Willy T. Ribbs Joins Superstar Racing Experience Grid

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Willy T. Ribbs
Willy T. Ribbs. (Dana Garrett/IMS photo)

NEW YORK – Superstar Racing Experience officials announced the addition of Willy T. Ribbs Jr. to the inaugural SRX driver lineup on Wednesday.

Ribbs has competed across a variety of auto racing disciplines, including IndyCar, Champ Car, IMSA, NASCAR and the Trans-Am Series. His career highlights include 17 wins in the Trans-Am Series.

Ribbs’ trailblazing career is highlighted by the fact that he was the first African American to qualify for and race in the Indianapolis 500.

“I am really excited to be back in the car for the SRX series. I look forward to racing under the lights at some of America’s most iconic racing destinations,” said Ribbs. “It will be a spirited competition and it sure will be fun going at it on the track with some legends of auto racing.”

Ribbs joins Tony Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte and Helio Castroneves as the sixth confirmed driver for the series that will air Saturday nights in primetime on CBS next summer.