Rinus VeeKay will conduct a second test in an Indy car with Ed Carpenter Racing next Tuesday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the driver announced in a press release Thursday.
The 2019 Indy Lights runner-up, VeeKay made his initial test with the team in August at Portland International Raceway.
In his maiden Indy Lights season, VeeKay won six races, including a sweep of the final two races of the year at Laguna Seca.
“I’m really honored that the team has invited me to test again,” VeeKay said. “It’s a great opportunity to show what I’m capable. I learned so much during the first test in Portland and I’m excited to build on that at Mid-Ohio, a track I absolutely love.”
If VeeKay’s previous performances at the 2.258-mile, 13-Turn road course are any indication, he should be in for another solid test. VeeKay has finished no worse than third at Mid-Ohio in Road to Indy competition, including a pair of Indy Pro 2000 victories at the track in 2018.
“It means a lot that a team as highly regarded as Ed Carpenter Racing has invited me back for a second test,” VeeKay said. “The testing opportunities in the NTT IndyCar Series are very limited, so when you’re invited for a test, that’s a real sign of confidence.”
Though VeeKay does not currently have a contract to race with any particular team in IndyCar next season, he remains a prime candidate to split the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet with owner/driver Ed Carpenter next year, should Ed Jones not return to the team.