SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Exclusive Autosport has announced that 19-year-old Prescott Campbell has joined the team to compete in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
The Newport Beach, Calif., native and Oxford, England, resident will pilot the team’s No. 91 Tatuus USF-17, featuring the team’s trademark red and black Exclusive Autosport livery with branding from the Lucas Oil School of Racing. Campbell is the reigning Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series champion, an accomplishment that earned him a $75,000 scholarship towards the upcoming USF2000 season.
“Prescott is an incredible addition to the Exclusive Autosport stable,” said Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal of Exclusive Autosport. “He has an immense amount of talent and work ethic. His on-track results speak for themselves. We have had the pleasure of testing with Prescott earlier this year, and he fit in very nicely with the team. I have no doubt that we will work well together this year and achieve success in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series.”
In 2012 Campbell began racing cadet karts in the Southern California region, marking the start of his racing career. He graduated to the senior kart categories in 2016 where he began his climb up the Superkarts! USA Shifter Stock Moto ladder system. He progressed through the ranks before making his debut in the Pro Shifter category at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XXII in 2018. At the end of that year, he was one of 30 drivers invited to compete in the inaugural Cooper Tire Karting Scholarship Shootout held at Sebring International Raceway.
A panel of well-accomplished figures in the motorsport industry selected him as the winner of the three-day judged event, for which he received a scholarship to run the full 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series calendar. Prescott broke his femur in a karting accident mid-season, but was able to come back to win the championship despite missing three of the series’ 18 races. An impressive drive in the season finale saw him clinch the title by a crucial four points and win the $75,000 scholarship towards this year’s USF2000 season. He was also a finalist in last year’s Team USA Scholarship Shootout.
“I would like to thank the team for putting their faith in me and I hope to reward them with successful results this season,” said Campbell. “As a driver moving into the series, there is a lot to learn, but the team has already taught me so much since we began working together. I believe we can take the fight to this year’s very competitive field and earn consistent results near the top. I am looking to take the momentum from winning last year’s Lucas Oil Formula Car Series championship with me into the opening rounds at St. Pete.”