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Davey Hamilton Jr. Partners with McCormack

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The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires will have a new face with a familiar name for the upcoming season. McCormack Racing released plans to run the full schedule with Davey Hamilton Jr. behind the wheel.

The press release states that they have formed a tentative agreement to run the full season, but are seeking fullfunding to make it a reality.

“This opportunity with Jack McCormack is something I have been looking forward to for a long time,” Hamilton Jr. said. “We are working hard to be on the grid in March to challenge for wins and ultimately an Indy Lights championship.

“We still have some work to do financially, but we’re pushing hard.”

The 18-year-old is the son of 11-time Indianapolis 500 participant Davey Hamilton comes into open-wheel competition following success in the sprint car ranks. This past season, Hamilton Jr. won the King of the Wing Sprint Car Western Championship, while finishing third in the national standings.

McCormack Racing, owned by Jack McCormack, has been involved in racing since 1966, beginning with drag racing. The team got involved in open-wheel racing series further down the road and has fielded cars in both the Verizon IndyCar and Indy Lights Series previously, for names such as Sam Posey, Roger McCluskey and Geoff Brabham.

The team has been testing through the off-season at Buttonwillow Raceway in California and has a private oval test scheduled later this month with plans to take part in the open test at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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