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F1600 champion Thomas Schrage to debut in USF2000 at Mid-Ohio

by Ida Wood

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Thomas Schrage, winner of last year’s F1600 Championship Series, will make his debut in USF2000 at Mid-Ohio this weekend with Exclusive Autosport.

The 18-year-old became champion of the entry-level series, which is the United States’ Honda-powered equivalent to Formula Ford 1600 in Europe, with nine wins in 2022 and it helped him earn the support of the Team USA Scholarship.

Off the back of that he got to race in the United Kingdom with Ammonite Motorsport, taking pole on debut in Castle Combe FF1600 then following that up with fourth place in the FFord Festival at Brands Hatch and 17th in the Walter Hayes Trophy.

He also spent last year midget racing to diversify his car racing experience, but has had a less busy time in the cockpit so far in 2023. Schrage announced last week he would be USF2000-bound, and so far is only confirmed for one round in the car that was raced earlier this season by YACademy Winter Series champion Jacob Douglas before he moved to Pabst Racing.

“I am beyond thrilled to join Exclusive Autosport for the Mid-Ohio event this weekend,” said Schrage. “I cannot wait to hit the track and show everyone what we’re capable of.”

Also set to make their USF2000 debuts are Logan Adams, Carson Etter and Brady Golan. Jay Howard Driver Development has moved Adams across from its line-up in US Formula 4 line-up, where he is currently 17th in the standings, and he will be the third driver this year to race its #9 car.

The other two are stepping up from USF Juniors, the rung below USF2000 on the Road to Indy.

Golan is currently ninth in the standings with DEForce Racing, and will make his USF2000 debut with that team, and Etter will also be enjoying continuity as he makes the step up with DC Autosport.