INDYCAR: Fan Force, Stefan Wilson Team Up With Plans for 2015 IndyCar Run

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — Fan Force United and the Xclusive Marketing Agency have confirmed that Stefan Wilson has signed with the team to be its driver for its Verizon IndyCar Series program in 2015.

The team is working to try to compete later this season in one or two events with Wilson at the wheel.

Fan Force United has been seeking the opportunity to expand its operation outside of their Indy Lights program and make the move to run a full-time program in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Fan Force aligned with Xclusive Marketing Agency to make that thought a reality over the past month.

“We are extremely excited to have Stefan as our driver to build our team around,” said Fan Force United co-owner Chris Williams. “He embodies what FFU is about. Aside from being quick, he has that never say die attitude. He does whatever it takes to get on the track, racing is his life and he’s one of the most fan friendly drivers in the paddock. We can’t wait to get him on track.”

The team has already signed a letter of intent with a major sponsor, Jilcat Industries, for 2015 and is continuing to seek out sponsorship opportunities in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The team plans to announce additional sponsors, partnerships and car livery over the course of the next few months.

Wilson, 24, is looking forward to being back in a seat and having an opportunity to show what he has to offer on the track in 2015.

“This is a really exciting time for all of us at Fan Force United, having Jilcat Industries partner with the team for 2015 and beyond, is just a dream come true for everyone involved,” said Wilson, the younger brother of IndyCar competitor Justin Wilson. “I had the chance to race for Fan Force at the Indy Lights finale at Fontana in 2012. They didn’t know much about me and I didn’t know much about them going into it, we secured their best result of the year together that weekend and became great friends in doing so.”

Wilson has competed within the IndyCar ladder for several years, including making 32 Indy Lights starts between 2009 and 2012. In 2011 he scored two Indy Lights victories while racing for Andretti Autosport, finishing third overall in the championship standings. He Verizon IndyCar Series debut last season during the Grand Prix of Baltimore driving for Dale Coyne, finishing 16th.

“We are very excited to have Stefan as a member of the Fan Force Untied family,” said Fan Force United co-owner Tyce Carlson. “Stefan is a very talented young driver, we had the privilege of running him in our lights car at Fontana in 2012 and he took a challenging track and less than perfect race car and made us competitive immediately. I know that he has been working really hard this year trying to put together a program and we are just glad to be able to give him a place to call home and begin his full time career in IndyCar.”

Fan Force United has competed part-time in Indy Lights since joining the series in 2012. Several drivers, including Bryan Clauson, Emerson Newton-John and Wilson, raced for the team in 2012. The team sat out the 2013 season because of a lack of sponsorship, but returned full-time in 2014 with Scott Anderson at the wheel. The team also entered the 2012 Indianapolis 500 with driver Jean Alesi, but finished last in the 33-car field.

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