Nicky Hays Joins Cape Motorsports In USF2000

Nicky Hays

Nicky Hays will journey for Cape Motorsports in USF2000. (Picture: Cape Motorsports).

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Cape Motorsports now declared Californian Nicky Hays as the last word driver on its Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship staff, ending the four-driver lineup alongside Jagger Jones, Jackson Lee, and Michael d’Orlando.

“We examined Nicky over a yr in the past and it went actually very properly,” acknowledged Dominic and Nicholas Cape. “Sadly, at the moment it didn’t carry out out, so held in contact understanding our paths would cross once more. We attained out to Nicky and this time all of it labored out, I believe he’ll wholesome completely with our fellas they usually’ll all pressure nearly each different in the middle of the interval. We couldn’t be happier with our driver lineup this 12 months.”

Hays, 20, from Huntington Seashore, California, commenced karting on the age of 5 and attained a number of karting wins and titles, which embody the 2016 and 2017 SKUSA California ProKart Problem within the X30 Senior class (turning out to be the youngest ever to take action in 2016). Graduating to race autos in 2018, Hays has frequently amazed as he labored his manner up the junior formulation sequence ladder, starting with the F1600 Championship Sequence to the F4 US Championship Run by Honda. Hays attained much more encounter in Europe in 2019, ending third within the French F4 Championship proper earlier than heading again to the US in 2020, putting fourth and incomes leading-10 finishes in 16 of 17 FR Americas Championship Pushed by Honda races.

2021 noticed Hays look in direction of the sports activities automotive route, as he attained a scenario on Honda Performance Growth’s GT3 Driver Academy group and invested the season screening. However when the Cape brothers recognized as beforehand this yr, Hays didn’t be reluctant to accumulate the chance to shift gears to the Avenue to Indy.

“A chance to function with the Cape brothers in USF2000 doesn’t happen alongside extraordinarily ceaselessly,” mentioned Hays. “It appeared as though I used to be headed to a GT seat in Europe however factors didn’t work out on the earlier minute. I used to be scrambling when Dominic (Cape) arrived at out, so it was finest.

“I significantly like the way in which the Capes do issues, the way in which they significantly push a driver to really enhance the preserve monitor of time we get. It’s not glorious that I’ve skipped so an excessive amount of the pre-period screening, however I do know they’ll get me as much as tempo instantly. It’s a nice environment for the 4 of us – it’s a associated situation to what I skilled in 2020 in FR Americas, with 4 and infrequently 5 very sturdy teammates. That will make the entire group stronger, and my success is their achievement.”