Race Ready, RTI USF Juniors: Ozark International Raceway

The racing season is almost here.  There are just a handful of days left until Jason takes to Ozark International Raceway for the first race ever of the USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires.  Jason has been preparing on and off the track.  Earlier last month Jason and the USF Juniors spent a couple of days at Barber Motorsports Park to show off their racing skills and participating in some pre-season media.  Jason made some promo videos and additional media training.  Check out Jason’s profile on the series web site.  A few days later Jason was back at Atlanta Motorsports Park to fine tune the IGY6 Motorsports F4 car.  Away from the track he has been training in the gym and staying fit.   We are looking forward to getting this season started with some racing.

Ozark Full Schedule pdf
Live Timing
Central Time Zone
4/22/2022
9:00 AM-9:40 AM  Test Session 1
11:50 AM-12:30 PM  Test Session 2
3:20 PM-4:00 PM  Test Session 3
4/23/2022
9:45 AM-10:15 AM  Practice
12:35 PM-1:05 PM  Qualifying
4:15 PM-4:55 PM  Race 1
4/24/2022
9:30 AM-10:10 AM  Race 2
1:15 PM-1:55 PM  Race 3

Road To Indy Insider: Rob Howden talks with Jason

As Jason and the IGY6 Motorsports team get ready for next weeks USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires test day at Barber Motorsports Park, Jason has a chance to sit down with Rob Howden.   They touch a many things, from Jason’s history of racing enduro karts, moving into racing cars, and what you could potentially eat for the rest or your life. 

https://roadtoindyinsider.podbean.com/e/rti-insider-ep38-jason-pribyl/

Pribyl and IGY6 Motorsports Team Up for USF Juniors Series

Indianapolis, Ind. Jason Pribyl will take his next step on the racing ladder, joining the new USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires series for 2022 with Veteran-owned and operated IGY6 Motorsports out of Indianapolis, Ind. An accomplished karter, Pribyl, 16, is coming off his 2021 SCCA Northern Conference Formula Enterprise 2 Championship and will make his Road to Indy debut when the series kicks off on April 21-24 at Ozarks International Raceway.

USF Juniors Release

A native of Glenview, IL, Pribyl spent the 2021 season racing both cars and karts. In addition to the Formula Enterprise 2 championship, he finished 10th at the SCCA National Runoffs on the Indy road course and campaigned a Spec Miata in two 50-lap endurance races. Jason has raced sprint karts since he was 6, and at 7-years-old was racing on road tracks such as the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Summit Point, National Corvette Museum and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. 

Over the last decade he has won championships with Cup Karts of North America, Championship Enduro Series, Dart Kart Club and American Kart Racing Association. In 2020, he entered 40 kart races in five classes earning the Animal 380 Road Racing Championship, finishing second in Animal 360, third in Animal 370 and second in Open Classes. He capped off that season with one day of testing followed by an F1600 weekend with Formula Race Promotions at Pittsburgh, finishing sixth and second racing against several current USF2000 drivers. 

Pribyl attributes his quick transition to cars to his extensive experience racing karts on the same tracks. 

“It is an exciting new chapter in my career and I look forward to working with USF Juniors and the IGY6 Motorsports program. I’m excited to prove my skills in the next level of racing and I’m confident that this is the place to do it,” said Pribyl.

In preparation for 2022, Pribyl has been racing in the TireRack.com Road to Indy eSeries Presented by Cooper Tires and testing his IGY6 USF Juniors Ligier at Homestead and Atlanta Motorsports Park. 

The inaugural USF Juniors season will see a slate of 16 races over six event weekends, with drivers competing for a scholarship package valued at over $221,000 to help the champion advance to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – the first rung on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder. Sanctioned by USAC, USF Juniors will utilize the popular Ligier JS chassis and HPD powerplant in 2022.

“We are excited to bring Jason aboard for the season,” said Brandon Graham, IGY6 Motorsports Team Manager. “Throughout our testing, we have seen the elite mentality and ability to compete for the top step in the USF Juniors series this year.”

IGY6 Motorsports is partnered with SAVE22.vet to support American veterans through motorsports. SAVE22.vet is a group of like-minded veteran friends working to raise awareness for and the prevention of veteran and active duty suicide.

To learn more about Pribyl, visit jasonpribylautosports.com and follow his progress on Twitter (@JPAutosports), Facebook (@JasonPribylAutoSports), Instagram (@jasonpribylautosports) and YouTube (Jason Pribyl Autosports)

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About USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires: USF Juniors debuts in 2022 as a pre-step to the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development platform, a clear-cut path to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Owned and operated by Andersen Promotions with sanctioning from USAC Racing, the entry level series is professionally run to Road to Indy standards providing the necessary training on and off the track to drivers as young as 14 years of age. A prize package of over $310,000 is on offer including a scholarship valued at more than $220,000 for its champion to advance to the first step of the ladder – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – in 2023. For more information, visit usfjuniors.com.

