Top Gun Racing have announced via social media that the team will make their NTT IndyCar Series race debut at the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix next month, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
The team made their first ever attempt at the Indianapolis 500 this past May, and unfortunately rookie R.C. Enerson did not have the pace to qualify. Now, the team will step up to the plate again, this time on the road course, and look to make their name in IndyCar.
The team also confirmed that Enerson would once again be the pilot of the entry. Enerson has road course experience in an IndyCar, driving for Dale Coyne Racing three times in 2016 and once for Carlin in 2019, with a best finish of ninth at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2016. Enerson also has experience in Indy Lights competition with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2015, and a half-year with the team in 2016.
The 24-year-old American is also an accomplished sim racer, and was a top contender in the 2021 IndyCar iRacing Challenge.
Neil Enerson, R.C.’s father, confirmed that the team will test on a road course in July, but not at IMS. Enerson did not state what track the test will take place at.
The Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix will take place on the 3.925 km road course of “The Brickyard” on 14 August. The event will be a part of a triple-header weekend along with the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series.