IPS: Sam Schmidt Motorsports signs Brandon Erwin

Brandon Erwin to drive for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in Infiniti Pro Series. Indianapolis: Brandon Erwin will drive the No. 99 Natural Golf / Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry in the Infiniti Pro Series, beginning with next week's season open at ...

Brandon Erwin to drive for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in Infiniti Pro Series.

Indianapolis: Brandon Erwin will drive the No. 99 Natural Golf / Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry in the Infiniti Pro Series, beginning with next week's season open at Homestead/Miami Speedway. This will be Erwin's first start in the series. He previously competed in 3 Indy Racing League series events in 2001.

"I am extremely honored to have been chosen to drive the Natural Golf entry," said Erwin. "I have always dreamed of one day competing in the Indy 500, and hopefully running in this series will give me the experience necessary to get there. This is just one more step in the process and I greatly appreciate Natural Golf's support."

Erwin, from Denton Texas, began his racing career in karting at the age of 11. Since competing in the IRL in 2001, he has been racing regularly in winged Sprint Cars at The Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where he has multiple feature wins and finished in the top 3 for the season.

"I am thrilled to have Brandon driving one of our entries this year," said Schmidt. "He showed great promise in the IRL, he just didn't have enough funding for a complete program. We have been working jointly since that time to get him on our team, and I am pleased we were able to get it done and position ourselves to compete for the championship with more than one entry. Furthermore, it's an honor to begin a long term relationship with Natural Golf in this exciting series."

"As we prepare for a possible IPO this year, the exposure, brand building and business partnering that motorsports and Sam Schmidt provide made this a perfect fit to our marketing strategy" said Andrew Wyant, President of Natural Golf. "We are excited about having such an experienced driver as Brandon, who gives the Natural Golf entry a chance for the championship and significant exposure." Natural Golf, founded with the motto, "We want to help you be a happy golfer!" accomplishes this through a series of programs. Utilizing instructional videos, golf equipment, instructor-led training and ongoing support, the company is confident your game will improve and you will lose strokes.

Sam Schmidt Motorsports also campaigns the #9 Super 8 entry for driver Tom Wood and hopes to have an announcement regarding a third entry in the series shortly.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Brandon Erwin , Sam Schmidt , Tom Wood