Newly formed Legacy Autosport will 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 at a later date. 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. Meyer’s father Butch will be act as car chief.
The name Legacy Autosport comes from Mike’s great-grandfather and Butch’s grandfather Louis Meyer, the first three-time Indy 500 champion. Mike Meyer has spent the previous 13 years in Indy Lights, earning five championships 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 Meyer brings 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 said. “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.”
Metalloid, the green metal working fluid manufacturer company, is a key sponsor.