Sharon, CT - Bobby Caldwell became the first official 2010 F2000 Championship Series driver last week as he was at the front of the line when series registration opened. Caldwell returns to the #80 Van Diemen under the Caldwell Racing banner for a third F2000 season with engineering support provided by Liberty Motorsports and support from sponsors Freitag Weinhardt, Industrial Outsourcing Services and Ryan Fire Protection.
2010 F2000 Championship Series registration is officially open! The schedule is firm at the announced seven double race weekends beginning at VIR in April, then Road Atlanta in May, Mosport in June, Watkins Glen 4th of July weekend, Lime Rock late July, Road America in August and the finale at Mid Ohio over Labor day weekend.
Sharon, CT – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has been added to the 2010 F2000 Championship Series schedule as the season finale over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. The historic road course was home to the season finale in 2009, where Chris Miller clinched the championship with a win on Sunday afternoon, followed by the series banquet at the Roadhouse Restaurant.
“As far as my plan for the 2010 season, it’s quite simple, win the championship,” said Phil Lombardi, who has been a fixture on the F2000 Championship Series tour for a couple seasons now. In 2009, he set fast lap at VIR and took a victory at Watkins Glen, the only two weekends he competed in, scoring 138 points in just four starts.
Sharon, CT – The F2000 Championship Series, the official development series for USF1, announced today its 2010 seven-weekend, 14-race schedule, running from April until September. F2000 remains one of the premier development series in North America, offering a national championship for young aspiring racers, and an ultra-competitive playing field for established veterans. A perfect mix of high profile events and classic North American race tracks blend together to form one of the strongest schedules in the open wheel development series marketplace for the career-minded driver.
In a recent article on Junior Open Wheel Talent, F2000 Championship Series driver Victor Carbone was named unsung hero of 2009 for the F2000 Series. The young Brazilian who drives the #23 for Alegra Motorsports sponsored by Nevoni, had a rocky start to the year but was able to turn his season around and move up the field, consistently running in the top five by the end of the season. Click here to read the full article.
The average margin of victory over the 12 race 2009 season was 4.21 seconds. Five races had a margin of victory under a second, with eventual champion Chris Miller edging Matthew Inge by .126 seconds at VIR for the closest finish of the year. Of those five races, four involved Chris Miller and Matthew Inge splitting the top two spots, and Inge was involved in all five, missing out on a win at Watkins Glen by a few tenths to surprise winner Phil Lombardi.