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2024 USF2000 Presented by Continental Tire

USF2000 Championship Presented by Continental Tire debuted in 2010 and is a continuation of the highly regarded USF2000 series which ran from 1990 through 2006, launching the careers of many of today’s top drivers. Sanctioned by USAC, the series is the second official step on USF Pro Championships Presented by Continental Tire - a clearly defined path to reach the top echelons of the sport. In addition to providing a vital training ground for rising stars, the series champion will earn a scholarship package to advance to USF Pro 2000, the next step on the ladder system.

Simon Sikes, 23, from Athens, Georgia, driving for Pabst Racing claimed the 2023 championship and a scholarship valued at $433,200 to ensure graduation to USF Pro 2000 in 2024.

HISTORY

USF2000 has served as a formative step for drivers dating back to 1990. Drivers who have honed their skills in the series include Oliver Askew, Michael d'Orlando, Colton Herta, JR Hildebrand, Sage Karam, Kyle Kirkwood, Hunter McElrea, Kiko Porto, Christian Rasmussen, Myles Rowe, Parker Thompson and Rinus VeeKay to name a few.

2024 PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The 2024 USF2000 champion will receive a scholarship valued at $458,400 to advance to USF Pro 2000 in 2025. Additional prize money and awards include the Continental Tire Pole Award for each race as well as season-ending awards for Rookie of the Year, Championship Team, Mechanic of the Year, Hard Charger, Move of the Year and Spirit Award.

In total, the USF Pro Championships Presented by Continental Tire will distribute over $1.68M in prize money and awards.

2024 SCHEDULE - Eight Events, 18 Races

ROUND DATE TRACK SUPPORTING
1/2 March 8-10 
Streets of St. Petersburg
INDYCAR 
3/4/5
April 5-7*
NOLA Motorsport Park
Standalone Event
6/7
May 9-11*
Indianapolis Motor Speedway    
INDYCAR
8
May 23-24*
Lucas Oil Raceway USAC
9/10  
June 6-9*
Road America
INDYCAR
11/12/13          
July 4-7*
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course    
INDYCAR
14/15 July 19-21
Streets of Toronto
INDYCAR
16/17/18
August 22-25*            
Portland International Raceway             
INDYCAR

*Includes pre-event test day

Additional test dates include series’ open tests at Mid-Ohio on May 15/16, Road America on May 20, Mid-Ohio on September 10/11 and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on September 13.

SERIES PARTNERS

Continental Tire, AMR INDYCAR Safety Team, Bell Helmets, Carl Haas Auto, Cosworth, Dallara Research Center, Dynamic Suspensions, Elite Engines, Hyperco, INDYCAR Ministry,  Makita Corporation, PFC Brakes, RACER, Racing Communications, Rotiform, Sabelt, Skip Barber Racing School, Tatuus, Tilton, Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand, VP Racing Fuels

COVERAGE

Coverage of USF2000 will feature worldwide live streaming on the USF Pro Championships App, YouTube channel and website. All races will be available on the series YouTube channel after each event.

DRIVERS

USF2000 is open to drivers age 15 and up (with 14-year-olds eligible pending review and acceptance of a driving resume).

CARS | ENGINES

Tatuus Racing, S.p.A is the manufacturer of the race car packages for all three levels of the USF Pro Championships and is world-renowned as a premier builder of formula cars. The USF Pro Championships concept is unique in that the same monocoque and many of the main suspension and bodywork components are common to all three series.

The USF-22 utilizes the same base chassis as USF Juniors and USF Pro 2000 allowing drivers and teams to continue to advance up the world's most complete driver development system with a forward-thinking three-step concept.

The chassis is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque meeting current FIA safety standards including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant INDYCAR head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers and upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA-specific oval racing circuits and a Halo-type device.

The equipment package for all series will remain in competition for at least four more seasons through 2027.

All series are based on the MZR 2.0-liter powerplant built by Elite Engines. USF2000 and USF Juniors are upgraded factory engines and are the same except for restrictor plates and mapping. USF Pro 2000 uses the same block and head casting but is race built with performance pistons, rods, camshafts and billet crankshaft. All engines utilize a fly-by-wire throttle system.

Carl Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. is the exclusive racecar/parts supplier for the series.

VP is the Official Fuel of the USF Pro 2000 series.

TIRES

Slick/rain tires co-branded CONTINENTAL/USFPRO2000 as manufactured by Continental Tire.

