NA-F2000: Cole Morgan Watkins Glen race notes

Morgan continues Dominance in F2000 Series. Cole Morgan continued his winning ways sweeping the F2000 Championship weekend at the famed Watkins Glen International Raceway. The 18 year old had never visited the track prior to the weekend...

Morgan continues Dominance in F2000 Series.

Cole Morgan continued his winning ways sweeping the F2000 Championship weekend at the famed Watkins Glen International Raceway. The 18 year old had never visited the track prior to the weekend but quickly took a liking to it with the fastest time in the first test session. "I had a really good feeling that this was going to be a phenomenal weekend for us. The momentum from Road Atlanta certainly carried over to this weekend. We rolled off the trailer and were fast right away, the car ran flawlessly all weekend.

If I would have been able to get the race 1 pole it would have been a perfect weekend", said a jubilant Morgan. The rising star entered the weekend 7th in points after missing the opening rounds at VIR. Leaving The Glen he is 3rd in the F2000 Championship, nipping at the heels of Terrick Mansur and Matt McDonough. Morgan qualified 2nd for Race 1 and quickly took to the lead, surrendering it back to Mansur on the same lap. The full course caution quickly came out for several multi-car incidents on lap 1.

On the restart Morgan was able to pass Mansur on the outside into Turn 1. He then focused on the open track ahead of him and pulled out a steady gap in the time shortened race. He would ultimately cross the finish line 2.513 ahead of Matt McDonough who would work his way by Mansur. Morgan having the fastest race lap claimed an extra 2 championship points. The young Floridian started Race 2 from the pole and never gave up the spot for the entire 14 lap race despite some very intense pressure. He overcame 2 full course cautions to cross the line 2.159 ahead of McDonough.

With the pole and the fastest lap in race 2 Morgan received 5 bonus points, leaving his weekend total at 107 championship points, just 3 shy of the most possible during a race weekend. Morgan said, "I couldn't be more proud of my team and what we were able to accomplish here this weekend. They gave me all the tools I needed to do what we did and it feels great. I am extremely excited for Cleveland because I have been there the past 2 years. It should be a lot of fun and I hope to keep my win streak alive."

-credit: colemorgan.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Cole Morgan