Mazda Road to Indy veteran to compete in second season of Indy Lights with RePLAY XD
FONTANA, CALIF. (Oct. 19, 2013) - Zach Veach, pole sitter for this weekend's Lefty's Kids Club 100 at Auto Club Speedway, will compete in a second Indy Lights season, returning to Andretti Autosport in 2014 with RePLAY XD sponsorship.
The Mazda Road to Indy veteran first joined Andretti in 2010 and competed for two seasons in the USF2000 National Championship, securing the 2011 USF2000 Winterfest Championship. In 2012 Veach competed full time to the Pro Mazda Championship and moved to Indy Lights in 2013.
In addition to being a developing star on track, Veach has an impressive portfolio off track and in the community.
In 2010 he was named as one of CNN's "Intriguing People", in 2011 named by ESPN the Magazine as a NEXT athlete in motorsports, and in 2012 was picked as a "Face in the Crowd" by Sports Illustrated.
An advocate for safer driving and for bullying prevention, Zach has headlined a national anti-bullying campaign through the Cyber Safety Academy's "No BULL Challenge" as well as served as the National Spokesperson for Foucusdriven.
In addition to all of this he also authored a book, 99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16 at age 16.
JF THORMANN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT
"We couldn't be happier to have Zach and RePlay XD back with us for 2014 Indy Lights. Zach has been with us since his first year in USF2000 and has been a strong and reliable driver. We look forward to watching him continue on his goal of reaching the IndyCar Series."
ZACH VEACH, DRIVER
"I'm very thankful to be able to say I'm getting to run in Indy Lights next season again with Andretti Autosport carrying the Replay XD colors into 2014! My rookie season this year has taught me a tremendous amount on what it takes to run up front and I think we were able to start showing some of that here this weekend at Fontana! Next year we will be going for the Indy Lights championship with knowledge on how to succeed! "I want to thank RePlay XD, Michael Andretti and JF Thormann for allowing me this opportunity, I'm very proud to say I've spent my whole open wheel career with this great team. I also want to thank all of the others that have made this possible for me, including The Young Marines, Ads IT Solutions, and Zakosi Data Back up."
JOHN SPAR, PRESIDENT, REPLAY XD
"We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to be included in the impressive ride of Zach's career. He is an amazing young man with amazing drive and talent. He and his father Roger have been incredibly important and helpful to RePlay XD's success. We at RePlay XD are proud to have them as part of the RePlay XD family. Having the opportunity for Replay XD to work with someone as dedicated as Zach and as devoted as his Andretti team is a true pleasure."