Mazda Road to Indy
James Roe Jr. To Make USF2000 Debut at Indianapolis
Following a successful weekend at St. Petersburg, Swan-RJB Motorsports will field a pair of Tatuus USF-17s for the pair of Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda events on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Irishman James Roe Jr. will join the team, set to make his USF2000 debut.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me, one that wouldn’t have come about if not for Aaron Telitz and Fred Edwards,” Roe admitted. “Aaron called a week ago and asked was I free to drive at Indy and explained what was going on. I immediately jumped to the opportunity and cannot thank him, Fred Edwards, Mirl Swan and the guys at Swan-RJB, enough for this. I also have to thank Gregg Borland from ArmsUp Motorsports for letting me do this, as it clashes with our F2000 race at Watkins Glen, we are aiming to do both. It’s going to be a huge challenge this weekend, but I am really looking forward to it.”
Roe gained motorsports experience in the Irish Ginetta Junior series and Formula Ford in Ireland and the UK, while making his United States debut at Road America in late April as part of the F2000 Championship Series.
“We are looking forward to working with James at the upcoming USF2000 races at Indianapolis,” offered Mirl Swan, Team Principal and Lead Engineer. “He comes highly recommended by Indy Lights driver Aaron Telitz after they tested together a month ago. James has previously been running in the highly-competitive Formula Ford 1600 series in the UK, with great results! I’m well aware how tough that series is, and it will be exciting to debut James in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship to continue his promising career!”
The team proved that they could get the job done, winning the second race at St. Petersburg with Alex Baron behind the wheel.
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