Furuseth ready to fight for Winterfest Supremacy in Louisiana
PALMETTO, FLA> – For JAY Motorsports, the 2014 USF2000 Championship race season gets underway this coming weekend (February 21-22) with the first Cooper Tires Winterfest Series tripleheader, held at NOLA Motorsports Park, followed quickly by the off-season championship finale, a triple bill at Barber Motorsports Park on February 25-26. Representing the Florida-based squad in the six-race title fight will be team newcomer Henrik Furuseth. The Norwegian is poised to challenge for the podium after an extremely solid 2013 campaign, and he will be joined by talented rookies Colton Herta and Adrian Starrantino for the full Mazda Road to Indy campaign when the official season kicks off in St. Petersburg in late March.
The Cooper Tires Winterfest Series was created by Andersen Promotions to give USF2000 Championship drivers and teams a head start on the upcoming season, providing them a chance to hone their skills in a highly competitive environment. While JAY Motorsports plans on using the southern US based six-race series as an opportunity to work on car and driver development, it is also focused on setting the tone for the full 2014 season by fighting for wins.
For Furuseth, the races in Louisiana and Alabama will provide an ideal opportunity to build a rapport with his new team. The 17-year-old has already shown that he is more then capable of being a challenger for race wins and, ultimately, the series title. As a USF2000 Championship rookie in 2012, Furuseth stood on the top step of the National Class podium a total of seven times en route to winning the class title. He followed that up this past season with two trips to the post-race podium celebrations as a Championship class rookie. Given these strong and impressive performances, combined with the fact that he has joined forces with 2013 double podium finishing JAY Motorsports squad, Furuseth is poised to start the season with a run at the Winterfest title.
"I am really looking forward to racing in the Winterfest Series," commented Furuseth, who competes thanks to support from Palfinger and Kongsberg Automotive. "It will be good to see where we are at compared to other drivers and teams. This will be my first time competing in the Winterfest Series, and my goal is to be on top of the standings after all the races are completed. We will use the six races to learn as much as we can to be more than prepared for the first race in the regular championship."
The 2014 edition of the Cooper Tires Winterfest Series commences for JAY Motorsports and Furuseth, and the rest of the skilled USF2000 field, at NOLA Motorsports Park on Friday (February 21), with practice and qualifying taking place before the lunch break. The opening race is slated to get the green flag at 3:15 pm local time. Rounds Two and Three are scheduled for 10:45 am and 3:15 pm local time on Saturday (February 22). Live timing and scoring will be available at www.usf2000.com/Multimedia/Live.aspx
Additional information on JAY Motorsports can be obtained from the team’s website at JAYMotorsports.com. For direct contact, please contact Jay Green @ 304-610-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org and keep up to date via Twitter @ Jay Motorsports and on Facebook @ JAY Motorsports LLC.
The following links can be used to follow the JAY Motorsports drivers online and through social media:
Henrik Furuseth at FurusethMotorsport.no
and keep up to date via Twitter @ Furuseth Motorsport, Facebook @ Furuseth Motorsport and YouTube @ Furuseth Motorsport
Keep up to date with Colton Herta via Twitter @ Colton Herta and Facebook @ Colton Herta
Learn more about Adrian Starrantino at Team-ASR.com
and keep up to date via Twitter @ Adrian Starrantino , Facebook @ Adrian Starrantino and YouTube @ Adrian Starrantino Racing
### About JAY Motorsports:
JAY Motorsports, LLC is a family owned and operated racing organization based in Florida. Led by former racer Jay Green, the team became one of the highest rated customer service representatives within the SCCA's spec categories. With countless wins in SCCA Club and Pro competition, the team became a mainstay in junior driver development over the years. By winning the 2009 and 2012 SCCA Formula Enterprises National Championships, they propelled their drivers to win spots on the prestigious MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Team in 2009 and 2012. In addition to the 2009 and 2012 Runoffs gold medals, JAY Motorsports was the 2006 MARRS Spec Racer Ford champion, 2007 SCCA National Great Lakes Division Spec Racer Ford champion, 2008 SCCA National Great Lakes Division Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises champion, 2008 SCCA Great Lakes/Central Division Formula Car Magazine Formula Enterprises champion, 2008 Carolina Cup Pro Series Spec Racer Ford champion, and 2009 SCCA Southeast Division ECR Spec Racer Ford champion. In 2012, JAY Motorsports entered the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda full-time, contesting both the National and Championship classes. Building on multiple top-10 finishes in its rookie campaign, the squad stood on the podium twice in 2013. This season JAY Motorsports is running a multi-car operation in pursuit of the Rookie of the Year award and series title.