Danial Frost will join HMD Motorsports in 2022 for his second season in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship, driving the No. 79 Den-Jet Dallara.
Frost, 20, from Singapore, is the first confirmed driver for HMD Motorsports for the 2022 season. HMD won the Team Championship in Indy Lights in 2021.
Since the end of the 2021 season, Frost has joined the team at four test days, including the annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and two private team test days, at Sebring International Raceway and Barber Motorsports Park.
“The HMD Motorsports crew welcomed me with open arms, and it has been a pleasure to work with their entire team during testing,” Frost said. “My engineer Mike Reggio and I seem to be a perfect mix as his knowledge and skill set are exactly what I need to advance my career. The car is a little different than what I have been used to in the past, but I am coming to grips with it and had a great test at Barber Motorsports Park earlier this week.”
Joining the Road to Indy in 2018, Frost has climbed the ladder program with three wins and 16 podium finishes. In his rookie Indy Lights season in 2021 with Andretti Autosport, Frost finished fifth in the championship with four podiums and three pole positions.
Consistency also is a hallmark of Frost’s driving in the Road to Indy, as he has finished all but two races in the last two seasons.
“Danial is a talented driver and will be a threat in 2022,” HMD general manager Mike Maurini said. “He is the first driver that we are able to confirm for next season, and with his plans set, he can focus on getting every tenth of a second out of the car and himself. We look forward to working with Danial as we head into a new season of racing.”
HMD is continuing to build the rest of its driver lineup for 2022, with announcements to come.