AJ Foyt Racing announced on Thursday that they have teamed up with IFS, a global cloud software enterprises company, as their strategic technology partner from 2023-2025 with options for extending the agreement beyond 2025.
Foyt Racing required specific functionality to enhance their central processes, having previously relied on a manual reporting lifing system. Using IFS Ultimo EAM, the race team will have an automated central input source, enabling real-time updates that monitor the chassis mileage and all the individual parts on the car at any given point in time.
n addition to becoming a strategic technology partner, IFS will collaborate with AJ Foyt Racing for a brand activation. The partnership will see the IFS logo featured on the team’s No. 14 and No. 55 Indy cars in all races, testing and showcasing during the 2023, 2024 and 2025 NTT INDYCAR Series racing seasons.
IFS branding will also appear on the race suits of AJ Foyt Racing’s current drivers, Santino Ferrucci and Benjamin Pedersen.
Speaking about the news, the President of AJ Foyt Racing, Larry Foyt, commented saying:
“When evaluating our options, IFS Ultimo’s EAM solution stood out for its flexibility and out-of-the-box functionality. The racing business is highly competitive. And while there are many moving parts to every business, in the world of motorsport – it is imperative that we have the right technology to support performance and reliability. We are confident in the success of this partnership and are already discussing future opportunities with Artificial Intelligence with IFS and anticipate a new and efficient energy to take us to the victory lane.”
Oliver Pilgerstorfer, Chief Marketing Officer, IFS, said, ”
With such a pedigree and history of talent in the American racing circuit, we are thrilled to be a strategic technology partner of AJ Foyt Racing. A core value for IFS is delivering fast time to value. By increasing asset reliability and the efficiency of Foyt Racing’s fleet, we are helping the team deliver at their moment of service on race day.”