MR JONES, YOUR INDYCAR IS READY
The Australian gold mining town of
Kalgoorlie is a long way from Indianapolis
– or anywhere else, to be frank – but
Anthony Martin bridged the gap by
beating Cape Motorsports teammate
Parker Thompson to the 2016 Cooper
Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda title,
earning himself a promotion up the Mazda
Road to Indy ladder to Pro Mazda in 2017.
The Cape duo were dominant all
season, with Martin’s seven victories
eventually helping him past Thompson
by 20 points in the final standings.
“This means so much – and it’s all due to
the Mazda Road to Indy,” Martin said. “It
was a roller-coaster ride this year, swapping
first and second in the championship with
Parker, but I was able to pull through with
a strong run in the last half of the season,
capping it off with a pass in the famed
Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Without that, the championship
wouldn’t have been possible and, of
course, without the team and my
sponsors none of this would be possible.
I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s a lot
of weight off my shoulders in terms of
THE GOLD STANDARD
If he keeps up his current form, Anthony
Martin (ABOVE, left) could one day find
himself going into Turn One at Indy side
by side with fellow Aussie Will Power.
(MAIN) Ed Jones is looking
forward to a 2017 season
that could include an entry
in the 101st Indy 500.
For the latest from the USF2000
championship, go to usf2000.com