IndyCar: Marotti Racing announces USF2000 program
By RACER.com staff
Two-time Indy 500 entrant Marotti Racing will join the Road to Indy in 2019, signing 2018 SCCA Runoffs Champion and Pacific F2000 champion Jason Reichert as a driver for their Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
Pastor Will Marotti has participated in the 2016 and 2017 Indianapolis 500 with Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports with drivers Oriol Servia and Mikhail Aleshin, as well as three races with SPM in 2017. The team is still working on plans for the 2019 Indy 500.
“We could not be more thrilled to have a driver the caliber of Jason to be our first signing,” Marotti said. “He is smart, fast, personable and extremely mature. He will be an excellent brand ambassador for any sponsor. We have absolute confidence that Jason will win races and championships in the years to come.”
Reichert has won thirteen championships in karting and open-wheel racing, most recently the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs and the 2018 Pacific F2000 Championship. His recognitions include the 2017 Pacific F2000 Rookie of the Year.
“My goal has always been to be an IndyCar driver and win the Indy 500,” Reichert said. “Signing with Pastor Will Marotti and Marotti Racing is a true blessing! The team’s goal is to move up the IndyCar ladder system so I look forward to working hard and eventually competing in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” driving the Marotti Racing entry.”
Longtime race team owner and driver development coach Dave Freitas will provide engineering support and driver coaching.
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