Pato O’Ward, who came on stronger as the end of the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season rolled on, will have at least two weekends to build on that in 2016.
The Monterrey, Mexico native, who turns 17 in May, will continue with Team Pelfrey for the St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park rounds, giving a bit of continuity to the team alongside Weiron Tan, who moves over from Andretti Autosport and Aaron Telitz, who moves up from the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series.
“I am thrilled and massively thankful for the opportunity Team Pelfrey has given me,” said O’Ward. “I will start the season at St. Pete and Barber and hopefully, complete the whole year with them if everything goes to plan. Testing has gone great and as always a pleasure to be working with such a great, hard-working group of guys. I am super motivated for the up and coming races and I am determined to give it my all and maintain the team on the highest step of the podium.”
O’Ward was also confirmed Tuesday for selected races with Performance Tech Motorsports in the IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites series.