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March 08, 2013
Sheboygan Falls, Wis. - Today ArmsUp Motorsports officially announced the team's return to the 2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The Sheboygan Falls-based team will start the 2013 season at Sebring International Raceway next week with a four driver lineup. Competing full time with the team will be James Dayson, Felipe Donato and Andrew Hobbs. Joining for a two-event effort will be Tim Paul.
Returning to ArmsUp Motorsports is Canadian racer James Dayson. The 34-year-old ran a partial USF200 season in 2012, and went on to win the National Class Championship in the 2012 Cooper Tires Winterfest. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Dayson hopes to build on his winter success.
A new addition to the team is 18-year-old Felipe Donato. After establishing himself in the Brazilian Karting Championships, the college graduate felt the timing was appropriate to join the ranks of the other two-liter drivers.
Also joining the team is 18-year-old American Andrew Hobbs, grandson of the legendary International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee, David Hobbs. In the 2012 season, Hobbs competed in the 2012 Skip Barber Summer Series, earning two wins and eight podium finishes. This year, he will advance up the Mazda Road to Indy for his first full time season in USF2000.
"I am incredibly excited to be working with ArmsUp Motorsports this year," said Hobbs. "I've known the team since they started out in Formula 2000 competition and I know they do a fantastic job with the cars. I would like to thank Pulse, ABN, David Hobbs Honda, Prestige Autoworks and Mastertech for making this possible. I know I've got a lot to learn but I could not ask to be a part of a better team."
Participating in Rounds 1 & 2 at Sebring and Rounds 3 & 4 at St. Petersburg is 28-year-old American racer Tim Paul. For the first two race events of 2013, Paul will be bringing his own race team, Screaming Monkey Racing, to ArmsUp Motorsports. In the 2012 F2000 Championship Series, Paul earned nine top-10 finishes and finished sixth in the championship standings. This year, Paul plans to compete in both the USF2000 and the F2000 Championship Series throughout the 2013 race season.
Testing for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda begins Tuesday, March 12th at Sebring International Raceway. For live updates, follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/ArmsUpAieee.
Based in Elkhart Lake, Wis., ArmsUp Motorsports is a full service prep shop for Formula Continentals, Formula Atlantics, and Vintage racing cars. For more information please visit the official ArmsUp website at www.ArmsUpMotorsports.com.
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