INDIANAPOLIS – Kody Swanson has teamed up with Bertrand Motorsports to contest the National Pavement Midget events at Lucas Oil Raceway next season.
The Lucas Oil Raceway schedule for next year features four National Pavement Midget events. Each race will pay $5,000 to the winner, with the champion of the four-race series earning $2,500. The races are scheduled for March 26, May 27, June 30 and Oct. 22.
“We are very excited about the 2022 season. We’ve always tried to associate ourselves with the best in the business, starting off in midgets with the Cicconi family, Danny Drinan, Dan Esslinger/Esslinger Engineering, etc.” said Bertrand Motorsports’ Tim Bertrand. “I’ve been watching Kody for years, and have been really impressed by his humble nature, family values, and of course – his tremendous talent. He is undoubtedly one of the best open wheel drivers in the world, in my opinion.”
Swanson, who recently secured his sixth USAC Silver Crown Series championship, is one of the top pavement open-wheel racers of his generation. He has 88 career open-wheel wins, 12 USAC-sanctioned midget wins and three victories in the Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.
“I’m fortunate to have been surrounded by great people throughout my career in racing, and I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with Tim and the Bertrand Motorsports team,” Swanson said. “They have been incredibly successful throughout the Northeast and the NEMA series and have established themselves as one of the top teams in the history of winged midget racing. Over the past few years, Tim has demonstrated his commitment to competing at Lucas Oil Raceway, and the dedication to develop his non-wing program into a championship caliber team as well.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to come race alongside them, and to join them in their dedication and effort. I’m looking forward to working together more as we prepare for 2022 and can’t wait to get on the track next spring,” said Swanson.