Road to Indy ladder series veteran Josh Green will climb to Indy Lights in 2023, driving an HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing entry.
“It is the perfect time to make the move up to Indy Lights,” Green said. “The series is gaining a ton of momentum and to have the support from Penske Entertainment behind the program is great. Next year will provide a new challenge for me, but also for all the drivers in Indy Lights as we will make the switch to Firestone tires.
“I know I’m ready to move up. I’m prepared to do all that it takes to fight up front, and I know with HMD’s help my performance will take a huge step in the right direction.”
Green, 19, competed in Cooper Tires USF2000 in 2020 and 2021 and Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires in 2022. Green earned one victory among his four podium finishes this season for Turn 3 Motorsport in Indy Pro 2000. He also earned two poles en route to finishing fifth in the series standings.
New York native Green earned one victory and five podium finishes in two seasons in USF2000, in 2020-21. Before that, Green raced in the F1600 Championship, with eight victories, 18 podium finishes and five poles.
“Josh was very confident in all of our meetings, and we believe that he has huge potential,” HMD Motorsports General Manager Mike Maurini said. “While we expect some growth through winter testing as we do with any new driver, I believe that he will be a threat once we take the first green flag of 2023.”
HMD recently announced it will field eight cars in the 2023 Indy Lights season. The team won the Indy Lights championship in 2022 with driver Linus Lundqvist.