The Indy Pro 2000 Championship is the second official step on the Road to Indy ladder system bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, formerly known as the Pro Mazda Championship, debuted as a new series in 2013, replacing the Star Mazda Championship which ceased operation in 2012 after 22 years. Introduced in 2018, the new car set 10 separate track records in its second season, and will remain a staple of the championship through at least 2024—making it a defining car in the career path of future Indianapolis 500 champions. The series is sanctioned by IndyCar and owned and operated by Andersen Promotions. The Tatuus PM-18 is the official car of the Indy Pro 2000 Series, the second step on the Road to Indy ladder. The seri… It is the second official step on the Road to Indy ladder system bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires U.S. F2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.