By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer
After signing Parker Thompson and Luke Gabin to pilot their Nos. 90 and 91 Tatuus USF-17s, respectively, Exclusive Autosport announced that Dev Gore will drive the No. 92 USF-17 for the Canadian-based team in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.
Gore cut his teeth in karting, winning two Rotax championships in 2016 including the U.S. Open and U.S. Rotax Grand National titles. Before those titles, Gore spent a few summers in Canada where he refined his craft.
“This was such a last minute deal, so I am happy to be able to get onboard with a team as stacked as Exclusive Autosport,” said Gore.
“I believe that I will have the best support between my two teammates and crew. Michael Duncalfe has pulled out all the stops in securing the best mechanics, engineers and crew chief. I also have two of the strongest teammates that I could ask for working together for the benefit of our program.
“I am extremely confident in both Parker and Luke to work together with Jay Green, the engineers and myself in order to come home with race wins and strong results for the three of us. I am looking forward to a very strong year.”
Exclusive’s deals with Gabin and Gore are both last minute, Gabin’s having only been announced three days before Gore’s. The USF2000 season starts on the streets of St. Petersburg on March 10-12.