*MULTIPLE DRIVERS IN CONTENTION FOR F2000 CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS AT ROAD ATLANTA*
Krohn leads large field into second event on the 2008 calendar
BRASELTON, GA. (May 8, 2008) - The F2000 Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tire, having commenced its season in Virginia in late-April, returns to action this weekend (May 9-10) with Rounds Three and Four at the famed Road Atlanta road course.
After winning both races in the season-opener, one from the pole position, Norwegian rookie Anders Krohn enters the weekend as the driver to beat in the highly competitive F2000 Championship Series. His Andersen Racing teammate Jonny Baker, having finished runner-up in both races and earned the other pole position at VIR, will again be expected to among those drivers expected to challenge for top honors in Georgia. In addition to the duo, a number of talented young race pilots are more than capable of exiting the doubleheader with one or more victories under their belt. JDC MotorSports rookie Chris Miller finished an impressive third in the 2008 season-opener, his first-ever F2000 race. Quebec 2007 Formula Ford champion Remy Audette matched the feat in Round Two, finishing third in his first-ever F2000 pro event. 2007 Road Atlanta race winner Noah Bystrom provided series newcomers ZSports Midwest with a fourth place finish in its series debut. Rounding out the top-five at VIR was Brian Graham Racing's Kyle Marcelli, taking the checkered in fifth in both rounds of the doubleheader, his first time racing an F2000 car.
While unable to crack the top-five in the opening rounds of the championship, more than a few series competitors are poised to make their mark at Road Atlanta. Matthew Inge, making his F2000 debut at Virginia in what will be limited campaign behind the wheel of St. Clair Motorsports entry, finished sixth and seventh in the two races at VIR. Second generation driver Jordan Taylor immediately showcased his talent, scoring a sixth place result in his first-ever F2000 race behind the wheel of a ZSports Midwest entry a few weeks ago. Returning series race winner, Ricardo Vassmer cracked the top-10 at VIR in an Andersen Racing entry, while both JDC Motorsports Juan Pfeiffer and Caldwell Racing's Bobby Caldwell also posted top-10 results in their series debuts.
Utilizing the high-speed 2.5-mile configuration at Road Atlanta, the second event of the F2000 Championship Series presented Hoosier Racing Tire gets underway early Friday (May 9th) morning. A two-day event, both Friday and Saturday will feature a 30-minute practice session and 30-minute qualifying session, followed by 18-lap race.