Legacy Autosport will make the step up to compete in Indy Lights beginning in 2023.
The Indiana-based outfit made the announcement on Tuesday, revealing aspirations of fielding two cars in the top rung of the Road to Indy, a developmental ladder system for the NTT IndyCar Series that also comprises of USF2000 (bottom) and Indy Pro 2000 (middle). They also have plans to compete in the USAC Silver Crown Series as well. The squad began 2022 by running the opening eight races of the USF2000 championship with driver Simon Sykes (pictured above), but opted out ahead of the round at Road America and focus on its ambitions for next year.
Team owner Louis Michael Meyer, the great grandson of Louis Meyer – the first three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and the first to celebrate with milk in Victory Lane, shared his thoughts on the transition.
“I speak for everyone here at Legacy Autosport when I say we are thrilled to be moving up the Road To Indy to Indy Lights,” Meyer said. “We have really enjoyed our time in the USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 series and working with everyone at Andersen Promotions.
“When starting this team four years ago, we had the goal of someday competing in Indy Lights, where I spent 16 years of my career. I have been a part of some very successful teams with multiple championships and had reached a point in 2018 to follow my dream of having my own team and building on my success.
“As with drivers, the Road To Indy can be a ladder to Indy Car for teams as well. The future looks bright with all the advancements in the Indy Lights Series and I look forward to working with everyone in the NTT IndyCar Series.
“It’s been a talking point for a year now and some opportunities came along to make the final decision of selling our USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 cars and purchasing our first IL-15 Indy Lights chassis. Our plan is to field two cars in the Indy Lights championship while also competing in the USAC Silver Crown Series. More big team announcements are coming In next few days.
“I would also like to take time to say thank you to Metalloid Corporation for their amazing support from the infancy of the team and, although they will no longer be a primary partner, they will always be a part of the Legacy Autosport family. Thank you!”