Bryan Herta Autosport has signed Brazilian Felipe Guimaraes to drive the #29 BHA Indy Lights car at Watkins Glen this weekend.
Guimaraes drove the Brazilian A1 car this season in A1GP. His best finish was 2nd after starting 8th at the Kyalami Circuit in South Africa. His previous experience includes karting, South American F3, and Formula 3000.
His name might be familiar to a few karting fans as Guimaraes won the 2008 Florida Winter Tour Rotax championship in dominant fashion by topping the timesheets in every session. He led every lap of the final event to become the 2008 champion, despite missing the opening rounds in Homestead. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to a Indy Lights car this weekend.