Inaugural Mazda Road to Indy Scouting Combine Set to Begin at Andersen RacePark
 November 27, 2011| 
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Competitors Vying for USF2000 Opportunity at St. Petersburg Grand Prix

INDYCAR will host the first Mazda Road to Indy Scouting Combine on Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Palmetto, Fla. The scouting combine is a talent-driven program that serves as a stepping stone for grassroots motorsports drivers with aspirations to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500.

The combine will feature distinguished young racers vying for a chance to compete in the two Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda races during the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March 2012. All participants will receive on-track practice, business development training and the opportunity for mock media interviews. An expert panel of judges will select a winner based on on-track and off-track performance.

Drivers scheduled to participate include Jacob Knueven (TaG World Championship), Luke Waller (Heartland Sprint Series), Joe Ruch (SKUSA Central States Challenge), Bobby Kelley (International Karting Federation), Eric Filgueiras (Florida Karting Championship Series), Camden Geise (Cal State Karting Series), Taylor Ferns (United States Auto Club), Nick Neri (Rotax), Ryan Stewart (World Karting Association) and Zach Rubichon (Eastern Canada Karting Championship).

The winner of the combine will be announced on Wednesday.

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