NA-F2000: CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Rookie of Year Award Announced

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (March 18, 2000) -- The U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision has re-named its top rookie award the Greg Moore Rookie of the Year Award and retired the number 99 in honor of the late Moore, who won the 1992...

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (March 18, 2000) -- The U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision has re-named its top rookie award the Greg Moore Rookie of the Year Award and retired the number 99 in honor of the late Moore, who won the 1992 U.S. F2000 West Championship in his rookie season.

The Greg Moore Rookie of the Year Award will be presented annually to the highest-finishing rookie in the U.S. F2000 National Championship. Rookie status is given to any driver who has competed in three or fewer U.S. F2000 National Championship races in his career.

Additionally, Moore's car number, 99, has been retired from U.S. F2000 National Championship competition.

Moore, who recorded four wins in seven races to win the F2000 West title in 1992 at age 17, was fatally injured in a CART FedEx Championship event at Fontana, Calif. in October, 1999.

"I'm really honored to have this award named after Greg," said Ric Moore, father of the late Champion. "Preserving Greg's memory is very important to us. Greg always believed that F2000 was a very important part of his development as a driver."

"We wanted to honor Greg and felt this was appropriate," said Mike Foschi, Co-Owner of U.S. F2000 National Championship. "Greg was one the best ambassadors for the series and a great competitor."

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Series IndyCar , Other open wheel
Drivers Greg Moore