Follow Louka at all 8 weekends of the 2023 USF2000 championship
The newly rebranded USF Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires (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.
Louis Foster, 19, from Basingstoke, England, driving for Exclusive Autosport captured the 2022 Indy Pro 2000 title and scholarship package valued at $614,425 to advance to Indy Lights in 2023.
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, James Hinchcliffe, Sage Karam, Kyle Kirkwood, Patricio O’Ward, Graham Rahal and Rinus VeeKay as well as reigning Indy Lights champion Linus Lundqvist.
2023 Prize Money & Awards
The 2023 USF Pro 2000 champion will receive a scholarship valued at $664,500 to advance to INDY NXT in 2024 via the Discount Tire Driver Advancement Scholarship Program. Additional prize money and awards include the Cooper Tires 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 Cooper Tires will distribute over $1.6M in prize money and awards.
Coverage of USF Pro 2000 will feature worldwide live streaming. Full race shows and highlight shows will be available on the series YouTube channel after each event.
ChassisTATUUS USF-17 · Carbon composite monocoque built to FIA F4 technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Anti-intrusion side panels · Front bulkhead structure for USA-specific oval racing circuits
EngineMazda 2.0-Liter · 175 hp · Fly-by-wire throttle · Cosworth SQ6 EMS
Tires / Wheels13-inch Cooper Tires USF · Motegi Racing forged Technomesh mono-block alloy wheels
ElectronicsCosworth CFW277 with integrated dash and gear change paddles · Cosworth Omega L2 Plus Data Logger linked via CAN to Cosworth SQ6 ECU and GCU
GearboxSadev 6-speed sequential · Pneumatic paddle shift system
Specs2750 mm wheelbase · 1560 mm width · 500 kg
|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|
|August 26-27||Circuit of the Americas||3.426-mile road course|
|September 02-03||Portland International Raceway||1.964-mile road course|