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Mexican talent will join Frenchman Alex Baron for team’s maiden Road to Indy season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 1, 2019) – Legacy Autosport is primed to make its Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires debut at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg next weekend after an off-season of preparation and testing, and they’ll do so with a pair of drivers competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. The team is pleased to confirm that 19-year-old Mexican driver Jose Sierra will pilot the #77 Legacy Autosport Tatuus USF-17 this season, joining series veteran Alex Baron who was announced last fall.

“Everyone at Legacy Autosport is very excited to have Jose join the team,” said team owner Mike Meyer. “He is a talented, fast young driver with the same passion for racing as all of us here.  Having the caliber drivers as Jose and Alex as teammates is going to be a lot of fun. With both of them having had success at St. Pete last year, we are ready to get to the track.”

Jose Sierra will partner with Alex Baron to form a potent duo for Legacy Autosport (Photo Courtesy of Legacy Autosport)

After graduating from a successful karting career, Sierra moved into the F4 program from 2015 to 2017, competing in both France and Mexico. Ahead of his Road to Indy debut in 2017, Jose finished second in the 2016-17 FIA Fórmula 4 NACAM Championship on the strength of four wins and 11 podiums.  Mid-way through the 2017 season, he entered the USF2000 weekend at Toronto and was very impressive, scoring a pair of top-10s finishes on the challenging street circuit with a top result of fourth. Sierra came back in 2018 to contend the full USF2000 championship and posted a pair of podiums, six top-10s and a pole position enroute to eighth in the championship standings. At last year’s opening round at St. Petersburg, Sierra and Baron split the pole positions for the doubleheader. Sierra finished fourth and sixth in the two events, while Baron came back from a DNF in Race 1 to win Race 2 by over two seconds.

“I’m very excited to start the season in St. Pete!” Sierra added.  “It has been a long winter and we’ve work hard to be able to start the season. I want to thank Legacy Autosport for the opportunity. I’m sure Alex and I, and the team, are going to fight for wins this year.”

Butch Meyer will act as the chief mechanic on Sierra #77 entry, supported by Chad Cory as his mechanic. Nathan Toney will be the pit lane engineer.

The team is currently testing the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma before heading south to Florida’s Gulf Coast for the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  The first event of the eight-weekend Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will take place on the popular temporary street circuit on March 8-10.




French driver to be re-united with Meyer and Metalloid for run at series championship

LEBANON, IN (September 20, 2018) – Just over two weeks from the official introduction of the new team, Legacy Autosport is thrilled to announce that French driver Alex Baron will join the squad as its team anchor for the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.  Baron will again work with team owner Mike Meyer, who was Alex’s chief mechanic with Swan-RJB Motorsports last season during a shortened season that resulted in a pair of impressive wins.  Baron will be in the Legacy Autosport USF-17 this weekend at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, where he will be joined by American Andre Castro.

“It has been the fulfillment of a dream with the formation of Legacy Autosport,” admitted Meyer. “Now to be able to sign Alex for the 2019 season, I couldn’t’ be more excited. Alex has so much talent and the passion to win. I had been lucky enough to work with him back in 2014 when he ran just a few races in Indy Lights and won, and again this year as his chief mechanic to win two races in such a short season. I am excited to get things started at the Chris Griffis Memorial test and lay the groundwork for Alex to fulfill his dream of one day being an IndyCar champion.”

Baron has a great deal of racing experience, beginning in karts before moving on to win the Formula 4 championship in France in 2012. The 23-year-old made his Road to Indy debut in 2013 in USF2000, winning in his debut season at both Laguna Seca and Houston. He then moved to Indy Lights with Belardi Auto Racing in 2014 and scored a win in Toronto. Baron then remained in France for two years until he returned to the United States in 2017.  Baron showed his outright pace this year, and he and Meyer are focused on picking up where they left off.  The entire team is excited to have Alex under the tent, include the team’s sponsor Metalloid.

“We are very happy to have Alex back for the full season in 2019,” commented an enthusiastic Fred Edwards, the team’s ambassador to Metalloid. “We were only able to do a half season with Alex in 2018 and we won two races with him, including the INDYCAR Grand Prix, which meant a lot to my brother Tom and myself, growing up in and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We are looking for a teammate for Alex, as he will bring a lot of mentoring skills for that second seat at Legacy Autosport. We are going for the championship next year and I feel with the signing of Alex we are well on the road to obtaining it.”