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Kohl Returns to USF2000 with Different Team

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After a solid rookie campaign, Lucas Kohl will return to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda – just with a different team. The 18-year-old is set to drive the No. 23 entry for Pabst Racing this season.

“I feel really motivated; I learned a lot in my first year and it’s been proved that returning drivers tend to have more success in the series,” said Kohl.  “I’m also really happy about being with Pabst Racing. They always do a great job and I’m convinced we can have a run for the championship.”

Last season, Kohl finished 12th in the series standings driving for John Cummiskey Racing, scoring seven top-10s with a best finish of sixth on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

“Lucas is coming to us with a full season under his belt and second year drivers have a history of great results in the series,” said team owner Augie Pabst. “We are thrilled to have Lucas entering his sophomore season with our team.  We can’t wait to get started.”

At 10-years-old, the Brazilian began his racing career in karts, before making his move up to the Formula Junior National Championship in 2014, scoring eight wins in 16 races. He then ran a P3 Prototype the State and National Endurance Series in Brazil in 2015, scoring three podiums.

Kohl will make his series debut with the team at the first official test on February 28 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.




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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.