Brownsburg, Ind. – Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires veteran Zachary Claman has signed with Belardi Auto Racing to contest the 2019 Indy Lights season.

After spending the past year racing in the IndyCar series for Dale Coyne Racing, 20-year-old Claman returns to the Indy Lights category hungry to win.

“I am very excited to be joining Belardi Auto Racing for the upcoming season.  The team has a great track record for being very competitive and for getting drivers to IndyCar and keeping them there.  Being back in Indy Lights will be good for my development as a driver and as a competitor, but my only goal going into this season is to win the championship.” – Zachary Claman

The Montreal native has had an impressive career in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires category, recording 10 top five finishes, along with a win at Road America in 2017.  Amassing a total of 34 total starts in Indy Lights, Claman will go into the 2019 season having experience and an eagerness to get back on the top step of the podium.

Belardi Auto Racing team owner Brian Belardi is excited to have a driver with the experience of Zachary Claman not only in Indy Lights but in the premier open-wheel category, IndyCar.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Zachary’s caliber of talent join our lineup at Belardi Auto Racing for the 2019 Indy Lights season. The experience he brings from not only the IndyCar series, but as a race winning driver in the Indy Lights category will really pay off, and I personally am excited to see where the team goes this year.” – Brian Belardi

Belardi Auto Racing and Zachary Claman officially kick off the 2019 season on the Streets of St. Petersburg Florida with practice beginning on March8, 2019.