F2000 Championship Series
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The F2000 Championship Series is a North American–based open wheel road racing series based on Formula Continental, a wings and slicks series that is designed to be the second step after Formula F 1600.
|Constructors||Van Diemen, RFR, Mygale, Citation, Piper, Radon Sport|
|Engine suppliers||Mazda, Ford|
|Drivers' champion||Brandon Dixon|
|Teams' champion||Brandon Dixon Racing|
The series utilizes the 2.0L powerplant of the new Mazda MZR engine or an older Zetec or Pinto engine coupled with chassis from companies such as Van Diemen, Citation, Mygale, RFR, Radon and Piper. Unlike other developmental series, there are no spec cars in F2000.
The series has existed in one form or another since the 1970s and the current championship has been in place since 2006 and was founded by a group of Sports Car Club of America racers as a pro series for SCCA Formula Continental club racers looking for more competition, and a proving ground for aspiring open wheel racers.
In 2010, a revival of the previous series named the U.S. F2000 National Championship, intended for young aspiring professional drivers, began racing. It uses a similar specification of car and is sanctioned by IndyCar. However, as that series now is a single-spec series, this series is a professional Formula Continental based series and is the second step, after the F1600 (the traditional Formula Ford).
|Season||Champion||Team Champion||Chassis||Masters Champion|
|2006||Matt McDonough||Van Diemen|
|2007||Cole Morgan||St. Clair Motorsports||Van Diemen|
|2008||Anders Krohn||Andersen Racing||Van Diemen||Tim Minor|
|2009||Chris Miller||JDC Motorsports||Van Diemen||Tom Fatur|
|2010||Victor Carbone||Alegra Motorsports||Van Diemen||Phil Lombardi|
|2011||Remy Audette||Audette Racing||Van Diemen||Tim Minor|
|2012||Roberto La Rocca||HP-Tech Motorsport||Van Diemen||Tim Minor|
|2013||Tim Minor||Ski Motorsports||Citation||Tim Minor|
|2014||Tim Minor||Ski Motorsports||Citation||Tim Minor|
|2015||Sam Beasley||Legacy Autosport||Mygale||Steve Bamford|
|2016||Steve Bamford||Rice Race Prep||Citation||Steve Bamford|
|2017||Brandon Dixon||Brandon Dixon Racing||Citation||Brandon Dixon|
|2018||Steve Jenks||Tumenas Motorsports||Elan DP08||Steve Jenks|
|2019||Brandon Dixon||Brandon Dixon Racing||Citation||Brandon Dixon|