USF2000 Silly Season Report

USF2000 2020 Silly Season

by The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl |

2019 saw 28 Drivers score points in USF2000 competing for 10 different teams. There was a wave of new drivers at Portland and Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca and another batch at the October Chris Griffis Memorial Test in October at Indy. In this article I will list out the drivers that participated in USF2000 in 2019, as well as those that have participated in an official test during the offseason. I am sure that there will be other drivers to add to this list as we get closer to St. Pete, but this is the first look at the Silly Season so far.

2019 USF2000 Drivers

Braden Eves

Braden Eves won the 2019 Championship by 5 points over Hunter McElrea. Has signed on to drive for Exclusive Autosport in Indy Pro 2000 for 2020. 

Hunter McElrea

After finishing 2nd in USF2000 in 2019, Hunter tested an Indy Pro 2000 in the October test at Indy for Pabst Racing.

Colin Kaminsky

Kaminsky will be moving up to Indy Pro 2000 with Pabst Racing.

Christian Rasmussen

Christian Rasmussen returns to USF2000 in 2020 with his eyes on a title bid with Jay Howard Driver Development
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Christian Rasmussen returns to USF2000 in 2020 with his eyes on a title bid with Jay Howard Driver Development

Christian Rasmussen will be back in USF2000 in 2020 with Jay Howard Driver Development. He topped the speed charts at the October testing in Indy and showed the same pace at the Yacademy Winter Testing in Florida.

Darren Keane

The 2019 USF2000 5th place driver has been focused on his studies at the University of Florida and has not tested an Indy Pro 2000 or USF2000 car this offseason at an official test.

Manuel Sulaiman

Tested with DEForce Racing and RP Motorsports USA in October for Indy Pro 2000.

Jak Crawford

Last seen in Karting at the Supernationals in Vegas. He has not been at an official test session during the offseason. 

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Bruna Tomaselli

The lone female participating in the Road to Indy ladder in 2019 was selected to compete in the W Series in 2020.  

Zach Holden

Ran USF2000 with Legacy Autosport in 2019, scoring a podium finishes. Legacy Autosport has announced that they will also be running in Indy Pro 2000 for 2020. Zach has not been at an official test session during the offseason. 

Reece Gold

Reece has tested with Cape Motosports at the October Chris Griffis Test in Indy and the Yacademy Winter Test in Florida where he showed pace during every session.

Reece Gold at Yacademy Winter Testing in Sebring with Cape Motorsports
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Reece Gold at Yacademy Winter Testing in Sebring with Cape Motorsports

Eduardo Barrichello

Participated in the October Testing with DEForce Racing, but has since signed on for the 2020 USF2000 season with Pabst Racing.

Yuven Sundaramoorthy

Sundaramoorthy has been busy during the offseason testing with Pabst Racing in October at Indy and with other series, including the MRF Challenge in Bahrain. Yuven is signed for 2020 USF2000 with Pabst Racing.

Cameron Shields

The Australian Driver competed with NWR last season. Cameron has not been at an official test session during the offseason. 

Matt Round-Garrido

Garrido has been testing with Juncos Racing in Indy Pro 2000 during the offseason testing sessions in Indy and Florida.

Matt Round-Garrido at Sebring - Indy Pro 2000 Testing with Juncos Racing
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Matt Round-Garrido at Sebring – Indy Pro 2000 Testing with Juncos Racing

Nolan Siegel

Siegel is set for 2020 with a full time ride with Jay Howard Driver Development Team in USF2000 and F4 competition.

Jack William Miller

Miller tested with Miller Vinatieri Motorsports during the October test in Indy. He is expected to return with the family team in 2020.

Christian Bogle

Christian Bogle - USF2000 in 2020 with Jay Howard Driver Development
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Christian Bogle – USF2000 in 2020 with Jay Howard Driver Development

Bogle is set for 2020 with a full time ride with Jay Howard Driver Development Team in USF2000 and F4 competition. In addition, Christian has been participating in select tests with an Indy Light car with JHDD.

Kyle Dupell

Participated in the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indy in October with Newman Wachs Racing. No announcement has been made for the 2020 season by the driver or team as of yet.

His Instagram referred to a November test in Sebring and the car picture was a Cape Motorsports USF2000 car, so stay tuned.

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Josh Green

Josh Green at Sebring USF2000 Test with Cape Motorsports
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Josh Green at Sebring USF2000 Test with Cape Motorsports

The Team USA Scholarship winner has been traveling the globe since making his first USF2000 starts at Portland last season with JHDD.

Green did not participate in the October testing at Indy, but he was in the car for the last session of the Yacademy Winter Testing with Cape Motorsports at Sebring.  

Josh Green looks to back up his Team USA Scholarship award with a title run in USF2000 in 2020.
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Josh Green looks to back up his Team USA Scholarship award with a title run in USF2000 in 2020.

Wyatt Brichacek

Wyatt Brichacek at Winter Testing at Palm Beach, FL
The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl | 33 Dreams of Indy Wyatt Brichacek at Winter Testing at Palm Beach, FL

Brichacek participated in the October Testing in Indy and the first two steps of the Yacademy Testing in Florida with Jay Howard Driver Development. The team has announced that Wyatt will be on of their drivers for USF2000 in 2020, joining Rassmussen, Bogle, and Seigel.

Drivers that made a start in USF2000 in 2019 that have not participated in an official test this offseason.

Alex Baron, Anthony Famularo, Manuel Cabrera, Ayrton Ori, Dakota Dickerson, Jose Sierra, Timmy Pagliuso, Nate Aranda

Drivers that have tested this offseason

Victor Andersson with HMD Motorsports in October
Max Kaeser with Miller Vinatieri Motorsports in October
Rick Bouthoorn with Pabst Racing in October
Jonathan Kotyk with Legacy Autosport in October
Harry Voight with Team E Jay Racing in October
Alexander Koreiba with Jay Howard Driver Development in October
TJ Thompson with HMD Motorsports in October
Parker Locke with Cape Motorsports at Yacademy Sebring in December

Kiko Porto 

Porto has been announced as a driver for DEForce racing in USF2000 for 2020. 

One item of note as I have compiled all of the Road to Indy Silly Season reports. The one female driver that competed in the RTI ladder system last year will be competing in the W Series. No other female drivers have been identified via testing or announced as being competitors in 2020. This is something that I would love to see changed in the coming months and years. We will see if it does…

I would love to hear your comments.

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