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November 27, 2012
Lindenhurst, NY – Group-A Racing is happy to announce an expansion of its racing organization with a two-car entry into the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
Group-A Racing was formed in the '90s racing go-karts locally on Long Island. As time passed it grew to be a major force, winning countless regional races and championships along with two Duffy National Championships. The team then moved on to have success in Legend Cars on the ovals and made its pro racing debut with the USF2000 category in 1996 at Walt Disney World Speedway as a part of the inaugural event for the Indy Racing League. The rookie team, with a rookie driver, came out with guns blazing, placing the car on the outside pole in a field that had over 60 cars entered. Group-A Racing went on to race in many other categories including World Challenge GT, Trans-Am and AGT. Most recently in 2011 it dominated a reality show TV race series, Circuit Battles.
“I am excited to be joining the USF2000 Series again," commented team owner Joe Scarallo Sr. "We really enjoyed being a part of it in the '90s. The F2000 platform is a great category that has large fields and trained a lot of today’s big names back then. It seems the series has picked up right where it left off and that’s why we want to be a part of it again.”
Group-A Racing originally came back to F2000 competition in 2009 with two rookie drivers (Jonathan Scarallo & Collin Alexander) straight out of the Bertil Roos Racing School. It was a great year yet again for Group-A developing two young talents, scoring top-10 and top-five results all year long. The team has continued to do the same with similar types of drivers, along with international drivers making the transition from karts to cars. Now it is re-entering the USF2000 category with even more knowledge and plans to be contending for wins and podiums straight out of the gate.
Drivers interested in testing and racing with Group-A Racing are invited to contact the team via GroupARacing@aol.com or (631) 974-4379.
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