Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 hits Mosport! 2New team members Juliana Chiovitti, Jamie Holtom and Frank Launi fast at Mosport MOSPORT, ONTARIO - New Sunoco Team Ultra 94 members Juliana Chiovitti, Jamie Holtom and Frank Launi spent two days last week...
Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 hits Mosport! 2New team members Juliana Chiovitti, Jamie Holtom and Frank Launi fast at Mosport
MOSPORT, ONTARIO - New Sunoco Team Ultra 94 members Juliana Chiovitti, Jamie Holtom and Frank Launi spent two days last week in the Bridgestone Racing Academy's F2000 single seat racers that they will contest in Bridgestone/ Formula Car Magazine F2000 Series this year.
It was an action packed two days as all the drivers tried various cars under the watchful eye of Ugo Provencher, chief instructor for the Bridgestone Academy. "This year's drivers are very fast, it should be an exciting year for them and us," Provencher said.
On the first day, Launi and Chiovitti were the fastest of the group, with Holtom nipping at their heels. "I just tried to learn the line today," Chiovitti said after the morning session.
One of the more exiting laps came from Launi, who lost all the rear bodywork off his Reynard F2000 racer on the back section of the track. "It just blew off," Launi said. "I came in and looked at the car and it had nothing from the driver's compartment back!"
On the second day of the two-day session, all three drivers picked up the pace as they became familiar with their cars. "Today was way better than yesterday," Holtom said. "I am getting more comfortable each session."
The first race weekend will take place on June 4-6, and all three of the new drivers are looking forward to getting their season underway.
Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 consists of Canada's top karters that have been granted scholarships through the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels to compete in the Bridgestone Formula Car Magazine F2000 series. In 2003, the inaugural team members Matt Champagne, Jordy Vorrath and Aaron de Heus finished first, second and fifth in the 2003 series.
Drivers to the team are selected based on their performances in the karting championship and the Evaluation Day that is held at the end of each season.
Scholarships include all costs associated with the series, plus equipment from Stand 21.