Trinity, Fla. (February 21, 2018): Taking its place as the leader in driver training and arrive-and-drive racing, the Lucas Oil School of Racing today announced that it is awarding a comprehensive $100,000 Driver Development Award to the champion of the 2018 Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship Series, for use toward an assault on the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Additionally, Lucas Oil School of Racing has partnered with leading USF2000 team John Cummiskey Racing to field a car in the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship for their champion.

The John Cummiskey Lucas Oil School of Racing Car that the winner of the Lucas Oil Formula Championship Series will have the opportunity to pilot during the 2019 USF2000 season. (Photo Courtesy of Lucas Oil School Of Racing)

“As the father of a Verizon IndyCar Series driver, I understand how difficult it is to navigate the choppy waters of starting a career in racing, and we wanted to put together a comprehensive program that not only provides a significant percentage of the funding required for our champion to move up to the next level but also gives them the means to engage with other potential partners”, said Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “I’ve known John (Cummiskey) for many years, and I know that the driver we place with him will be in the best available equipment and will be able to compete for race wins and the USF2000 Championship.”

I’m very excited to work with Neil on this program. I’ve been watching the Lucas Oil School since it began,” said John Cummiskey. “Neil and his group there have made it the best racing school in the country. This program will give the champion a big boost to move their racing career forward.”

Enrollment is open now for the 2018 Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship and our limited number of full-season pre-pay discount packages are selling quickly, so please don’t delay in joining us. For details on the championship, including eligibility requirements for the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series and the Driver Development Award, please visit Lucas Oil Formula Car Series or call (561) 200-7223.

2018 Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship Series SCHEDULE
(8 Events, 16 Races)

  • April 14-15, Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla.
  • May 15-16, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Ill.
  • June 9-10, NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, La.
  • July 27-28, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, Conn.
  • August 18-19, NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • September 11-12, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
  • September 26-27, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
  • October 25-26, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.

About Cooper Tire
As with many different types of sports, there are levels of progression to build and test your talents. NASCAR® has their regional series’, which progresses onto ARCA, then to the Xfinity Series and then to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In the Open wheel ladder system, drivers generally start out in Shifter Karts or the Lucas Oil School of Racing, and progress to USF2000 Championship Series then to the Pro Mazda Championship, followed by the Indy Lights and then to IndyCar. Cooper Tire supports several racing series and types of racing for every interest.

About John Cummiskey Racing
John Cummiskey Racing is an experienced team that has competed in the Cooper Tire USF2000 Championship since 2014. With over 25 years of Indy car racing experience working with Penske Racing, Team Green/Andretti Green, Newman Haas Racing, Dragon Racing, and Chip Ganassi Racing. John has been part of 5 Indy 500 wins and 3 series championships.

For 2018 John Cummiskey Racing is committed to fielding a multi-car team with the aim of developing the stars of tomorrow, providing talented and competitive drivers a professional race team experience.

USF2000 is the perfect entry-level open wheel pro formula as it combines a cost-effective and proven training ground with a platform of Indy Car events. With a high level of competition, the expectation to win races and championships, John Cummiskey Racing strives to be a competitive force.

About Lucas Oil School of Racing
With its fleet of equally prepared race cars and a cadre of professional driving coaches, Lucas Oil School of Racing that has quickly established itself as the premier racing driver training program in North America. Lucas Oil School of Racing is the choice of the annual Team USA Scholarship program.

Founded in 2015, Lucas Oil School of Racing is a Florida based company that offers arrive-and-drive racing schools, race series, and corporate events at locations around the United States. To learn more about Lucas Oil School of Racing and its offerings, visit, and follow us on

Source: Lucas Oil School of Racing PR