The Superstar Racing Experience’s lineup is growing. On Wednesday, SRX announced Willy T. Ribbs as the latest driver for the series’ inaugural season taking place next summer on CBS. Ribbs joins a field that already includes racing legends Tony Stewart, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Tony Kanaan and Paul Tracy.
Ribbs, 65, noted he’s been active racing against the likes of Labonte and Tracy recently and is looking forward to competing against the whole field.
“It’s a brilliant new championship that’s being introduced to the sport and right at the right time,” Ribbs said. “I think the fans want to see legends out there from the past and the present banging heads with each other. And that’s what they’re going to get.”
Thanks @SRXracing family for adding me to the All-Star cast. In the words of Mills Lane or Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On”! 🏁🏎🇺🇸 #SVRA #INDYCAR #NASCAR #F1 #FormulaOne #IMSA #DamonHill @HillF1 @AmandaDCNN @TomClarksonF1 #LH44 #CBSsports @RACERmag https://t.co/3PjIir7qkr
— Willy T. Ribbs (@WillyRibbs) September 2, 2020
Ribbs is an accomplished veteran of Trans-Am (17-time winner), sports cars, stock cars and IndyCar series. He was the first Black driver to qualify and race in the 1991 Indy 500. He also was the subject of a Netflix documentary called “Uppity” about his career.
The series, which is expecting a lineup of a dozen drivers, also has Tony Stewart, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Paul Tracy and Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy 500 winner.