Cooper Tires USF2000

By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Locally based Cape Motorsports maintained its stranglehold on the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship this afternoon by completing a sweep of the opening two rounds on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. Following an accomplished victory yesterday by Braden Eves, from New Albany, Ohio, the team which has won the last eight Driver Championships in succession seemed to be moments away from celebrating another first USF2000 victory – this time for Florida racer Darren Keane – when the pole-sitter and race-long leader lostRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – After one exploratory outing at the end of last year, then joining forces over the winter with eight-time defending champion team Cape Motorsports, Braden Eves began the new Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season with one goal and one goal only: to win. The 19-year-old from New Albany, Ohio, did just that in today’s season-opening St. Petersburg Grand Prix Presented by Andersen RacePark. Eves, who secured the pole position in qualifying yesterday afternoon, was never seriously challenged during a crash-marred 40-minute race. HeRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Testing is complete and the 10th year of racing for the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires is set to kick off this week on the famed streets of St. Petersburg. The world-renowned, three-step open-wheel development ladder, which offers opportunities for talented young drivers to progress from the grassroots of the sport to the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, will distribute more than $2.5 million in scholarships and prizes between now and late September, when the season finale willRead More
By Road to Indy 2019 HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Two days of Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Spring Training for both the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship wrapped up this afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course in South Florida. Teams and drivers were greeted by warm weather – a welcome respite for some after a particularly harsh winter in the Midwest and Northeast – as they completed preparations for next weekend’s season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Sting RayRead More
By Road to Indy With the start of another season – the 10th for the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – just over one week away, race teams and drivers will have one final opportunity to complete their preparations when the annual Spring Training Open Test begins on Saturday, March 2, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida. The “regular season” will kick off the following week some 275 miles to the northwest at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Road to Indy open-wheel development ladderRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The wait is officially over as Pabst Racing announced that Hunter McElrea has signed on for the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. McElrea, 19, captured 13 victories in 21 starts en route to the 2018 Australian Formula Ford Championship, which punched his ticket for a spot at the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout. In turn, he kept the momentum rolling to earn the Shootout Scholarship award for a shot at the USF2000 title for 2019. “I am ecstatic to be on the Cooper Tires USF2000 ChampionshipRead More
By Road to Indy The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires will feature enhanced coverage on Road to Indy TV as it enters its 10th year as one of the most successful driver development programs in the world. Road to Indy TV debuted in 2014 providing behind-the-scenes access and exposure to drivers, teams and personnel on the ladder system in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. The collaboration between Andersen Promotions and Pro RacingRead More
By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – The middle step on the world-renowned Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel driver development ladder is being rebranded as the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in time for the 2019 season. Fitting in between the entry-level Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – which provides the final stepping stone to the IndyCar Series – Indy Pro 2000 will continue to build on a strong foundation which was further strengthened this year following theRead More
By Road to Indy CHANDLER, Ariz. (December 9, 2018) — California-born, Australian-based New Zealander Hunter McElrea rose above a talented crowd this afternoon at the Bondurant Racing School to win the third annual Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. McElrea, 19, who recently clinched the Australian Formula Ford Championship with 13 wins from the 21-race season, will move back to the United States next year to contest the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the first rung on the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires which inRead More