American primed for Road to Indy debut season as third member of team’s squad
SASKATOON, SK (April 13, 2021) – Exclusive Autosport is happy to announce their third Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship driver for the start of the 2021 season at Barber and St. Petersburg. St. Charles, Missouri’s Grant Palmer will pilot the team’s red and white Tatuus USF-17 #90 as he continues his advancement up the racing ladder. After moving from karting into cars via the Lucas Oil School of Racing, the 20-year-old American spent much of the 2020 season overseas competing in the BRSCC UK Formula Ford 1600 Championship while also testing in F4. With an eye on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Palmer is excited to begin his Road to Indy journey with Exclusive Autosport and the team is equally as motivated. Grant will join sophomore driver Christian Brooks and rookie Billy Frazer under the EA tent in USF2000 for the opening two rounds of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series and is hoping to join the team for the remainder of the season.
“I am looking forward to my first season on the Road to Indy with the Exclusive Autosport team and competing against the best drivers in the world,” said Palmer.
Palmer, like most drivers, got his start in karting at the age of 14-years-old in St. Louis, Missouri, running with Margay Racing in their Ignite program before moving to compete in Superkarts! USA competition with Phil Giebler Racing. Grant was a finalist in the Lucas Oil School of Racing Shootout in 2018 and then participated in a single event in their formula car series in 2019 while also testing F4 machinery. Last year, he scored the FX class championship in the SCCA Super Tour and traveled to Europe to contest a number of rounds in the BRSCC UK Formula Ford 1600 Championship. Grant is working closely with the marketing firm Artistry Alliances to build partnerships and activate all the promotional opportunity available on the Road to Indy.
“I am very happy to have Grant join the Exclusive Autosport USF2000 program for the start of the 2021 season,” enthused Michael Duncalfe, Exclusive Autosport Team Principal. “Grant has a solid foundation in cars and has shown he knows how to win. He showed well in testing and instantly fit in with the team. We are looking forward to getting the 2021 season underway and seeing the strides Grant can make in the #90 Exclusive Autosport USF2000.”