PALMETTO, Fla. – Pre-season plans continue to fall into place for the new USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel series launching in April as Andersen Promotions today confirmed two key components in securing the services of the AMR Safety Team and a live streaming platform for all 16 races.
USF Juniors serves as a pre-step to the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, offering a prize package of over $325,000 including a scholarship valued at more than $200,000 to advance to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship in 2023.
After years of receiving the support of the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team – a renowned leader in motorsports safety – at all Road to Indy events, Andersen Promotions has entered into a direct agreement with American Medical Response (AMR) to provide a multi-person team at all USF Juniors events and tests. The AMR team will oversee local track safety units to ensure the series is providing rapid, safe rescue efforts and delivering efficient race car recovery practices.
“Having worked with them for years, there is no question that AMR is the best in the business and we wanted to provide the best safety services for our new USF Juniors series,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “Their involvement and supervision will provide safer situations for our drivers and teams and also result in reduced yellow flag laps.”
Andersen Promotions has also extended its partnership with sports marketing agency Pro Racing Group to bring Road to Indy TV coverage to all USF Juniors events. All races will be live streamed with manually operated cameras and enhanced with on-board camera and drone footage. Series Development Director Rob Howden – the Official Voice of the Road to Indy – will provide commentary and host all pre- and post-race shows. Coverage will be available at RoadToIndy.TV, the USFJuniors App and usfjuniors.com.
“Our goal is to showcase the young talent and professional teams that we have in USF Juniors,” continued Andersen. “JP [Manterola, Pro Racing Group Founder] and his team do a great job for us on the Road to Indy side, so it was an obvious choice to further enlist their services. It won’t be without a few challenges for them in the production arena, but it is important that we provide our competitors a viewing platform to further gain a following as they look to progress up the ladder.”
USF Juniors will debut in a triple-header event at Ozarks International Raceway on April 23/24. All six events on the 2022 calendar and series tests will feature immersive driver training led by Series Manager Gustavo Yacaman, founder of the YACademy Academy, and Series Official Driver Coach Gabby Chaves, former Indy Lights champion and sports car talent.
About USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires: USF Juniors debuts in 2022 as a pre-step to the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development platform, a clear-cut path to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Owned and operated by Andersen Promotions with sanctioning from USAC Racing, the entry level series is professionally run to Road to Indy standards providing the necessary training on and off the track to drivers as young as 14 years of age. A prize package of over $325,000 is on offer including a scholarship valued at more than $200,000 for its champion to advance to the first step of the ladder – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – in 2023. For more information, visit usfjuniors.com.
About Cooper Tire: Cooper Tire, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT), specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations located in more than one dozen countries around the world. Cooper is proud to be the spec tire for all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tire, a development program within the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Cooper can also be seen on the track in rally, rallycross and short course off-road racing. Connect with Cooper on Twitter and Instagram by following @TeamCooperTire or visit www.coopertire.com.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.