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By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – There’s no stopping Kyle Kirkwood. The runaway championship leader started only third for this morning’s eighth round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, but a well-executed pass on polesitter Dakota Dickerson at the first corner vaulted his Cape Motorsports Tatuus-Mazda USF-17 into the lead at the first corner and he never looked back. Kirkwood, 19, from Jupiter, Fla., was never able to relax, with Dickerson’s ArmsUp Motorsports car following just a few car lengths in arrears. He was neverthelessRead More

Posted On March 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

The 2018 Season Preview: USF2000

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2018 season for the Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda begins on the streets of St. Petersburg with a 25 car entry list. This year’s championship looks to be a tough one on paper so let’s look at what will make up the 2018 USF2000 season. First, the tracks. USF2000 has had some venue changes for 2018. Gone is Barber Motorsports Park and Iowa Speedway but returning is the third race at Mid-Ohio, the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway and the doubleheader atRead More
By Mazda Motorsports IRVINE, Calif. – Victor Franzoni, Oliver Askew, Keith Donegan and Selin Rollan have selected the teams to which they will take their Mazda Road To Indy and Mazda Road to 24 Scholarships for the 2018 racing season. After capturing the 2017 Pro Mazda championship, Franzoni will compete in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship with Juncos Racing. Askew, the 2017 USF2000 champion, moves up to the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with Cape Motorsports. The winner of the Mazda Road to Indy ScholarshipRead More

Posted On March 10, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

2017 USF2000 Championship Preview

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda season starts this weekend with the doubleheader race day on Saturday at the Streets of St. Petersburg. It will mark the culmination of a massive changing of the guard in the first step on the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. A new chassis makes its debut in St. Petersburg as the Tatuus USF-17 will replace the aged Van Diemen DP08 in the championship class. The Van Diemen has been inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In the 2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, Victor Franzoni finished third in the championship behind Anthony Martin and Parker Thompson.  Let’s take a look at how Franzoni’s 2016 championship played out.. The 21-year-old Brazilian’s season got off to a rocky start as his ArmsUp Motorsports entry could only manage a sixth and a 12th at St. Petersburg, but starting at the next round at Barber Motorsports Park Franzoni would start a streak of getting onto the podium atRead More
MONTEREY, Calif. – Victor Franzoni posted a perfect performance today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, winning the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Monterey Powered by Mazda for ArmsUp Motorsports, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep alive his dream of winning this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Instead the outcome – and a Mazda Scholarship to graduate into the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the next level of the acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, in 2017 – will be settled inRead More
TORONTO, Ont., Canada – ArmsUp Motorsports has been a regular podium finisher in this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, and the enthusiastic little team from Sheboygan Falls Wis., finally broke through this afternoon when Victor Franzoni produced an impressive drive to win today’s Allied Building Products USF2000 Grand Prix of Toronto. The Brazilian’s opportunistic move on polesitter and joint championship leader Anthony Martin (Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing) at the first corner translated into a well-earned victory when Martin later crashed out to leave Canadian teammateRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Young Australian drivers ruled the roost when the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda hosted a pair of races today at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. Anthony Martin, 21, led home countrymen Jordan Lloyd, 20, and Luke Gabin, 21, to complete an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the opening race this morning, then won again in the afternoon to claim a share of first place in the championship standings with seven races remaining in the 16-race season. Brazil’s Victor Franzoni and Canadian Parker Thompson joined Martin onRead More