DEForce Racing’s USF2000 driver Bijoy Garg will make his debut on the next rung of the Road to Indy this weekend.
Garg, currently seventh in the USF2000 standings, is free to join the team’s Indy Pro 2000 line-up at the Gateway oval for the IP2000 Oval Challenge of St. Louis race as there is no USF2000 action on the IndyCar support bill.
The 20-year-old American has been racing in USF2000 since 2020, doing two seasons with Jay Howard Driver Development with a best finish of sixth before switching to DEForce this year. He has picked up two podiums since, including second place in USF2000’s only oval race of the season.
“I’m looking forward to moving up to IP2000 and racing at Gateway,” said Garg.
“It will be a challenge moving up mid-season, but I’m confident in the team’s ability to get me comfortable in the new car. We had a good result at Lucas Oil [the Indianapolis Raceway Park oval] this year, so hopefully we can run well this weekend.”
Garg is set to return to DEForce’s USF2000 line-up for the last round at Portland on September 2-4, and could finish as high as fourth in the points table should he finish his season with a strong weekend.
There is anticipated to be another IP2000 debutant on the grid at Gateway, as Marcos Flack is set to join JHDD. The Australian, who usually races in GB3, did a test with the team on the oval at the start of August and will soon be announced as having signed a race deal.