Zetec Championship Title Fight Set To Heat Up at Mid-Ohio ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (June 24, 2003) - The Formula Ford Zetec Championship, part of the Cooper Tires Championship Series, enters the second half of the 2004 season this weekend, when it...
Zetec Championship Title Fight Set To Heat Up at Mid-Ohio
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (June 24, 2003) - The Formula Ford Zetec Championship, part of the Cooper Tires Championship Series, enters the second half of the 2004 season this weekend, when it travels to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Racing on a track where every past champion who has raced has won, the Zetec Championship will contest a doubleheader, June 26-27, 2004.
Entering the doubleheader at Mid-Ohio several drivers are involved in the fight for the championship. Leading the way after eight rounds are Bobby Wilson, of Dousman, Wisc., Andrew Prendeville, of Monroeville, Pa., and Jason Bowles, of Ontario, Calif.
The Jim Trueman Scholarship award winner, Wilson currently leads Prendeville and Bowles by 11 and 31 points respectively in the championship, having won twice and captured five podium finishes. However, if you take into account the mandatory two race results dropped in the final standings, Wilson's lead shrinks to only one point ahead of Prendeville, who has two race wins and five points in front of Bowles, the leader in the Greg Moore Rookie of the Year standings.
Joining the trio as championship contenders and a threat to win at Mid-Ohio are Adam Pecorari, Ian Lacy and Wade Cunningham. Pecorari, of Aston, Pa., has captured four top-five finishes, including two runner-up finishes. Lacy, of lake Havasu City, Ariz., who returned to the Zetec Championship after a two-year hiatus, has three wins in four races. Cunningham, of Auckland, New Zealand, is currently second in the Rookie of the Year standings and leads the Zetec Championship with four pole positions.
In addition to the drivers already mentioned, Steve Welk, Scott Rubenzer and Ian Baas are contenders to finish on the top spot on the podium and leave Mid-Ohio with valuable points.
Following pre-event testing on Thursday, the fifth event of the Cooper Tires Championship Series officially gets underway, Friday, June 25, 2004 with morning practice and qualifying for race one at 4:50 p.m. (E.T).