The second event weekend in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires will see TJ Speed driver James Roe Jr. travel south to the famed 2.38-mile, 15-corner Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama. Returning to the facility and track that he tested at less than two weeks ago, Roe is looking to catapult up the running order and earn his best career Indy Lights result.
“I am happy to get to a permanent facility and one that I love,” explained Roe. “The St. Pete race was basically a baptism of fire. It is difficult to enter a new series with a new team at a track where track time is limited. We had a good test at Barber a few weeks ago so I’m looking forward to a good race weekend.”
As a former race winner in multiple open-wheel series, Roe is looking to take his partners and himself back to the top in the premier division in the Road to Indy ladder program.
Roe continued, “We have worked really hard over the past few weeks on both the performance of the car and performance on my side. We have our goals for this weekend and look forward to the challenge of achieving them. I need to thank TJ Speed for all their effort but also to all my partners for their continued support. We continue to build the blocks together. Thank you Topcon Positioning Systems, Multimatic Motorsports, CES Power and Trintech.”
James Roe Jr. will hit the track on Friday afternoon for the first of two practice sessions on the weekend. Saturday will be the home of practice two and qualifying before round two of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires takes the green flag on Sunday morning.
For more information on James Roe and his 2022 racing program, or information on how to join his growing partner list, please contact James at JamesJr@JamesRoeJr.com or visit him online at JamesRoeJr.com. Also, be sure to follow James via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
Indy Lights is an American developmental automobile racing series sanctioned by INDYCAR, currently known as Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires for sponsorship reasons. Indy Lights is the highest step on the Road to Indy, a program of racing series leading up to the INDYCAR Series. In 2022, the Indy Lights series will be operated and promoted by the NTT INDYCAR Series and Penske Entertainment.
About: James Roe Jr.
James Roe is one of Ireland’s top racing drivers. Hailing from Ireland but now based in the United States, the 23 year-old has enjoyed success in every series he has competed in to date. A winner in the FR Americas Powered by Honda Championship as well as a victor in the F2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, Roe will level up to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2022 with TJ Speed as he climbs his way to the upper echelon of open wheel racing in North America.
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