Mazda Road to Indy
Agren Moves to Pelfrey
Ayla Agren will have a new team in 2017 as she joins Team Pelfrey for the full Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda schedule. The pair have worked together previously, picking up a F1600 Championship in 2014.
“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.”
Agren has become a familiar name in USF2000, running the full schedule in 2015, followed by most of the schedule last season. In those 28 starts, she’s scored 19 top-10s, highlighted by a single top-five finish with a fourth at Barber Motorsports Park in 2016.
“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,” the 23-year-old stated. “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!”
The Norwegian will pilot the No. 82 florescent yellow Energima/Team Pelfrey Mazda alongside her teammate Robert Megennis.
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