Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship is the second official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The 18-race schedule takes place at nine (9) premier events headlined by the NTT INDYCAR Series which consists of six (6) road courses, two (2) street circuits and two (2) ovals. Points are awarded to the top-20 finishers in each race, with bonus points awarded for position, most laps led and fastest race lap. Team points are based on the team’s top-two cars in each individual race. Over $823,000 in prize money and awards is on offer including a champion’s scholarship to graduate to the Indy Lights Championship.
The Tatuus PM-18 is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured to meet current FIA F4 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 2.0-liter Mazda-developed MZR-PM18A, prepared by Elite Engines, which produces 275 horsepower while utilizing a fly-by-wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.
|February 26-27||Streets of St. Petersburg||1.8-mile street circuit|
|April 30 - May 01||Barber Motorsports Park||2.3-mile road course|
|May 13-14||Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit||2.439-mile road course|
|May 27||Lucas Oil Raceway||0.686-mile oval|
|June 11-12||Road America||4.014-mile road course|
|July 02-03||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||2.258-mile road course|
|July 16-17||Streets of Toronto||1.786-mile street circuit|
|August 20||World Wide Technology Raceway||1.25-mile oval|
|September 02-24||Portland International Raceway||1.964-mile road course|
The mission of JHDD is to develop our own drivers internally by educating and passing down all of our knowledge to help the drivers perform to the very best of their ability.
Our job is to give the drivers all the tools, assets and information to win. If we are able to take a young driver and teach them the correct driving techniques, racecraft and mindset from the beginning, all while building their confidence, maintaining a consistent message and sense of continuity, the driver will be rewarded with results and championships.
Who better to teach this than Team Principal, Jay Howard—former Road to Indy champion, INDYCAR driver and now championship-winning team owner—who has the experience, knows exactly what it takes and how to WIN.