Wide World of Sports

Meet the kid with the coolest name in racing from a remote town set to take on IndyCar's best

Simon Chapman
February 3, 2023

Motorsport has its fair share of drivers with weird and wonderful names.

Think Australia's own IndyCar champ Will Power or America's Scott Speed of Formula 1 fame, or maybe even the son of the last crown prince of Austria-Hungary, Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Antal Bahnam Leonhard von Habsburg-Lothringe who races in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Then there's Sting Ray Robb, an IndyCar up-and-comer whose name alone will no doubt attract a throng of fans.

Stan Sport is the only place to watch the 2023 IndyCar Series. All the action streaming ad-free, live and on demand

Robb's rise to the top of American single-seater racing is a little unconventional.

Born in Idaho's capital Boise, he began karting at five years old while home-schooled.

Sting Ray Robb graduates from Indy Lights to the IndyCar Series in 2023. (Joe Skibinski via IndyCar)

He later attended high school in the remote town of Payette – home to a little over 8000 people