Andrew Hobbs will hit the Mazda Road to Indy with ArmsUp Motorsports, entering the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championships Powered by Mazda. With primary sponsorship support from PulseTM, safer braking technology, the native from Milwaukee is making the step up after a successful summer in the Skip Barber Summer Series.
"I am incredibly excited to announce that I will be running with ArmsUp Motorsports this year.” stated Hobbs. “ We've known the team for a long time and we know they put together a very competitive car. It's been a long off season and everyone has worked very hard to put this together. Joining the Mazda Road to Indy is a fantastic experience and I'm so happy to be a part of this program that will hopefully take me to the IZOD IndyCar Series. I can't wait to get started " stated Hobbs.
Gregg Borland, the captain of the Milwaukee based team commented, "We are all really excited to have Andrew join ArmsUp Motorsports. We tested Drew straight out of his first three-day racing school where he made a great impression on the team. We've kept an eye on his progress in Skip Barber and then tested him again last fall in the USF2000 car. He immediately impressed us with his technical feedback along with his outright pace. We are facing a bit of an uphill battle at Sebring due to the late start, but the whole team has confidence that Drew will be a contender in the Championship this year."
If the name Hobbs sounds familiar, you are probably a F1 fan. Andrew is the grandson to International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee and fan favorite commentator for F1 television coverage, David Hobbs. David's legendary career includes four starts in the Indianapolis 500 with a highest finish of fifth, running in the years, 1971, '73, '74 and '76.
“Coming as he did from go-karts and then into Skip Barber, the Road to Indy is a natural progression for Andrew,” said David. “Like his grandfather before him, open-wheel racing is his first choice and what better goal than the most famous and biggest race in the world.”