Oct 15, 2013
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing development driver Kyle O'Gara will compete in the Lefty's Kids Club 100 at Auto Club Speedway -- the Firestone Indy Lights season finale on Oct. 19.
It will be the second Firestone Indy Lights race for the 18-year-old Indianapolis resident through a partnership between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. O'Gara's No. 67 entry will be sponsored by SFHR co-owner Wink Hartman and Hartman Oil.
Click it: Lefty's Kids Club 100 entrant list
"I'm very excited to be back behind the wheel of an (Indy) Lights car this week," O'Gara said. "I can't thank everyone at SPM and SFHR enough for all of their help."
Added Hartman: "As Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing grows, we always look for the opportunity to support the development of our drivers and team members. Kyle O'Gara is an important part of our team culture and has contributed greatly to our success on and off of the track."
O'Gara, brother-in-law of team co-owner Sarah Fisher, drove in the Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.
"Indy didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, but we are really looking forward to having a good result in California," O'Gara said.
At Auto Club Speedway, O'Gara will rejoin Sage Karam, Gabby Chavez and Jack Hawksworth for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Karam and Chavez will contend for the series championship in the 50-lap race (7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network).
"I'm very pleased to have Kyle back in the SPM car for Fontana," team co-owner Sam Schmidt said. "He showed excellent speed and maturity at Indy in May, but we didn't translate that into representative results. I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved that enabled him to get a second chance."