Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing has announced that Matthew Brabham will drive for the team in the 2012 Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda season.
The Brabham name has a longstanding resonance in the racing realm. The 17-year-old is the son of four-time IMSA GTP champion Geoff Brabham and the grandson of three-time Formula 1 champion Sir Jack Brabham. Matthew Brabham will run the No. 83, which was made famous by his father.
Born in Boca Raton, Fla., and residing in Gold Coast, Australia, Brabham comes to the USF2000 National Championship fresh off of his first Australian Formula Ford National Championship race in May 2011.
He began karting in 2001 and gathered a collection of prestigious karting titles throughout his early career. Among the championships on his resumé are a pair of Queensland State Karting championships and NSW State Karting championships.
"I am really looking forward to competing in the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing,” Brabham said. “I was very impressed when I tested with the team, and I feel it is a great opportunity for me to work with Dominic and Nicholas in 2012. I am sure my goal is the same as everyone else, and that is to try and win the championship. I know it will be tough as there are a lot of good drivers and teams, but I am excited about the challenge ahead and will give it my best shot."
He joins previously announced driver Trent Hindman. A third driver announcement will be made later this week.
“We have never seen this much interest in USF2000 before,” said team owner Dominic Cape. “There is so much talent out there, but we feel that Matthew is a great addition to the team, and we expect strong results in 2012 from both he and Trent.”