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USF2000 and US Formula 4 grids grow ahead of season

by Ida Wood

The 2019 USF2000 season, the first to be run without Mazda’s backing since the unified championship first folded back in 2006, has grown to nine cars with five recent entry announcements.

Reigning teams champion Pabst Racing has signed championship returnees Colin Kaminsky (pictured) and?Yuven Sundaramoorthy, who finished 10th and 29th in the standings last season.

Kaminsky, 19, will be entering his third full USF2000 season, and is expecting to challenge for the title.

?My goal for the 2019 USF2000 season is to compete for wins and ultimately compete for a championship and a scholarship to Indy Pro 2000 in 2020,? said Kaminsky, who was third fastest in last month’s post-season test at Homestead-Miami.

Sundaramoorthy is still only 15 years old, but has been a winner in the F1600 Championship Series for the last two years. He previously lived in China, and appeared at one USF2000 round last year for Exclusive Autosport, taking two top 10 finishes.

?I am so excited to be driving with Pabst Racing this year and taking the next step in my racing career,? commented Sundaramoorthy.

?I?m really looking forward to the hyper-competitive experience in USF2000, and learning from my new teammates as well. My goal is to get some top-fives early in the season, then improve to podiums and wins later in the year.?

Cape Motorsports, the winner of the last two USF2000 driver titles with Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood, has signed 14-year-old Reece Gold, the reigning?Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series champion and a successful karter.

Venezuelan Anthony Famularo will move from Italian Formula 4 to race in USF2000 this year with BN Racing.

The driver signings are completed by?new team Jay Howard’s Driver Development, which will field Christian Bogle in both USF2000 and United States Formula 4. Bogle made appearances in Atlantics, the F2000 Championship Series and US F4 last year.

The Formula 1, NASCAR and Formula 3-supporting US F4 grid is now 11-strong, with both JHDD and Alliance Racing boasting four drivers on their books. Crosslink Racing with Kiwi Motorsports, DEForce Racing and Momentum Motorsports are set to run the other three confirmed entries.

Arthur Leist, younger brother of IndyCar driver Matheus, is the leading entry so far with Crosslink. The Brazilian finished ninth with the championship-winning team last year, taking two podiums in his first season of car racing.


2019 grids
USF2000 US F4
Eduardo Barrichello – Miller Vinatieri Motorsports
Christian Bogle – Jay Howard’s Driver Development
Anthony Famularo – BN Racing
Reece Gold – Cape Motorsports
Colin Kaminsky – Pabst Racing
Hunter McElrea – TBA
Jack William Miller – Miller Vinatieri Motorsports
Jason Reichert – Marotti Racing
Yuven Sundaramoorthy – Pabst Racing
Christian Bogle – Jay Howard’s Driver Development
Hayden Bowlsbey – Jay Howard’s Driver Development
Wyatt Brichacek – Jay Howard’s Driver Development
Will Edwards – Alliance Racing
Chandler Horton – Alliance Racing
Arthur Leist – Crosslink Racing w/ Kiwi Motorsport
Ryan MacDermid – Alliance Racing
Francicsco Porto – DEForce Racing
Robert Soroka – Jay Howard’s Driver Development
Dylan Tavella – Alliance Racing
Kent Vaccaro – Momentum Motorsports