DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 20, 2000) - Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that a new sanctioning agreement has been reached with Formula Motorsports, Inc., owner and operator of the U.S. F2000 National Championship Series.
The U.S. F2000 National Championship Series has quickly gained a reputation as North America's premier training ground for up-and-coming racers with an alumni list that includes Greg Ray, the late Greg Moore, Robby McGehee, Buddy Rice, Dan Wheldon and Grand-Am Sportsracer II champions Ryan Hampton and Larry Oberto.
The series features tube frame, open-wheel, purpose-built winged race cars powered by two-liter Ford engines. Eligible chassis include Van Diemen, Mygale, Carbir and Tatuus. Racing on ovals, street circuits and road courses, U.S. F2000 cars reach speeds in excess of 150 mph.
"The U.S. F2000 Series is a welcomed addition to the Grand-Am family," noted Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "F2000 is one of the most well-organized series in America and I am sure that we all will benefit from this new relationship.
"Being part of Grand-Am's family was an important consideration for us," added U.S. F2000 co-founder Dan Andersen. "We had the opportunity to race with Grand-Am a few times last year and were very pleased with the professional way Grand-Am's events are conducted."
Grand American Road Racing Association presents the Grand American National Championship Series with five championship classes of competition. It also sanctions racing in the Motorola Cup, American City Racing League and Ferrari Challenge.