Belardi Auto Racing to test sprint car racer Wilson Sprint car driver Jacob Wilson will join Belardi Auto Racing for a one day test at Kentucky Speedway later this month.
Wilson, a native of Crawfordsville, Ind., races in the USAC Silver Crown, National Pavement Sprint Car and Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint series. The 21 year-old will take his first run in a Firestone Indy Lights machine with Belardi Auto Racing at a test on Sept. 22 in Sparta, KY.
"We're very excited to have the opportunity to bring Jacob on board for the test at Kentucky," team owner Brian Belardi said. "Although he's never been in a Lights car, the talent he's showcased on dirt tracks and in sprint cars shows us how successful he could be in the Mazda Road to Indy. We would love to bring more of the sprint car and midget drivers to the program, because I think it's important to integrate those different types of talent into the development program we have feeding into the IZOD IndyCar Series."
Despite having no seat time in a formula car, Wilson is no rookie to the world of racing. He has been racing go-karts since the age of 6, and won six of his eight national titles in just one year. Wilson also boasts over 35 national race wins and is the winner of the Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial event.
"Growing up as a kid in Indiana it was all about racing for me," said Wilson. "My excitement for the opportunity to test a Firestone Indy Lights car with Belardi Auto Racing is indescribable. I have to say thank you to Brian Belardi and John Brunner for the opportunity and all of the people involved for their support."
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