NA-F2000: Lime Rock: Rounds three, four preview

Zetec Championship drivers race at home for the first time LAKEVILLE, CONN. (May 22, 2002) -- For three drivers in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, Rounds Three & Four of the 2003 season will be the first opportunity to race at their...

Zetec Championship drivers race at home for the first time

LAKEVILLE, CONN. (May 22, 2002) -- For three drivers in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, Rounds Three & Four of the 2003 season will be the first opportunity to race at their home track in a professional series.

Rookies Andrew and Doug Prendeville, along with second year driver Matthew McDonough will race on the demanding 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park road course in in Lakeville, Conn., May 24-26.

Driving the No. 25 TCW/Valvoline Andersen Walko Racing Van Diemen Ford, A. Prendeville, of Morristown, N.J., is the defending SCCA Formula Continental National Champion. Having won multiple times at Lime Rock Park, A. Prendeville enters the race with three career top-10 finishes in the Zetec Championship, including a top-five finish at the last round in Sebring, Fla.

A frequent competitor at Lime Rock Park, D. Prendeville, of Morristown, N.J., last year was named Co-Rookie of the Year in SCCA Club Racing along with his brother Andrew. Racing the No. 24 TCW/Valvoline Andersen Walko Racing Van Diemen Ford, D. Prendeville has one front-row start in four career starts.

A front-runner in the Zetec Championship, McDonough, of West Newbury, Mass., has one podium finish and three top-10 finishes in Zetec competition. Driving the No. 6 TASC Technical Services GTP Engineering Van Diemen Ford, McDonough will honor his late father, who served during World War II, by featuring the insignia of the 10th Armoured Division on the car.

Racing at Lime Rock Park for the first time since 1994, the Zetec Championship will race in conjunction with the Trans-Am Series and the Speed World Challenge Championships, as part of the Mohegan Sun Presents the Lime Rock Grand Prix. On track activities for the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship commence with a 20 minute practice session, Friday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. (ET).

-www.usf2000.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Doug Prendeville