WALLINGFORD, Conn. – Marotti Autosport has announced that it has signed Simon Sikes, the current points leader in the F1600 Championship Series, to race in this week’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Indianapolis Grand Prix.
The races will take place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Sept. 3-4.
“This is the biggest opportunity of my life,” Sikes, 19, said. “I’m honored to work with such a determined and inspired man such as Will. I have always wanted to race in USF2000, and now we have set our minds to figuring out how we can run the full season together next year.”
With backing from Medi-Share, a healthcare sharing ministry that partners with Marotti, Sikes will make his first trip to the world’s most historic racing venue.
The announcement continues Marotti’s partnership with Legacy Autosport. Legacy is a professional racing team operated by the Meyer family, whose grandfather and great grandfather was Louis Meyer, first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.
“We tested Simon at Putnam Park recently, and he showed us he has the right stuff,” said Marotti. “We are super excited to have Simon join our team. We want to make his first trip to the Speedway a great success.”
Sikes has turned heads with his success in the F1600 Championship Series, where he has faced the true test of intense competition. He currently holds a healthy points lead in the season championship with two races remaining. He plans to finish out the season to secure the championship trophy. There are no schedule conflicts with USF2000.