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IndyCar champion Buddy Lazier’s son Flinn to race in Indy Pro 2000

by Ida Wood

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Flinn Lazier, son of 2000 IndyCar champion Buddy, has signed with Legacy Autosport to race on the Road to Indy in Indy Pro 2000.

The 21-year-old has had several brushes with the Road to Indy in the past, having made a USF2000 cameo in 2017 (a year in  which he also made his Formula 4 debut) and being one of the finalists in the 2018 RTI Shootout.

His RTI Shootout place was earned from being the Formula Enterprises 2 winner in the SCCA National Runoffs, and he won the Atlantics segment of the event in 2019 as well as coming sixth in the Atlantics series.

“I’m feeling really good about this year,” said Lazier.

“I think we have some really talented people behind this program, and I think it’s going to feel like family.

“I have worked with a number of these folks over the years and it’s pretty cool how it’s unfolding. It’s really important for me as well as the team to be working towards a common goal and I think we will be doing just that.”

Lazier tested in Indy Lights and IP2000 at the end of 2019, but then scaled back his racing commitments last year.

“The Road to Indy has and continues to offer the most competitive open-wheel racing in the world, period. It is and will continue to be one of the best places to develop as a professional driver.

“Luckily, I have raced at every track on the calendar other than St. Petersburg, so I think our group is looking very good and will certainly have a great chance this year.”

Legacy is a team that is relatively new to IP2000, having only entered two races in its first venture into the series in 2020.

However the first of those resulted in a win at Lucas Oil Raceway for single-seater debutant Kody Swanson, and this year it will be competing full-time in the series with Lazier.