Cooper Tires USF2000 Category

By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Just one day after claiming his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship pole and podium finish, Denmark’s Christian Rasmussen went one better this morning to claim a conclusive first victory for himself and the Jay Howard Driver Development team. Rasmussen finished barely a car’s length ahead of yesterday’s winner Darren Keane (Cape Motorsports), from Boca Raton, Fla., at the conclusion of a dramatic 20-lap Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products on the challenging Exhibition Place street circuit. EnglishmanRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Darren Keane has been fast all throughout the first half of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Driving for Cape Motorsports, the Floridian has had strong runs but the trophy cabinet lacked a first place trophy. That is, until Saturday’s race on the streets of Toronto as Keane put his No. 2 Tatuus USF-17 into victory lane. Keane bided his time behind Christian Rasmussen’s Jay Howard Driver Development No. 6. but got around the Danish driver coming into Turn 3 on Lap 11. FromRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Darren Keane has been knocking on the door of Victory Lane all the way through the opening half of this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season. Finally, in today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products, the 19-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., beat down that door by passing Danish pole sitter Christian Rasmussen and holding off repeated attempts at a repass to shake the monkey off his back and secure a sixth PFC Award of the year forRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The search for young up-and-coming talent has never been higher in motorsports. While having speed is one key element of the game, putting it all together to win is the tricky part. Even so, some have managed to find success in 2019. In just his third career start, NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta put in a methodical drive in en route to victory at Circuit of The Americas in March. In turn, the pilot of the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Chevrolet became the youngestRead More
By Road to Indy All three levels of the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder are headed this weekend, July 11-13, to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Ont., Canada, as the supporting cast for the traditional and hugely popular NTT IndyCar Series headline event, the Honda Indy Toronto. The Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products takes place on a challenging 1.786-mile, 11-turn street circuit centered upon Exhibition Place, just a few miles from downtown. The weekend will comprise Rounds 10 andRead More
By Road to Indy LEXINGTON, Ohio – As a precursor to Rounds 10 and 11 in late July, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship wrapped up a two-day test today at the always challenging 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Thirty drivers in total participated in the outing as the championship battles in both Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder series continue to intensify. Exclusive Autosport’s Danial Frost, 17, of Singapore was on point in Indy Pro 2000, postingRead More
By Road to Indy The ninth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy Open Test will take place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 19/20 providing new drivers the opportunity to test the waters in the unparalleled driver development platform and returning drivers the chance to make a head start on their 2020 campaigns. This year’s test will see an enhanced structure with additional value-added elements as part of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires traditional Summit program – an educational driver development component of theRead More
By Road to Indy Andersen Promotions today announced a long-term partnership with the Lucas Oil School of Racing which will see the leading driver training platform and race series become the Official Driving School of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires through 2022. The alliance builds on the synergy already in place with the Lucas Oil School of Racing serving as a stepping stone to the Road to Indy driver development ladder. Launched in 2015 by Neil Enerson – father of Road to Indy graduate RC Enerson, whoRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – One year ago, Oconomowoc, Wis-based Pabst Racing claimed pole position for both Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship races at its home track, only to fall short of the victory on each occasion. Today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines turned out rather better for the local team as New Zealand’s Hunter McElrea worked his way past pole-sitting teammate Colin Kaminsky and went on to score a well-deserved maiden victory. Kaminsky, from Homer Glen, Ill., chased home for theRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 21, 2019) – The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see up-and-coming drivers afforded new opportunities in both series to further their racing careers. Several drivers in the Road to Indy have already taken advantage of the opportunity to sharpen their skills in the off-season by participating in the January/February Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The new partnership will offer the top-three finishers in the Road to Indy ladder seriesRead More