Herta Autosport Fielding Three F1600 Entries
INDIANAPOLIS – Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) will field three Mygale SJ Honda entries for Ayla Agren, Sam Chastain and Adrian Starrantino in the 2013 F1600 Championship Series.
The team will have the full support of Mygale North America in their quest to win the championship.
Driver of the No. 96 Mygale/Honda, 19-year-old Agren hails from Slemmestad, Norway. The 2012 season marked her first in open-wheel cars after a decade of karting in Europe. Agren relocated to St. Petersburg, FL to pursue her racing dream.
She took part in the Skip Barber Karting Shootout towards the end of 2011 and was rewarded with a scholarship towards the Skip Barber Summer Series. She showed no signs of being a rookie during her debut as she took the podium four times in just seven race weekends.
“Driving for Bryan Herta Autosport is a really great step up for me,” said Agren, “both on the driving side and the team side, since there are no teams at Skip Barber. I am certain that running with BHA will further improve my driving skills and my ability to work within a team environment.”
Chastain, the 20-year-old grandson of former IndyCar team owner Tom Chastain, will be driving the No. 97 Mygale/Honda prepared by “On Track Sports” in a joint effort with BHA. Chastain has an extensive background in karting and has completed Skip Barber schools in Sebring and Laguna Seca.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to race with On Track Sports and with my teammates Adrian and Ayla,” said Chastain. “I’m sure that they will help to shorten my learning curve and we will push each other on the track.”