Anthony Martin joins Cape USF2000 juggernaut

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Anthony Martin and Parker Thompson were two rookies on single-car teams in the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season who sought to take down the Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing juggernaut in the series.

Naturally, the two sophomores have joined Cape for 2016, with Martin joining the previously announced Thompson and Nikita Lastochkin having been announced over the weekend.

With the top three in the series moving up to Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this year, Martin and Thompson are among a number of title contenders this year.

Martin, last year’s rookie-of-the-year, posted several podiums with John Cummiskey Racing and finished fourth in points. The Australian was one of the breakout stars of the season.

“The 2015 season was a great learning year for me in the USF2000 championship and to finish fourth in the series and win rookie-of-the-year, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the American racing scene,” Martin said.

“To be back in the USA for 2016 would not have been possible without the continued support from my sponsor in Australia, Burgess BLA and, of course, my family.”

The USF2000 grid continues to increase in size and quality ahead of the season opener at St. Petersburg in March.