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2023 USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires

The USF2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires 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 the USF Pro Championships Presented by Cooper Tires - 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 Presented by Cooper Tires, the next step on the ladder system.

Michael d'Orlando, 20, from Hartsdale, N.Y., driving for Cape Motorsports claimed the 2022 championship and a scholarship valued at $406,925 to ensure graduation to the next step on the ladder, USF Pro 2000, in 2023.

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, Matthew Brabham, Colton Herta, JR Hildebrand, Sage Karam, Kyle Kirkwood, Andy Lally, Hunter McElrea, Christian Rasmussen, Bryan Sellers, Parker Thompson and Rinus VeeKay to name a few.

2023 PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The 2023 USF2000 champion will receive a scholarship valued at $440,125 to advance to USF Pro 2000 in 2024. Additional prize money and awards include the Cooper Tires 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 Cooper Tires will distribute over $1.6M in prize money and awards.

2023 SCHEDULE - Eight Events, 18 Races

ROUND DATE TRACK VENUE
1/2 March 4-5 
Streets of St. Petersburg
1.8-mile street circuit 
3/4
March 25-26
Sebring International Raceway
3.74-mile road course
5/6/7
May 12-13
Indianapolis Motor Speedway    
2.439-mile road course
8
May 26
Lucas Oil Raceway .686-mile oval
9/10  
June 17-18
Road America
4.014-mile road course
11/12/13     
July 1-2
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course    
2.258-mile road course
14/15 July 15-16
Streets of Toronto
1.786-mile street circuit
16/17/18
September 2-3  
Portland International Raceway     
1.967-mile road course

Spring Training will take place at Sebring International Raceway on February 27-28, with the annual USF Pro Fall Combine taking place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in October of 2023. Five pre-event test days include Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 11, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park May 25, Road America June 15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 29 and Portland International Raceway August 31.

SERIES PARTNERS

Cooper Tires, AMR INDYCAR Safety Team, Bell Helmets, Carl Haas Auto, Cosworth, Dynamic Suspensions, Elite Engines, Hi-Tide Boat Lifts, Hyperco, INDYCAR Ministry, Kids On Track, Lucas Oil School of Racing, PFC Brakes, RACER, Racing Communications, Rotiform, Sabelt, SimMetric Driver Performance Labs, Tatuus, Tilton, Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand, VP Racing Fuels

COVERAGE

Coverage of USF2000 will feature worldwide live streaming. Full race shows and highlight shows 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

Significant chassis enhancements took place in 2022 with new cars in USF Pro 2000 and USF2000. The Tatuus IP-22 in USF Pro 2000 and the USF-22 in USF2000 featured new advancements to extend competition life to at least through 2027.

The 2022 upgrades included a new, wider monocoque with the addition of a Halo-type device as well as new sidepods, underfloor, engine cover, air ducts, damper covers and fuel cell.

The USF-22 is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured by Tatuus Racing meeting current FIA 2020 GEN 1 with Halo-type device and safety standards including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant INDYCAR head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers, upgraded uprights and upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA specific oval racing circuits.

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

VP Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel of USF2000.

ENGINES

The USF-22 is powered by the Mazda MZR 2-liter powerplant prepared by Elite Engines which produces 175 HP and maximum torque of 160 Ft. Lbs., utilizing a fly-by-wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.

TIRES

Thirteen-inch slick and rain tires co-branded COOPER/USF2000 as manufactured by Cooper Tires.

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
 Barber Motorsports Park Qualifying:  Nolan Siegel
1:20.9794 = 102.248 mph
4/16/2021
  Race: Nolan Siegel
1:21.5837 = 101.491 mph
4/17/2021
 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: Rasmus Lindh 2:09.2583 = 111.795 mph 6/22/2018
  Race: Scott Anderson 2:09.656 = 111.452 mph 8/17/2012
 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 2010-2022)

 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 
 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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