2012 U.S. F2000 Winterfest
The 2012 U.S. F2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest was the second year of the winter racing series promoted by the U.S. F2000 National Championship. It consisted of six races held during two race meets in February 2012 and served as preparation for the 2012 U.S. F2000 National Championship.
American Spencer Pigot won five of the six races on his way to dominating the championship over his closest pursuer, Cape Motorsports teammate Trent Hindman. The third Cape driver, Matthew Brabham, was the only other driver to win a race when he captured third race at Sebring and finished third in the championship. Andretti Autosport's Shelby Blackstock and JDC Motorsports' Scott Hargrove were the only other drivers to finish on the podium, with one third-place finish each as they finished fourth and sixth in the championship respectively. Andretti Autosport's Thomas McGregor finished fifth in the championship.
Canadian James Dayson won the National Class championship by one point over American Paul Alspach.
Drivers and teams
The entry list for the Sebring round was announced on February 2, 2012.
| Cape Motorsports
w/ Wayne Taylor Racing
|Belardi Auto Racing||4||Roman Lagudi|
|Pabst Racing Services||5||Dalton Kellett|
|6||J. R. Smart||National class|
|Andretti Autosport||7||Thomas McGregor|
|Dayson Racing||12||James Dayson||National class|
|ArmsUp Motorsports||15||Luigi Biangardi||Sebring only|
|JDC Motorsports||19||Neil Alberico|
|JAY Motorsports||23||Jason Wolfe|
|MDL Racing||33||Matthew Di Leo|
|Robinson Motor Sports||97||Paul Alspach||National class; Sebring only|
Race calendar and results
The race schedule was announced on November 2, 2011.
|Rnd||Circuit||Location||Date||Pole position||Fastest lap||Most laps led||Winning driver||Winning team|
|1||Sebring Raceway||Sebring, Florida||February 6||Spencer Pigot||Trent Hindman||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Cape Motorsports|
|2||February 7||Trent Hindman||Matthew Brabham||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Cape Motorsports|
|3||Matthew Brabham||Matthew Brabham||Matthew Brabham||Matthew Brabham||Cape Motorsports|
|4||Palm Beach International Raceway||Jupiter, Florida||February 11||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Cape Motorsports|
|5||February 12||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Cape Motorsports|
|6||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Spencer Pigot||Cape Motorsports|
|1||Cape Motorsports w/ Wayne Taylor Racing||240|
|4||Belardi Auto Racing||54|
|7||Pabst Racing Services||8|
- Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship – Entry List as of February 2, 2012, U. S. F2000, February 2, 2012, Retrieved 2012-02-03
- USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest Schedule Confirmed, US F2000, November 2, 2011, Retrieved 2011-11-02