U.S. F2000 National Championship Is Being Revived with IRL's Sanction Dan Andersen, co-founder and co-owner of the popular U.S. F2000 National Championship in the nineties, announced today that he is re-establishing that series and has reached an agreement for it to be sanctioned by the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.
The revived series for career-minded drivers of two-liter formula cars will again be called the U.S. F2000 National Championship. The series will be operated by Andersen Promotions, LLC, a new company owned by Andersen and his brother, John.
The U.S. F2000 National Championship is structured to be an entry-level step for drivers striving to reach the top ranks of open-wheel racing. Formula 2000 cars have long been an important stepping-stone for drivers wishing to pursue careers as professional race car drivers. Some F2000 graduates include Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon, Buddy Rice and Sam Hornish Jr.
"Creating an entry-level series where teams and drivers can learn and develop in a professional environment is important to the future of American open-wheel racing," said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and racing operations for the Indy Racing League. "We couldn't have found a better partner to help us achieve that goal than Dan Andersen, who has demonstrated a commitment to developing young, talented drivers through his own racing team and his leadership in resurrecting the successful U.S. F2000 National Championship."
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