Steven Cole Smith
Steven Cole Smith Contributor
10/27/21 8:58 a.m.

When the SRX Superstar Racing Experience announced, last December, a partial driver lineup–and Ernie Francis Jr.’s name appeared among drivers like Bill Elliott, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Michael Waltrip, Paul Tracy, Willy T. Ribbs, Tony Kanaan, Greg Biffle and Marco Andretti–plenty of people asked, “Ernie who?”

As you’d guess, his phone has been ringing since the six-week series ended. There’s …

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GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
10/27/21 8:54 p.m.

Very impressive season, especially considering how most of the other drivers in the series have been oval racers for far longer.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/21/22 9:24 a.m.

Yeah, he definitely jumped into a deep pool and swam with the front-runners. 

And at 22 he won his seventh-straight Trans Am title....

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
1/21/22 10:12 a.m.

I hope the indy lights package comes together for 2022, but can understand the allure and money from Nascar.

grafmiata
grafmiata UltraDork
1/21/22 12:36 p.m.
trigun7469 said:

I hope the indy lights package comes together for 2022, but can understand the allure and money from Nascar.

He'll be running the full Lights season for Force Indy.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 10:19 p.m.

The latest news on that Force Indy ride.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
1/31/22 8:10 p.m.

Always good to see fresh young guns come to challenge!

racerfink
racerfink UltraDork
2/2/22 2:43 p.m.

I'd really like to root for the kid, I really would,  but his dad makes that impossible.  Hopefully with the Force Indy ride, his dad will be less involved.

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