Roe Returns to Road America  

June 6, 2024
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Thursday, June 6, 2024) After a weekend in the concrete canyons of Detroit, Irish racer James Roe is ready for a change of scenery, but not a change of his No. 29 Topcon Dallara’s fast pace, on the park-like grounds of America’s National Park of Speed for the INDY NXT™ by Firestone Grand Prix at Road America.

Established in 1955, Road America’s storied four-mile, 14-turn road circuit is known for both pace and action that is beautifully backdropped by 640 acres of wooded grounds. On a course that has challenged the world’s best racers for over 50 years, Roe notched a top five finish in last year’s event after an impressive run through the field from P10. Elkhart Lake also holds a deeper significance for Roe as it’s where he first arrived in America as an 18 year old with two suitcases and the relentless determination to forge a professional racing career. 

“Road America is one of my favorites and is the town that I first lived in when I moved to America in 2018,” shared Roe. “So, this place is special to me and makes me excited to get out there again to go racing. We were up in the top five at last year’s race, so hopefully the No. 29 Topcon crew and I get up to the top again.”

On the legendary road circuit, the No. 29 car’s rear wing will prominently feature the Walbec Group – a Wisconsin-based family of construction companies and key client of Topcon Positioning Systems.

Drawing on his experience and a quick No. 29 Topcon Dallara, Roe looks to net a strong Sunday points haul for partners Topcon, Ring Power Corporation, CES Power, Strong Roots, Trintech, Tourism Ireland, and The Ireland Funds at America’s National Park of Speed. 



Event: INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix at Road America

Season: Race 6 of 14

Race Info: Sunday, June 9 (1:15 p.m. ET) 

Track: Road America (4-mile, 14-turn permanent road course)

Other Sessions: Practice 1 – Friday, June 7 (2:50 p.m. ET); Practice 2 – Saturday, June 8 (10:00 a.m. ET); Qualifying – Saturday, June 8 (2:30 p.m. ET)

Broadcast: Races – Live on Peacock, INDYCAR Radio Network (U.S.), INDYCAR Live! (outside of U.S.). Practice/Qualifying – Live on INDYCAR Live!, INDYCAR Radio Network (globally). Sky F1 (UK/Ireland/Northern Ireland).



Hometown: Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 25

2024 Car: No. 29 Topcon Andretti Global Dallara

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