FONTANA, Calif. — Third-generation driver Matthew Brabham will graduate to the Indy Lights Series next season, remaining with Andretti Autosport for a second consecutive season.
Brabham, the 2013 Pro Mazda champion, will pilot the United Fiber & Data/MAZDASPEED car with Andretti Autosport for the 2014 Indy Lights season. The 19-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., garnered 13 wins and 15 podium finishes during the 2013 season — both new series records — clinching the title at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres in August.
“I’m really excited to be moving into Indy Lights next year,” Brabham said. “I remember seeing the Indy Lights cars for the first time in St. Petersburg when I was racing USF2000 there last year; I was blown away by how quick they were and how cool they sounded. It’s going to be a fun year, and I’m very pleased to be on board with Andretti Autosport for a second year.”
Brabham will showcase the colors of United Fiber & Data (UFD) — a tech company based in York, Penn. who offer a complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions, who also currently serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 25 IndyCar driven by Marco Andretti. UFD will feature a 400-mile fiber optic line running between New York and Virginia and will operate out of different data centers across Pennsylvania (Allentown, Lancaster, Reading and York).