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usf2000 News and Analysis


2022 upgraded Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 cars ready for shipment

The initial supply of 40 upgrade kits for the Tatuus IP-22 Indy Pro 2000 and USF-22 USF2000 cars have sold out and will be shipped through August and September.

IndyCar’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ 10th round of the season is this Sunday on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Here’s the three-day schedule for all the on-track action.

Firestone GP of St. Petersburg – the weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ second round of the season is this weekend at St. Petersburg. Here’s the three-day schedule for all the on-track action. All IndyCar sessions can be livestreamed on Peacock.

56 cars hit the Road To Indy trail at Barber this weekend

The Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires starts this weekend, supporting the NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park, with double-headers for each of the three categories.

Force Indy announces Rowe as USF2000 driver for 2021

Myles Rowe will take his first step on the Road To Indy program in 2021, having landed a ride with the new Force Indy team in USF2000.

Road To Indy alters calendar in line with IndyCar schedule shift

The opening rounds of the Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships will be held at Barber Motorsports Park in April, following IndyCar’s postponement of its St. Petersburg round.

African American-led group to compete in USF2000

African American business leader and former team manager Rod Reid has announced the formation of Force Indy, a race team set to compete in the 2021 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

2021 Road To Indy schedule revealed, Freedom 100 is deleted

Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for IndyCar’s feeder formulas, but Indy Lights’ traditional marquee event, the Freedom 100, has been dropped.

Andretti Autosport partners athlete fan-investment company

Andretti Autosport announced today it will partner with the new Evolution Development Group that aims to boost promising athletes’ chances by having fans invest in them.

Guaranteed graduation for IP2000 and USF2000 champions

This year’s Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 champions will receive enhanced scholarship packages to progress to the next level of the Road To Indy, it was announced today.

Revised Road To Indy schedule revealed

Both the Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships are set to feature 18 rounds each in 2020, according to the heavily revised schedule issued by Andersen Promotions today.

USF2000 champ Eves joins Exclusive for Indy Pro campaign

Exclusive Autosport has signed reigning USF2000 champion Braden Eves for the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires.

Newgarden hails “phenomenal” Team USA Scholarship success

2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.

Laguna Seca Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood, Eves win titles

Rinus VeeKay’s fifth and sixth Indy Lights wins weren’t enough to stop Oliver Askew earning the championship, while Kyle Kirkwood earned the Indy Pro 2000 honors, despite a win and DNF, and Braden Eves captured the USF2000 title ahead of Hunter McElrea.

Exclusive Autosport expands to Indy Lights

Canadian team Exclusive Autosport, which currently runs in F1600, USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000, has announced it will enter the 2019 Cooper Tires Indy Lights Series in 2020.

2020 Road To Indy schedule revealed

The 2020 schedule for the three Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires series has been revealed, along with dates for preseason and in-season testing, and an announcement of chassis life extensions.

Portland Road To Indy: VeeKay, Sowery win Indy Lights races

Rinus VeeKay and Toby Sowery won the Indy Lights races at Portland, while Kyle Kirkwood dominated both Indy Pro 2000 events and Hunter McElrea swept the USF2000 series’ weekends.

Mid-Ohio Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood dominate Lights, Indy Pro

Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport led every lap in both Indy Lights races to extend his points lead over Rinus VeeKay to 45 points, while RP Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood also visited Victory Lane twice to close in on the Indy Pro points lead.

Full 2019 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 on the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three classes in the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 – as well as the Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Toronto Road to Indy: Askew keeps his cool, extends points lead

Oliver Askew earned second place in the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, then took advantage of a clash between rivals on Sunday to swoop and score his fourth win of the season.

Road America Road To Indy: Norman, VeeKay take Lights wins

Ryan Norman produced the best race of his Indy Lights career to win on Saturday, while Rinus VeeKay was a dominant victor on Sunday, as Kyle Kirkwood swept Indy Pro 2000's double-header, and Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves shared the USF2000 spoils.

Toyota Racing Series to partner with Road To Indy

The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see drivers afforded new opportunities in both series.

