Two-Time USF2000 Team Champions Pabst Racing Expands to Pro Mazda
 September 7, 2018| 
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - When it comes to Pabst Racing's focus on its racing efforts, motorsports legend Mario Andretti puts it best as he once said, "Desire is the key to motivation." With back-to-back Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda team championship titles in 2017 and '18, one could say that Pabst Racing's desire towards consistency and excellence is as competitive as its efforts on the track.

While the USF2000 season recently wrapped up, Pabst Racing's focus is on its 2019 program.  Next year, the team will return to the USF2000 series to defend its second straight team title championship. Notably, Pabst Racing will transition from a four-car team to a three-car effort to maximize results for its drivers and personnel.  The USF2000 series, which debuted in 2010 as a revival of the USF2000 series that ran from 1990 through 2006, has launched the careers of many of today's top racers.

Moreover, Pabst Racing will expand its open-wheel program next year with a two-car team in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.  

"I'm thrilled to expand into Pro Mazda for 2019.  Our team has been assembled with a fantastic group of mechanics and engineering staff with unprecedented continuity," said team owner Augie Pabst. "Along with our existing staff, we have placed additional personnel within the team to ensure that our Pro Mazda program will seamlessly debut at the same level as our USF2000 program."

This division, which debuted as a new series in 2013 that replaced the Star Mazda Championship, is the second step up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder between the USF2000 and Indy Lights series.  Much like the USF2000 and the IndyCar Series, drivers and teams compete on road courses, street circuits, and ovals.

As Pabst Racing prepares for 2019, the team will accept inquiries from drivers interested in racing for its USF2000 and Pro Mazda Championship efforts.  

Pabst added, "Our two Pro Mazda cars were built to the same high standards as our USF2000 cars and after completing over 2,000 trouble free initial test miles, we are ready to test new drivers in preparation for 2019."

Pabst Racing's commitment towards winning results, dating to its origins in the late 1950s, not only reflects on the track, but with its talented personnel rich in experience from the competitive worlds of IndyCar, Champ Car and LeMans.  For more information about this thriving team, please visit


About Pabst Racing:  Pabst Racing has been preparing winning race cars since the 1950's. The Pabst team was started by Augie Pabst Jr., former sports car racing legend who won many races and championships throughout his career. Current President Augie Pabst (former driver as well) took over the business in 1991. By 1998, Augie decided to focus on owning and maintaining a wide variety of winning racecars including SCCA Spec Racer, Shelby Can-Am, 911 Porsche, Ford Mustang GT-1, and primarily, Van Diemen Formula 2000 cars. For more information, please visit

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