F2000 Field Ready for Road Atlanta
Salem, NH – A stacked F2000 Championship Series field is set to begin the 14-race 2015 season this weekend with rounds one and two at Road Atlanta. A diverse set of teams, drivers and cars, seven different chassis makes, and many new faces are hopeful that a new season means new possibilities as the F2000 Series ushers in a new group of aspiring talent going up against some of the best F2000 drivers in North America.
A look at the entry list reveals that the season could literally be a blank sheet of paper as Sam Beasley is the driver with the most wins – more than the rest of the field combined. Beasley brings three 2014 race victories to the table, but has switched teams to Legacy Autosport and moved from the tried and true Van Diemen to a new in-development Mygale F2000 chassis.
After a brief hiatus to sports cars, Alegra Motorsports returns with a single-car effort for Michael de Quesada. The 2010-Championship winning squad most recently raced in F2000 in 2011.
Sam Chastain moves up to F2000 after a successful 2014 F1600 Series campaign with a single victory and numerous podium finishes as he stays with Chastain Motorsports in the No. 30 Van Diemen.
Austin McCusker transitioned from F1600 to F2000 at the tail end of the 2014 season and had a strong podium showing at the F2000 Palm Beach exhibition race in February. He will join his older brother, John, in a pair of Dotworks Racing RFRs.
Exclusive Autosport has the only Spectrum F2000 win to date and will again field a single F2000 entry against a strong F1600 program as Trent Walko will drive for the Canadian squad. Walko previously raced a RFR to the podium during a partial 2014 season with Work Racing.
And there are new faces: Twenty-one-year-old Eric Filgueires marks his pro F2000 debut with Spencer Racing, while K-Hill Motorsports has signed karting’s Spencer Brockman for their No. 77 entry.
Perhaps the driver with the most confidence heading into the weekend is 15-year-old Quinlan Lall, driving for Momentum Motorsports, who dominated the February weekend at Palm Beach. That team expands to a pair of Van Diemens for the season as Lall is joined by Jonathan Teixeira.
The grid wouldn’t be complete without a strong presence from Polestar Racing Group, with a two-car entry for David Grant, who has two top-five Championship finishes in the last two seasons, and veteran Dan Denison.
The Masters Class, for drivers 40 and over, looks to be getting more interesting as Steve Bamford will enter a Citation for the 2015 season. Bamford and Rice Race Prep will campaign the car Skylar Robinson drove to a number of race wins and a runner-up spot in the 2014 Championship.
After skipping 2014, R-Sport will be back with its Metrik chassis for the season, while Mauro Fauza is also set to make his debut in a Van Diemen. A Masters Class competitor, the Brazilian brings a long list of career accomplishments ranging from Brazilian formula cars to Super Vee.
ADSA/Wright will enter two Radons for Road Atlanta, with Robert Wright and Al Guibord in the No. 90 and No. 95 entries, making it a grid composed of seven chassis manufacturers.
2015 brings in the tenth consecutive season of the Formula Race Promotions-run F2000 Championship Series. The action gets going at Road Atlanta on Thursday with unofficial testing, with Friday seeing twin practice sessions. Saturday and Sunday each feature qualifying and a race. Follow the action at www.F2000Series.com