BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Evan Cooley has joined Exclusive Autosport to contest the full USF Juniors Presented by Continental Tire schedule.
The 16-year-old Frankfort, Illinois driver was impressive in his official debut with the team at the fall combine on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in October, topping the first on-track session before ending the event sixth overall on the combined timesheet.
Cooley will pilot the No. 91 ITI Intermodal Exclusive Autosport Tatuus JR-23 and will compete in the YACademy Winter Series with his fellow Exclusive Autosport teammates ahead of the season opener at Louisiana’s NOLA Motorsports Park on April 5-7.
“I’m very excited to announce that I will be competing in USF Juniors with Exclusive Autosport for the 2024 season,” Cooley said. “At the fall combine, we showed that we have the speed to fight at the top, and I believe that is right where we’ll be for the upcoming season. I want to thank everyone who has helped me get here, especially Michael and Kimberly Duncalfe, Rod Sharf, my mechanic who has been with me since I started karting, and everyone from Exclusive.
“I also want to thank my family for their commitment and belief in me ever since I started my journey here.”
Cooley heads to Exclusive and the USF Juniors with experience in the Autobahn Country Club Margay Ignite karting program and their Radical Cup series.
“I am very pleased to welcome Evan to the Exclusive Autosport Juniors program,” said Exclusive Autosport owner Michael Duncalfe. “Evan has already shown an immense amount of talent behind the wheel of the EA JR-23 car. He is an incredibly hard-working and determined young man and I am really looking forward to working with him over the off-season in preparation for his championship debut at NOLA in 2024.
“I have no doubt he will be a strong contender from the get-go.”