USF2000 Names Cosworth's Pi Research Its Official ECU Provider
The cars competing in the USF2000 National Championship presented by Cooper Racing Tires and powered by Mazda will be Mazdas or Fords, but all of them will also have a Cosworth on board.
That's because today Cosworth Electronics was named the official Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and wiring harness provider for the series, under its Pi Research brand.
"All cars must use either the current T2 model or the new, updated CD4 model, which has many convenience features," said Dan Andersen, president and chief executive officer of Andersen Promotions, which administers the Indy Racing League's newest series.
"I have chosen Pi since the mid-1990s, and we are delighted to select it as our spec provider for ECUs and harnesses for the USF2000 series," Andersen continued. "Its quality is second to none, and we strongly recommend its data systems to our competitors as well."
Since its formation in a small shop in London in 1958, Cosworth has developed to become a leading provider of high-performance technologies in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, defense, energy, marine and automotive.
Cosworth achieved its first racing victory when Jim Clark was victorious in a Formula Junior race in a Lotus 18 at Goodwood in 1960. From there Cosworth grew into one of the most successful engine manufacturers in history, with driver and manufacturer titles in Formula 1, the Indy Racing League, Champ Car, WRC and MotoGP.
The company's history and its more recent diversification is outlined on its Web site at cosworth.com.
Although it is headquartered in Great Britain, Cosworth operates three facilities in the United States located in Indianapolis, Ind.; Mooresville, N.C. and Torrance, Calif.
Sanctioned by the Indy Racing League (IRL), the USF2000 National Championship is one of only two series that are part of both the IRL's Road to Indy ladder system and the MAZDASPEED_Motorsports driver development program. The series' 2010 season will open with a doubleheader March 27-28 on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. in support of an IZOD_IndyCar Series headliner.