Guthrie to return to Firestone Indy Lights in 2009 Firestone Indy Lights veteran Sean Guthrie will return in 2009 to drive for the team co-owned by his father, 1997 IndyCar Series rookie of the year Jim Guthrie.
The younger Guthrie, 20, debuted in Firestone Indy Lights after his 18th birthday in 2006 and has made 37 starts over the past three seasons, accumulating 13 top-10 finishes. Last season, he finished 10th in the championship with a career-high eight top-10s in 16 starts.
After competing for three seasons as Guthrie Racing, the team recently changed to Guthrie Meyer Racing with the addition of Butch Meyer as co-owner.
"I am very excited with the merger between my dad, Guthrie Racing and Butch Meyer,” Sean Guthrie said. “Guthrie Racing has been building a world class team since 2005 when we first entered the Star Mazda Pro Series. From that day forward, we have had big dreams and high expectations. We have been slowly fulfilling those expectations, but I think Butch will bring the rest of the needed ingredients to speed up that process. The cars and team will be completely new from what people have seen from Guthrie Racing in the past, and I am confident that Guthrie Meyer Racing will be the team to watch out for in 2009, and I am very happy that I am going to be a part of that."
“It’s really great to be able to work with my son, Sean,” Jim Guthrie said. “We have been racing together since he was 5 years old, and it’s something that is very special to me. Sean continues to mature as a race driver, and with Butch’s help this will be Sean’s best season ever.”
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