Race-winning IndyCar team Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing will race on the series’ support bill this year with a move to USF2000.
The team will run Elliot Cox, who has been at the heart of its single-seater involvement for the last few years and during his karting career came 22nd in the 2020 USA Pro Tour for X30 Junior karts.
Between 2008 and 2014 SFHR ran as predominantly a one-car operation in IndyCar, created originally by Fisher and her family to run herself at the tail-end of her single-seater career. SFHR claimed a win in 2011 with Ed Carpenter, who then established his own eponymous team which merged with SFHR for 2015.
That arrangement only lasted one season, and SFHR continued racing in sprint cars after setting up its own indoor karting track. It then returned to single-seaters at the start of 2021 in the two-round Formula 4-spec YAcademy Winter Series with its development driver Cox, who came 12th in the standings.
Cox then did F4 Eastern, coming sixth, and improved to third on his YACademy return in 2022 as he claimed a win and was third in the points. With SFHR he then contested another F4 series, USF Juniors, and with two top-five finishes came 11th in the standings after missing the final round. The combination now heads to USF2000.
“Racing requires making the best plan to get to the front, and that’s exactly where SFHR and [sponsor] Drive Planning intend to go with this partnership,” said Cox.
“I am looking forward to getting the season started with the #67 car on the track.”