Summit Point, WV – Championship leader Chris Miller led today’s practice F2000 session, turning a blazingly fast lap of 1:10.898, which is more than a second and a half under the current F2000 track record of 1:12.623. Miller turned multiple laps faster than the second place time of 1:11.519, set by Remy Audette. Almost the entire field went out on sticker Hoosier tires for the session and many drivers capitalized on lap times by drafting other cars down the long front straight.
Summit Point, WV – 2008 F2000 Masters Class champion Tim Minor turned a lap of 1:12.174, almost a full half second under the current F2000 track record, to lead Thursday testing in advance of this weekend’s F2000 event at Summit Point. The two hour session saw teams gain valuable track time as many drivers have never been to Summit Point before. Tim Minor, who won the 1991 MARS Championship at Summit Point, refers to the place as his home track.
New York, NY – With just four races remaining, the battle for the 2009 F2000 championship is as close as it gets, as an action-packed eight races have produced varying results among a huge field. Three-time race winner Chris Miller retains the points lead for JDC MotorSports heading into the weekend after a rough second race at Watkins Glen. Canada’s Remy Audette is a single point behind Miller with another 18 points back to St. Clair’s Matthew Inge. All three have a realistic shot at winning the title going into this weekend's double race event at Summit Point in West Virginia
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (July 6, 2009) – JDC MotorSports experienced both the highs and lows of racing this past weekend (July 4-5) at Watkins Glen International, taking part in Rounds Seven and Eight of the F2000 Championship Series. The highlight came in race one of the IndyCar Series doubleheader event, when American Chris Miller led the Minnesota-based team to victory lane, earning his third win of the season.
There was plenty to report on over the weekend at Watkins Glen that never made in the track action press releases or on the website. To compensate for this, a new feature fans and competitors alike can look forward to on the F2000 website will be post weekend notebooks.
Watkins Glen, NY – Phil Lombardi capitalized on a crazy F2000 race and kept his GTP Motorsports Van Diemen out of trouble to take the win at Watkins Glen. Lombardi started sixth and carefully worked his way through the field avoiding trouble, and passed 2006 champion Matt McDonough with a few laps to go for the lead. With a green-white-checkered restart, Al Guibord Jr. got alongside Lombardi going into turn one but couldn’t make it stick. Matthew Inge came home in second inches in front of Guibord Jr, who set the fastest race lap.
Watkins Glen, NY – American Matthew Inge lowered the track record at Watkins Glen further en route to taking pole position for tomorrow’s F2000 race. Inge set a quick lap of 1:53.015 early in the session that only Chris Miller could come close to, but he’ll have to settle for second with a lap of 1:53.168. Miller was stuck in slower traffic for much of the session.