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Pratt Miller Engineering working its plan toward IndyCar program

Pratt Miller Engineering, the Michigan-based racing operation that supported Team Chevy’s IndyCar program through 2022 and is responsible for building the Corvette Z06 GT3 as well as running General Motors’ factory Corvette IMSA GTD Pro effort, continues to work towards creating an NTT IndyCar Series team of its own with goal of launching in 2025.

PME Motorsports VP Brandon Widmer told RACER last July that the race car constructor and racing team was keen to expand beyond sports cars, and in a new update, he says momentum continues to build towards joining IndyCar. PME isn’t ready to confirm its place on next year’s grid, but the work that’s necessary to get there is being done.

“We’ve been working on the potential IndyCar team program every day since we last talked, and it definitely continues to be a strategic goal for us,” Widmer told RACER. “At Pratt Miller, as you can imagine, we’re putting in a tremendous amount of effort into planning, budgeting, facilities, personnel, all those kinds of things that need to happen to add an IndyCar team to our current business.

“So that happens on a daily basis, as well as a lot of external work with potential partners, both equity partners as well as potential sponsors and other types of commercial partnerships. That’s going on frequently, and there’s definitely been a significant amount of interest. I certainly want to credit Jay Frye at IndyCar, as well, for helping make some key introductions to potential partners, which has been very much appreciated. We still have a lot of work to do to finalize exactly what the makeup of our partnerships look like.