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Frankie Mossman steps up to USFP2000 at COTA ahead of 2024 attack

by Ida Wood

Photo: JHDD

Frankie Mossman will make his USF Pro 2000 debut at Circuit of the Americas next weekend ahead of a full season in the series next year.

In both instances the 17-year-old will race for Jay Howard Driver Development, who he is already familiar with having driven for them in multiple series.

Mossman was eighth on the USA ProTour in X30 Junior karts in 2020, then last year was third in the country’s SuperNationals and 15th on the ProTour in KA100 Senior karts, as well coming sixth on the ProTour for X30 Senior karts.

He made his first car racing steps in 2021 in Lucas Oil School of Racing’s Formula Car Winter Series, then joined JHDD for USF2000’s round on Indinapolis Motor Speedway’s road course last year and finished eighth on his debut.

At the start of 2023 he contested the YACademy Winter Series with JHDD, and he claimed pole and two wins in the Formula 4 class at Sebring, then made the class podium again at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

That preceded a United States F4 campaign with the team where he picked up two podiums in the first three rounds but then missed the fourth round and is now 10th in the standings. He moves up to JHDD’s USFP2000 line-up not only for COTA, but also the season finale at Portland a week later and will be in the car previously piloted by Reece Ushijima.

“I feel like I have learned a lot, thanks to Jay and his team, and want to continue that process,” sais Mossman. “My goal is the IndyCar series, and I feel with this move, will put me ahead of my peers. The two events this season are purely exploratory to show me what I need to work on for a championship-calibre season in 2024.”

JHDD team boss Jay Howard described Mossman’s step up to USFP200 as “an aggressive one, but one that will help increase his learning curve and advance his overall race programme”.