Legacy Autosport Signs Kody Swanson For Lucas Oil Raceway
 August 20, 2020| 
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As we race Into Round 6 of the 2020 Road To Indy Presented By Cooper Tires season, we arrive at our first oval of the year, Lucas Oil Raceway, a 0.686-mile oval where Legacy Autosport and five-time USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson have joined forces with the help of sponsors Metalloid Corp, Fatheadz Eyewear and Rosewood Machine & Tool Co. to shake up the field in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this Friday, August 21.

RTI_LOS_082020_p_D_3264“The Road to Indy has been a training ground for a number of drivers with their sights set on the Indianapolis 500. I’ve been fortunate to race throughout the Midwest, but haven’t been able to break into the rear-engine style formula cars that lead to the 500,” said Swanson.

“I feel fortunate that Legacy and I had a chance to test together earlier this year. It was definitely different compared to what I’m used to driving, so I’m glad to at least have a little experience to draw from for this week’s race. Being my first race, I’ll say that I am excited about it being at Lucas Oil Raceway and somewhere that is familiar for me. While I haven’t run there with this series, I do have laps on the track and I hope that will help me make the transition to these new cars.

“I do think my racing experience will help in some ways, but might not be applicable in others. These cars are very different on a number of levels, from aero to suspension and tire types and seemingly everything between. Certain aspects of my experience may not translate as well, and I already wonder about how they’ll act in traffic and how they might change as the race progresses, so I’m interested to see how similar things are once we get started.

“Racing is such a tough sport, and there are a number of factors that play into every race and circumstance. I’m grateful for all that Mike (Legacy) and Fred (Metalloid) have done to get this started, and for Rico (Fatheadz Eyewear) and Jeff (RMT) joining us to support that effort and to make this first race a possibility. I really hope that things go well for us at Lucas Oil Raceway this week, and that it will help create more opportunities for us to race together in the future.”

Louis Meyer (Owner of Legacy Autosport) said “You cannot be a fan of grass roots racing without knowing names like AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti and when I was younger Tony Stewart. Those drivers used that ladder to take them to Indy. Today things are a little different and that path has taken these type of drivers elsewhere. Kody has been rewriting the record books and putting on spectacular displays of driving in USAC. He deserves to get his shot at Indy and all of us at Legacy Autosport want to help him get the start to realizing his dream with the best ladder series – the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper tires.”

“I am excited to be working with Kody, he is such a genuinely good person and a super talented driver. I hope this is the start of both his and Legacy Autosport’s move up towards INDYCAR,” said Meyer.

Kody Swanson, with an impressive 30 career feature wins under his belt and being the #1 all-time in USAC Silver Crown history and five-time USAC Silver Crown Champion, will make for a very exciting debut to watch for in the Legacy Autosport #20 Indy Pro 2000 car this Friday at Lucas Oil and hopefully more to be announced in the near future.

Find out more about Kody Swanson at: kodyswansonracing.com, the team at: legacyautosport.com
and sponsors at: fatheadz.com, rosewoodmachine.com and metalloidcorp.com.
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