Young Irish racer earned a ride in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda
Keith Donegan didn’t think he really stood a chance. Fresh off his first year of racing after a three-year hiatus to concentrate on his university studies, he was facing a tough field of young racers from all over the world. Every one of them competing to win a ride in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda for 2018. In the end there could be only one and the judging panel felt Keith had the right qualities and walked away the winner of the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout.
“My first reaction was probably disbelief. It took me a while to realize that it was me that won,” Donegan says. “All my family was celebrating before I realized it was me. Then it was just overwhelming. I couldn’t believe it, because there were 17 drivers there from nine different countries. They’re top-class drivers and to come out on top like I did…I didn’t really think it was going to happen.”