Cooper Tires USF2000 - Peter Portante

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Peter Portante
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Peter Portante
Biography of Peter Portante

Peter Portante started his racing career at the young age of 7 in karts. He quickly established himself as one of the up & coming drivers in the Northeast with his many poles and wins.

From there he graduated to stock cars where he raced at Stafford Motor Speedway in the #24 Late Model.

After attending the Skip Barber Racing School to hone his skills on track, he soon joined the Skip Barber Race Series where he proved to be just as competitive in an open wheel car on road courses as he did in the stock car on ovals.

Now Peter is focused on becoming the next INDYCAR legend. He currently races in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in the #24 Arms Up Motorsports car.

Racing goal: To win multiple IndyCar Series championships

Racing hero: Tazio Nuvolari

My fitness routine includes: Biking and lifting weights

Current Sports Played: Quidditch, soccer and football

2013: Finished 10th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda … claimed two podium finishes and five top-10 results in his rookie season … SCCA FC National Champion.

2012: First season of road course racing ... finished third in the Skip Barber Racing Summer Series, claiming three wins and eight podium finishes ... Skip Barber Championship Shootout Winner, earning a place on the MAZDASPEED Driver Development ladder ... also competed in Late Model stock car events at Stafford Motor Speedway, claiming one top-five and six top-10 results from nine starts.

2011: Allison Legacy North Race Series (Late Model) Champion, winning four races.

2010: Jr. Outlaw Champion in Wild Thing Karts at Stafford Motor Speedway, earning more race wins than anyone else ... competed regularly at the indoor On Track Karting center in Connecticut, claiming Indoor Iron Man, Indoor Fall and Indoor Winter Championships.

2009: Won the Jr. Outlaw Championship and named Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year (Late Model stock cars).

2008: Tiger A Champion (karts) at Stafford Motor Speedway ... Grand Prix New York Adult League Champion (indoor karting) and GPNY Super Track lap record holder.

2007: Tiger A Champion ... Jr. Outlaw Rookie of the Year ... F1 Boston League Champion and runoff Champion (indoor karting) for the second successive year.

2006: Tiger A Champion and Rookie of the Year ... F1 Boston League Champion and runoff Champion (indoor karting).

2005: Finished second in the Tiger B Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway.

2004: Tiger B Champion and Rookie of the Year at Pinnacle Speedway in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

2003: Began karting at age 7 at Pinnacle Speedway ... no points awarded but scored more wins than any other driver.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 4 8 0 12
2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 3 5 0 6
Total 30 0 0 7 15 0 20
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Arms Up Motorsports

ArmsUp Motorsports has been campaigning F2000 cars since its inception in 1998; growing from a one car prep shop to maintaining a team of ten F2000 cars. Team owner Gregg Borland has guided the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin based team to race wins and championships in SCCA National Formula Continental and Formula Atlantic. No stranger to pro racing, ArmsUp Motorsports has scored podium finishes in the Toyota Atlantic Championship, Cooper Tires USF2000 Zetec Championship, and the F2000 Championship Series. In 2011 ArmsUp Motorsports will look to continue its run of success in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.