Bryan Herta has “been there and done that” in the world of auto racing since attending the Skip Barber Racing School as a teenager. He won the Barber Saab Pro Series in 1991, added the Firestone Indy Lights Championship two years later, and went on to claim success in INDYCAR and sports cars – as well as testing a Formula One Minardi – before making a successful transition into team ownership in conjunction with former race and design engineer Steve Newey.
Bryan Herta Autosport made its debut in Firestone Indy Lights competition in 2009 and secured its first victory at Chicagoland Speedway. The team endured a difficult INDYCAR debut at Indianapolis in 2010 but bounced back in sensational style 12 months later by guiding the late, lamented Dan Wheldon to Victory Lane in the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500. In 2012 BHA fielded the #98 Barracuda Racing entry in the IZOD IndyCar Series for veteran Alex Tagliani.
BHA also has run cars successfully in the F1600 Championship Series, while Herta’s own son, Colton, is just embarking on his own car racing career after an impressive background in karts.