Eric Filgueiras and Spencer Racing will join the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in 2016.
Filgueiras, who finished runner-up in the SCCA Pro F2000 championship with Spencer last season, will compete in the National Class of the Mazda Road To Indy’s first category.
“I’m extremely excited to be back with Spencer Racing,” said Filgueiras. “This team is my home. After such a great season last year we decided collectively after many discussions and weighing different options that it made the most sense to join the USF2000 National Class competition.
“With so much knowledge gained last year, we’re expecting to fight for the championship in our class.”
This confirmation follows their SCCA Pro F2000 Championship in 2015 in which Filgueiras finished second in the points standings.
Spencer Racing, which will continue to be sponsored by Lipten Energy Solutions, will also have an association with Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Jimmy Vasser and KV Racing Technology. KVRT will provide support on the technical side of the team’s at-track operations.
“Jimmy has been my hero since I was a child,” said Filgueiras, “someone I’ve looked up to my entire life. To be associated with him and his team is a dream come true and I can’t wait to learn everything I possibly can from the entire organization.”