The Andretti family legacy continues with Mario's great nephew Jarett. On Feb. 2, 2018, David Tilton Racing and Copeland Motorsports announced that Jarett Andretti has joined the team as their premier driver and will compete in twelve Pirelli World Challenge TCR Races, including Lime Rock Park (event runs May 25-28).
Andretti is a rising star in the motorsports industry with an incredible record of success behind the wheel. Carrying on the family tradition, Jarett is the son of John Andretti, cousin of Marco Andretti, nephew of Michael Andretti, grandson of Aldo Andretti and great nephew of Mario Andretti.
He has competed full-time in the U.S. Auto Club National Sprint Car and Silver Crown Cars Series, earning "Rookie of the Year" honors in the Sprint Car category at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway once at the USAC National Sprint Car and again at Oswego Supermodified. He’s steadily progressed in several series, including winning championships in go-karts, USAC Midget Eastern Ignite Pavement Series, Lawrenceburg Speedway Sprint Car and Indiana Sprint Car Series.
"I want to thank David Tilton Racing & Copeland Motorsports for this opportunity," Andretti said. “I am excited and look forward to this new challenge."
"We look at this as an opportunity to go to the next level," said David Tilton, founder of David Tilton Racing, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran and Andretti Autosport chassis owner. “I am humbled that Andretti has chosen us. We have hired a lot of different drivers in the past, but Andretti brings a lot of youth and talent to our team, explained Tilton. He’s proven at a young age to be able to be consistent, giving feedback to his team to improve the car and race hard to get the best possible finish. He knows how to win, too. He’s really eager to show what he can do and that he belongs in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR Racing Series.”
Andretti will drive car No. 8 Volkswagen TCR car and will race at the following PWC events (doubleheader weekends):
March 23rd – 26th, 2018
Circuit of the Americas, Austin Texas
April 27th – 29th
Virginia Int’l Raceway, Alton Virginia
May 25th – 26th, 28th
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut
July 13th – 15th
Portland Intl Raceway, Portland Oregon
August 10th – 12th
Utah Mtsp Complex, Tooele, Utah
August 31st – September 2nd
Watkins Glen Intl., Watkins Glen, New York