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Geoff, Matt Brabham Form Third Father-Son Pairing in Indy Legends Pro-Am Field

Matt Brabham will join his father, Geoff Brabham, as Indianapolis 500 veterans in the Indy Legends Pro-Am on Saturday, June 16 during the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Brabhams will be the third father-son combination in the feature race of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event at IMS, joining Indy 500 veterans Bob and Jaques Lazier and Velocity TV personalities Peter and Gary Klutt.

Matt Brabham, 24, will be the youngest driver in the Pro-Am field. He competed in the 2016 Indianapolis 500 after a strong career in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. Brabham won the 2012 Cooper Tires U.S. F2000 Championship powered by Mazda and the 2013 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. He also competed in Indy Lights in 2014, winning at the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the IMS road course.

In recent years, Brabham has competed in the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road and Virgin Australia Supercars championships.

Some of the other top names who will be lining up at the famous yard of bricks include Al Unser Jr., Bill Elliott, Paul Tracy, Willy T. Ribbs, and Davey Hamilton. Sarah Fisher, the defending champion of the A Production class, and Max Papis, who won B Production last year, are also racing. Three-time Indianapolis 500 champions Johnny Rutherford and Bobby Unser will oversee the entire weekend as grand marshal and honorary chief steward, respectively.

The Indy Legends Pro-Am is the Saturday feature event of the Brickyard Invitational. The Indianapolis 500 veterans will be in 1963 to 1972 vintage Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs of SVRA “Group 6” A and B Production. The professionals will be paired with amateur drivers, splitting their stints at the wheel. The charity event will benefit IGNITE – the Autism Society of North Carolina’s community center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. IGNITE was founded by The Evernham Family Racing for a Reason Foundation – a nonprofit established by legendary NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham and his family.

In addition to the Pro-Am, there will be a festival of other activities at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, including the Sunday, June 17 feature race by the professional Trans Am series headed by 2017 champion, 20-year-old Ernie Francis Jr. The weekend also presents the Hagerty Insurance “shine and show” car corral, vintage motorcycle racing, and 500-plus vintage racers ranging over 100 years of automotive history racing in SVRA Groups 1 through 12. An oval exhibition featuring the iconic 1950s roadsters will close the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Also, the Pre-1920 Race Exhibition Series cars will be on track along with a paddock area full of in-period equipment displays. Former Indy 500 Rookie-of-the-Year Lyn St. James will be among the drivers of those cars.

Visit IMS.com to buy tickets or for more information for this Father’s Day weekend event. All fans 15 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

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