OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - Pabst Racing today announced that it has added driver Austin Cindric to its 2014 line-up. The team is proud to add the 15-year-old, second-year Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda driver to its team and is very optimistic as the 2014 season quickly approaches. Cindric will drive the #77 Nightrain Pabst Racing USF2000 car in both the championship and Cooper Tires Winterfest.
Pabst Racing Team Owner and President Augie Pabst expressed his excitement in announcing their newest driver: "I'm very pleased to announce our signing of Austin. He was able to learn so much in 2013 (his rookie season) and we will continue to build on that experience, which I believe will bring great results for 2014."
As the son of Penske Racing President Tim Cindric, Cindric has motorsports in his blood. In 2008, he began his racing career in INEX Bandoleros and then progressed to US Legend cars and the Skip Barber Formula Series prior to entering the 2013 season with the IndyCar development series, USF2000. He is looking forward to returning as a second-year driver in the series with Pabst Racing.
"I am very excited to start racing again in the USF2000 Series," said Cindric. "I have enjoyed getting to know the Pabst Racing guys and I am really looking forward to working with them. We have already created a solid relationship through testing and I look forward to having some success together!"
Cindric, a Columbus, Ohio native currently residing in Mooresville, N.C., was the youngest driver in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in 2013. He is optimistic about the 2014 season after capturing two top-10 finishes and the Tilton Hard Charger Award in the final 2013 event in Houston.
"My goals for this year are to continue with the momentum that I had at the end of last season, to continue to learn about the car and the tracks, and to work up to my potential and my first USF2000 win. I have been preparing for my second season by doing a good amount of pre-season testing and driving not only in the USF2000 car, but also getting valuable seat time in karts, legend cars, an F3 car, a vintage Porsche 944 and more."
Pabst has been pleased with Cindric's performance in pre-season testing and expects great growth and performance this year from the team.
"Austin's knowledge and maturity is impressive. He carries the right balance of getting down to business and focus without losing his sense of humor. Throughout our pre-season testing he has continued to show his commitment and ability to be competitive on all types of circuits as well as conditions."
Pabst Racing still has one seat available for a driver who is interested in pursuing the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and Winterfest. Drivers may inquire within by contacting email@example.com.
The Winterfest series begins February 21 and 22 at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans and will move on to Barber Motorsports Park on February 25 and 26. Visit www.pabstracing.com for more information. 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.