Legacy Autosport Signs Baron for 2019
 September 20, 2018| 
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LEBANON, Ind.  – 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.”

About Legacy Autosport:
Legacy Autosport is a race team run by the Meyer family, whose grandfather and great grandfather was Louis Meyer, the first three-time champion of the Indianapolis 500. In 2018, the legacy perseveres, with the younger Mike Meyer, who continues the winning ways of the family.  Legacy Autosport is focused on driver development with a goal of helping drivers become successful in the Road to Indy and beyond. Legacy Autosport is based in Lebanon, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They are in the heart of the Motor Racing Capital of the World. Louis “Mike” Meyer has a season of experience in USF2000 in the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires as a winning crew chief for Alex Baron, including the Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mike, the Owner/Team Manager/Crew Chief, has spent the previous 13 years in Indy Lights, winning five championships, countless race wins, pole positions and four Freedom 100 wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Louis “Butch” Meyer brings a story book career in automobile racing which includes building IndyCar motors with several manufactures and teams, five years as technical director of the Indy Lights program and ownership of an Indy Lights team.
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