MRTI: Denes & Frederick to Make USF2000 Debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Two new faces will enter the USF2000 championship this weekend with Team Pelfrey.

Two new faces will enter the USF2000 championship this weekend with Team Pelfrey.

INDIANAPOLIS — Team Pelfrey announced Tuesday that Phillippe Denes and Kaylen Frederick will make their Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda debut next weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The complete Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires ladder system championship concludes its 2016 season in Monterey, California Sept. 9-11.

Denes and Frederick have shown great pace in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series this season. Denes has two wins and 18 top five finishes, while  Frederick has one win and eight top five finishes, with one race weekend still remaining in F1600 competition this year.

Both have participated in testing outings recently.

Denes will pilot the No. 82 Team Pelfrey USF2000 car as his teammate Frederick, will drive the No. 81 Pilot One Racing Team Pelfrey machine for rounds 15 and 16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“I am beyond excited to be racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with my second family [Team Pelfrey],” said Denes. “It’s been an honor to progress with such a great team and I’m looking forward to progressing even more and preparing for next year.”

“After 2 solid days of testing and progress at Roebling Road, I’m super psyched for my first MRTI races with Team Pelfrey in USF2000 at Mazda Raceway next week,” added Frederick. “Coming from F1600 races, this will be a step that I’ve been anxious to climb all year long. The USF2000 car is fast, and I like fast.”

CREDIT: Team Pelfrey

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