Yuven Sundaramoorthy will race for Abel Motorsports in Indy Nxt full-time in 2024 after joining the team for four races this year.
The 20-year-old finished 11th on his debut on the streets of Nashville, finished 10th at Portland and then took a ninth place from the double-header Laguna Seca finale. His best qualifying position was 10th.
Sundaramoorthy started the year in USF Pro 2000, the rung below on the IndyCar support bill, and two eighth places were the highlights of his campaign before he made the step up.
Missing the last two rounds meant he came 15th in the standings, six places lower than his end position from his rookie campaign in 2022 when he made the podium three times. The year before he came third in USF2000 with four wins.
“I’m extremely happy to have signed with Abel Motorsports for the 2024 Indy Nxt season,” said Sundaramoorthy, who is also an engineering student.
“I had an amazing experience running the last couple of Indy Nxt races with them to cap off my 2023 season, and I have a tonne of confidence in the crew that we can create some solid results together next season.”
Abel Motorsports’ owner Bill Obel commented: “We are extremely excited that Yuven is going to be back with Abel Motorsports for the 2024 Indy Nxt season and getting to build on what we learned together in 2023. Yuven joined us toward the end of last season for a few races to get his feet wet in the series, and the poise and talent he showed spoke volumes for what he can bring to our team, so we can’t wait to see what he can do in 2024.”