Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
Mark AlbertData Acquisition Specialist
Nick AllenLead Mechanic
Currently in his forth season with Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR), Allen graduated from Brownsburg High School in 2002 and went on to study Automotive Technology at Ivy Tech.Following college, Nick was employed by Butler Toyota as a mechanic, followed by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as an IndyCar mechanic for two seasons.Allen joined the SFR family at it’s inception in the winter of 2008. During his free time, Nick likes to work in his garage.Nick resides on the Southside of Indianapolis with his wife Kris.
Drew CoomesDirector of Marketing
Drew graduated from Roncalli High School in 2002, and attended Ivy Tech college, studying Business Management.Coomes went on to work for the Indy Racing Experience as manager of the Marketing and Experiential Marketing units.Drew joined Sarah Fisher Racing in the fall of 2009.Away from the track, he enjoys home remodeling projects and spending time with family.He currently resides in Beech Grove, Indiana with his wife, Leanne, and their two dogs, Onyx and Bo, and cat, Bentley.
Laurin DawesCarbon Department
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Laurin Dawes enters his first year with SFHR in the carbon department.Dawes holds nearly 18 years of experience in the racing industry, and has previously worked for Target Chip Ganassi Racing (7 years) and Pac West Racing (1 year).Laurin attended T.V.I. College in Albuquerque, NM, and he currently resides in Danville, Indiana with his wife, Angela, and their three children (2 boys, 1 girl).Away from the track, Dawes enjoys spending time with his children and working on hotrods.
Mike DelaneyTeam Photographer
Mike has 30 years of racing photography in the books, working for Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, and several local news publications.Mike came to SFR during it’s inception in 2008.Mike also worked for The Bell Telephone Company and AT&T and then retiring after 45 years. Mike continues his passion for photography with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.Mike lives on the south side of Indianapolis and has been married for 40 years to his wife Sue with four children and 12 grandchildren.
Bob HatchSub Assembly
Bob Hatch, a Speedway, Indiana resident, enters his second year with SFHR as a veteran racing mechanic.The Burlington, Vermont native holds more than 42 years of experience in the racing industry, and is married to Terri Talbert-Hatch, the Assistant Dean for Student Services at IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.Away from the track, Bob enjoys boating and cooking.
Anton JulianCrew Chief
Anton Julian joined Sarah Fisher Racing in the fall of 2009. Born in New Plymouth, New Zealand Julian completed a four year apprenticeship at a Ford dealership back home before moving to New Port Beach, CA in 1996. He worked with several Firestone Indy Lights teams on the west coast before moving to Indianapolis to work for Johansson Motorsports as lead mechanic. Julian is considered a veteran mechanic in the IndyCar Series.
Danny KlotzBody Work
With nearly four years of experience in the racing industry, Danny Klotz joined SFHR in 2009, being primary focused on wing assembly and general mechanical duties.Away from the track, the Brownsburg, Indiana native enjoys spending time with friends and family and partaking in outdoor activities.Klotz resides on the south side of Indianapolis.
Aaron graduated from the University of Kansas and Washburn University.While in school, he ran NASCAR modifieds in Northeast Kansas.Following his college studies, Aaron worked in the Atlantics Series and Champcar Series with Forsythe Racing.We are very excited to welcome Aaron to his first season with Sarah Fisher Racing.Away from the track, Aaron enjoys mountain biking, playing indoor soccer, and listening to music.
Jeremy Milless joined the engineering staff of SFHR during the winter of 2012, with nearly 17 years of experience in the racing industry.A native of Lithopolis, Ohio, he attended Ohio State University where he completed his Mechanical Engineering degree.Milless has previously worked for Panther Racing (5 years), Team Penske (3 years), and Team Menard (4 years).The 35-year old resides in Monrovia, Indiana with his wife and 5-year old daughter. Away from the track, Jeremy enjoys flying.
Andy O'GaraGeneral Manager
A native of Beech Grove, Indiana, SFHR General Manager, Andy O’Gara, was part of the team’s inception in 2008. O’Gara graduated from Roncalli High School in 2002 and attended engineering classes at IUPUI.The south side Indianapolis resident carries more than 12 years of experience in the racing industry, previously working for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.The 28-year-old is married to veteran IndyCar driver, Sarah Fisher-O’Gara, and the couple has a 6-month-old daughter, Zoey Marie.Away from the track, Andy enjoys spending time with family, weekends at the lake, jet skiing, wake boarding, USAC Midget racing with younger brother (Kyle O’Gara), pool parties, BBQ’s, and bonfires.
Casey O'GaraDamper Specialist
Casey graduated from Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2006.He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering Technology at IUPUI with anticipated graduation in May of 2011.Before coming to work for Sarah Fisher Racing, O’Gara was a mechanic for four years at Sinden Racing Service and Indy Racing Experience.Away from the track, Casey enjoys playing tennis and slow pitch softball.He resides on the southside of Indianapolis.
Jean O'GaraTeam Mom
Jean O’Gara, commonly known as our team mom, has been a part of SFHR since its inception in 2008.She has been a part of the racing industry for nearly 33 years, being married to well-known racing mechanic/team manager, Johnny O’Gara.A native of Beech Grove, Indiana, Jean previously worked in the medical field for 27 years before pursing entrepreneurship, along with her husband, opening O’Gara’s Irish Pub in 2003.Jean and her husband John have four children: Andy, Megan, Colleen, and Kyle; the couple also has five grandchildren: Coyle, Shea, Cayce, Zoey, and Cael. Away from the track, Jean enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
Mike O'GaraTeam Manager
Mike graduated from Roncalli High School in 1990 and Purdue University (with a degree in Mechanical Engineering) in 1994. After graduating college, Mike went on to work for Honda, followed by a five year stint at PI Research in Columbus, Ohio. Eager to get back to his roots in Indianapolis, Mike was hired at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) as Race Engineer, where he worked with many fellow Sarah Fisher Racing employees.
Nathan O'RourkeChief Engineer
A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nathan O’Rourke enters his second season as an engineer at SFHR.O’Rourke has more than 12 years of experience in the racing industry, previously working for Vision Racing, Panther Racing, Conquest Racing, and Pac West Racing.Nathan resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Nikki and their son Tyler.Away from the track, the racing enthusiast enjoys playing with Tyler, riding dirt bikes, karting, and fitness.
Robbie OttFabricator, Mechanic
Robbie, an extremely talented fabricator, graduated from Texas Tech in 1996 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to work for Drinan Racing Products as fabricator and crew chief for Ryan Newman’s #39 MCI midget. Following his stint at Drinan, Ott was employed by Sinden Racing Service (SRS) as a fabricator. In 2003, Robbie was hired by Target Chip Ganassi Racing as a fabricator, where he went on to work until 2006.
Entering his third season with SFHR, Justin Penix will soon call himself a graduate of IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.The Greenfield, Indiana native carries more than five years of experience in the racing industry.Away from the track, Justin enjoys racing karts (Purdue Grand Prix champion), playing tennis, being outdoors, and hanging out with friends.
Wayne SelmanTransportation Manager
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wayne graduated from Del Norte High School in 1974. Following high school, Selman raced motorcycles around US flat tracks. In 1982 he moved to California to race Speedway bikes. After a 10 year stay in California, Wayne moved back to New Mexico to work for Galles Racing. In 1996, the motorcycle enthusiast moved to Indianapolis to work for Cheever Racing, followed by ISM Racing with Jeff Ward.