Louka St.-Jean will step up from USF2000 to USF Pro 2000 from the next round at Road America onwards.
The 17-year-old Canadian competed in the United States Formula 4 championship through 2021 and 2022. He came 16th in his rookie campaign with ICAR Canada Racing Team, then joined Jay Howard Driver Development for his second season and made the podium, but missed races and ended the year 11th in the standings.
At the start of this year he remained with JHDD to step up to USF2000. Across the first two rounds in St. Petersburg and at Sebring he picked up a best finish of 11th, then missed round three on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course due to a crash.
“I am looking forward to making my debut in USFP2000 next weekend,” said St.-Jean.
“I had a great test with Turn 3 Motorsport at Road America a few weeks ago, and I am up for the challenge of stepping up to the next level of the USF Pro championships. My goal is to keep building experience this year and learn as much as I can going into the 2024 season.
“A huge thank you to Turn 3 as well as my family, friends and partners for the continued support. I am excited and ready to go!”
Turn 3 team founder Peter Dempsey added “I’m very excited to have Louka join our team, I think he is a very talented young man with huge amount of potential. Louka had a great one day test with us in the USFP2000 car already, so we are aiming to build on that experience and knowledge to have a solid debut in USF Pro 2000 next week.
“We are going to use the rest of the 2023 season as a learning experience in preparation for a full season of racing in 2024.”
St.-Jean will be team-mate to Jonathan Browne, Michael d’Orlando and Jackson Lee.