NA-F2000: Cape Motorsports final 2002 driver line

Cape Motorsports have just finalized their driver line up to contend the 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. F3 driver Jeffrey Jones will pilot the No. 2 Winchester Van Diemen, Team USA scholarship winner and New Zealand Formula Ford race...

Cape Motorsports have just finalized their driver line up to contend the 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship.

F3 driver Jeffrey Jones will pilot the No. 2 Winchester Van Diemen, Team USA scholarship winner and New Zealand Formula Ford race winner Bryan Sellers will pilot the No.3 Van Diemen.  SE National Champion Ricardo Imery, who also won the last two B Class races at Sebring will drive the No. 4 Van Diemen and Lawsen Aschenbach will step up from Formula Ford to drive the No. 5 Forsythe Van Diemen.  The Cape brothers feel this is the strongest line up they have ever had on their quest to take back the Championship, they also believe that this season will be the most competitive to date.

“ With the new rules package and the introduction of the new Zetec motor the emphasis is now back on the driver’s skill where it belongs, not in the dampers, anti roll bars or who’s motor is better. It gives a much more level playing field, and it has slashed budgets, we are back down to $165,000 for a season and the drivers market has a much wider base at that price.

People do not have the money these days and if you want to survive you have to flow with the economy,” said Dominic.

The team has restructured for the upcoming season and brought in some new personnel.  Brian Halahan will be the No. 1 mechanic on Jeffrey’s car, Martin Nadeau will be the No. 1 mechanic on Bryan’s machine. Caleb Stream movers over from P.D.R to be the No. 1 mechanic on Ricardo’s and Tommy“ Two Tone” Ruotolo is back as No. 1 mechanic on Lawson’s car.

"We are all really pumped up here at Cape Motorsports; the season can’t start soon enough. It is going to be tough this year with many teams having talented drivers, I just hope we are on the top of the pile at the end,” said Nicholas. Who also added“ We have been just over two seconds quicker at every test with the new motor package. We feel they will go the whole season without a service, as they have been faultless thus far and we have 4500 miles on one and 1500 on another.  It should have been done a long time ago, the dynamics are very good with a lot of adjustability, we believe the whole package is the right way to go for the future.”

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