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One of the most intriguing stories of this year’s Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires off-season has been the impressive arrival of Swan-RJB Motorsports. The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda team is a new collaboration between RJB Motorsports and Swan Motorsports, and the united program has brought in a third component that only serves to show the team’s dedication to success and driver development. Former CART and IRL driver Alex Barron has joined the operation as its driver coach, and the positive effects of Barron’s effortsRead More
Team Pelfrey is very happy to announce that Bruna Tomaselli has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The 2018 season begins at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 9-11. “I am very excited to welcome Bruna to Team Pelfrey,” noted Team Pelfrey General Manager, Jonny Baker. “We have been talking for a while, and the more and more we spoke, it became apparent that not only will Bruna be a good fit with Team Pelfrey, but we will also provide aRead More
Reigning USF2000 Team Champions Pabst Racing announced today that 19-year-old racecar driver and student Lucas Kohl will return for 2018. Kohl has signed to drive in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in the #22 Pabst Racing entry during the fourteen-round season. The Pabst team made a huge impression in 2017 by earning the Team Championship title. Anxious to keep the momentum going, the team is eager to get back to the racetrack and excited to announce a returning driver. “We built a solid relationship with Lucas inRead More

Posted On December 20, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

Pelfrey Signs Julian Van Der Watt for USF2000

Team Pelfrey is thrilled to announce Julian van der Watt has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. Julian came over and tested with us in October, his first outing in a USF2000 car, and we immediately saw why he dominated the South African F1600 Championship” stated Team Pelfrey General Manager, Jonny Baker. “Not only was he fast, but his consistency and work ethic were all on display for us to see. Julian’s decision to move to the Mazda Road to Indy isRead More

Posted On December 12, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Cooper Tires USF2000

My Mazda Road to Indy: BN Racing

By Road to Indy BN Racing burst onto the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires scene early this season and made an immediate impact, scoring a pole position and podium finish with former karting star David Malukas at the team’s second race weekend in their home event at Road America. The Chicago-based squad now has plans to expand into the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, having purchased two Tatuus PM-18s that will make their race debut next year. The team is led by Englishman BrynRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a championship battle that was closing near the end, Oliver Askew won the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda driving for Cape Motorsports. Askew will be moving up to the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires for an unannounced team and will be driving the brand new Soul Red Mazda-colored Tatuus PM-18. This move up the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires was possible thanks to a scholarship presented to the USF2000 series champion valued atRead More
By Road to Indy A young racer’s life will be changed this coming weekend as 17 drivers representing nine nations and four different continents vie for superiority in the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. The second annual event will take place at the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Ariz., just outside of Phoenix. A Mazda Scholarship valued at $200,000 is on offer to ensure entry into the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, in 2018. USF2000 is the first rung of the proven and highly acclaimedRead More

Posted On November 17, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

My Mazda Road to Indy: Exclusive Autosport

By Road to Indy Exclusive Autosport may be new to the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, but it is far from being a “new” team. With five years of experience in Canadian and U.S. junior formula series including numerous championship titles, the team continued its progression in 2017 and made an immediate impact on the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Exclusive Autosport was born from Michael Duncalfe’s driver management company, Exclusive Management Inc., with head offices in Saskatoon, Sas. Beginning with a diecast company heRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Newman Wachs Racing has revealed Darren Keane as their first confirmed pilot for the 2018 season in Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda. The 18-year-old Floridian competed in a partial schedule in 2017, debuting with Team BENIK in the doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course before moving over to Newman Wachs Racing. Although he missed the opening three races, he still managed to finish 11th in the overall standings. His most recent time in the car came at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test atRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires recently concluded their first official test after the 2017 season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The seventh annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test was a chance for several drivers and teams to get acquainted with one another and with their machinery, as well as giving everyone a reason to see cars run at IMS. Here’s some observations about the weekend. Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Victor Franzoni, Anthony Martin and CarlosRead More