Brownsburg, Ind. – John Cummiskey Racing will welcome Bayley Mickler to the team for Rounds 3-4 of the Cooper Tire USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, to be run April 20-22 at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala.
Mickler, a 19-year-old from Perth, Australia, will pilot the No. 33 entry for JCR and carry sponsorship from Regency Food Services, an Australian-based company that provides meat and smallgoods to catering companies and restaurants.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to race with JCR at Barber next weekend,” Mickler said. “The Cooper Tire USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series is a competitive series known for producing great drivers, so I’m looking forward to the chance to compete in the No. 33 Regency Food Services car.”
Mickler comes to JCR with a wealth of international karting experience, and was the winner of the 2015 Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout, which earned him a spot in the 2016 Skip Barber Championship Race Series, where he notched multiple wins and podium finishes.
Mickler already has a connection to JCR, as he is a friend and roommate of Anthony Martin, who drove for the team in 2015 and currently competes in the Pro Mazda series.
“We’ve heard lots of good things about Bayley, and we are looking forward to getting him in the No. 33 car,” said John Cummiskey. “Though he only has a year in open wheel cars he’s already shown his potential, and we think he can get up to speed quickly. We are expecting good things from him.”
John Cummiskey Racing is a experienced team that competes in the Mazda Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. With over 25 years of Indy car racing experience working with Penske Racing, Team Green/Andretti Green, Newman Haas Racing, Dragon Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing. John has been part of 5 Indy 500 wins and 3 series championships.
Beginning in 2014 John Cummiskey Racing started racing in the USF2000 Championship series. For 2017 John Cummiskey Racing is committed to fielding a multi-car team with the aim of developing the stars of tomorrow, providing talented and competitive drivers a professional race team experience.
USF2000 is the perfect entry level open wheel pro formula as it combines a cost effective and proven training ground with a platform of Indy Car events. With a high level of competition the expectation to win races and championships John Cummiskey Racing strives to be a competitive force.