Pole award to Vorrath Vancouver's Jordy Vorrath brings Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 a second in the championship and most poles award at season finale MOSPORT, ONTARIO - South Surrey, BC's Jordy Vorrath had an impressive weekend at the season finale...
Pole award to Vorrath
Vancouver's Jordy Vorrath brings Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 a second in the championship and most poles award at season finale
MOSPORT, ONTARIO - South Surrey, BC's Jordy Vorrath had an impressive weekend at the season finale of the 2003 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Racing Series at Mosport, Ontario. Vorrath was in a tight battle for the points lead coming into the final three races that would be held on the final weekend.
"I'm going to try to do my best to win," Vorrath said going into the weekend. "It will be tough to unseat Matt with the lead he has. The main thing is for us to capture a one-two finish for Sunoco and Ron Fellows."
Vorrath's first race was on Friday - there was only one group - and he qualified fourth, just four hundredths slower than Champagne. During the race, Vorrath kept the leaders in touch, and by the time the checkered flag fell, he was second to Champagne. "It is a good way to start the weekend," Vorrath said. "Tomorrow it should rain and that will be my chance to move up the order."
Sure enough, just as Vorrath had predicted, the rains came, and the BC youngster showed that he can handle adverse conditions by qualifying a solid fifth in the tight group. Vorrath then raced his way to second, which cut into Champagne's lead. "It was a good race. I pushed as hard as I could until my place was secure," Vorrath said after the race.
Officials decided that the rain would probably continue into Sunday, so they opted to run the final round on Saturday afternoon. "I drew the car Matt had in the morning, so I knew I was in trouble. Luckily I still had one elective left, so I was able to switch cars for the final race." Vorrath qualified second and then went on to finish in that position in the terrible conditions, but it wasn't enough to unseat Champagne - who finished third.
"First I have to congratulate Matt. He did a great job and he is a very good teammate to have. Next I have to thank Sunoco, Ron Fellows, Paul Cooke and everyone that made it possible for me to be here. What Sunoco and Ron are doing for young karters is just awesome."
Vorrath wound up second in the championship, and he took the award for most pole positions during the season. "It is neat to take home the pole award, and second in the championship."