NA-F2000: 1998 End of Season Awards

U.S. F2000 AWARD WINNERS HONORED AT SEASON-ENDING BANQUET FAIRFIELD, N.J. (September 28, 1998) – The U.S. F2000 National Championship wrapped-up its 1998 season with its seventh-annual Awards Banquet at the Colorado Springs Sheraton Sunday ...

U.S. F2000 AWARD WINNERS HONORED AT SEASON-ENDING BANQUET

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (September 28, 1998) – The U.S. F2000 National Championship wrapped-up its 1998 season with its seventh-annual Awards Banquet at the Colorado Springs Sheraton Sunday night.

Australian David Besnard took the lions share of the awards, including the National and Oval Crown Championships. Marc-Antoine Camirand and Bobby Oergel were named Rookies of the Year for the National Championship and Oval Crown Championship respectively.

The award winners are:

• National Champion: David Besnard, Sydney, Australia, No. 13 Primus Racing Karts Van Diemen Ford

• National Championship Runner-Up: Ryan Hampton, Glendora, Calif., No. 88 American Instruments/Body Abuse Tatuus Ford

•National Championship Third-Place: Robby McGehee, St. Louis, No. 2 Energizer/VisionAire Tatuus Ford

• National Championship Rookie of the Year: Marc-Antoine Camirand, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Can., No. 96 Key Tours/Player's Van Diemen Ford

•Crew Chief of the Year: Charlie Perrault, No. 13 Primus Racing Karts Van Diemen Ford

• Engineer of the Year: John Hayes, No. 13 Primus Racing Karts Van Diemen Ford

• Prep Shop of the Year: Primus Racing

•Team Owner of the Year: Jon Baytos, No. 13 Primus Racing Karts Van Diemen Ford

• Manufacturer of the Year: Van Diemen International

• Engine Builder of the Year: Quicksilver RacEngines

• Oval Crown Champion: David Besnard

• Oval Crown Championship Runner-Up: Robby McGehee

•Oval Crown Championship Rookie of the Year: Bobby Oergel, Palmetto, Fla., No. 52 DSTP/Primus/Quicksilver/Red Line Van Diemen Ford

•Mid-Ohio School Driver Achievement Award: Andy Lally, Northport, N.Y., No. 5 Red Line Oil/Highcroft/Maida Bowman Ford

• Most Laps Complete: David Besnard

• ost Laps Led: David Besnard

•Most Pole Positions: David Besnard

•Road Course Champion: David Besnard

• "B" Division Driver of the Year: Larry Oberto, Seattle, No. 66 The Race Net/Affordable Furniture Van Diemen Ford

For winning the National Championship, Besnard receives the Career Options Package valued at $100,000, including: a test in A.J. Foyt's IRL car, a test in a KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Car, financial assistance in either Atlantics or the Dayton/PPG Indy Lights Championship and a full factory ride in the Slick 50 Formula Ford World Finals at Brands Hatch, October 23-25.

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