NA-F2000: Justus eyes USAC "Oval Crown" title Saturday at IRP

Aaron Justus of Crestline, Calif. hopes to claim the first of two USAC driving championships this Saturday when the United States Formula 2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision stops at Indianapolis Raceway Park for round 11...

Aaron Justus of Crestline, Calif. hopes to claim the first of two USAC driving championships this Saturday when the United States Formula 2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision stops at Indianapolis Raceway Park for round 11 of the 13-round series. The IRP 50-lapper serves as the final round of the USAC "Oval Crown" portion of the 2000 calendar and Justus is poised to win that title, leading runners-up Tony Buffomante and Marc-Antoine Camirand by 20 points with just 32 available. Justus will drive the Forsythe-InDeck/Torco Van Diemen Quicksilver which has carried him to four victories this season, including the May 27 outing at IRP. Justus also leads Ian Lacy by 33 points in the battle for the USF2000 National Championship, which concludes with road course events September 29 and 30 at Road Atlanta in Georgia. The IRP timetable calls for Formula 2000 testing from 8 am -noon, practice from 1-2 pm and qualifying from 2:45-3:30 pm. The 50-lap championship race is scheduled for a 10 pm start.

<pre> USAC F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

1. Aaron Justus 235 2. Ian Lacy 202 3. Marc-Antoine Camirand 185 4. Peter Walsh 171 5. James Hanson 160 6. Memo Rojas, Jr. 112 7. Jeff Harrison 109 8. Daniuel Muniz 104 9. Billy Asaro 93 10. James Eaton 80

USAC F2000 OVAL CROWN POINT STANDINGS

1. Aaron Justus 64 2. Tony Buffomante 44 3. Marc-Antoine Camirand 44 4. Billy Asaro 40 5. Ian Lacy 33 6. Peter Walsh 24 7. Tom Wood 24 8. James Eaton 22 9. Jeff Harrison 22 10. Memo Rojas, Jr. 21

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Marc-Antoine Camirand , Memo Rojas , Aaron Justus , Tom Wood , Ian Lacy , Billy Asaro , Tony Buffomante