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USF3: Andretti ready to try again

CHICAGO, IL---Adam Andretti, the youngest member of the racing family legend, was the most consistent performer for all of the inaugural 2000 United States Formula Three season. He scored double-digit points in the first nine of eleven rounds.

CHICAGO, IL---Adam Andretti, the youngest member of the racing family legend, was the most consistent performer for all of the inaugural 2000 United States Formula Three season. He scored double-digit points in the first nine of eleven rounds. Going into the San Diego Grand Prix, Andretti was second to Stuart Crow just four points behind with 123 points. However, after a crash in round 10, Andretti was unable to finish both rounds 10 and 11. Andretti dropped down from second to third in the championship standings behind Luciano Gomide and the series champion Crow.

Andretti, extremely anxious to get back behind the wheel of a USF3 car, stated, "last year was a dream season. It was my first time in those types of cars and the first time I have ever raced at those tracks. We had less practice and testing time than any other driver all season. Next year, with a little practice and testing, I believe we can show people a thing or two."

However, Andretti felt his first season was a success. Andretti continued, " Up until San Diego, every race we brought a car home. We had no failures either mechanical and from myself. I love racing on road courses; especially with that type of car. The Dallara was great all year."

For next year, Adam hopes to continue his success in racing and to take home the United States Formula Three Championship. When asked if he would change anything going into the 2001 season he said, " I hope to go into the final rounds of the championship ahead in the points, I really felt that we had a strong chance to win the championship this season. However, we were plagued with a little bad luck at the end. Next year I hope to change all that."

In closing Andretti wanted to thank Duesenberg Brothers Racing and Western Union for the opportunity to race in the USF3 Championship. Andretti added, " I owe Keith Duesenberg and Western Union a world of thanks. I am very grateful for their generosity, and them enabling me to be part of the USF3. The United States Formula 3 Championship is an incredible series and I look forward to returning there in 2001."

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