Andretti Autosport announced that it has signed Thomas McGregor for the 2012 Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda. McGregor will drive the team's the No. 7 entry.
McGregor, a 19-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has spent the last year and a half competing in Skip Barber competition and secured the Skip Barber Racing School Formula Southern Series Championship title in 2011. He was the runner-up in both the Skip Barber Formula 2000 Western Series and the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED MX5 championships in 2011. McGregor then moved on to compete in a partial schedule of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda Championship collecting two wins and a third-place finish. To date, McGregor has accumulated a total of 17 wins, 33 podium finishes and 11 pole positions in 56 starts in the formula car.
McGregor began racing at the age of 11 when he first raced Rotax Karts at the Saskatoon Kart Club. In seven years of karting in Canada, he recorded 15 karting championships before moving on to open-wheel and sports car racing at age 18.
McGregor will participate in the Mazda Road to Indy open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 28 and 29 with Andretti Autosport. He will also compete in the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest in February 2012 at Sebring International Raceway and Palm Beach International Raceway. The first rounds of the 2012 USF2000 season will begin in March at Sebring.