Christian Weir continues his rapid rise up the USF Pro Championships Presented by Cooper Tires ladder (formerly the Road to Indy), joining longtime racing engineer Tim Neff and the TJ Speed Motorsports team on the third rung of the vaunted driver development system, USF Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires.
Weir and TJ Speed will “meet in the middle” as the high school sophomore graduates from the second step of the ladder, USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires, while the TJ Speed team joins the USF Pro Championships after contesting a partial INDY NXT (formerly Indy Lights) season in 2022.
Growing up in Naperville, Ill., Weir began racing karts at age 11, competing in events at Autobahn Country Club in nearby Joliet and earning numerous local and national victories and championship titles before moving into cars in 2021.
Weir immediately made his presence known, driving an impressive array of cars that first season. He earned the FRP Eastern Pro 4 Championship with six victories and podiums in six of eight races, then made five F4 US Championship Powered by Honda starts, where he garnered two podium finishes. Jumping into his father’s Radical sports car at Road America, Weir became the youngest ever Radical Cup winner by capturing four Radical Cup North America victories.
“Every single weekend — if not every single day — had something to do with racing,” says Weir. “It turned out I was good at it, and it evolved quite quickly.”
Weir capped off his impressive debut season by contesting eight USF2000 races, earning three top-10 finishes, one fastest race lap and capturing the AiM Move of the Year. He went on to finish eighth in the USF2000 series last year, taking two podiums and 11 top-10 finishes, and earning his first series pole, at Barber Motorsports Park.
All of this before his 16th birthday.
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