Career Options Package for 2000 Announced

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (February 8, 2000)—The U.S. F2000 National Championship presented by Speedvision has continued its unmatched Career Options Package for the year 2000. Once again, the Career Options Package exceeds $100,000 in value,...

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (February 8, 2000)—The U.S. F2000 National Championship presented by Speedvision has continued its unmatched Career Options Package for the year 2000. Once again, the Career Options Package exceeds $100,000 in value, with a variety of tests and financial incentives to assist the 2000 Champion in moving up the motorsports racing ladder. Over the past several years, a number of F2000 graduates have competed and excelled in the Northern Light Indy Racing League. Perennial IRL race-winner and championship contender A.J. Foyt Enterprises continues his association with F2000, providing a full-day post-season test in one of its cars for the U.S. F2000 Champion. "The U.S. F2000 series offers great training for drivers who want to eventually race in the Indy 500," said A.J. Foyt, whose son, Larry, is a U.S. F2000 graduate. "Some of the best drivers in the IRL have come out of F2000, and we're happy to extend this opportunity to the series Champion." A frequent next step after F2000 graduation is a stop in the Dayton Indy Lights Championship. As one of two Official Development Series of CART, drivers in the series often progress directly into the FedEx Championship Series. To assist drivers in making the move from the U.S. F2000 to Indy Lights, a full engine lease is being provided to the F2000 Champion, if he chooses to compete in the 2001 Indy Lights Championship. "We've had great success with F2000 graduates in the Dayton Indy Lights Championship over the years," said Dayton Indy Lights President Roger Bailey. "I look forward to continuing our relationship with the U.S. F2000 National Championship, and watching the stars of tomorrow move up the motorsports racing ladder." Perhaps the most common destination for F2000 graduates is the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. Every year, F2000 graduates excel in the series, often dominating the top of the point standings. In 2000, the association between the U.S. F2000 and Atlantics continues, with the F2000 Champion receiving a full-day, post-season test with a top Atlantic team. Last year, the test was with 1999 Champion PPI Motorsports, which subsequently signed F2000 Champion Dan Wheldon to race in 2000. In addition, if the F2000 Champion chooses to compete in Atlantics, he will receive a 50 percent discount on all CART Toyota Atlantic entry race fees for the year, as well as five free sets of race tires provided by the Yokohama Tire Corporation. "The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is extremely pleased to be an integral part of the Career Options Package," said CART Toyota Atlantic President Vicki O'Connor. "We believe in the talent of the U.S. F2000, and look forward to the continued success of the program." The U.S. F2000 National Championship Career Options Package ensures that the F2000 Champion is rewarded for winning the championship and has the opportunity to move up the motorsports racing ladder—one more reason why U.S. F2000 National Championship is the choice of the world's best young drivers.

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