Dec 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT
After sitting out, Fan Force United has announced its upcoming return to the Indy Lights grid next season with 24-year-old Scott Anderson as their driver.
Anderson enters Indy Lights after finishing fifth in this year’s Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing, while FFU re-enters Indy Lights after running for eight races in 2012 with an assortment of drivers.
That year, the team also fielded a Lotus-powered Indy 500 entry for ex-Formula One driver Jean Alesi that was black-flagged in the opening laps due to the motor’s dreadful pace.
“We’ve never stopped working on getting back on track, and we’re excited to be getting out there with Scott,” said FFU team co-owner and former IndyCar Series driver Tyce Carlson. “He has a solid record as he has progressed up the ladder and has proven himself at every level.
“With the team that we have assembled and will be putting around him, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be able to pick right up where we left off at the end of 2012 and be competitive very quickly.”
Anderson has been a quick climber up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. Following a national championship in the Skip Barber series in 2011, he finished third in the 2012 USF2000 championship with two wins and six podiums before going to Pro Mazda.
After netting one podium and seven Top-5 finishes with Juncos in 2013, he now looks forward to the next level.
“It’s a new series and car for me so the focus early on will definitely be to learn the car and adjust as quickly as I can,” said Anderson, a native of Fort Collins, Colorado. “There’s a lot of experience between everyone on the team and so I look forward to absorbing as much knowledge as possible and getting some good results.”