NA-F2000: Road America race two report

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 9, 2000)-- Marc-Antoine Camirand, of Trois- Rivières, Que., Can., won Round Six of the U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Road America 500 at Road America. James Hanson, of Leeds, England...

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 9, 2000)-- Marc-Antoine Camirand, of Trois- Rivières, Que., Can., won Round Six of the U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Road America 500 at Road America. James Hanson, of Leeds, England and Memo Rojas Jr., of Mexico City, Mexico rounded out the top-three. Scott Rubenzer, of Brookfield, Wis., won the ACC class. Camirand, driving the No. 96 Key Motorsport Van Diemen Ford, recovered from an accident yesterday to capture the win in the rain. Camirand, benefitting from being in the front, used his good visibility to capture a comfortable 3.626 second win. At the start Bryce Miller went off in turn after challenging for the lead allowing Camirand to pull away. A full-course caution bunched the field up. On the lap six restart, Camirand once again pulled away from the field in the wet conditions. The remainder of the race Camirand was never challenged. The win, Camirand's second of the year, moves him back into second in the championship standings. "The team did a great job fixing my car after yesterday's accident, " said Camirand. "I've raced in F2000 for three years and I think the accident yesterday was the worst mistake I've ever made. I really needed to win today to stay within reach of Aaron (Justus) in the championship." Driving the No. 21 DuPont Van Diemen Ford, Hanson posted his best career finish in his rookie season, finishing second. Hanson, who started 11th used his extensive experience of racing in the rain on road courses to move through the field. By lap three he was in third. On lap seven he passed Rojas Jr. for second, where he remained to the finish. "This is a brilliant end to a difficult weekend," said Hanson. "At the start the visibility was almost zero so you had to be patient. The championship is not even half over, so there's a lot of points still to collect and make a run at the title." Rojas Jr., driving the No. 15 TelMex Van Diemen Ford, followed up his first podium finish yesterday with another today. Rojas Jr., who started fourth moved into second on the first lap after Miller went off course and Justus fell back. At the end of the race Rojas Jr. held off numerous challenges from Lacy to maintain third place. "This result in the rain is very good," said Rojas Jr. "Being from Mexico I have little experience in the rain. We are looking forward to Trois-Rivières after the results here this weekend." Driving the No. 34 Storage Battery System/Trojan Batteries Carbir Ford, local driver, Rubenzer won the ACC class. Rubenzer, who has been quick all weekend captured the class win after fellow Carbir driver Tom Dyer spun but continued with a damaged wing. Late in the race Rubenzer posted the fastest lap of the race, 2:39.754 (91.220 mph). Rounding out the top five was Ian Lacy, North Las Vegas, Nev. and Arie Luyendyk Jr., of Holland.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Memo Rojas , Ian Lacy , Bryce Miller , Tom Dyer
Teams HART