Andretti Autosport has announced that its Indy Lights partner AFS Racing will step up to IndyCar to become a co-entrant for Adam Carroll's program. The group also confirmed that Mid-Ohio will be the second race for the Northern Irishman (left) after his debut at Watkins Glen this weekend.
The AFS/Andretti alliance has won the last two Firestone Indy Lights titles with Raphael Matos and JR Hildebrand, and its lead driver Charlie Kimball is currently second in the standings. AFS made its first IndyCar appearance at Infineon Raceway last year, when it joined forces with the then-Andretti Green team to run Franck Montagny in a one-off deal. Team owner Gary Peterson hopes that the arrangement to collaborate on Carroll's limited program is the first step toward a full-time IndyCar presence for AFS.
"This is a good step for AFS Racing and we're looking forward to working directly with a great, young talent like Adam Carroll," said Peterson. "He tested well at Mid-Ohio this week and we're excited to work with him at these two events. "AFS Racing would like to make a move to the IZOD IndyCar Series at some point in the future and this is a good step in that direction."