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IndyCar: Fan Force United, Stefan Wilson poised for full-time 2015 effort

Jun 27, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

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Fan Force United announced Friday that it plans to enter the full 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with rookie Stefan Wilson. The younger Wilson, 24, made his IndyCar debut at Baltimore last season as a teammate at Dale Coyne Racing to older brother Justin.

The team reports it has a letter of intent with sponsor Jilcat Industries, and Fan Force created a business alliance with Xclusive Marketing Agency. The team, which includes co-owners Tyce Carlson and Chris Williams, has raced in Indy Lights in various iterations since 2008, when it began as Alliance Motorsports.

“This is a really exciting time for all of us at Fan Force United, having Jilcat Industries partner with the team for 2015 and beyond, is just a dream come true for everyone involved,” Stefan Wilson said in the team’s release. “I had the chance to race for Fan Force at the Indy Lights finale at Fontana in 2012. They didn’t know much about me and I didn’t know much about them going into it, we secured their best result of the year together that weekend and became great friends in doing so.”

The group is working toward a potential one-off race or two later this year with Wilson behind the wheel.

FFU’s sole IndyCar start came in the 2012 Indianapolis 500 with Jean Alesi and a Lotus engine, but the underpowered car was black-flagged in the first 10 laps. The team currently competes in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with Scott Anderson.

  1. manik56 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    It seems there is a grand canyon sized hole between Indy Lights and IndyCar and GP2/WSR and F1 where drivers go and disappear. Good luck to Little Wilson on climbing out. At least the Nationwide series is good for something.

    • indycarseries500 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      That’s one of Dan Andersen’s goals with Indy Lights, to make it more like the Nationwide series. He want’s it to be a ladder, have IndyCar guys compete (not sure how I feel about that) and make it a place for the Wade Cunninghams, Martin Plowmans, Alex Lloyds etc. who never really got a good deal in IndyCar.

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