Blythewood, SC: Rounds eleven and twelve of the 2003 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship are now in the record books. The final two races of the season were held October 16 and 17 at the ever-challenging and beautiful Road Atlanta in conjunction with the Petit LeMans. Nineteen-year-old University of South Carolina student Andy Brumbaugh was a front-runner all week and finished the season with very solid third and fourth place finishes in a highly competitive field of 25 cars.
"Cape Motorsports gave me a good car all week," said Andy. "This season has not gone the way I had planned. We did not have the budget for testing, other drivers took me out of races and my seat time was minimal. These were probably my last open wheel races and I really wanted to remind people what I can do with a formula car. I am working very hard on a career switch to sports car racing for next year."
Dominic Cape, President of Cape Motorsports said, "This was a really strong weekend for Andy. Andy had to skip the series test here last month for the Red Bull tryout so for him to come in here without that track time and run like he did is very impressive. I think he had something to prove after a very unlucky season."
Andy LLC President Candy Brumbaugh said, "I was concerned about Andy. He drove to Road Atlanta alone and with the flu. There were lots of friends and family coming to the race as well as other racing business to take care of. He really stayed focused and was a true professional. I can't believe it is over. I'd like to thank Jon Baytos and the entire series staff for putting on what is clearly the premier formula car ladder series."
Brumbaugh is a five-time karting champion, N.A.S.A. Formula Ford champion, SCCA National Champion and Canadian Pro Formula Ford Champion. Andy won the highly competitive and prestigious Canadian Formula Ford Championship in 2001 at the age of 17. He is the first American and the youngest champion in history, winning in his rookie season to also take Rookie of the Year. He broke all the records of great drivers like Paul Tracy, Alex Tagliani, Scott Goodyear and the late Greg Moore. Late in 2002 he was selected by Porsche to test for the factory at their new track in Leipzig, Germany. In 2003 Andy is competing in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship with the vaunted Cape Motorsports as well as racing historic Porsche's with Amalfi Racing.