Brandon continues on an exciting journey into the world of major league auto racing. Brandon is building on the success and experience he gained while racing in the 2012 F1600 Championship Series and the 2013 USF2000 series, with the goal of winning races and the championship and moving up the Road to Indy Ladder System. Brandon’s father, Steve, has been in professional auto racing since he graduated from college. He has worked with many of the sports’ star drivers including Bobby Rahal, Michael Andretti, Danny Sullivan, and Bryan Herta. Bryan and Steve are partners in the Bryan Herta Autosport race team, which won the Indianapolis 500 this year with driver Dan Wheldon and also competes in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. While Brandon competed in the USF2000 Series, the team tested the Pro Mazda car and enter selected races in preparation for the 2014 season. The team, investors, and sponsors will all benefit from the proven successes of Bryan Herta Autosport. As a Bryan Herta Autosport Junior Driver, Brandon will have all the resources and expertise of a major professional racing team to support the challenge of winning championships.
Hobbies: Working out, watching movies, hanging out with friends, golf, water/snow skiing
Snapshot: I love the Indianapolis Colts and after Peyton Manning was let go Andrew Luck became my new favorite player.
Racing goal: To become an IndyCar Series driver
Racing hero: My Dad and Dan Wheldon
My fitness routine includes: Running and weightlifting
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Patting the tub right before strapping into the car
The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could speak another language
An interesting note about me: My father (Steve Newey) is an accomplished race car design engineer and co-owner of IndyCar Series team Bryan Herta Autosport, which won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with Dan Wheldon.
2013: Finished 13th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in a partial season, contesting 11 of 14 rounds … claimed two top-five finishes and seven top-10 results … earned the Tilton Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions in a race, going from 17th to fifth in the season finale at Houston.
2012: Finished second in the F1600 Championship Series, driving for Bryan Herta Autosport, with four wins, nine podiums and 11 top-five finishes ... named as a finalist for the Team USA Scholarship.
2011: Finished third in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Powered by Mazda championship with two wins and 10 podium finishes ... named as a finalist for the Team USA Scholarship.
2010: Won the Tony Renna Scholarship offered by PitFit Training ... graduated from the Skip Barber Racing School.
2005-2009: Began karting at age 12 ... scored numerous wins and podium finishes.