About Cooper Tire: Cooper Tire, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT), specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations located in more than one dozen countries around the world. Cooper is proud to be the spec tire for all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tire, a development program within the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Cooper can also be seen on the track in rally, rallycross and short course off-road racing. Connect with Cooper on Twitter and Instagram by following @TeamCooperTire or visit www.coopertire.com.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

TireRack.com Road to Indy eSeries presented by Cooper Tires | Round 5 at WWT Raceway

Last Wednesday Jason was invited to join the final race of TireRack.com Road to Indy eSeries presented by Cooper Tires.  He rushed home from school to buy the World Wide Technology Raceway oval and went to work.  He was third fastest in practice, but had a dismal qualifying session.  Race 1 started with Jason in starting 14th of 15 cars.  During the first 5 minutes he moved up slowly and avoided spinning cars working his way up to 6th place and mixing it up with the lead pack.  The Jason mixed it up in the top 6 for the next 15 tense minutes with the group shuffling order and looking for advantage.  At the checked Jason held his own and finished 6th.  For the second race he started 5th and immediately fell back to the back of the pack after suffering minor wind damage.  Despite the damage continued to fight picking his way through the crowd and eventually pushing the car back to 5th place by the end of the race.  You can read the recap or the race including Jason finishes on the USF Juniors web site.

Not only was there great racing but Jason was recognized by the announcers as one of the standouts of the race.   Below is a link directory to the comments.

Road To Indy: eSeries and testing at Homestead

Jason had a blast participating in the second round of the TireRack: Road To Indy eSeries presented by CooperTires and racing with other prospects and drivers from USF2000 and Indy Pros. Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is a half mile oval and Jason has very little experience with this kind of racing.  He qualified 19th of 23 but just was only 0.3 tenths of a second behind the leader.  The field was very tight.  After suffering some damage and spending some time in the pits he made his way up to 17th.  The second race was great, Jason battled his way up to 9th and was fighting hard with 8th and 10th when the cars tangled and he dropped back.  He continued to fight and finished 16th. Watch the full race on YouTube. The next race will be February 2nd at Barber Motorsports Park.

Jason and the Racing Bandit team competed in the iRacing 24 hrs of Daytona e-series on January 22nd.  They qualified 16th and moved into 9th after a few hours.  In the 8th hour of the race they suffered a 15 minute repair cycle after a GT car ran out of fuel and darted in front of them.  They dropped to 16th but continued to press forward finishing 7th and 16 laps down.

You may be wondering why Jason is racing with the Road To Indy Prospects.  In a few days, he’ll be heading to Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway for two days of testing in the IGY6 Motorsports Road To Indy USF Junior F4 car.  More to come on this soon.

RTI Prospects eSeries:Round 2

Jason joined the Road To Indy Prospects eSeries at Virginia International Raceway, watch the full race, and qualified 6th of 18 drivers and withing shooting distance of a podium. During the first race he was spun heading into the first couple of corners and had to work his way back up to 12th. In the second race he worked is way up to 4th but tangled with lapped traffic in the closing race and finished 7th. Jason did qualify to race in the next race on the 19th at Lucas Oil Motorsports.

This week Jason will be racing again but this time at the Lucas Oil Raceway.  This will be interesting as he will be racing with some of the other drivers from USF 2000, Indy Pro, and Indy lights.   Racing will start again 6:45 CST join in and cheer for your favorite driver!

2022 Season Preview: Road To Indy Prospects eSeries

Jason Pribyl Autosports is thrilled to announce that Jason will be taking part in the Road to Indy Prospects eSeries in the coming weeks! There will be two race nights, January 12th at VIR and February 2nd at Barber Motorsports Park, each at 6:00 CST with two races each night.  He will be driving a virtual USF2000 car.  These races like last years WKA  eSeries will be broadcast on ApexRacingTV on YouTube and Facebook. 

  • 1/12 Virginia International Raceway (Road to Indy Prospects)
  • 1/19 Indianapolis Raceway Park (Road to Indy drivers plus top-10 prospects from VIR)
  • 2/2 Barber Motorsports Park (Road to Indy Prospects)
  • 2/7 Road America (Road to Indy drivers plus top-10 prospects from Barber)
  • 3/2 World Wide Technology Raceway – All-Star Invitational (special guests, Road to Indy drivers, Road to Indy Prospects – eligibility to be announced)

Race Day Schedule:
On race day, the League Session will open on iRacing at 5:00pm eastern time.
There will be a practice session until approximately 6:30pm eastern time.
At 6:45pm eastern time , an Open Qualifying session of 12 minutes will take place. Qualifying will be broadcast.
2 Races will follow starting at 7:00pm eastern time

Thank You Worldbridge Partners and Coach Downing

It’s time for some more sponsor thanks.
WorldBridge Chicago NW and Jack Downing were on board for the 2021 season. Jack is also a Coach for the local football team and wrestling teams. Back in the day he was Jason’s first football coach as a Junior Titan.
Jack and World Bridge: Thank you very much for your support this year. Please see them out as executive recruiters.


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