CURRENT TRACK RECORDS

 Streets of St. Petersburg
Qualifying: Christian Brooks  1:11.9662 = 90.042 mph  10/24/2020
  Race: Kiko Porto
1:12.2279 = 89.716 mph
10/25/2020
 NOLA Motorsports Park Qualifying:  Jake Eidson
1:36.3057 = 102.424 mph
2/19/2015
  Race: Jake Eidson
1:36.6613 = 102.047 mph
2/19/2015
 Indianapolis Motor Speedway RC        Qualifying: Braden Eves    
1:24.5396 = 103.861 mph 5/10/2019
  Race: Braden Eves
1:24.7440 = 103.611 mph     
5/11/2019
 Lucas Oil Raceway
Qualifying: Aaron Justus
20.930 = 117.993 mph
5/25/2002 
  Qualifying: Scott Hargrove
42.833 = 115.313 mph+ 
5/25/2013
  Race: Bryan Sellers
21.016 = 117.510 mph
5/25/2002
 Road America Qualifying: Lochie Hughes
2:07.8964 = 112.985 mph 6/16/2023
  Race: Danny Dyszelski
2:08.8197 = 112.175 mph 6/17/2023
 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Qualifying: Michael d'Orlando
1:20.1824 = 101.379 mph
10/2/2021
  Race: Kyle Kirkwood 1:21.2979 = 99.988 mph 7/29/2018
 Streets of Toronto
Qualifying: Kaylen Frederick
1:10.7699 = 90.852 mph
7/14/2018
  Race:  Rasmus Lindh
1:10.9853 = 90.576 mph
7/15/2018 
 Portland International Raceway
Qualifying:  Rasmus Lindh
1:10.9038 = 99.718 mph
9/1/2018
  Race: Kyle Kirkwood
1:11.2101 = 99.289 mph
9/1/2018

+ = two lap average  

MILESTONES (Road to Indy Era 2010-2023)

 Most Starts   Michael d'Orlando        
62           
 
 Most Wins
 Kyle Kirkwood
12
 
   Christian Rasmussen
12
 
 Most Poles  Nico Jamin 13  
 Most Podiums  Jake Eidson 22  
 Most Top-Fives      
 Michael d'Orlando
39
 
 Most Top-10s
 Michael d'Orlando
47
 

                  

POINT SYSTEM

ROAD/STREET COURSES

1st............................... 30              8th...............................13             15th............................ 6
2nd.............................. 25             9th................................12             16th............................ 5
3rd............................... 22             10th..............................11             17th............................ 4
4th............................... 19             11th..............................10             18th............................ 3
5th............................... 17             12th.............................. 9              19th............................ 2
6th............................... 15             13th.............................. 8              20th+.......................... 1

7th............................... 14             14th.............................. 7

One additional point is awarded for pole position, most laps led and fastest race lap

OVALS

1st............................... 45              8th...............................20             15th............................ 9
2nd.............................. 38             9th................................18             16th............................ 8
3rd............................... 33             10th..............................17             17th............................ 6
4th............................... 29             11th..............................15             18th............................ 5
5th............................... 26             12th..............................14             19th............................ 3
6th............................... 23             13th..............................12             20th+.......................... 2

7th............................... 21             14th..............................11

One additional point is awarded for pole position, most laps led and fastest race lap

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1st............................... 22              6th................................ 8
2nd..............................18              7th................................. 6
3rd.............................. 15              8th................................. 4
4th.............................. 12              9th................................. 2
5th.............................. 10              10th+............................. 1

 

Single car teams will receive three bonus points as an equivalency to multi-car teams. Only the two best results will count in the team championship for teams fielding more than two entries.

Past Champions:

 Year          Champion                                  Team 
 2023  Simon Sikes
 Pabst Racing
 2022  Michael d'Orlando
 Cape Motorsports
 2021  Kiko Porto
 DEForce Racing
 2020  Christian Rasmussen
 Jay Howard Driver Development
 2019  Braden Eves
 Cape Motorsports
 2018  Kyle Kirkwood
 Cape Motorsports
 2017  Oliver Askew  Cape Motorsports
 2016  Anthony Martin  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2015  Nico Jamin  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2014  Florian Latorre  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2013  Scott Hargrove  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2012  Matthew Brabham  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2011  Petri Suvanto  Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing
 2010  Sage Karam  Andretti Autosport
 2006  J.R. Hildebrand  Cape Motorsports
 2005  Jay Howard   Aiken Racing
 2004  Bobby Wilson  Cape Motorsports
 2003  Jonathan Bomarito   PR1 Motorsports
 2002  Bryan Sellers  Cape Motorsports
 2001  Jason Lapoint   Richard Morgan Racing
 2000  Aaron Justus  Cape Motorsports
 1999  Dan Wheldon  Primus Racing
 1998  David Besnard  Primus Racing
 1997   Zak Morioka  Hayes Motorsports
 1996  Steve Knapp  Miller Motorsports
 1995  Jeret Schroeder   Schroeder Racing
 1994   Clay Collier  Ruyle Race Service
 1994*  Mike Borkowski   Falcon Racing
 1993E  Chris Simmons  SOTARE Racing
 1993W  David DeSilva  Pfeiffer Ridge Racing
 1993*   Ernest Sikes  Primus Racing
 1992E  Chris Simmons  SOTARE Racing
 1992W  Greg Moore  Team Viper
 1992*   Greg Ray  Primus Racing
 1991   Craig Taylor  Craig Taylor
 1990   Vince Puleo  Fast Forward Racing

 Note:
 1990-1994              USAC FF2000
 1992-1993   Separate East and West Championships
 *1992-1994  SCCA American Continental Championship
 1995  USAC/SCCA FF2000
 1996-2006  USF2000
 2010-  USF2000

 


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