Calvin Ming will compete in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda for 2017 after signing with Pabst Racing. The 21-year-old will drive the #22 Pabst Racing entry during the 14-round season.
“We are very excited to finally announce the signing of Calvin for the 2017 season,” said team owner Augie Pabst. “After an impressive test with him in late 2016, we knew he was a great fit for our team. We are looking forward to great results.”
Born in Guyana, Ming began his racing career at the age of six and became a karting champion by 2012. In 2016, he won four F1600 races in the United States and has competed the FIA Formula 4 Series in Mexico.
Ming will compete in both the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda as well as the FIA Formula 4 Championship, where he has already accumulated three wins and currently leads the championship.
“My goals for this season are to learn as much as I can from the Pabst Racing team about the new Tatuus USF-17 chassis, as well as learn all the new tracks,” said Ming, who studying civil engineering at Florida International University. “But also, my goal is to win the championship. At the end of the year, if I can pick up wins and podiums, I will call it a successful year.”
Ming is also an advocate for road safety in collaboration with the Alicia Foundation in Guyana and was recently recognized as an ambassador of Guyana for his steady growth in motorsports. Sponsors include Mings Products & Services Limited and APAN.