F2000 Competition Heats up for Mid-Ohio

No. 4 Sam Beasley Mygale/ZetecSalem, NH – Coming off an odds-defying charge through the field in June at VIR, Sam Beasley controls the F2000 Championship Series points race at the mid-point of the season on four victories. The Ohio native now returns to his home track this weekend at Mid-Ohio for rounds seven and eight of the season, where he hopes to extend his points lead over David Grant and Steve Bamford.

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Top Ten Photos: VIR

Look through the lens of Kniffin Photography at the top ten photos from the VIR Weekend.

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Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips (right) with Tim PaulIt is with deep regret we need to inform the F2000 Series family, and the larger open-wheel community, that Glenn Phillips, long-time team owner and engineer, passed away on Saturday, June 13, following a battle with cancer.

Phillips ran a F2000 multi-car team, winning the 2006 Championship and most recently fielding cars for a variety of drivers. He could not be missed in the paddock under the GTP awning and was one of the original F2000 team owners, fielding cars in all 10 seasons the Series has operated in.

He was instrumental in the design and development of the new Radon F2000 car, starting a new car era for the Championship. Glenn spent most of his career in motorsports, working on everything open-wheel from karts to Formula F to IndyCar, as well as IMSA prototypes and endurance cars. He was also a skilled motocross and endurance rider.

Arrangements to follow.

The Winners Circle Report VIR Edition

Sam BeasleyThe F2000 Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words. Click here for race 1 interviews from VIR.

Bamford and Jenks Finish First in Masters Class at VIR

No. 68 Steve Jenks Van Diemen/ZetecAlton, VA – The VIR weekend for the F2000 Championship Series Masters Class division had its share of upsets and triumphs for teams and drivers as well as threats from both in front and behind of drivers as they completed rounds five and six of the season. Steve Jenks came out on top after race one in the Masters Class division and Steve Bamford took to the highest step on the podium after race two.

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Filgueiras Overcomes Adverse Weekend to Continue Podium Run

Eric FilgueirasAnother weekend of firsts continued for the Spencer Racing team as the 2015 F2000 Championship season stopped in Alton, Virginia for yet another weekend of motorsport clashing. Coming into the weekend 21 year old Cocoa, Florida native Eric Filgueiras ranked 5th in points, trailing the next driver by a slim single point. The Lipten Energy Solutions Spencer Racing team hoped to be improving overall position in the chase for the championship.

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Last to First: Beasley Sweeps VIR

Sam Beasley. Photo: Kniffin PhotographyAlton, VA – Sam Beasley swept the F2000 Championship Series weekend at VIR, carving up the field on Sunday to score his fourth win of the season and mark victories at every track visited so far this year. After scoring pole, Beasley was forced to start from the pits when his car stalled on the grid and moved through the field, taking the lead from Steve Bamford with two laps to go. David Grant finished third.

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