Mazda Road to Indy
Flinn Lazier to Make USF2000 Debut at Barber
Another multi-generation racer will make his Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda debut, with Flinn Lazier set to pilot the No. 38 entry for Newman Wachs Racing at Barber Motorsports Park. Lazier is son of 1996 Indy 500 Champion Buddy Lazier, and grandson to three-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner Bob Lazier.
“I am very excited to say that we will have Flinn Lazier driving the #38 NWR car at Barber and hopefully we’ll have him with us for more events this season,” team manager Brian Halahan said. “With all the racing history that the name Lazier carries, this makes a great story and a great opportunity for our team to help him move forward with his racing career.
“This whole thing started when a long-time friend who works with Flinn in racing contacted me recently and said I should speak to him, and here we are!”
Lazier began racing go-karts at six-years-old, moving up to open-wheel at the age of eight and winning the SCCA Regional Racing Formula Vee Championship twice. Recently, he won the opening round of the SCCA Super Tour at Sebring International Raceway.
“I’m excited and very happy to have an opportunity to jump into the Newman Wachs USF2000 car,” said Lazier. “We really had no idea what we were going to do this season, and just to have a one-race opportunity at the moment means a lot to me. From what I’ve seen so far, the Newman Wachs car is quick so I think we can make good ground over the weekend. I really need to thank my sponsor Stalk It.”
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