Indy PRo 2000 Championship

Overview

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. 

Technology

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.

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Chassis

TATUUS PM-18 · Carbon composite monocoque built to FIA F4 technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Anti-intrusion side panels · Front bulkhead structure for USA-specific oval racing circuits

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Engine

Mazda 2.0-Liter · 275 hp · Fly-by-wire throttle · Cosworth SQ6 EMS

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Tires / Wheels

13-inch Cooper Tires IP2k · Motegi Racing forged Technomesh mono-block alloy wheels

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Electronics

Cosworth CFW277 with integrated dash and gear change paddles · Cosworth Omega L2 Plus Data Logger linked via CAN to Cosworth SQ6 ECU and GCU

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Gearbox

Sadev 6-speed sequential · Pneumatic paddle shift system

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Specs

2750 mm wheelbase · 1549 mm width · 520 kg

Schedule

DateCircuitVenue
March 05-07Streets of St. Petersburg1.8-mile street circuit
April 08-11Barber Motorsports Park2.3-mile road course
May 13-15Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit2.439-mile road course
May 27-28Lucas Oil Raceway0.686-mile oval
June 18-20Road America4.014-mile road course
July 01-04Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course2.258-mile road course
July 09-11Streets of Toronto1.786-mile street circuit
August 19-21World Wide Technology Raceway1.25-mile oval
August 27-29New Jersey Motorsports Park2.14-mile road course

Our mission

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.