier has joined Legacy Autosport to contest the Indy Pro 2000 Championship this year.
Lazier is the son of 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2000 Indy Racing League champion Buddy Lazier and previously claimed a SCCA Runoffs National championship in 2018 in the FE2 division.
“I’m feeling really good about this year,” said Lazier. “I think we have some really talented people behind this program, and I think it’s going to feel like family. I have worked with a number of these folks over the years and it’s pretty cool how it’s unfolding. It’s really important for me as well as the team to be working towards a common goal and I think we will be doing just that.
“The Road to Indy has and continues to offer the most competitive open-wheel racing in the world, period. It is and will continue to be one of the best places to develop as a professional driver. Luckily, I have raced at every track on the calendar other than St. Petersburg, so I think our group is looking very good and will certainly have a great chance this year.”
“I am very excited to be moving into the Indy Pro 2000 series full-time in 2021 with Flinn,” said Louis Michael Meyer, owner of Legacy Autosport. “Legacy tested the waters with running two events last year and was able to win our first race on track with Kody Swanson. He had never raced the car as well. We have been building off that and working hard to move Legacy to the next level.
“We have known and worked with the Lazier family throughout the years starting with Buddy when he drove in the ‘95 Indy 500 for Team Menard and my dad built his engines. In the early 2000s my dad was now general manager of Team Menard and hired Flinn’s uncle Jacques, and they won the first IndyCar race out together at Chicagoland. We have kept a close eye on Flinn’s development as a driver and we are excited at the opportunity to further that and help him continue his family legacy and dream to make it to the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indy 500.”