INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Team Pelfrey confirms Ayla Agren will fill their second Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series seat in the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires as the season commences in St. Petersburg, Fla. March 11-12
Ayla Agren and Team Pelfrey are known to have great on-track chemistry as Agren won the F1600 Championship in 2014 and is now looking to build upon that relationship as the season nears. The 23-year-old has continued to be competitive as she scored 19 top-10 finishes in her last two years driving in the series.
“Welcoming Ayla back to Team Pelfrey is fantastic news,” commented General Manager Jonathan Baker. “She won a championship in a yellow Team Pelfrey-powered machine in 2014, and being able to bring her back into our new look USF2000 outfit is an exciting prospect. She’s fast, she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she is hungry to do well. We all know what she is capable of, and in what will no doubt be one of the most competitive seasons in recent USF2000 history, we’re up for the fight."
The Norwegian will pilot the No. 82 florescent yellow Energima/Team Pelfrey Mazda alongside her teammate Robert Megennis.
“I am very excited to be back with Team Pelfrey. We’ve had some great results together in previous seasons and I am really happy to get the chance to work together again,” stated Agren. “I’m looking forward to being back on the USF2000 grid in the new Tatuus [USF-17] car and on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder for the 2017 season. I cannot wait for the season to start!”