Juncos Hollinger Racing has announced that American Lindsay Brewer will compete for them in the INDY NXT presented by Firestone championship in 2024.
Brewer will make her series debut at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding on March 10, the opening race of the season. Lindsay joins the series from the USF Pro 2000 series and becomes the first American female driver to compete in the series since Leilani Munster competed in INDYCAR’s feeder series in 2007.
Speaking about the news, Brewer, a native of Denver commented saying:
“Driving at the top level of open-wheel racing in the US has been a dream of mine ever since I was a young girl. “To be able to take this step up and drive INDY NXT is not only exciting for me, but also a dream come true.
“I’m incredibly thankful to Juncos Hollinger Racing and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos for allowing me to show what I can do, and for everyone that has supported me on this journey including my previous teams, my advisor Pieter Rossi, my manager Chris Young, and my sponsors C4 Smart Energy and Gtechniq.
“To be representing America and women in a full season at this level of motorsport is something I can be proud of, and is motivation for me to work as hard as I possibly can on and off the track. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish.”
Brewer drove for the team in the Chris Griffis test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October and speaking about the news, team co-owner Ricardo Juncos commented saying:
“It’s a proud moment to welcome another female driver to Juncos Hollinger Racing after competing with Julia Ballario and Tatiana Calderon in Pro Mazda previously. We’re looking forward to working with Lindsay to build on her Road to Indy experience and to bring her up to competitive speed in INDY NXT as quickly as possible.”
Team co-owner Brad Hollinger said:
“Graduating to INDY NXT is a big challenge for any driver but Lindsay’s determination is there for all to see and we’re ready to give her all the support and coaching she needs to realise her potential in the series. We made good progress during the end of season tests at Indy and Barber, and the aim is to build on that in the coming weeks and months.”