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2024 USF Pro 2000 Presented by Continental Tire

USF Pro 2000 Presented by Continental Tire (formerly Indy Pro 2000) has served as a vital step on the career path of many of today’s top drivers. It is the third official step on the USF Pro Championships ladder. The series is sanctioned by USAC and owned and operated by Andersen Promotions.

Myles Rowe, 23, from Powder Springs, Georgia, driving for Pabst Racing captured the 2023 USF Pro 2000 title and scholarship package valued at $664,500 to advance to INDY NXT in 2024. He will join HMD Motorsports as he continues his journey to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

HISTORY

USF Pro 2000’s roots date back to 1991 with the Star Mazda Championship, which ceased operation in 2012 after 22 years. Andersen Promotions founded what is now USF Pro 2000 in December of 2012 to replace the void left by Star Mazda. Graduates include Oliver Askew, Conor Daly, Louis Foster, James Hinchcliffe, Sage Karam, Kyle Kirkwood, Patricio O'Ward, Graham Rahal, Christian Rasmussen, Sting Ray Robb and Rinus VeeKay.

2024 PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The 2024 USF Pro 2000 champion will receive a scholarship valued at $681,500 to advance to INDY NXT in 2025. Additional prize money and awards include the Continental Tire Pole Award for each race as well as season-ending awards for Rookie of the Year, Championship Team, Mechanic of the Year, Hard Charger, Move of the Year and Spirit Award.

In total, the USF Pro Championships Presented by Continental Tire will distribute over $1.68M in prize money and awards.

2024 SCHEDULE - Eight Events/18 Races

ROUND DATE TRACK SUPPORTING
1/2 March 8-10          
Streets of St. Petersburg
INDYCAR   
3/4/5
April 5-7*
NOLA Motorsports Park
Standalone Event
6/7/8
May 9-11*
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
INDYCAR
9
May 23-24*
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
USAC
10/11/12
June 6-9*
Road America
INDYCAR
13/14   
July 4-7*
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
INDYCAR
15/16
July 19-21
Streets of Toronto
INDYCAR
17/18    
August 22-25*       
Portland International Raceway             
INDYCAR

*Includes pre-event test day

Additional test dates include series’ open tests at Mid-Ohio on May 15/16, Road America on May 20, Mid-Ohio on September 10/11 and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on September 13.

SERIES PARTNERS

Continental Tire, AMR INDYCAR Safety Team, Bell Helmets, Carl Haas Auto, Cosworth, Dallara Research Center, Dynamic Suspensions, Elite Engines, Hyperco, INDYCAR Ministry,  Makita Corporation, PFC Brakes, RACER, Racing Communications, Rotiform, Sabelt, Skip Barber Racing School, Tatuus, Tilton, Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand, VP Racing Fuels

COVERAGE

Coverage of USF Pro 2000 will feature worldwide live streaming on the USF Pro Championships App, YouTube channel and website. All races will be available on the series YouTube channel after each event.

CAR | ENGINE

Tatuus Racing, S.p.A is the manufacturer of the race car packages for all three levels of the USF Pro Championships and is world-renowned as a premier builder of formula cars. The USF Pro Championships concept is unique in that the same monocoque and many of the main suspension and bodywork components are common to all three series.

The USF Pro 2000 IP-22 utilizes the same base chassis as USF2000 and USF Juniors allowing drivers and teams to continue to advance up the world's most complete driver development system with a forward-thinking three-step concept.

The chassis is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque meeting current FIA safety standards including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant INDYCAR head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers and upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA-specific oval racing circuits and a Halo-type device.

The equipment package for all series will remain in competition for at least four more seasons through 2027.

All series are based on the MZR 2.0-liter powerplant built by Elite Engines. USF2000 and USF Juniors are upgraded factory engines and are the same except for restrictor plates and mapping. USF Pro 2000 uses the same block and head casting but is race built with performance pistons, rods, camshafts and billet crankshaft. All engines utilize a fly-by-wire throttle system.

Carl Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. is the exclusive racecar/parts supplier for the series.

VP is the Official Fuel of the USF Pro 2000 series.

TIRES

Slick/rain tires co-branded CONTINENTAL/USFPRO2000 as manufactured by Continental Tire.

