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Strong debut for Sunoco Ultra 94 team at Mosport Chiovitti, Holtom and Launi all make immediate impact TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The opening four rounds of the 2004 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Racing Series were held on July 16-18 at the ...

Strong debut for Sunoco Ultra 94 team at Mosport Chiovitti, Holtom and Launi all make immediate impact

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The opening four rounds of the 2004 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Racing Series were held on July 16-18 at the Driver Development Track at Mosport. The three Sunoco Ultra 94 team members made an immediate impact on the series with Frank Launi taking a win in Saturday afternoon's round 3. Launi also had a third, fourth and fifth place finishes on the weekend's other rounds.

"This is good for us," Launi said. "It is a competitive series and I think all of the Sunoco Team Ultra 94 drivers will have wins by the time the season is done."

In Round 1, Juliana Chiovitti looked good for a win, but a mechanical failure knocked her out of second place in the late going. "It's frustrating," Chiovitti said. "I was just taking my time. I think I could have passed James [Hinchcliffe] for the win, but the rear suspension failed and I had to retire." Chiovitti's luck didn't get much better as she was called for blocking in round two that knocked her out of a podium finish.

The third team member, Ottawa's Jamie Holtom, had a podium finish in round two, but he was learning throughout the weekend. "Wow, this is really different," Holtom said of the F2000 cars in relation to his SCADAPack Honda. "I tried to adjust as quick as I could, and I did have several good races during the weekend. I also spent some time spinning! [laughs]. My teammates are always fast, so I am learning from them and the instructors here. This really is a good place to learn."

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Juliana Chiovitti