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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pabst Racing clearly has a handle on the setup required for the challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit in St. Petersburg. The Wisconsin-based team won both Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda events in 2015 with Jake Eidson, and repeated the feat one year later when Australia’s Jordan Lloyd and China’s Yufeng Luo claimed a victory and a second-place finish apiece in today’s double-header. New Yorker Robert Megennis and teammate Jordan Cane, from Bognor Regis, England, shared the third-place trophies for Palmetto, Fla.-based Team Pelfrey. ThisRead More
Birmingham, Ala. – Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing maintained its mastery of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, sweeping both of this weekend’s races for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Yesterday it was American Aaron Telitz who led the way in the dry, but today, in extremely wet conditions, teammate Nico Jamin, from Rouen, France, was the dominant force.   Australian rookie Anthony Martin also drove an impressive race for John Cummiskey Racing with a late pass on championship leader JakeRead More
Telitz - 2015 - Barber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Ala. – Aaron Telitz produced a stunning performance this evening at Barber Motorsports Park to earn victory in the first of two Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda races that will comprise this weekend’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Alabama. Victor Franzoni finished second for Afterburner Autosport after leading most of the race, while Jake Edison extended his championship lead to 18 points, 130-118 over Telitz, after taking third for Pabst Racing. Telitz, from Birchwood, Wis., started fourth and moved up one place on the opening lap whenRead More
USF2000 2015 St. Pete
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Jake Eidson and his Pabst Racing team continued their fine form this morning by leading throughout the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Two and completing a sweep of the opening weekend of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Just as was the case yesterday, 19-year-old Eidson took full advantage of his pole starting position to lead into the first corner from Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing teammates Aaron Telitz and Nico Jamin. Eidson led all 20 laps to take theRead More

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000

Eidson Stellar in St. Pete with Perfect Race

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Second-year Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda driver Jake Eidson this morning scored a flawless victory for Pabst Racing in the opening round of the season in the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Eidson, 19, from Littleton, Colo., who finished third in the 2014 title-chase, secured the pole during an early morning qualifying session and led throughout the 18-lap, half-hour race which was interrupted by two caution periods. The St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing team completed the podium with Birchwood,Read More

Posted On March 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: Barber Winterfest 2015

Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing and Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com break down the Mazda Road to Indy events from Barber Motorsports Park. Jake Eidson was the man to beat after the USF2000 gang left NOLA Motorsports Park, did the momentum carry him to the 2015 Winterfest Championship? Or did Victor Franzoni, Aaron Telitz, or another contender rise up to grab the title? The Pro Mazda Championship has a tight battle of its own with Weiron Tan, Jack Aitken, and last year’s USF2000 champion Florian Latorre, who established their dominace atRead More
A dramatic pair of races today in bitterly cold conditions at Barber Motorsports Park saw young Frenchman Nico Jamin of Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing edge Brazilian Victor Franzoni to the fifth annual Cooper Tires Winterfest title. American Jake Eidson also was in the thick of the action until his Pabst Racing entry was cruelly hobbled by a fuel pump failure while holding second place in the early stages of the final race.   The pre-season series was cut short by one race following the cancellation of yesterday’s trackRead More
Jake Eidson and Victor Franzoni shared the victory spoils for Pabst Racing and Afterburner Autosport respectively following today’s pair of 30-minute Cooper Tires Winterfest races at NOLA Motorsports Park. Eidson, who also won yesterday’s opening round of the six-race pre-season mini-series, now holds a commanding 26-point advantage over his nearest pursuer as the first rung on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder heads to Barber Motorsports Park for three more races next week.   After an electrical problem in qualifying restricted Franzoni to an unrepresentative 14th on the grid forRead More