Plowman to do the double at Indy in 2014


Credit: Martin Plowman

Martin Plowman is set to race twice in two weeks at Indianapolis in a historic pair at the famous oval, three years after last racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

The 26-year-old Brit will race the #41 Al-fe Heat Treating car at the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis which takes in the road course at Indy.

Two weeks later and he will drive the ABC Supplies #41 AJ Foyt machine at the Indy 500 in what will be his debut at the Indiana oval having previously raced at Mid Ohio, Sonoma and Baltimore during his time at Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2011.

“Once my career took me to sports cars I was concerned that I would never get the chance to race at and win the Indy 500,” Plowman revealed. “Winning at Le Mans last year was an incredible feeling that can only be beaten by one day adding my face to the Borg Warner trophy. I’ve lived in Indianapolis for the last five years, and winning there is what I dream about.

“I have to say a massive thank you to Larry and A.J. Foyt, ABC Supply, Al-Fe Heat Treating and all who have made this opportunity possible,” Plowman added.  “A.J. Foyt is one of the greatest drivers to have lived and someone who I look up to a lot. It will be an honor to represent his team in May.”

Team Director Larry Foyt will be hoping that Plowman’s time in both the American Le Mans Series P2 class, and winning the World Endurance Championship P2 class last year will set him up brilliantly for his second IndyCar push: “Martin did a nice job without much seat time in the few IndyCar races he participated in, and has had great results in a tough sports car division. I think he is a great fit for Al-Fe Racing and the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Racing team–he brings the kind of attitude that helps everyone succeed. I’m looking forward to working with him and I think we can achieve good results for car 41.”