Wyatt Brichcek followed up his strong F4 campaign with Jay Howard Driver Development and his start at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca with an announcement that he will be running full time with JHDD in USF2000 in 2020.
Here is the announcement from the team. Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD) is delighted to announce that Wyatt Brichacek will be joining the team’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship outfit for the 2020 season.
Having competed for JHDD’s F4 US Championship team in 2018 and 2019, Brichacek also made his Cooper Tires USF2000 debut at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca for the season finale back in September.? After demonstrating consistent top-10 pace throughout the event, the logical progression for the young American is to compete full time on the Road to Indy in 2020.
“I am very excited to be taking the next step in my career with a team I am already very comfortable with,” said an excited Brichacek. “I learned a lot in 2019 and combined with the teams noteworthy first year on the Road to Indy, it?s looking like 2020 will be a very successful year. The first round of the USF2000 championship can?t come soon enough!”
Team-owner Jay Howard was encouraged by Brichacek?s breakout performances in 2019, and with a strong off-season testing program in place, the plan is to hit the ground running when the season gets underway on the streets of St Petersburg in March.
?Wyatt really came to life in the second half of the 2019 season, and his performance at Weathertech Raceway was nothing less than he deserved,? commented Howard. ?Now that he?s getting seat time over the winter, I?m confident he will enjoy a successful rookie season in USF2000. Overall, it?s exciting to welcome Wyatt back to the team as not only will he be quick, but he fits right in with all of the boys which is very important as we look to battle for championships.?
Brichacek and JHDD are in the midst of an off-season testing program, before Road to Indy Spring Training brings the 2020 Cooper Tires USF2000 field together for the first time on March 7-8 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 2020 season officially gets underway the following weekend on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, March 13-15.