After a strong drive at Road America, Irish driver James Roe looks to continue his climb of the championship standings at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Roe’s five top-ten finishes are tied for the most in the INDY NXT™ by Firestone series this year. This consistency has earned 147 points and eighth position in the championship standings for partners Topcon, CES Power, Strong Roots, Ring Power Corporation, The Ireland Funds, and GAAPP..
The No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport team has the right man in Roe to navigate the elevation changes, various corner speeds, and narrow racing ribbon at Mid-Ohio. Roe has a wealth of experience at the storied track including a USF Pro 2000 win and a top-ten Indy NXT finish in 2021.
“Excited to get to Mid-Ohio this weekend,” Roe said. “I got my first USF Pro Championship win at Mid-Ohio and the team has enjoyed a lot of success here, so let’s keep that going.”
Expect Roe to capitalise on his experience as he chases a sixth straight top-ten finish and continued movement up the championship standings at the 13-turn, 2.26-mile road course.
ABOUT THIS RACE
Race: INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio
Season: Race 7 of 14
Date: 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, July 2
Track: Mid-Ohio (13-turn, 2.26-mile road circuit)
Other Sessions: Practice 1, 1:55-2:40 p.m. ET Friday, June 30. Practice 2, 8:35-9:20 a.m. ET Saturday, July 2. Qualifying, 2;05-2:25 p.m. ET Saturday, July 2.
Broadcast: Race live on Peacock, INDYCAR Radio Network (U.S.), INDYCAR Live! (outside of U.S.). Practice and qualifying on INDYCAR Live!, INDYCAR Radio Network (globally). Sky F1 UK (Europe).
ABOUT JAMES ROE
Hometown: Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
2023 Car: No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport Dallara
Social: @jamesroe_ie (Instagram), @jamesroe_IE (Twitter), @JamesRoeJr (Facebook)