LEBANON, IN (September 12, 2018) – History, experience and passion will be the driving forces behind the newest team to hit the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. The new Legacy Autosport is ready to make its debut at the upcoming Chris Griffis Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 22-23, with two drivers who will be announced soon. Located in Lebanon, Indiana, the team is owned and operated by veteran Road to Indy veteran and Indy Lights car chief and mechanic Louis “Mike” Meyer. Mike’s father Butch Meyer will be a core member of the operation, acting as car chief.
The name Legacy Autosport comes from the legend of Mike’s great-grandfather and Butch’s grandfather Louis Meyer, the first three-time champion of the Indianapolis 500. Mike has spent the previous 13 years in Indy Lights, earning five championships, scoring countless race wins and pole positions, and four Freedom 100 victories. Most recently, he was victorious with Alex Baron during the first half of the 2018 USF2000 series, winning on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Butch brings monumental experience in building IndyCar motors for several manufacturers and teams, in addition to five years as Technical Director of the Indy Lights program and as an owner/operator of an Indy Lights team. The operation’s staff includes Ryan Barth (formally of RJB Motorsports), who brings experience from three years in the USF2000 series, handling logistics and team management. The team’s engineer will be announced after the IndyCar season.
“I am excited for this next step, to be able to give these young drivers the training and fundamentals to move up the ladder system, and to help them obtain the goal of someday reaching IndyCar and racing in the Indianapolis 500,” Meyer enthused. “We have assembled team members and partners who are some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated in the industry. We are all excited for the future and ready to get on track.”
In addition to Mike, Butch and Ryan, the team will also benefit from the work and passion of Fred Edwards, who will focus his effort on sponsorship and partner management. Public relations will be managed by Sarah Edwards, and she will also play a key role in the team’s race strategy group. Fred and Sarah will also be ambassadors to Metalloid, the green metal working fluid manufacturer company that is a key sponsor for the team. The crew will be rounded out by Matt Meyer, Chad Poitier, Steve Barnell and Jim Lung.
Among Legacy Autosport’s core efforts is driver development. The goal is to focus their attention and time in helping their drivers develop within the series to win races, championships and advance to the next level of the program. The team believes that with the right support, drivers will be more successful on and off the track as they climb the ladder in the Road to Indy series, and they’ve assembled the personnel to accomplish this goal.
Drivers interested in finding out more about the team or testing with us should contact one of the following team personnel:
Mike Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) – (317) 696-9895
Fred Edwards – (email@example.com) – (260) 438-4295
Ryan Barth (firstname.lastname@example.org) – (708) 642-2335