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When Andersen Promotions launched and operated the USF2000 championship from 1990 to 2006, the company created the USF2000 Hall of Fame to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its graduates after competing in the series, rather than in it. The Hall of Fame was resurrected within USF2000 in 2012, and expanded to include the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2013 and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2014.

Each recipient is acknowledged at the season-ending awards banquet and presented with a plaque.

Road to Indy Hall of Fame Inductees

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires

Jon Beekhuis

Jon Beekhuis (inducted 2018)

The 1988 Indy Lights champion who went on to a highly successful and long career in motorsports broadcasting and is currently the IndyCar analyst for ABC and NBCSN

Bryan Herta

Bryan Herta (inducted 2017)

After dominating the 1993 championship, went on to achieve success in IndyCar as both a driver and, more recently, a Indianapolis 500-winning team owner


U.E. "Pat" Patrick (inducted 2016)

Founded the championship in 1986 and was inducted on the series' 30th anniversary


Roger Bailey (inducted 2016)

Ran the series for the better part of 25 years and was inducted on the series' 30th anniversary


Josef Newgarden (inducted 2015)

The 2011 champion and 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champion


Paul Tracy (inducted 2015)

Dominated the 1990 championship


Tony Kanaan (inducted 2014)

The 1997 champion, Verizon IndyCar Series title holder and Indianapolis 500 race winner


Helio Castroneves (inducted 2014) 

The 1997 championship runner-up who has three Indianapolis 500 wins to his credit


Scott Dixon (inducted 2014) 

The 2000 champion who is a five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Indianapolis 500 race winner



Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires



Connor De Phillippi (inducted 2018)

A seven-time winner, who has gone on to a highly successful sports car career and is currently a factory BMW driver for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 


Anders Krohn (inducted 2017)

Finished second in the 2010 championship and went on to a successful career as an analyst for the NBCSN and IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts of the Verizon IndyCar Series


Peter Dempsey (inducted 2016)

Won nine races over the course of the 2008/2009 seasons and is now a successful driver coach


Chuck West (inducted 2016)

The 1992 champion who established World Speed Motorsports


Conor Daly (inducted 2015) 

Winner of the 2010 championship


Guy Cosmo (inducted 2015)

The 2002 champion


James Hinchcliffe (inducted 2014)

Finished third in the 2005 season with three wins and is a multiple race winner in the Verizon IndyCar Series


Dane Cameron (inducted 2014)

The 2007 champion who is an accomplished sports car driver and currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship


Graham Rahal (inducted 2014)

The youngest driver to win a Indy Pro 2000 race in 2005 at the age of 16, he is a race winner in the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as sports cars


Jack Hawksworth (inducted 2014)

Won the 2012 championship with eight wins and ended his first season in the Verizon IndyCar Series with one top-five and five top-10 finishes


Joey Hand (inducted 2013)

The 1999 champion who has become a
race-winning and championship-winning sports car driver


Tristan Vautier (inducted 2013)

The 2011 champion who captured the Indy Lights title the following year to become the first driver to win two consecutive championships on the Road to Indy


Michael McDowell (inducted 2013)

The 2004 champion who has been competing successfully in the NASCAR ranks since 2008


Joel Miller (inducted 2013)

The 2008 vice champion whose success in sports cars includes the 2013 GRAND-AM Rookie of the Year title


Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship

Jay Howard

Jay Howard (inducted 2018)

The 2005 USF2000 champion who scored 10 wins in 14 starts and is tied for fourth-place in the history books for the most USF2000 wins – and now operates his own successful race team and driver development ladder

Bobby Oergel

Bobby Oergel (inducted 2017)

Twice finished in the top 10 of the USF2000 standings as a driver but is better known as the team principal of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports


Spencer Pigot (inducted 2016)

Finished second in the title chase in 2011 and 2012 and is third on the all-time  wins list


Tonis Kasemets (inducted 2016)

A race winning driver in USF2000 in the late 1990s and 2000s and is now a successful driver coach


Jonathan Bomarito (inducted 2015)

The 2003 champion who is currently a factory driver for Mazda  



Lawson Aschenbach (inducted 2015)

Won the 2002 "Road to Indy" oval track crown and is now a sports car driver


JR Hildebrand (inducted 2014)

The 2006 champion and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year


Anthony Lazzaro (inducted 2014)

Accomplished sports car driver who won the Night Before the 500 and Hooter's Cup F2000 Series in 1994


Otmar Szafnauer (inducted 2013)

A 1993/1994 graduate who is the Chief Operating Officer at the Sahara Force India F1 Team


Charlie Kimball (inducted 2013)

The 2003 graduate is the first licensed driver with diabetes to win an IndyCar Series race


Duncan Dayton (inducted 2012)

A 1998 graduate who raced endurance sports cars before developing his team, Patron Highcroft Racing, to compete in the ALMS and continues to race vintage cars


Sam Hornish Jr. (inducted 2012)

The 1998 graduate won the 2006 Indy 500 and is a three-time IndyCar Series champion [2001, 2002 and 2006] who currently drives  in NASCAR


Andy Lally (inducted 2012)

A graduate in 2000 and accomplished sports car driver who currently drives for Magnus Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship


Bryan Sellers (inducted 2012)

The 2002 champion is now a successful sports car driver


Chris Simmons (inducted 2012)

The 1992/1993 East Coast champion is an Indianapolis 500 winner as engineer of the #10 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar Series entry driven by Dario Franchitti


Dan Wheldon (inducted 2012)

The 1999 champion was a 2005 and 2011 Indy 500 Winner and 2005 IndyCar Series Champion


The Original USF2000 Hall of Fame 

Sam Schmidt                           Buddy Rice                                      Greg Ray

1995 graduate; owner of         1997 graduate; won the                1992 graduate;  won 1999

the most successful team        2004 Indianapolis and 2009         Indy Racing League title

in Indy Lights history               Rolex 24 At Daytona


Greg Moore                                Robby McGehee                         Steve Knapp

1992 graduate; won the            1998 graduate; Indy 500             1996 graduate; Indy 500

1995 Indy Lights title                 Rookie of the Year in '99              Rookie of the Year in '98


Memo Gidley                            Alex Barron

1995 graduate; podium            1996 graduate; won 1997

finisher in Champ Car for         Atlantic Championship

Target/Ganassi Racing