The 2017 United States Formula 4 champion Kyle Kirkwood will switch to USF2000 this year with Cape Motorsports.
He will try to follow in the footsteps of Oliver Askew, a fellow resident of Jupiter, Florida and his fellow 2016 Team USA Scholarship winner, who won last year’s USF2000 crown with Cape.
Kirkwood meanwhile claimed nine wins on his way to the US F4 title with the same outfit.
He will be a single entry for Cape when the USF2000 season gets underway at St Petersburg on March 9-11.
?It?s truly an honor to join with Cape Motorsports for the second year around,? he said.
?We had such a great 2017 season and to be able to keep that momentum rolling is awesome.
“It?s always tough learning a new car and a new series, but being with a team that I am very comfortable with and know so well will make the transition very easy.”
Cape has won the last seven USF2000 titles.
?We started this journey with Kyle over a year ago, with the objective to win the F4 Championship in 2017, job cracked,? said team boss Nicholas Cape.
?Then, the plan going forward was to move Kyle into USF2000 for 2018 and challenge for the championship.
“A lot of things happened over the winter and we weren’t 100% sure, as a group, that was going to happen.
“A big thank you the people who have helped see this come to fruition, because without their support, I’m not sure it would have, but I guarantee you as a group we’ll come out swinging.”