Cape Motorsports has made its first signing for the 2022 USF2000 season, with Jagger Jones joining the team after an impressive debut test.
Jones, grandson of Indianapolis 5000 winner Parnelli and son of former IndyCar racer PJ Jones, competed in NASCAR’s fourth tier two years ago and came second in the ARCA Menards Series West.
He lost his drive for 2020 but continued in oval racing, and last week joined Cape for the post-season Chris Griffis Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jones went fastest, and will now move into single-seater racing.
“I am really excited to be racing open-wheel cars in the Road to Indy,” said Jones.
“It’s a major transition from stock car racing, but my family has raced everything and I am glad to follow a similar path. Growing up, I always dreamed of driving at Indianapolis one day and those dreams came true this weekend. I cannot thank everyone who helped put this together enough.
“I didn’t know how the test was going to go, but I knew I would be provided the best by Cape Motorsports. The rest would be up to me.
“One of my specialties has been the ability to adapt quickly at any track and in any car. I am a very technical driver and have enjoyed working with the team. I am excited to continue to improve throughout winter testing and be ready for the 2022 season.”
Cape has a strong record in USF2000, having won the teams’ title six times in the last 10 seasons and run eight of the last 10 champions.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen,” said Nicholas and Dominic Cape, who run the team, on signing Jones.
“We are extremely excited to have Jagger as part of our team for next season. The IMS test went really well and it’s a great way to kick off the winter test program. We’re all looking forward to competing against everyone next year!”