Jordy Vorrath F2000 Mosport race notes

Vorrath wins at Mosport Vancouver's Jordy Vorrath brings Sunoco Team Ultra 94 a win at Mosport MOSPORT, ONTARIO - South Surrey, BC's Jordy Vorrath traveled to Mosport International Raceway this past weekend to contest the second race weekend -...

Vorrath wins at Mosport
Vancouver's Jordy Vorrath brings Sunoco Team Ultra 94 a win at Mosport

MOSPORT, ONTARIO - South Surrey, BC's Jordy Vorrath traveled to Mosport International Raceway this past weekend to contest the second race weekend - consisting of three races - of the 2003 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Racing Series as part of the Sunoco's Ultra Team 94. Vorrath took the pole for Sunday's round 6 race, and then went on to win in very wet conditions.

"I have to say this win will make the plane ride back home to Vancouver much better," Vorrath said. "Overall I am somewhat disappointed with my weekend. I had a few mechanical difficulties with some of the cars I drew, and that is difficult to overcome in a series this competitive."

With the win, Vorrath now lies third in the championship, just 15 points behind championship leader, and his Sunoco Team Ultra 94 teammate, Matt Champagne.

Vorrath's weekend got off to a fairly rough start. "I had a problem with my first car, so I used an elective - one of the two I have - to switch cars. But in the second one, I only got a few laps and really didn't get a good feel for it."

Vorrath then sought advice from Canadian Road racing star, Ron Fellows, who is the driving force behind the Sunoco Team Ultra 94. "Ron gave me his opinion on my situation, but left the final choice up to me. I elected to go with the second car, but once I got a few laps into the race, I knew I made the wrong choice."

Vorrath was able to hang onto third place, but then he hit a cone with the nose that damaged the front wing. With the loss of front downforce, Vorrath slipped back to fifth in the final tally.

On Saturday, Vorrath ran race two of three on the weekend, and again he had mechanical problems in qualifying and had to switch cars late in the session. The late switch meant he had no flying laps in the car he would race, but unlike Friday, he couldn't go back to his original car - it wasn't able to be repaired in time.

Vorrath had set a time good enough for second on the grid in his first car, and on the first lap, a locked brake sent him off the track at the south hairpin. From there, the Vancouver youngster went on a charge and managed to pull himself back up to sixth place by the time the checkered flag fell. "This championship is very, very, competitive. I had to go as hard as I could to get the most points possible."

"Its great to be part of Sunoco Team Ultra 94," Vorrath said. "I have two really good teammates in Matt Champagne and Aaron de Heus. We push each other really hard every weekend, but we also help each other, and we are all learning a lot about racing cars. Having Ron here on Friday was a big help. He sees things in our driving and he takes the time to explain what he sees to us. I can't wait for the next round."

The next outing for the Vorrath and the rest of the Sunoco Team Ultra 94 will be on Aug 22-24 at Mosport.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Ron Fellows