Pabst Racing will resume the season on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, with an addition to the team Oconomowoc, Wis.
- After nearly two months since the last race in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, Pabst Racing will be back in action on the streets of Toronto on July 19 and 20. The Streets of Toronto race in Ontario, Canada, will be the second street course of the season and the only USF2000 event outside of the United States. The team also announced today that 18-year-old Frenchman Nico Jamin would be joining the team for the remainder of the season, starting in Toronto.
Jamin is already impressing in only his fourth year of racing. Thus far in 2014 he has taken home five top-10s, including one podium in the USF2000 series. He is looking forward to joining the Pabst Racing team after a successful test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last month.
"I'm glad to be a part of Pabst Racing now. It's a new season for me, a new start, and I'm sure that we will do a really positive job together," said Jamin. "We showed a really good potential at Mid-Ohio at the series test, ending up with the third-fastest lap time overall."
Pabst Racing driver Austin Cindric, who has been busy racing in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites series as well as testing a V8 Supercar in Australia, is ready to come back after his podium finish at Lucas Oil Raceway with Pabst Racing.
"I am determined to keep our momentum going from our podium at Lucas Oil Raceway and to work my way closer to the top step," he said when asked about his goals going into Toronto.
The team's first win of the season came from a great performance by 18-year-old Texan William Owen at the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May, and he has been working hard in the gym and testing a Pro Mazda car during the mid-season break to prepare for the upcoming race.
"I am really looking forward to returning to street course racing to see how I have improved since St. Pete," said Owen.
The event on the streets of Toronto is known for its enthusiastic fans and exciting racing. Owen also highlighted his intention to take advantage of the experience. "I want to be as involved as possible with the fans and media while I am in town," he said when asked about the weekend.
The series will take to the track for practice and qualifications on July 18. Two of Pabst Racing's drivers will be introduced to the 1.755-mile track, which will require focus and determination throughout the weekend, as Owen and Jamin will be seeing the course for the first time. Austin Cindric will be making a return appearance to the course after racing there in 2013. The first race will take place on July 19 at 6:15 p.m., and the team will finish the weekend with the second race on July 20 at 9:05 a.m. eastern. About Pabst Racing:
Pabst Racing has been preparing winning racecars since 1983. The Pabst team was started by Augie Pabst Jr., former sports car racing legend from the 1950s and early 1960s who won many races and championships throughout his career. Current President Augie Pabst III (former driver as well), took over the business in 1991. By 1998 Augie III decided to focus on owning and maintaining a wide variety of winning racecars including SCCA Spec Racer, Shelby Can-Am, 911 Porsche, Ford Mustang GT-1 and primarily Van Diemen Formula 2000 cars. For more information please visit www.PabstRacing.com