Road to Indy Rebrands

Andersen Promotions has unveiled new branding for the opening steps of the Road to Indy, the company announced. Moving forward, the collective branding for the driver development program will be known as the USF Pro Championships.

USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires – formerly a pre-step on the Road to Indy – will now become an official step on the ladder alongside USF2000 and USF Pro 2000 (formerly Indy Pro 2000).

The USF Pro Championships ladder will remain a scholarship-funded path for young drivers pursuing a professional career at the top levels of motorsports, Andersen Promotions officials said.

The rebranding follows IndyCar’s takeover of Indy Lights in 2022.

Both USF Pro 2000 and USF2000 will continue with IndyCar services including IndyCar Race Control, Timing & Scoring and the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team. USF Juniors will also utilize AMR Safety Team services with Race Control and Timing & Scoring provided by USAC.

“Although we are rebranding the Road to Indy, our goals remain the same – to develop drivers, teams and crew to advance to Indy Lights and ultimately the NTT IndyCar Series,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions.

“With INDYCAR taking over the operation of Indy Lights this year, the Road to Indy designation really doesn’t work moving forward for all steps on the ladder. We are proud of our accomplishments under the Road to Indy banner and intend to further develop the full USF Pro Championships as the only real place for talented young drivers on the open-wheel path.”

Scholarships to advance from USF Juniors into USF2000, USF2000 into USF Pro 2000 and USF Pro 2000 to Indy Lights will remain intact.

A.J. Hecht

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