Newly crowned USF Pro 2000 champion Myles Rowe has already secured his seat in Indy Nxt for 2024, signing with HMD Motorsports.
The protege of two-time IndyCar champion Will Power claimed the USFP2000 title last weekend at Portland, and a scholarship to step up to Indy Nxt with, after a season in which he won five races and took four pole positions with Pabst Racing. It was a historic moment in racing history, as he became the first African-American to win a major single-seater title.
Backing his car this year was Force Indy, and their name will remain alongside Rowe’s on the entry list once he is in Indy Nxt.
“I’m super excited to announce my next step to HMD Motorsports with Force Indy and be part of their family,” said Rowe. “I am extremely excited to grow and progress with them as a team and fight for many more race wins.”
HMD Motorsports’ general manager Mike Maurini added: “We are excited to continue our partnership with Force Indy and have Myles as part of the HMD Motorsports programme in 2024. He has been a treat to follow through the ladder programmes, and we are anxious to help him continue his goals to ascend to the IndyCar series.
“Myles is a great talent, and we have had our eye on him for quite some time and are confident that he will have success not only in 2024 but for years to come.”
Rowe is the first driver to be confirmed on next year’s Indy Nxt grid. After winning last weekend’s race at Portland, Andretti Autosport’s Louis Foster said: “We’ve got talks going on with different people, but I don’t know yet, we’re not sure. Obviously the IndyCar silly season’s taking place, so kind of wait and see what happens there. But I don’t know. Maybe another year of this, maybe IndyCar.”