Cocoa, FL– Eric Filgueiras and Spencer Racing will continue their relationship in 2016 and step up to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda National Class for a full season campaign.
This confirmation follows a successful debut into professional racing for both Eric and the team in the SCCA Pro F2000 Championship in 2015, where Filgueiras racked up five top three’s, 10 top five’s and 13 top-10 finishes to end the season second place in the points standings.
Lipten Energy Solutions will continue to be the primary partner as not only Filgueiras’ brand as a driver grows, but both on and off track success means greater brand image for Lipten and its partners.
“I’m extremely excited to be back with Spencer Racing,” explained Filgueiras. “This team is my home. After such a great season last year we decided collectively after many discussions and weighing different options that it made the most sense to join the USF2000 National Class competition. With so much knowledge gained last year, we’re taking our experience into this series and will be expecting to fight for the championship in our class.”
In addition to this news, the team is also pleased to announce an association with Verizon IndyCar Series team KV Racing Technology and team owner Jimmy Vasser with support on the technical side of the team’s at track operations.
“Jimmy has been my hero since I was a child and someone I’ve looked up to my entire life. To be associated with him and his team is a dream come true and I can’t wait to learn everything I possibly can from their entire organization,” added Filgueiras.