Cooper Tires USF2000 - Victor Franzoni

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Augie Lerch JAY Motorsports
Victor Franzoni
Victor Franzoni
Driver Info
Victor Franzoni
Biography of Victor Franzoni

Victor Franzoni showed great adaptability from the get-go in 2014, finishing on the podium at all three of the track configurations offered on the USF2000 schedule. Victor was victorious in the opening round of the calendar on the concrete-lined temporary street circuit of St. Petersburg, and then followed this up with podiums on the natural flowing road course at Barber Motorsports Park and the banked 5/8-mile oval at Lucas Oil Raceway. He also found the podium on the road courses at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course. His adaptability will serve him well in 2015, armed with new knowledge and a baseline of comfort.

Hobbies: Go-karting, gym, mini-golf, tennis, music

Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish

Current Sports Played: Go-karting and tennis

Snapshot: I like to do everything, to know new things, new sports, new places, new cultures. I like house music and my favorite DJs are Avicii, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso. I´m still new in the USA but my favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Racing goal: Be an IndyCar driver

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

My fitness routine includes: Reflex training, cardio training and muscle training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Talk a lot to keep calm

2015: Finished second in the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest championship with two wins and an additional podium finish of second, missing the title by a scant five points.

2014: Earned four podium finishes, two pole positions and a race victory at St. Petersburg on his way to a fifth-place finish in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season.

2013: Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.

2012: Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship, claiming two poles and two podium finishes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

2011: Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Future Championship with two wins and six fastest race laps -- his first season of car racing.

2010: Won a Brazilian Karting Championship and the Grand Prix of Brazil.

2009: Won the Cup of Brazil Karting championship and finished second in the Sangari Grand Prix event in Malaysia.

2008: Won the Brazilian Karting Championship, the Cup of Brazil and the Grand Prix of Brazil titles ... also claimed the "Casco d'Oro" (Golden Helmet) award in Brazil

1999-2005: Began karting at the age of 4... Won the 2005 Cup of Brazil Championship.

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 6 1 0 3 4 27 4
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 2 6 9 24 12
Total 20 2 2 9 13 51 16
2015 Pro Mazda 8 0 0 3 5 0 6
Total 8 0 0 3 5 0 6
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Afterburner Autosport

Afterburner Autosport was formed in 2010 with the sole purpose to lead the way in USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda competition.

With leadership from two-time F2000 National Champion Brian Tomasi and full support from Tim Walsh of Afterburner Race Car Parts, the team has over 20 years of experience in open-wheel competition.

Our goal is to develop young talent and allow them to gain the valuable experience needed to move up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder.