This weekend, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda will compete at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway for rounds five and six
of the 2017 championship. The series will join the rest of the Mazda Road to Indy as support series for the Verizon IndyCar Series main event. ArmsUp
Motorsports resumes the battle for the championship with drivers Devin Wojcik and Bruna Tomaselli and its pair of Tatuus USF-17s.
The 2017 season marks the debut of the Tatuus USF-17, now with four races under its belt. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin based team ArmsUp Motorsports has shown mixed results this season, gaining considerable ground during the races, while also battling occasional technical gremlins.
In rounds three and four at Barber Motorsports Park, Devin Wojcik climbed eight positions in race one, his biggest gain of the season to date. Contact from behind in the opening lap of race two ruined his chances for another strong run, but the 17 year old is only using it for motivation for the upcoming race weekend.
"Although there have been some frustrations, I'm choosing to focus on the achievements that we've made," said Wojcik. "We have been able to overcome difficult qualifying positions with extremely competitive racing. It has been a challenge for me as a rookie coming into this level of competition against such a talented group of drivers in USF2000. However, the entire team is working extremely hard to develop the car and I'm confident that our hard work will pay off."
Bruna Tomaselli started the 2017 season in the National Championship, racing the older version of the series car, but after the opening rounds she advanced to the Tatuus USF-17 and joined the main championship at Barber Motorsports Park.
"My first race with the USF2000 2017 car was in Barber and now will be my first time in Indianapolis," said Tomaselli. "We will have a lot of work this week, but I'm confident that will be a good race weekend!"
The 24-car field will run Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course for the double header event. Official testing for the Indianapolis Grand Prix begins Thursday, May 11, with race one and two on Friday and Saturday, respectively. For schedule and ticket information, visit usf2000.com.