2019 IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix schedule at Road America

This weekend’s IndyCar race, the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, is supported by double-headers for all three series on the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 – as well as two rounds of the Global MX-5 Cup and three rounds of the Radical Cup.

Frost, Shields dominate at Lucas Oil Raceway

Danial Frost led from flag to flag for Exclusive Autosport to conquer the fifth round of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, while Cameron Shields emerged victorious in USF2000 for Newman Wachs Racing, around the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN.

Road To Indy, IMS: Megennis, VeeKay, Lindh, Eves are winners

The Road To Indy races on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course saw Robert Megennis and Rinus VeeKay share the Indy Lights wins, while Rasmus Lindh swept both Indy Pro 2000 races, and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

2019 IndyCar Grand Prix on IMS road course – weekend schedule

This weekend’s sixth IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three Road To Indy classes – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

St. Petersburg Road To Indy: Claman De Melo, VeeKay win Lights

Zachary Claman De Melo and Rinus VeeKay claimed Indy Lights victories at St. Petersburg, as Parker Thompson swept Indy Pro 2000 and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

IndyCar 2019 Firestone GP of St. Petersburg weekend schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Agren could be "done with racing" after W Series snub

Former F1600 champion Ayla Agren admits her racing career could be over after not making the cut for the next round of qualifying for the inaugural W Series season.

Australian FFord champ McElrea wins $200K Scholarship

Hunter McElrea will compete for next year’s USF2000 championship after beating 18 competitors to earn the third annual Mazda Road to Indy $200K Scholarship Shootout.

VeeKay, Locke, McElrea top Road To Indy test at Homestead

The final Road to Indy Open Test of 2018 was ended early by a heavy rainstorm on the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course leaving Rinus VeeKay heading Indy Lights, Parker Locke leading Pro Mazda and Hunter McElrea at the top of USF2000.

New and familiar faces set for Homestead Road To Indy test

2018 IndyCar part-timer Zachary Claman DeMelo will step back to Indy Lights to test for Belardi Auto Racing next week, while graduates and newcomers will appear in all three RTI categories.

Barrichello’s son to race in USF2000 in 2019

Miller Vinatieri Motorsports, which will enter a two-car team in the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, has named Eduardo Barrichello – son of former Formula 1 winner Rubens Barrichello – on its driver roster.

The man who must fill the potholes in the Road To Indy

Jonny Baker is the man tasked with ensuring the Road To Indy program capitalizes on a resurgence in IndyCar’s popularity as young drivers struggle to find the finances and opportunities in European open-wheel racing. He spoke to David Malsher.

Road to Indy scholarships worth $2m in 2019

The Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires will enter its 10th year in 2019 offering a total of $2m in prize funding for its title winners, including an increased payout for the Indy Lights champion.

2019 Road to Indy schedule revealed

Andersen Promotions has announced the 2019 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires schedule, with the Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 seasons all ending the same weekend and venue as IndyCar's finale.

Norman, Keane, McElrea head Road To Indy testing

Two-year Indy Lights veteran Ryan Norman headed the Indy Lights field at the Chris Griffis Memorial test, as Darren Kean led in Pro Mazda and Hunter McElrea topped the USF2000 times.

Road To Indy test line-up revealed

The Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test for all three levels of the Road To Indy program takes place this coming weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Portland MRTI: VeeKay crowned, Kirkwood still perfect

Rinus VeeKay only needed to start practice to clinch the Pro Mazda title although he was beaten by Oliver Askew and David Malukas in the races, while Kyle Kirkwood scored his 11th and 12th USF2000 wins, as Mazda signed off from its Road To Indy sponsorship.

Mid-Ohio MRTI: Kirkwood earns USF2000 title, VeeKay sweeps Pro Mazda

Kyle Kirkwood scored his eighth, ninth and tenth wins in the 2018 USF2000 championship to clinch the championship with two races to go, while Rinus VeeKay won both Pro Mazda rounds.

Howard to enter team in 2019 USF2000 series

Former Indy Lights champion and current Indy 500 driver Jay Howard is to expand his junior formula team to include a full-time campaign in the 2019 USF2000 series.

Kirkwood signs with Cape for USF2000 debut season

Reigning F4 US champion Kyle Kirkwood will join the Mazda Road to Indy with multi-time and reigning USF2000 champions Cape Motorsports.

