Force Indy is a race team created specifically to develop talent with a diverse group of individuals, outside as well as inside the cockpit. The foundation of Force Indy is the racing background of Team Principal, Rod Reid and a mentorship alliance with Team Penske—the most successful team in motorsports history. The team leadership brings years of experience from grassroots racing to the Road to Indy ladder system. The organization concentrates on developing skills that promote success at the highest level. Force Indy’s vision is to see motorsports grow ethnically, educationally and across gender.
Myles Rowe was selected as the first driver for the Force Indy Team. He will contest the 2021 Cooper Tire USF2000 Championship in Force Indy’s number 99 race car.
Myles started racing at the age of 12, winning several indoor and outdoor karting events until his transition to cars at the age of 16. He was introduced to a Formula car through the Skip Barber Racing School. He won the Lucas Oil Racing School Summer Series Championship in 2017, driving their Formula Ford.
Myles is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia and is the eldest of two siblings. In addition to racing this season, he studies film, photography and design at Pace University in New York City.
Derrick was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where his love for Indy cars began. Derrick’s passion for racing started at the age of 12, when he joined Nexgeneracers. Soon after, he started driving a stock car in the ARA series for NXG. Aside from racing, Derrick is a cycling and fitness enthusiast.
Derrick attended the University of Northwestern Ohio and studied high-performance motorsports and business management. Upon completing school, he worked at Dreyer & Reinbold Infinity, where he further advanced his professional goals and technical abilities.
Prior to joining the Force Indy Crew, Derrick worked for the City of Indianapolis, servicing the Indianapolis Marion County Police Department’s vehicle fleet.
Stu, a crew member of Force Indy, is an only child born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is no stranger to motorsports, driving since the age of 13, he attended the very first Nexgeneracers (NXG) Driver Development Program and continues to help support the program as former crew chief.
He has a degree in Organizational Leadership and created his own business in motorsports where he built and drove vehicles in the motorsport of drifting and short course off-road racing.
When Stu is not working on the Force Indy 99 car, you can find him turning wrenches in his garage on his drift cars.
Stuart (Stu) Winston Kelly
Nadeem is a native of Montclair, New Jersey. It was his life-long passion for cars and motorsports that drove him to pursue a career in design and engineering. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
While at Purdue, he was the crew chief and lead engineer for the National Society of Black Engineer Race Team.
Prior to joining Force Indy, Nadeem worked as an engineer for Tesla, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and John Deere.