The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda has announced its 2013 schedule, which will see the series expand its reach across the United States and into Canada.
Seven premier circuits will host a minimum of 14 rounds of competition, providing up-and-coming drivers with experience on a blend of three permanent road courses, three temporary street circuits and one oval event.
The USF2000 2013 season will open in Florida. The first two rounds of competition will be held at Sebring International Raceway in support of the American Le Mans Series and the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 14-15.
The series will head to the streets of St. Petersburg the following weekend on March 23-24 for a double-header in support of the opening race of the IZOD IndyCar Series calendar.
The lone oval event will be the traditional “Night Before the 500” on May 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Indiana. The race will be preceded by a Mazda Road to Indy Oval Clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 9 and a test day at Lucas Oil Raceway on May 10.
The series will make its debut in Canada on July 13-14 with a pair of races in support of IndyCar during the popular downtown Toronto street circuit event. USF2000 will again pair with IndyCar on August 3-4 for a triple-header round at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In September, the series will make its first appearance in support of GRAND-AM with a doubleheader—and potentially a tripleheader—weekend of racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
USF2000 will again move into new territory at Houston, Texas, for its season finale on October 5-6 at the Reliant Park street circuit with a pair of races in support of IndyCar.
For complete schedule information, visit www.usf2000.com/Home.aspx.