Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner Sam Schmidt and Verizon IndyCar Series legend Mario Andretti will go head to head at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course next month as they race each other in semi autonomous cars around the 2.439 mile circuit.
Sam Schmidt who is licensed to drive his SAM Corvette commented by saying:
It’s always exciting when I can get in this awesome car and go fast. “However, this time will have extra meaning as I never had a chance to race against Mario during my driving career. He is a true legend that is world renowned and I appreciate his willingness to participate and showcase the next evolution of this technology.
President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Doug Boles commented by saying:
Indianapolis has long been considered a test ground for automotive technologies, and Sam and the Arrow Chevy Corvette have continued to prove that, including a 150-mph run last year at IMS. “Adding a match race between Mario Andretti, one of the most popular and talented drivers to ever compete at Indy, and Sam this May just takes the technology to the next level!