Josh Green, Jonathan Browne, Christian Weir, and Spike Kohlbecker Set for Final Round
Toronto, Ont. (July 15, 2022) - Turn 3 Motorsport is set to race on the streets of Toronto this weekend as the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires makes its first return to the Canadian circuit since 2019. The 1.786-mile, 11-turn track at Exhibition Place marks the second street course on the calendar for both the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with both series holding two races each over the three day weekend.
#34 Lucas Mann // USF2000
“I’ve been watching the series all year and am very excited to get in the USF2000 car for my first weekend on the Road to Indy. I look forward to working with Peter Dempsey and learning as much as I can from him given his experience. Portland International Raceway looks like it could produce some awesome battles, and I can’t wait to get on track.”
#32 Christian Weir // USF2000
“I’m excited for this weekend’s season finale here at Portland International Raceway. It’s a short and flowy circuit, and these last three races are going to be tense with so many drivers in the series still within a shot of the title. This has been close to one of my toughest years of racing, but I hope that I can turn it around into triumph this weekend and get some results.”
#33 Spike Kohlbecker // USF2000
“This year has definitely gone by quickly. I’m happy to say I’ve learned a lot as a driver this year. I’m also very happy to give it my all in the last race weekend of the season. We’ve got three races to try to get some results, so I’m looking forward to getting out there. Hope to see you at the track!”
Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires drivers Josh Green and Jonathan Browne will be back in the #3 and #2 cars for the three race spectacle around the 1.964-mile, 12-turn road course to vie for more top results to round out the season.
#2 Jonathan Browne // Indy Pro 2000
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“I’m really looking forward to getting back out this week at Portland. It’s been a bit of a break since the last time I was in the car, so we will need to dial it all back in quickly and have some good practice sessions to get us in the right spot for qualifying and the races. Can’t wait to get going!”
#3 Josh Green // Indy Pro 2000
“I’m really excited to get going in Portland. It’s the first circuit on which I drove a USF2000 car and where I debuted on the Road to Indy, so it has a certain place in my heart. That being said, showing up for the second time at the circuit gives me a competitive edge, and I’m excited to see what results we can produce throughout the weekend!”
Turn 3 Motorsport Team Owner
“The season finale is always one of the most exciting weekends in racing,” said Team Owner Peter Dempsey. “It will be extremely busy with six races across both series. It’s great to be able to add Luke to the program for this race event. We’re working hard with him to start building our program into the 2023 season. I’m so proud of everything our drivers have done all season. Hopefully we can finish as strongly as possible to keep building for 2023.”
The Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Portland kicks off with testing and practice tomorrow followed by qualifying and two races each for the USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 series. Saturday will host a third and final race for each series to complete the 2022 season.
A full weekend schedule is below.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
9:00-9:45am – USF2000 Test 1
10:00-10:45am – Indy Pro 2000 Test 1
11:45-12:30pm – USF2000 Test 2
12:45-1:30pm - Indy Pro 2000 Test 2
1:45-2:30pm – USF2000 Practice
2:45-3:30pm - Indy Pro 2000 Practice
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
9:05-9:35am – USF2000 Qualifying
9:55-10:25am - Indy Pro 2000 Qualifying
11:20-12:05pm – USF2000 Race 1 (25 laps / 45 min)
12:20-1:10pm - Indy Pro 2000 Race 1 (30 laps / 50 min)
1:40-2:10pm – USF2000 Race 2 (25 laps / 45 min)
5:00-5:50pm - Indy Pro 2000 Race 2 (30 laps / 45 min)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
10:15-11:00am – USF2000 Race 3 (20 laps / 45 min)
2:20-3:10pm - Indy Pro 2000 Race 3 (25 laps / 45 min)
All times Pacific Standard Time.
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