June 30, 2022

Canadian racer, Indy 500 pole-sitter and local hero James Hinchcliffe is going to compete two IndyCar races in 2020 after securing a sponsor.

Genesys, an American-based technology company, will sponsor Hinchcliffe for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road-course race on May 9 and the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.

Hinchcliffe made it to the big show in IndyCar after getting his start in karts at local tracks like Goodwood Kartways.

The 33-year-old Hinchcliffe has been voted most popular IndyCar driver several times over the last decade (he’s been racing in IndyCar since 2011) and he has legions of fans in Ontario.

Hinch teaches young racers about the importance of commitment, as he has stuck with Honda throughout his trying off-season. After McLaren (who recently went through a messy divorce with their F1 engine supplier Honda) bought Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson’s IndyCar team, they decided against retaining the 6-time race winner, and perennial Indy 500 threat, and instead have chosen all all-rookie lineup of Pato O’Ward and Oliver.

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