Last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, ArmsUp Motorsports celebrated its return to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda podium. Victor Franzoni, a 20 year hold Brazilian driver new to ArmsUp Motorsports this season earned a 2nd place finish in Round 1 of the double header weekend at Barber. The 16-turn, 2.38-mile road course nestled in the hills of Leeds, Alabama hosted Rounds 3 & 4 of the 16-round championship. Read More
After months of preparation, ArmsUp Motorsports team has secured two seats for the USF2000 Championship set to commence this weekend for Rounds 1 & 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual Grand Prix of St. Pete, alongside the Verizon IndyCar Series. As the 2015 season came to a close, the team prepared to test new and returning AUM drivers to fill the four available seats. During the 6-month off season, the team buckled down to secure the team's lineup for the 2016 championship. Read More
It has been over a month since the 2015 USF2000 Championship came to a close at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but things have hardly slowed down for Wisconsin-based team ArmsUp Motorsports. After a season full of highs and lows, the team finished the season off with a strong four car effort, now potentially preparing to increase the size of the program for the upcoming season. Read More
Oval racing – a very different beast indeed, yet a whole new challenge. This was my first foray on the “straight….straight, left & repeat.” I had tested on a 5/8 mile oval in November at Memphis International Raceway. We did two days there and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was very happy with how I drove and how quickly got adjusted to the new driving style. Read More
This weekend, ArmsUp Motorsports and vintage racer Jim Victor ran a successful double podium weekend at the Blackhawk Valley Region SCCA Majors Event. Read More
The last time I ran at Barber Motorsports Park was in February as part of our Winterfest races which comprised our pre-season races. The weather was very cold and wet, when the track started to dry I dropped a tire on the wet grass on the exit of turn 13 and was ever so quickly sucked into the wall, causing me to miss the first race. Read More
The city of New Orleans was alive and buzzing with people who had come to town for the inaugural NOLA Grand Prix and the French Quarter music fest. Perhaps next year they can be combined so the drivers can enjoy some good music.
The goals for the weekend were simple, have fun, race hard and clean and leave nothing on the track – give it my all. Read More
Thanks to everyone who read Part I. I hope you enjoyed it and are looking forward to reading this next chapter.
St. Pete is one of my favourite tracks. For a street circuit it is so smooth, something which is uncommon. The weather is usually amazing and often has some rain thrown in to mix things up a little bit more. One of my most enjoyable aspects of the event is the crowd, a very knowledgeable yet passionate crowd that really embraces the event and the drivers. I always have a blast when I come here. The anticipation that has built to St. Petersburg is always awesome, especially since it is the season opener for my series and often IndyCar as well. Read More
Welcome to Jimmy D’s first blog. I will be providing these after each race and tests that occur during the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season. I hope to give you, the reader, greater insight into my journey, who I am and what I go through in a race weekend beyond just the results. Read More