Colton Herta
Colton  Herta
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
88 Honda USA Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
UAK18 Road-Street
Colton Herta
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
Race Wins
Mar 30, 2000
Valencia, CA
Valencia, CA

The son of 1993 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion (and two-time Indianapolis 500-winning car owner) Bryan Herta, Colton Herta began racing soon after he learned to walk. Moving from dirt bikes to karts to open wheel, including the Pacific F1600 series (which he won in 2013), Herta first joined the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires in 2014. He missed the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season opener due to age requirements but went on to capture six top-10 finishes in his rookie year. But at the end of the season, he made the decision to move to England to fulfill a dream of racing in Europe. Herta finished third in the British F4 championship in 2015 and third in the Euroformula Open F3 championship last year.

He returned to the U.S. in 2017 behind the wheel of a new Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team, Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing, a joint effort between Andretti Autosport and George Michael Steinbrenner IV, grandson of longtime Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Herta finished third in the title chase in his rookie season, with seven pole positions and two victories. In 2018, he battled teammate Patricio O'Ward down to the wire, finishing second in the championship with three poles, four wins and 13 podium finishes in 17 races. The pair will graduate to INDYCAR with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, a merger of Mike Harding's Harding Racing and Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing.


2018 NTT IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 Indy Lights 17 4 3 14 17 125 14
2017 Indy Lights 16 2 7 9 13 143 13
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 12 0 0 2 6 0 10

RAF = Running at Finish




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First Start
September 16, 2018 (Sonoma)
First Win
First Pole

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2018
    • Made Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Harding Racing at the season finale at Sonoma Raceway, finishing 20th

Colton's Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Finished 2nd in the Indy Lights Championship for Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport, with 3 poles and 4 wins over the 17-race campaign.
  • 2017
    • Finished third in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires earning Rookie of the Year honors
    • Won two races (the second race of the season at St. Petersburg, Fla., and the 400th Indy Lights race at Barber Motorsports Park)
    • Led the series in pole positions (seven) and led a series high 143 laps
    • Earned a total of seven podium finishes
    • Set five new track records.
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the Euroformula Open championship with four wins, five pole positions and four fastest laps
    • Competed in British Formula 3 with one win in four races.
  • 2015
    • Finished third in the British Formula 4 championship, earning four wins, three pole positions and eight fastest laps.
  • 2014
    • Finished 15th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda despite missing the first race weekend due to age restrictions, earning six top 10 finishes
    • Competed in the AsiaCup Formula BMW, taking one victory and a pole position
  • 2013
    • Won the Pacific F1600 Series championship with 10 wins, 10 poles, 11 fastest laps and 15 podiums
    • Finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series, earning five victories, six poles, five fastest laps and 13 podiums.
  • 2012
    • Competed in the SuperKarts USA Tag Jr., IKF Junior class with multiple wins and poles
    • Took the IKF KPV2 Championship
  • 2011
    • Won the SuperKarts USA Tag Cadet class championship with three wins and four pole positions
    • Earned the International Kart Federation championship with multiple regional wins and poles, and one win and three poles at IKF Grand Nationals
    • Competed in the Champion ProKart Challenge with five wins and five poles
    • Finished sixth in the ROK World Finals in Lonato, Italy.
  • 2010
    • Earned the Superkarts USA Tag Cadet championship
    • Was double champion in the IKF Grand Nationals and triple champion in the IKF Region 7 Series
Harding Steinbrenner Racing

Harding Racing, which made debut in 2017 in the Verizon IndyCar Series, is the latest effort in the long-standing collaboration between Harding Group and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The nearly two-decade-long relationship evolved over time to where they are today.

Harding Racing has assembled a team of racing professionals to participate in the Verizon IndyCar Series after competing in three races in 2017.

Harding Racing is part of Harding Group, a prominent local Indianapolis paving and asphalt company that has conducted business in Indiana and surrounding states since 1960.