NA-F2000: Milwaukee: JW Urlin race report

Urlin's hot streak continues. Toronto, Ontario (June 01, 2002): JW Urlin finished second today in a US Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship race at the Milwaukee Mile in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The nineteen-year-old from London, Ontario, started...

Urlin's hot streak continues.

Toronto, Ontario (June 01, 2002): JW Urlin finished second today in a US Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship race at the Milwaukee Mile in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The nineteen-year-old from London, Ontario, started third and led more than half of the 40-lap race before being passed by the eventual winner, Lawson Aschenbach.

The race began with Urlin, Aschenbach and Tonis Kasemets charging three abreast into the first turn. Urlin was second at the end of the first lap, but swept in to the lead the following time around. Despite struggling with oversteer, he built up a substantial lead, but soon Aschenbach was coming back and took away the lead on lap 22.

"Lawson (Aschenbach) was just too fast today," Urlin said. "It was his race to win. We had understeer this morning in the warm up and we over corrected this afternoon and got too much oversteer. The car was a bit of a handful and I actually clipped the wall once."

The recent hot streak, which began with a fourth-place finish at Mosport and was followed by a second-place at Indianapolis and a third-place yesterday, has seen Urlin leap from eleventh to third in the series point standings. He credits the success to hard work by his team which is comprised of engineer, Dan Campbell, and mechanic, Russ Urlin (JW's father).

"Dan, my dad and I have all worked so hard to achieve this success," Urlin said. "The results may have come kind of suddenly, but they came because we worked hard trying different things and building a database. Now we're refining what we know to get the absolute most out of the car."

Urlin will be gunning for the top step of the podium when the USFF2000 series makes its next stop at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 29.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Lawson Aschenbach , Tonis Kasemets