- 30 July 2017
Wampum, PA - Brandon Dixon denied Steve Jenks his first F2000 Championship Series victory, passing the No. 68 driver on lap six and taking the victory at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on Sunday in round ten of the 2017 season. Dixon's win extends his Championship lead as Saturday winner Tim Minor finished second for Ski Motorsports. Tim Paul ran as high as second and completed the podium in third for R-Sport in the No. 6. Jenks started from pole but eventually retired with a mechanical issue.
Quotes from the Top Finishers:
"This was a great race for me and a great end to what has been a challenging weekend. I need to thank the guys that come and help me. We busted our butts this weekend. We have had problems in every session including oil pouring out of the car, an engine change in the middle of the night and electrical problems yesterday. This morning was the first session the car really ran right and we could concentrate on driving and tuning the car. This is how I will like to close the season, leading the points with some good finishes. Thanks to everyone that helps me show up. I was trying to be patient early on in the race and not try to dice it up and let the others close. After a few laps I had a little more pace than Steve (Jenks) and got a good clean pass in turn one."
"We made a really big change for qualifying this morning. We went the right way, we just didn't go enough. It was better in the race. Hats off to Brandon (Dixon) and Tim (Paul), they did a fantastic job. I don't know what happened to Steve (Jenks), stuff started puking out of the back of his car and he faded. It's great to be back."
"We got a really good start. We dropped back a bit after that and started making up spots. The car was fantastic, so it was about picking places and passing. It was a good fight with Tim (Minor) at the end. There was a waving yellow and I slowed up, and he got a big run. I tried the cross over and couldn't get it done."
Full results are available on www.F2000Series.com. F2000 Championship drivers and teams next head to Summit Point in West Virginia, for races 11 and 12 of the 2017 season, August 25-27.