c/o Andersen RacePark
10101 U.S. Highway 41 North
Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone (941) 723-3900
Fax (941) 723-3992
The goal of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda is to provide a professional, entry-level open-wheel training ground as the first official step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder - a clearly-defined path to the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500.
Michelle brings a wealth of experience to Andersen Promotions. As series administrator for the USF2000/Cooper Tires F2000 series from the late 1990’s through 2005, her responsibilities included race scheduling, event planning, hospitality, travel planning, marketing, record-keeping and customer support. Her ongoing relationships with tracks, race teams and drivers were a valuable asset to Andersen Racing, where she served as manager of operations from 2006 through 2010. Michelle’s experience in the promotional and team owner's side of racing make her uniquely qualified to oversee the USF2000 Championship and also serve as series manager for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
Paul comes to the USF2000 Championship from the Formula BMW USA series, where he served as race director. He is currently the race director for the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM Series, and Competition Director for Pro Mazda. Paul is a veteran of the IndyCar/CART ranks as a team and operations manager, primarily with Tasman Motorsports Group, where he worked from 1996 through 2001. He owns a project-management consultancy firm, Metropolis Motorsports Group, as well as a design and fabrication business. Both are located in Columbus, Ohio.
John has been involved in open-wheel racing for nearly two decades, serving as Director of Race Operations for the Cooper Tires F2000 Championship (the successor to the USF2000 series) through the end of 2006. In recent years John managed Andersen Racing’s Firestone Indy Lights team. His management and organizational skills enables him to effectively oversee the logistical aspects of both the USF2000 and Pro Mazda Series as Director of Logistics.
Bill has been involved with motorsports since 1974, beginning with autocross events and road rallies. In 1998, he progressed to road racing with the SCCA and has competed in several categories over the years. During the early 1990s, he built racing engines and crewed in IMSA competition. Bill first worked with USF2000 as an Assistant Starter in 1997, and continued with the series for many years working technical inspection, pit lane and the starting grid. Bill and his wife Shelia, who serves as the Event Administrative Assistant for the series, have owned an automotive repair shop for over 20 years and, in his spare time, Bill continues to compete in SCCA club racing events. He also holds an SCCA National Starter License. Bill will also serve as Technical Assistant in the Pro Mazda Series.
Suzi is the first staff member many participants meet. She is the registrar for both the USF2000 and Pro Mazda Series, and she also helps with IMSA registration when needed. A resident of Westminster, Calif., she has been a volunteer registrar for 20 years after getting introduced to the sport in 1988 by an ex-boyfriend who raced in the SCCA Formula Mazda Championship Series. In addition to traveling to races, Suzi holds a full-time job with First American Title PRES. Single, she says her goal is to find a single man who has a job, a car and can cook, adding that the only reason she has a kitchen is because it came with her house. In addition to racing she is very interested in photography and crafts such as needlework and beading.
Driver Development program as a well as a Team USA Scholarship. He finished second in his debut in the 2008 Star Mazda Series, has made starts in Firestone Indy Lights and GRAND-AM and this year will continue in the sports car ranks in addition to instructing at the Skip Barber Racing School. He most recently was part of Mazda Motorsport's line-up in the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona aboard the all-new SKYACTIV-D clean diesel-powered Mazda6. Joel will also serve as the Pro Mazda driver coach.
Ken brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate sales and hospitality services. A graduate of UNC at Wilmington, he has managed sales, corporate hospitality and special events for the Canteen Corporation and Nextel Communications as well as the PGA and Nationwide tour events. In 2004, Ken decided to follow his passion in the world of racing. He founded BMS Group, LLC, working with up-and-coming drivers and teams on sponsorship acquisitions and hospitality services. For more information on how Ken can help your business accelerate its marketing agenda within the USF2000 and Pro Mazda Series, please email him at
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