Mid-Ohio Weekend Notebook
Another interesting weekend in F2000 Championship Series history, highlighted by a “Saturday Night Madness Short-Track” schedule which sent Kyle Connery and Chris Livengood home with first place trophies, some other people home prematurely, and tightened up what is becoming a serious Championship fight.
While Canadian Remy Audette has been in the points lead since the opening weekend of the season, an uncharacteristic weekend for the Quebec-native certainly made things a bit tighter at the top of the standings.
Eight races down, six to go, Audette leads Connery by 67 points. Then it’s another 21 back to Robert La Rocca, two points to Tim Minor, and nine to a quickly charging Chris Livengood, in fifth place.
But, with drops figured in (two lowest point scores deleted) – Audette only leads by 15 points over Connery. Then it’s Livengood, 28 points adrift, followed by Minor, two points away, and La Rocca then moves down to fifth, 15 points from Minor.
Series officials told competitors and teams to frame the Mid-Ohio schedule, as it will become a piece of open-wheel racing history. The madness, which only had somewhere around 40 minutes between sessions, will never happen again and was more of an experiment than anything else.
That being said, the F2000 teams made it look easy, and so did the Series staff (who had to work for the F1600 circus between F2000 sessions), with a few additions to make things run a bit more smoothly.
U/S Sports Advisors and HPD
Two days of catered Honda Performance Development (HPD) lunch fed some 300+ people in both the F2000 and F1600 paddocks. The HPD hospitality setup was a big hit, providing good food, TV, shade, and a great meeting place.
Additionally, an hour-long sponsor seminar put on by Ken Ungar, president of U/S Sports Advisors, was well received by drivers and teams. Learn more about U/S Sports Advisors by clicking here.
The Radon is supposed to be making its long-await debut at Mosport. | The Series will also be at Mosport.
The F2000 Championship Series, along with Mosport and the America Le Mans Series will be putting on a fan and media event downtown Toronto, in Yonge-Dundas Square, on Wednesday July 20. All are invited to mix and mingle with various drivers, and cars, and F2000 Championship points’ leader Remy Audette and the #21 Audette Racing Van Demen/Zetec.