U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 11 OF 14 MILLER LITE 200 WEEKEND MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE LEXINGTON, OHIO, AUGUST 7-8, 1998 WHAT: The Miller Lite 200 Weekend featuring one of the U.S. F2000 National Championship in support of the CART...
U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 11 OF 14 MILLER LITE 200 WEEKEND MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE LEXINGTON, OHIO, AUGUST 7-8, 1998
WHAT: The Miller Lite 200 Weekend featuring one of the U.S. F2000 National Championship in support of the CART FedEx Championship Series.
WHERE: The 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield.
WHEN: August 7-8, 1998
RACE LENGTH: 22 laps, 49.676 miles
TELEVISION: The Mid-Ohio race will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on ESPN2, Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT).
SCHEDULE: Practice: Friday, August 7, 9:30 a.m. Qualifying: Friday, August 7, 4:45 p.m. (Faster half from practice) Friday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. (Slower half from practice) Saturday, August 8, 8:00 a.m. (Slower group from Qual 1) Saturday, August 8, 8:25 a.m. (Faster group from Qual 1) Race: Saturday, August 8, 4:30 p.m.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1993: Chris Simmons 1995: Memo Gidley (Race 1), Jeret Schroeder (Race 2) 1996: Steve Knapp 1997: Zak Morioka 1998: David Besnard (Race 1)
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying: 1:24.155 (96.593 mph), Matt Sielsky, 1997 Race Lap: 1:24.553 (96.139 mph), Andrew Bordin, 1996
NOTES: • Australian David Besnard easily won the first Mid-Ohio F2000 race this year, at the Road Racing Classic in June, earning the pole and leading flag-to-flag to increase his points lead over Ryan Hampton to 50. In the three races since, Hampton has won two, and cut the lead to 19 with four races remaining.
• Besnard is on pace for a record-setting season. He has already eclipsed the season earnings record with $41,250 (old record, $32,200, Steve Knapp, 1996). With four races remaining, he is also two poles and wins away from tying season records (poles: 7, Knapp, 1996; wins: 7, Chris Simmons, 1993).