Mazda Road to Indy expands its $200K Scholarship reach

The third Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout will extend its reach to include 11 countries, from which 20 champions of junior open-wheel and karting will compete in the December event.

Frederick switches to Pabst from Pelfrey for 2018

Pabst Racing has announced 15-year-old Kaylen Frederick as part of its lineup for the 2018 season, joining fellow series sophomores Calvin Ming and Lucas Kohl, and newcomer Rasmus Lindh.

Ming returns to Pabst for USF2000 season

Calvin Ming will join fellow returnee Lucas Kohl and rookie Rasmus Lindh at Pabst Racing for the 2018 USF2000 season.

Pabst, Pelfrey announce new USF2000 drivers

Pabst Racing and Team Pelfrey have announced new drivers for the 2018 USF2000 season.

Donegan wins Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200k scholarship

Keith Donegan from Dublin, Ireland, has won the second annual Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout following two days of evaluations at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

$200k Mazda Road To Indy Scholarship Shootout contenders revealed

Seventeen young drivers representing nine countries and four continents have been named as competitors for this weekend’s MRTI Shootout to earn an entry in the 2018 USF2000 championship.

Mazda Road To Indy $200k scholarship judges announced

Scott Goodyear, Jonathan Bomarito and two reigning Mazda Road To Indy champions will be on the panel of judges that will assess competitors in the second annual MRTI $200k shootout on December 9-10 at the Bondurant Race School.

Newman Wachs confirms Keane for USF2000 in 2018

Darren Keane, who competed in seven USF2000 Series rounds this year with Newman Wachs Racing, is to return to the team for a fulltime campaign in 2018.

Mazda Road To Indy $200k Scholarship Shootout date and venue set

Junior open-wheel champions from around the world will battle for supremacy in order to earn the second annual Mazda Road To Indy Scholarship and follow in the wheeltracks of 2017 USF2000 champion Oliver Askew.

Watkins Glen USF2000: VeeKay wins, Askew takes title

Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew did more than he needed to clinch the 2017 USF2000 Championship in his rookie season, finishing second to the dominant Rinus VeeKay at Watkins Glen, who scored his third victory with Pabst Racing.

Mid-Ohio USF2000: Askew wins for seventh time in 2017

For the seventh time this season, USF2000 rookie Oliver Askew made the turn into victory lane after leading all 21 laps of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

Keane and Abel to race for Newman Wachs at Mid-Ohio

Newman Wachs Racing has confirmed it will pair team incumbent Darren Keane with karting graduate Jacob Abel in next week’s USF2000 rounds at Mid-Ohio.

Toronto USF2000: Thompson completes victorious double in homeland

For the second day in a row, Canadian Parker Thompson guided his Exclusive Autosport Tatuus USF-17 to a hard-won victory as three top rivals collided, but only after three frontrunners eliminated themselves.

Toronto USF2000: Thompson scores Exclusive Autosport’s first win

Canada’s Parker Thompson not only scored a home win but also the first victory for a new-for-2017 USF2000 team, after holding off Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew to the checkered flag.

Iowa USF2000: Askew takes dominant win over Pabst pair

Oliver Askew converted his pole position into a flawless drive to victory for Cape Motorsports to score his sixth victory of the season, but title rival Rinus VeeKay reduced the damage in the points chase by taking second.

Road America USF2000: VeeKay scores second win

Rinus VeeKay scored his second victory of the weekend after leading 11 of the 12 laps and he headed a Pabst Racing 1-2 finish after David Malukas spun away a runner-up finish on the final turn of the final lap.

Road America USF2000: VeeKay conquers as Askew fades

Rinus VeeKay led a Pabst Racing 1-3-4 at Road America, as David Malukas converted a surprise pole into second place, and the season’s dominant driver Oliver Askew fell to the rear with a suspected damaged wheel.

Indy GP USF2000: Askew doubles down, makes it look easy

Oliver Askew scored his fifth win in six races around the IMS road course, but the race was enlivened by a strong battle for third and a late yellow that produced a one-lap sprint to the checkers.