Steam Corners, OH -- (August 11, 2003) -- Round 10 of the US Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship got underway under sunny skies shortly after the end of the Champ Car race at the beautiful Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Starting from the seventh ...
Steam Corners, OH -- (August 11, 2003) -- Round 10 of the US Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship got underway under sunny skies shortly after the end of the Champ Car race at the beautiful Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Starting from the seventh position after a difficult qualifying session young up-and-coming Andy Brumbaugh made the most of his chances. Getting a good start Brumbaugh steadily worked his way toward the front, eventually getting to a close fourth place. Late in the race contact from James Gue effectively took Andy out of the race.
"My Cape Motorsports car was really good today. We could run with anyone," said Brumbaugh. "We were running nose to tail at the front of the field. Late in the race I was balked slightly in the Keyhole. That allowed James Gue to get a run on me. I saw him pop out to take a look but felt confident I had him covered. I left him plenty of room and entered turn seven almost a car length ahead. Something happened and James just went straight on and hit my right rear tire, knocking me off the track. James is a good guy and a friend so I'm sure he didn't mean to take me out. It was pretty intense up there at the front. I had passed the eventual third place finisher earlier in the race so a podium looked to be in the cards."
"Andy has so much talent and determination, more than most drivers that have made it to the top. He just can't seem to buy a break this season," said Cape Motorsports President Dominic Cape. "The next stop is Road Atlanta. Andy is a track record holder and champion at that track. With the form he has been showing and his knowledge and love of that track, he should be something special to watch at the Petit Le Mans."
The nineteen-year-old from Blythewood, SC has the honor of wearing the Cooper Tire logos on his car for these events. Cooper Tire announced Saturday a five-year commitment to the Zetec series. In support of this announcement, Cooper Tire hosted a media luncheon, a T-shirt giveaway (more than 1,000!), other merchandise including hats, and gave away other great prizes. Cooper is an exciting new partner and supporter for junior formula car racing. They have great products and this is an excellent way to reach their targeted market.