The USF2000 National Championship made its debut in 2010.
The series serves as one of the rungs on Mazda's Road to Indy and is sanctioned by IndyCar.
The program aims to provide a scholarship fund path to reach the IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500.
The Road to Indy has attracted driving talent from all over the world.
Last year's champion, Matthew Brabham, is participating in the season's Star Mazda Championship.
This year the program offers over $500,000 in prizes and awards, with the USF2000 champion receiving a scholarship valued at $375,000 to advance to the Star Mazda Championship.
Formula 2000 cars first appeared in North America during the mid-80s. The category was particularly popular in Canada, with series' sponsored by Export A and Canadian Tire. The early cars were powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter overhead-camshaft Ford engine, which produces approximately 150-horsepower. Mounted to the engine is a Hewland Mk 9 gearbox with four forward speeds and one reverse. The single-seater chassis is a tubular spaceframe design fitted with an aluminum floor pan and fiberglass bodywork. The cars also use wings mounted at the front and rear. The whole package weighs just under 1,200-lbs.
Today's Formula 2000 cars conform to many of the same rules, but advances in technology and aerodynamics have allowed them to be faster.
The 2013 USF2000 series has two classes:
The 2013 schedule consists of fourteen races held over seven race weekends on seven tracks – three street circuits, one oval, and three permanent road courses. The races supported the IZOD IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series.
Rounds six and seven of the 2013 USF2000 National Championship were held at Toronto's Exhibition Place. Drivers would compete on the 1.755-mile eleven-turn temporary street course.
|Neil Alberico's 2013 season got off to a poor start. Alberico won race two in the season opener at Sebring International Raceway, but his record also included twentieth, twenty-ninth and thirtieth place results. He put the No. 2 Cape Motorsports Van Diemen DP08 on the pole for race one in Toronto and went flag-to-flag for his third victory of the year. Alberico started first in the finale but dropped to fifth on the final restart.|
|Danilo Estrela drove the No. 11 Belardi Auto Racing Van Diemen DP08. Estrela qualified eleventh for Saturday's contest in Toronto. He charged to the front and on the final lap, Estrela had contact in turn eight with Henrik Furuseth, which gave him a third-place finish. On Sunday, he started on the outside of the front row. Estrela fell to third place in the race but fought back to pass the leader, Neil Alberico, for the victory.|
|With three victories and a runner-up result, Canadian Scott Hargrove was the points leader driving the No. 38 Cape Motorsports Van Diemen DP08. He started the weekend's first contest on the outside of the front row. Unfortunately, Hargrove damaged his suspension when there was contact with Florian Latorre. He finished fifteenth. Hargrove ended the weekend with a runner-up result after starting in the fifth spot.|
|Florian Latorre collected his first series podium in round six at Toronto. The sixteen-year-old qualified third fastest. During the second restart, there was contact between him and Scott Hargrove. The No. 91 JAY Motorsports Van Diemen DP 08 was unaffected and Latorre chased down the winner, Neil Alberico, for a runner-up result. He was gridded third for Sunday's race. The positions around him changed, but he hung on to third.|
|There were just three National Class entries at Toronto – the usual suspects – Scott Rettich, Ryan Verra and James Dayson. In the first four rounds, Rettich dominated the proceedings in the No. 71 Alliance Autosport Van Diemen DP06. He qualified twenty-fifth overall for race one and finished twentieth, which was good for the category victory. In the finale, he collected another win after finishing seventeenth.|
|1||1||Neil Alberico||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|2||3||Florian Latorre||JAY Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|3||11||Danilo Estrela||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|4||5||Henrik Furuseth||PRL Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|5||4||RC Enerson||ZSports w/Team E||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|6||9||Michael Epps||PRL Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|7||12||Dalton Kellett||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|8||17||Felipe Donato||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|9||7||Stefan Rzadzinski||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|10||16||Daniel Burkett||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|11||14||Peter Portante||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|12||13||Brandon Newey||Afterburner Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|13||19||Matt McMurry||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|14||18||Arthur Oliveira||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|15||2||Scott Hargrove||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|16||26||Jesse Lazare||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|17||22||Steve Bamford||Rice Race Prep||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|18||21||Michael Johnson||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|19||23||Timothy Paul||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|20||25||Scott Rettich||Alliance Autosport||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|21||28||Ryan Verra||Alliance Autosport||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||25||-|
|22||8||Garett Grist||Andretti Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||22||-|
|23||29||James Dayson||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||21||Did Not Finish|
|24||15||Wyatt Gooden||Afterburner Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||15||Did Not Finish|
|25||20||Clark Toppe||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||13||Did Not Finish|
|26||6||Jeroen Slaghekke||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||12||Did Not Finish|
|27||24||Austin Cindric||Andretti Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||9||Did Not Finish|
|28||27||Sergio Pasian||Britain West Mtrspts||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||9||Did Not Finish|
|29||10||Jason Wolfe||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||3||Did Not Finish|
|-||-||Luca Forgeois||ZSports w/Team E||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||-||Did Not Start|
|1||2||Danilo Estrela||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|2||5||Scott Hargrove||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|3||3||Florian Latorre||JAY Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|4||6||Peter Portante||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|5||1||Neil Alberico||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|6||11||Garett Grist||Andretti Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|7||7||Felipe Donato||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|7||10||Michael Epps||PRL Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|9||12||Dalton Kellett||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|10||14||Brandon Newey||Afterburner Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|11||9||Daniel Burkett||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|12||20||Wyatt Gooden||Afterburner Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|13||24||Austin Cindric||Andretti Autosport||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|14||22||Steve Bamford||Rice Race Prep||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|15||19||Michael Johnson||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|16||23||Timothy Paul||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|17||25||Scott Rettich||Alliance Autosport||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|18||15||Jesse Lazare||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|19||29||James Dayson||ArmsUp Motorsports||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||21||-|
|20||8||RC Enerson||ZSports w/Team E||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||17||Did Not Finish|
|21||4||Henrik Furuseth||PRL Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||12||Did Not Finish|
|22||26||Clark Toppe||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||12||Did Not Finish|
|23||27||Sergio Pasian||Britain West Mtrspts||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||12||Did Not Finish|
|24||16||Jason Wolfe||Pabst Racing Services||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||6||Did Not Finish|
|25||21||Arthur Oliveira||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||6||Did Not Finish|
|26||28||Ryan Verra||Alliance Autosport||Van Diemen DP06/Mazda MZR||5||Did Not Finish|
|27||13||Stefan Rzadzinski||JDC MotorSports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||1||Did Not Finish|
|28||17||Jeroen Slaghekke||Cape Motorsports||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||1||Did Not Finish|
|29||18||Matt McMurry||Belardi Auto Racing||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||0||Did Not Finish|
|-||-||Luca Forgeois||ZSports w/Team E||Van Diemen DP08/Mazda MZR||-||Did Not Start|
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