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With the start of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship on the horizon, Florida based Team BENIK is kicking their off season test program into sixth gear. Set to complete multiple test days throughout January and onwards into February, one seat remains open for the 2019 season beginning on the Streets of St. Petersburg in just under two months.

“We have six days of testing planned in January and more in February,” explained Nick Mitchell. “We have had a lot of interest since confirming a full year effort and only have a few days remaining to get drivers in car this month. We are still working on securing additional days in February, but we will be on track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway at the end of the month.”

Competing at select events throughout the 2018 season, rookie driver Michael d’Orlando and female standout Sabre Cook both piloted the Team BENIK USF-17s. Progressing through the year and showing top-five pace at the end of the season, Mitchell and his program are confident of carrying that momentum onwards into 2019.

“Our team and drivers showed improved pace as the 2018 season went on,” added Mitchell. “In Mid-Ohio, Michael was at the pointy end of the field and battling inside the top-five. We have much of the same staff in 2019 so I am anticipating that upwards progression. Our goal is to not just race, but battle for race wins and podium results.”

With a pair of two-day tests scheduled at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Team BENIK has one car remaining available for both two-day test periods. Interested parties are asked to contact Team BENIK.

2019 driver announcements will happen in the near future.

For more information on BENIK, please contact Nick Mitchell via e-mail to or by phone at 561.348.4406.

Photo: Team BENIK

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