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The Kiwi IndyCar takeover

Jun 6, 2024

This weekend’s IndyCar fixture at Road America will be one of the few times that America’s premiere open-wheel category will be supported by both Indy NXT and USF Pro 2000, two of the key rungs on the ladder to IndyCar.

Even better, Kiwi drivers are in position to shutout the event, with a contender in every race.

Scott Dixon is leading the charge as one of the greatest IndyCar drivers of all time, with his recent wins at Long Beach and Detroit along with his incredible Indy 500 comeback, highlighting why he deserves that recognition.

Dixon currently leads the championship and seems as hungry as ever for that seventh IndyCar title.

Fellow Giltrap-backed driver Callum Hedge is racing in IndyCar’s main feeder series, Indy NXT. Last year’s Carrera Cup Australia and Formula Regional Americas champion decided to double down on his success in the States and jump on the road to IndyCar.

After a tricky start to the season, where Hedge was not quite able to translate his rapid pace to consistent results, his confidence will have been boosted by a maiden podium last time out in Detroit. His first taste of silverware could be the impetus he needs to secure a first win in the series this weekend.

Another IndyCar hopeful on the grid is Liam Sceats, who had his US debut earlier this year when he joined the USF Pro 2000 championship with Australian team TJ Speed Motorsports.

Sceats contested Castrol Formula Regional Oceania earlier this year, winning the New Zealand Grand Prix and finishing P2 in the championship.

The young Kiwi has some solid results under his belt so far in the States, including 2 podiums and a maiden win at the Indianapolis Road Course. Sitting P4 in the championship, Sceats has nine more rounds to close the gap, and he just seems to be getting faster with every round.

With compatriots Scott McLaughlin and Marcus Armstrong also lining up in IndyCar, the odds are strong for a Kiwi treble at Road America.