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December 11, 2018 | 4:09 PM
Pabst Racing today announced the signing of 19-year-old Colin Kaminsky for the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. The Homer Glen, Ill., native will pilot the #23 Slick Locks Racing-sponsored Pabst Racing entry in his second full season in USF2000.
Colin Kaminsky began racing in 2015 and made his debut in the USF2000 Championship with a partial campaign in 2017, scoring best finishes of eighth and ninth at Road America. He made steady gains during his first full campaign in 2018, finishing 10th in the final points table with a best finish of fourth — also at the track closest to his home, Road America.
In what will be only his fifth year of racing, Kaminsky will juggle his motorsport career with both hockey and a college education at the University of Pittsburgh.
The announcement comes after the recent series test at Homestead-Miami where Pabst Racing and Colin Kaminsky made their first public appearance working together. An overall finish of fourth in results from the first day of testing in Florida proves Kaminsky’s high expectations for 2019 quite valid.
“My goal for the 2019 USF2000 season is to compete for wins and ultimately compete for a championship and a scholarship to Pro Mazda in 2020,” said Kaminsky.
“Pabst is a team proven to win races and compete for championships year in and year out so I know I am in the right place to pursue my goal. With their experience and expertise I am sure that as a team we will be competing for the top step of the podium every weekend.”
Pabst Racing recently finished a successful season claiming the Team Championship title for the second year in a row and hopes to be in contention for both a team and driver’s championship title in 2019. Team owner Augie Pabst is pleased with this first driver announcement leading into the 2019 season.
“We tested Colin right after the official season ended and knew he had the key qualities we look for in a driver,” said Pabst. “So it is with great excitement that we announce his signing for 2019. We expect to see impressive results from Colin this upcoming season and are looking forward to seeing his development and success under our banner.”
The team will head back to Homestead-Miami Speedway for another series test on March 2-3 just before the first official event of the season in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 8.
Press release by Pabst Racing. Image by Joe Skibinski/Road to Indy.