The Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, made its debut in 2010.
The series serves as the first rung 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, Kyle Kirkwood, is participating in the season's Pro Mazda Championship.
The 2019 USF2000 champion will win a prize package valued at $305,600, which includes a $250,000 scholarship to graduate to Pro Mazda and $55,600 in Cooper tires and entry fees for the following season. The Cooper Tires Pole Award is $1,000 per race.
In 2017, the series introduced the new Mazda-powered Tatuus USF-17. The Tatuus USF-17 is a full carbon and aluminum honeycomb monocoque chassis meeting FIA F4 safety standards, including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures. In addition to safety enhancements, the car includes a six-speed paddle shift gearbox and two-way adjustable shock absorbers. The Tatuus also uses thirteen-inch slick and rain tires manufactured by Cooper Tires, which are mounted on American Racing wheels.
USF2000 cars are powered by a Mazda MZR engine. The power plant is a four-cylinder, double-overhead camshaft, fuel-injected, two-liter motor which produces 175-horsepower and 160-foot pounds of torque. The motors are prepared and sealed by Elite Engines.
In addition to Mazda and Cooper Tires, series partners include Allied Building Products, Elite Engines, Carl Haas Automobile Imports, VP Racing Fuels, Performance Friction Brakes, Cosworth, Dynamic Suspensions and Racing Communications.
The 2019 schedule consists of fifteen races over eight race weekends on eight tracks – two street circuits, one oval, and five permanent road courses.
Rounds eight and nine of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda were held a Toronto's Exhibition Place. Drivers would compete in two contests around the eleven-turn 1.755-mile temporary street circuit.
|After a few runner-up results, Darren Keane found the podium's top step in Saturday's contest at Toronto's Exhibition Place. He started race one on the outside of the front row in the No. 2 Cape Motorsports Tatuus USF-17. On lap-11, Keane passed the pole-sitter, Christian Rasmussen, and despite pressure, Keane held on for the win. On Sunday, Keane started on the pole, but he finished behind Rasmussen this time.|
|Before Toronto, Denmark's Christian Rasmussen had never finished on the podium in a USF2000 event – that was about to change. Rasmussen put the No. 6 Jay Howard Driver Development Tatuus USF-17 on the pole for Saturday's race but could not hold off Darren Keane and finished second. The next day it was Rasmussen's turn to earn his first victory. From the second position, he moved into the lead on lap-1 for the win.|
|Hunter McElrea entered the Toronto round second to Braden Eves in the points chase. He had six podium results, one of which was a victory. The Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Scholarship Award winner started and finished third in race one. On Sunday, McElrea was eleventh fastest in qualifying and slipped down the race order to finish fourteenth. He left Toronto forty-one markers behind Eves.|
|The No. 27 BN Racing Tatuus USF-17 was driven by Matt Round-Garrido. The Englishman had a challenging season, with only two top-ten finishes after seven rounds. In the weekend's first contest at Toronto, Round-Garrido qualified eleventh and finished in the eighth position. On Sunday, he was gridded ninth. During the race, there were several incidents and Round-Garrido moved up the order to finish third.|
|The podium for round nine of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda. In the center collecting his first series victory is Christian Rasmussen from the Jay Howard Driver Development team. Standing on the left is yesterday's first-time winner and Sunday's runner-up, Darren Keane. The last position on the rostrum belongs to Matt Round-Garrido. This was his first podium finish.|
|1||2||Darren Keane||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|2||1||Christian Rasmusen||Jay Howard Driver Development||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|3||3||Hunter McElrea||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|4||6||Braden Eves||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|5||12||Zach Holden||Legacy Autosport||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|6||5||Colin Kaminsky||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|7||13||Manuel Sulaimán||DEForce Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|8||11||Matt Round-Garrido||BN Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|9||10||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|10||15||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|11||7||Bruna Tomaselli||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|12||17||Jak Crawford||DEForce Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|13||4||Reece Gold||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|14||14||Yuven Sundaramoorthy||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|15||9||Eduardo Barrichello||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|16||16||Nolan Siegel||Newman Wachs Racing||Tatuus USF-17||20||-|
|17||8||Cameron Shields||Newman Wachs Racing||Tatuus USF-17||15||Accident|
|1||2||Christian Rasmusen||Jay Howard Driver Development||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|2||1||Darren Keane||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|3||9||Matt Round-Garrido||BN Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|4||8||Manuel Sulaimán||DEForce Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|5||13||Jak Crawford||DEForce Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|6||5||Cameron Shields||Newman Wachs Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|7||16||Bruna Tomaselli||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|8||15||Yuven Sundaramoorthy||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|9||17||Reece Gold||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|10||12||Nolan Siegel||Newman Wachs Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|11||3||Braden Eves||Cape Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|12||4||Colin Kaminsky||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||25||-|
|13||10||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||Tatuus USF-17||24||Did Not Finish|
|14||11||Hunter McElrea||Pabst Racing||Tatuus USF-17||23||-|
|15||7||Zach Holden||Legacy Autosport||Tatuus USF-17||11||Accident|
|16||14||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||10||Off Course|
|17||6||Eduardo Barrichello||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||Tatuus USF-17||5||Spin|
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