James Roe Jr. to make F2000 debut for ArmsUp Motorsport
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin – April 17, 2018 – ArmsUp Motorsports is pleased to announce it will field James Roe Jr. for the 2018 F2000 season. James Roe Jr., of Naas, Kildare County, Ireland will drive the #66 Mazda powered car for ArmsUp Motorsports. The F2000 season opener at Road Atlanta will launch James’s US open wheel career.
“We are excited to work with James this season and though we have had limited testing with him we have made great progress,” ArmsUp Motorsports team owner Gregg Borland said. “He is a great fit with the team and we have found that there is good chemistry here. I’m really looking forward to getting the season started and finding a rhythm.”
On a fast track to stardom, Roe Jr. already has a number of impressive race wins, podium finishes and lap records to his name in his native Ireland and the United Kingdom. James’s F2000 debut at Road Atlanta marks the beginning of the next phase of his career which sees him move to America to chase his dream of reaching the pinnacle of US motor-racing .
Roe Jr. comes from a distinguished motor racing background. His uncle and mentor, Michael Roe, is a legend of the sport. He is established as one of the greatest drivers Ireland has ever produced, winning the prestigious Can-Am Championship and an Irish Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.
“I am extremely excited” Roe Jr. said. “This all came about quite late to be honest. At one stage during the off season I thought I wasn’t going to be racing at all. But thanks to a number of people, especially Dennison Trailers, and a lot of hard work behind the scenes I got a deal together. It will be a huge learning curve – new car, new tracks, new team and a new culture. I’m going to give everything I have to get the job done”