POINT SYSTEM

ROAD/STREET COURSES

1st............................... 30              8th...............................13             15th............................ 6
2nd.............................. 25             9th................................12             16th............................ 5
3rd............................... 22             10th..............................11             17th............................ 4
4th............................... 19             11th..............................10             18th............................ 3
5th............................... 17             12th.............................. 9              19th............................ 2
6th............................... 15             13th.............................. 8              20th+.......................... 1

7th............................... 14             14th.............................. 7

One additional point is awarded for pole position, most laps led and fastest race lap

OVALS

1st............................... 45              8th...............................20             15th............................ 9
2nd.............................. 38             9th................................18             16th............................ 8
3rd............................... 33             10th..............................17             17th............................ 6
4th............................... 29             11th..............................15             18th............................ 5
5th............................... 26             12th..............................14             19th............................ 3
6th............................... 23             13th..............................12             20th+.......................... 2

7th............................... 21             14th..............................11

One additional point is awarded for pole position, most laps led and fastest race lap

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1st............................... 22              6th................................ 8
2nd..............................18              7th................................. 6
3rd.............................. 15              8th................................. 4
4th.............................. 12              9th................................. 2
5th.............................. 10              10th+............................. 1

 

Single car teams will receive three bonus points as an equivalency to multi-car teams. Only the two best results will count in the team championship for teams fielding more than two entries.

CURRENT TRACK RECORDS

 Streets of St. Petersburg
Qualifying: Sting Ray Robb
1:07.6015 = 95.856 mph
10/24/2020
  Race: Sting Ray Robb
1:08.1141 = 95.134 mph
10/25/2020
 NOLA Motorsports Park
Qualifying:  Jack Aitken
1:55.2006 = 105.836 mph
2/19/2015
  Race:  Weiron Tan
1:33.7313 = 105.237 mph
2/19/2015
 Indianapolis Motor Speedway RC        Qualifying: Rasmus Lindh    
1:18.9953 = 111.151 mph 5/10/2019
  Race: Kyle Kirkwood
1:19.3332 = 110.677 mph
5/10/2019
 Lucas Oil Raceway
Qualifying: Matthew Brabham         
19.744 = 125.081 mph
5/25/2013
 
Qualifying: Matthew Brabham         
39.526 = 124.961 mph +
5/25/2013
  Race: Matthew Brabham
20.174 = 122.415 mph
5/25/2013
 Road America Qualifying: David Malukas 1:59.8151 = 120.606 mph 6/22/2018
  Race: Toby Sowery 2:01.3306 = 119.099 mph 6/22/2018
 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Qualifying: David Malukas 1:14.8576 = 108.590 mph 7/28/2018
  Race: Rinus VeeKay 1:16.3310 = 106.494 mph 7/29/2018
 Streets of Toronto
Qualifying:  Kyle Kirkwood
1:07.3800 = 95.423 mph
7/12/2019
  Race:  Rasmus Lindh
1:07.0213 = 95.934 mph
7/14/2019
 Portland International Raceway
Qualifying:  Rinus VeeKay
1:05.8973 = 107.294 mph
9/1/2018
  Race:  Rinus VeeKay
1.07.1597 = 105.277 mph
9/1/2018

+ = two lap average  

MILESTONES (Road to Indy Era 2010-2023):

Most Starts  Sting Ray Robb
61
Most Wins Matthew Brabham 13
Most Poles Jack Hawksworth 11
Most Podiums Connor De Phillippi            19           
Most Top-Fives            
Parker Thompson
35

Most Top-10s
Sting Ray Robb
56
 

 

PAST CHAMPIONS:

Year Champion Team
2023
Myles Rowe
Pabst Racing
2022
Louis Foster
Exclusive Autosport
2021
Christian Rasmussen
Jay Howard Driver Development
2020
Sting Ray Robb
Juncos Racing
2019
Kyle Kirkwood
RP Motorsport USA           
2018
Rinus VeeKay
Juncos Racing
2017
Victor Franzoni
Juncos Racing
2016  Aaron Telitz  Team Pelfrey 
2015 Santiago Urrutia  Team Pelfrey
2014  Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
2013 Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport                     
2012 Jack Hawksworth Team Pelfrey
2011 Tristan Vautier JDC MotorSports
2010 Conor Daly Juncos Racing
2009 Adam Christodoulou JDC MotorSports
2008 John Edwards AIM Autosport
2007 Dane Cameron JDC MotorSports
2006 Adrian Carrio World Speed Motorsports
2005 Raphael Matos Ocean Tomo Racing
2004 * Michael McDowell Valley Motor Center
2003 Luis Schiavo Racers Edge Motorsports
2002 Guy Cosmo Racers Edge Motorsports
2001 Scott Bradley World Speed Motorsports
2000 Bernardo Martinez Team Bucknum
1999 + Joey Hand S3 Racing
1998 Ian Lacy S3 Racing
1997 Tony Buffomante Valley Motor Center
1996 Rich Stephens Miller Team Racing
1995 Mark Rodrigues Valley Motor Center
1994 Brad Loehner Loehner Racing
1993 Ben Massey World Speed Motorsports
1992 Chuck West World Speed Motorsports
1991 Mark Rodrigues Valley Motor Center



(*) Series switched from tube-frame cars to carbon-fiber cars in 2004.
(+) First season of unified national Star Mazda Championship series. From 1991 – 1999 the series crowned regional and oval-track champions.