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With the 2022 season set to take the checkered flag, Jay Howard Driver Development has already put together many pieces to its 2023 puzzle. Announcing Ricardo Escotto to their USF Pro 2000 Championship lineup, JHDD is pleased to announce that Al Morey will join Lochie Hughes in the USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires program for next season.

“I’m very excited to be driving for Jay Howard in the USF2000 program next season,” expressed Al Morey. “Jay and the team have become like family over the past two years. I believe that with the team’s input, I will be able to grow and continue developing as a driver and deliver great results for years to come.”

Making the move from karting to open-wheel racing early in 2022, Morey did not take the traditional route to motorsports. Beginning karting at an indoor rental kart facility and competing in a club league for multiple seasons, Morey moved to formula car racing in the F4 United States Championship as he began to develop and hone his skills.

“Al is very new to car racing but is progressing at a great pace,” explained Jay Howard, former NTT INDYCAR Series driver and Owner of Jay Howard Driver Development. “Al puts in the work both on and off the track and it shows in his consistent and constant progression. Some drivers work hard and stall in their progress, but Al is continuing that upward trend and we are excited to see where that takes him in 2023.”

With the first green flag of the 2023 season not until the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, Morey and the rest of the Jay Howard Driver Development program will continue their intense offseason test program to be ready for the start of the newly rebranded USF Pro Championships program.

Stay tuned for more information and driver announcements from Jay Howard Driver Development in the coming weeks.

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