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DEForce keeps Garg in IP2000, promotes Clark to USF2000 for Portland

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography/Road to Indy

DEForce Racing will keep its USF2000 regular Bijoy Garg in its Indy Pro 2000 line-up for this weekend’s season finale at Portland, and has promoted Mac Clark into its USF2000 line-up.

Garg stepped up to IP2000 last time out at the Gateway oval as USF2000 was not racing that weekend and he finished 10th on his series debut. He currently sits eventh in the USF2000 standings, with both series concluding their seasons with a Portland triple-header.

As Garg’s USF2000 seat is therefore now free for Portland, DEForce has signed its USF Juniors points leader Mac Clark to fill it.

Clark finished second in United States Formula 4 last year, then made a sideways move to USF Juniors, a new rung of the Road to Indy that sits below USF2000 and for its inaugural season has used the same cars as US F4.

With one round to go, Clark leads the championship by 30 points and has five wins to his name. This year he also stepped up to Formula Regional Americas (a series of higher technical specification than IP2000) with Future Star Racing and is currently sixth in the points having missed the most recent round.

He will be one of three USF2000 debutants at Portland, as fellow USF Juniors racer Ethan Ho joins Velocity Racing Development and Lucas Mann, who came 18th in a part-time campaign in US F4 last year, is added to the line-up of Turn 3 Motorsport. Both drivers are eyeing full-time moves into USF2000 in 2023.