Minor, Connery Lead F2000 Field to Road Atlanta

May 8, 2013
Tim Minor Dominated VIR (photo: Janice Eakin)

Braselton, GA – Coming off a sweep at VIR, Masters Class ace Tim Minor sits atop the F2000 Championship Series standings in his No. 88 Citation, while Kyle Connery is within striking distance – with the Series set to do battle this weekend at the high-speed Road Atlanta circuit.

It was two years ago when Kyle Connery won both races at the 12-turn Road Atlanta – in the exact same No. 91 car he is driving this weekend. More interestingly, he passed Tim Minor on the last lap for one of those wins.

Then, Minor was in a Van Diemen and now the Ski Motorsports driver sports a new Citation following a development year in 2012. That Citation came out of the trailer in April blindingly quick, as Minor reset both track records at VIR.

Beyond those two are a host of fast drivers – including Roberto Lorena, coming off a second place finish at VIR and driving for HP-Tech Motorsport, which won both races at Road Atlanta in 2012.

Federico Mosconi is also looking to improve, having finished third in Virginia in his debut F2000 weekend driving for WISKO F2000. Mosconi could play a spoiler role, already sitting third in the Championship standings.

Teammates Shane Morris and Kevin Kopp should also figure in near the front of the field.  

Colorado’s Zach Craig matched his best-ever qualifying result at VIR in April and has plenty of laps around Road Atlanta in a F2000 car as the No. 18 entrant hopes for a break-through podium in 2013.  

Fifth in points is Polestar’s David Grant, who battled through an opening lap incident at VIR to salvage 25 points from Sunday’s race, and was noticeably quick all weekend making the transition from his Championship winning 2012 Formula Atlantic entry. Grant won both Atlantic races at Road Atlanta last year.

Canadian Steve Bamford will once again be the only driver doing double duty as he contests both the F1600 and F2000 races for Rice Race Prep, and driving the 2011 F2000 Championship winning car of Remy Audette.

Making their 2013 debuts in Georgia will be David Sugg, Hilton Tallman, John LaRue, Dwight Rider, Bill Jordan, Dan Denison, Shaun Miller, James Belay and Paul Farmer

Along with the F1600 Formula F Championship Series which is making its first-ever visit to Road Atlanta, F2000 will have two races, with one on Friday and one on Saturday, in time to get home for Mother’s Day, and ending each day in the early afternoon before Formula Drift takes over the track.

Along with F1600 and Formula Drift, F2000 will face a fast and furious weekend in Braselton, Georgia, with Thursday May 9 seeing three practice sessions before 5:15 qualifying (eastern time) for race one. Friday continues with a 9:30 warm-up and 1:20 race. Saturday's schedule calls for 9:40 qualifying and a 12:20 18-lap or 30-minute race. Follow live on F2000series.com with live audio, along with news, photos, results and more. Live timing will be available on Race Monitor.