F2000 VIR Preview
Salem, NH - Yet again Steve Bamford dives into another weekend leading the points for the F2000 Championship Series. David Grant and Sam Beasley are both occupying second place in the overall standings for the season after Watkins Glen. Next up are rounds five and six of the season at VIRginia International Raceway.
Bamford took a first place win in race one at Watkins Glen as well as a Masters Class first place finish in the same race. Bamford is racking up his wins this season behind the wheel of the No. 07 Citation car. He later walked away with a first place podium finish in the Masters Class for race two.
Also maintaining a consistent standing in the points is Grant. Grant had a good weekend at Watkins Glen taking third place in race one and then one upping himself with a second place finish in race two. In Road Atlanta Grant was able to make it to the top of the podium with a first place finish in round one. Grant can be seen in the in the No. 29 yellow and black Polestar Motor Racing car.
Beasley is right there with Grant in the points, both of them having 157 total points. Beasley’s Watkins Glen weekend consisted of him at the top two tiers of the podium. He had a second place finish in race one and then bumped up one spot to take first in race two for his second win of the season.
Just missing the podium as the third weekend of the season closes in is Austin McCusker. A. McCusker is the younger of the two McCusker brothers who make up the Dotworks Racing team. McCusker was consistent at Watkins Glen with two fourth place finishes.
Florida native Eric Filgueiras sits in fifth place in the overall point’s standings. Figlueiras finished in the top ten during race one, and then moved up three positions to take a third place podium finish for race two.
In his first full F2000 season is Exclusive Autosport driver Trent Walko who broke the top ten all weekend at Watkins Glen.
No. 30 Sam Chastain rounded out the top ten in race one at Watkins Glen, but unfortunately was unable to finish in race two. Despite his misfortune during round four of the season, Chastain is in seventh position overall.
Racing veteran and Masters Class competitor Dave Weitzenhof is eighth in the point standings. Weitzenhof drives the No. 67 Citation/Zetec car.
Sitting ninth in the points is the elder of the McCusker brothers, John McCusker. J. McCusker had some bad luck at Watkins Glen with an eighteenth place finish in race one and then was unfortunately unable to finish in race two. J. McCusker holds his top ten status from his performance at Road Atlanta where he had a fifth place finish in race one followed by a fifth place finish in race two.
Momentum Motorsports driver Quinlan Lall had consecutive top ten finishes at Watkins Glen. After a first place finish at the pre season race in Palm Beach, VIR will gave the young driver the chance to get back on top of the podium.
The 2015 F2000 Championship Series continues at VIR June 5-7 for rounds five and six.