Gordon Scully will step up to USF2000 this season with Velocity Racing Development after starring in two entry-level junior single-seater series last year.
The 22-year-old came fifth in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series in 2022, with a best finish of second, and was seventh in F1600 Championship Series.
“I am ready to get to work,” said Scully. “I feel that I am a great candidate to step into the USF2000 series and look forward to helping VRD continue their winning ways.”
He added: “I may not have as much on-track experience or be as young as some of the other drivers, but I am still only 22 and feel like I can use that to my advantage. You learn some things in life when you get a little older and the difference between a 17-year-old and me on a maturity level can be quite big.”
Velocity has also signed Danny Dyszelski for USF2000, with the American having driven for the team last seaon when he was just 14 years old. He had a best finish of sixth.
In USF Juniors, the step below on IndyCar’s support bill, Velocity’s line-up has grown to four cars with the addition of Jimmie Lockhart. He has been affiliated to the team as part of its driver development programme since 2020, when he was in junior karting, and he contested last year’s Road to Indy eSeries.
“Due to unfortunate circumstances, I was not able to make my series debut and jump to the national level in 2022,” said Lockhart.
“Persistence has paid off and we have been working hard to put a program in place. Excited to be confirmed as an official driver for VRD Racing and ready to get to work both on and off the track.”
Velocity’s team principal Dan Mitchell commented: “We have a powerful quartet and will provide them all the same winning equipment. We have our sights set on both the team and drivers’ championship this season and feel that we have the team to achieve this.”