Feb 1, 2013
Florida teenager R.C. Enerson will return to ZSports/Team E Racing and move up to the Championship class in the 2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
After a title contending effort in the 2012 National class, both the Enerson and the Florida-based team are hungry to continue their winning ways this coming season.
"I learned so much last year, and am looking forward to competing in the Championship class this year," Enerson said. "Starting off this season again with the ZSports team of Steve Thomson and my engineer Ron Boltik is super exciting for me. I believe we are well positioned to challenge for wins and the series title. I can't wait for the racing to get underway at Sebring."
The 15 year-old native of New Port Richey, Fla., is reuniting with the crew under the ZSports/Team E Racing awning confident he can build on what was an impressive debut season that saw him earn four National class victories and five additional trips to the podium en route to third place in the NAtional Class title fight.
"Ron and I can hardly wait for the 2013 season to start!" said ZSports team principal Steve Thomson. "RC's performance last year was nothing less than amazing. He is so calm behind the wheel, and possesses car control beyond his 15 years. If his results from testing are any indication, moving up to the Championship class is a challenge RC and the entire team is looking forward to."
Enerson will be one of the youngest drivers in the USF2000 Championship in 2013, but has a strong racing resume. The son of Firestone Indy Lights team owner Neil Enerson, first came to the forefront in karting, securing numerous wins before making the transition to cars at just the age of 12.
Initially focusing on testing, the Enerson began racing wheel-to-wheel with other drivers via Skip Barber Racing action, scoring two Skip Racing Regional Series wins by the age of 14. He continued his move up the motorsports ladder last season, joining the USF2000 Championship, where he raced in the National class - for Zetec powered Van Diemens and Formula Enterprises cars.
The Patriot Bank – Team E supported racer also made his Championship class debut last year at the prestigious 'Night Before the 500' event in Indianapolis, earning a top-seven finish and the Hard Charger Award, after starting 20th .