Houston, Texas – DEForce Racing is pleased to announce that they will be running in the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with Mexican driver Manuel Sulaiman.

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship is the first step of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder that develops drivers towards the NTT IndyCar Series with several scholarship opportunities along the way. DEForce is happy to begin another season in a paddock where they have run several other drivers with the same determination to make it to the top levels of racing.

Sulaiman was born in Mexico City on July 20, 2000, and currently resides in Puebla, Mexico. The 18-year-old is one of the newest generations from Mexico to excel in karting and other junior open-wheel series. It was Sulaiman’s impressive karting career along with some wins and podium finishes in both Mexican F4 and British F4 that aligned him with DEForce Racing in the search of a USF2000 Championship title.

The 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will have their season opener March 8-10 on the streets of St. Petersburg. There will be 15 rounds total spread out among eight weekends across the United States and Canada.

Manuel Sulaiman, Driver – DEForce Racing:
“It means a lot to me to participate in such a high-level competition of motorsport in formula cars and having a goal of winning the championship with a Mexican team. I am willing, motivated and hungry to win and show what can we do together.”

David Martinez – Team Owner:
“We are very excited to have Manuel onboard for 2019 in our USF2000 team. He is a very hungry driver with a great background in karting. When he first got in our car, we knew he would be a contender. This is our third year as a team and we’re looking forward to getting our first championship. We definitely feel Manuel will be a contender every race and can’t wait to see him on track.”