Christian Weir Joins Turn 3 Motorsport for Remaining USF2000 Rounds
 June 29, 2021| 
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Mundelein, Ill. – Series newcomer Christian Weir of Naperville, Ill.,  will join Turn 3 Motorsport for the remaining three rounds of the 2021 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, starting with this weekend’s Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After a successful career in local and regional karting championships from age 11, the 14-year-old has turned his focus to car racing this year with the intent to compete in a full season USF2000 Series campaign in 2022.

Weir has kept busy building his resume this season with his entry in the Formula Race Promotions Eastern Pro 4 Challenge where he earned two second-place finishes in his first event with the series at Mid-Ohio and won the following two rounds at Barber Motorsports Park with Turn 3 Motorsport. He also participated in the Blue Marble Radical Cup at Road America as part of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend this month where he became the youngest winner in the sports car series, taking all three PRO 1340 class poles and first place in two of the three races.

Weir will pilot the #32 R+L Carriers / Autobahn Country Club USF2000 car at the final three USF2000 events alongside teammates Josh Green and Dylan Christie.

Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship // #32 Christian Weir //  R+L Carriers/Autobahn Country Club

“I’m very excited to join Turn 3 Motorsport for the last three rounds of the USF2000 championship,” said Weir. “Working with the guys at Turn 3 has given me lots of confidence going into this championship, and I feel like I’m in a good position to progress. So far most of my career has been building me up to the USF2000 series, and I feel ready and strong going into it. The testing I have done has set my goal high for these next rounds at Mid-Ohio, but it’s going to be about gaining experience for me. I hope that I will have lots of battles and be able to experience different situations on the track this weekend."

“My career has been guided by Turn 3 Motorsport for almost its entirety,” continued Weir. “The testing I have done in the USF2000 car has been the most useful, and being able to go on track with my two teammates Josh Green and Dylan Christie has shown me a lot. I’ve been able to see my pace against other drivers which has pushed me to go faster. I’m excited to go racing this weekend!”

“We’re very excited to welcome Christian into the Turn 3 Motorsport program,” said Team Owner Peter Dempsey. “We’ve been working with him all year developing him in preparation for his USF200 debut. He’s done a phenomenal job in the FRP series and all of the testing we have done. Being such a young talent, he has time on his side to develop his skills in the Road to Indy series, and we aim to help him on his road to success and hopefully reach INDYCAR. Promoting young talent is something we have a huge passion for at T3M, and hopefully we can continue to help more kids like Christian grow and develop as young drivers.”

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio begins with a promoter test day on Thursday followed by practice, qualifying, and Race 1 on Friday. Race 2 will take place on Saturday with Race 3 happening on Sunday.

For racing updates, follow Christian Weir on Instagram at @christianweirracing, on Twitter at @RacingWeir, and on Facebook at Christian Weir Racing.

To stay up to date on Turn 3 Motorsport, follow the team on social media using the handle @turn3motorsport.

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About Turn 3 Motorsport: Turn 3 Motorsport is a full-service operation specializing in racecar preparation, engineering, and driver development. Founded and managed by racecar driver and coach Peter Dempsey, T3M is focused on professional service, team member growth, and high-level performance across multiple racing series.

In 2019, the team secured the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup North America championship titles in the 1340cc, 1500cc, and overall classes. Later that year, Peter and Turn 3 Motorsport achieved a record-breaking win at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, piloting the #10 Eastern Racing / Turn 3 Motorsport Radical SR3 RSX 1340 to a dominating win, leading 638 out of 672 laps, and becoming the first car under two liters to achieve the overall win.

In the team’s rookie season, Turn 3 Motorsport attracted attention out of the gate by winning the season opener of the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in a sweeping performance with Singaporean driver Danial Frost. Frost and the team went on to achieve a pole position, six podium finishes, and third overall in the championship in 2020.

In 2021, T3M will expand its presence in the Road to Indy by introducing a two-car program into the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship alongside its Indy Pro 2000 Championship campaign.

About Peter Dempsey: Peter is an Irish racecar driver, engineer, and driver development leader with a lifetime of motorsport experience. Peter’s racing record includes nine wins in the Indy Pro 2000 (formerly Star Mazda) series and a title of Vice Champion, an Indy Lights series win that was one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and being one of only two drivers to win the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy three times. In addition to his own racing resume, Peter has enjoyed mentoring and coaching many young drivers to reach their full potential as they climb the motorsports ladder.

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