Sanctioned by USAC, the USF2000 Championship is the first official step on the USF Pro Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The 18-race schedule takes place at eight (8) premier events headlined by the NTT INDYCAR Series which consists of six (6) road courses, two (2) street circuits and one (1) oval. 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 $1,600,000 in prize money and awards is on offer including a champion’s scholarship to graduate to the USF Pro 2000 Championship.
The Tatuus USF-22 is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured to meet current FIA GEN 1 with Halo-type device 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 is powered by a Mazda-developed 2-liter MZR engine, prepared by Elite Engines, which produces 175 horsepower while utilizing a fly-by-wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.
|March 4-5||Streets of St. Petersburg||1.8-mile street circuit|
|March 25-26||Sebring International Raceway||3.74-mile road course|
|May 12-13||Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit||2.439-mile road course|
|May 26||Lucas Oil Raceway||0.686-mile oval|
|June 17-18||Road America||4.014-mile road course|
|July 01-02||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||2.258-mile road course|
|July 15-16||Streets of Toronto||1.786-mile street circuit|
|September 02-03||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.