NA-F2000: Sale of U.S. F2000 finalized

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (June 15, 2001)—The sale of Formula Motorsports, Inc. and its U.S. F2000 National Championship to Primus Racing, Ltd. has today been finalized. Primus Racing, owned and operated by Tampa Bay businessman Jon Baytos, purchased ...

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (June 15, 2001)—The sale of Formula Motorsports, Inc. and its U.S. F2000 National Championship to Primus Racing, Ltd. has today been finalized.

Primus Racing, owned and operated by Tampa Bay businessman Jon Baytos, purchased Formula Motorsports from the original owners, Mike Foschi and Dan Andersen. Formed in 1991, Formula Motorsports created the U.S. F2000 National Championship and has operated it for the past 10 years. Over this period the series has established itself as the preeminent open-wheel training series in North America.

“It has been an enjoyable 10 years,” said Dan Andersen. “I will miss the entire U.S. F2000 family of staff, teams and drivers. I look forward to watching the continued growth of the series under Jon’s [Baytos] leadership.”

“To have played a part in the development of American motorsports over the past 10 years has been a delight,” said Mike Foschi. “I’m sure the enthusiasm Jon [Baytos] brings to the series will ensure it remains the best developmental series in North America.”

“I am excited about running this fantastic series,” said Jon Baytos. “Dan [Andersen] and Mike [Foschi] created a series that gave young drivers a place to develop into the future stars of motorsports. I’m looking forward to enhancing this proven formula, and continuing to watch the stars of tomorrow race in the U.S. F2000 National Championship.”

The 2001 U.S. F2000 National Championship runs Rounds Nine and Ten, Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Road America on the 4.00-mile road course.

- Allan Craighead

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