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U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRAND PRIX OF COLORADO WEEKEND NOTES WHAT: The Children’s Hospital Grand Prix Weekend featuring the final two rounds of the U.S. F2000 National Championship in support of the NTB Trans-Am...

U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRAND PRIX OF COLORADO WEEKEND NOTES

WHAT: The Children’s Hospital Grand Prix Weekend featuring the final two rounds of the U.S. F2000 National Championship in support of the NTB Trans-Am Series.

WHERE: The 1.34-mile, 11-turn road course/oval is located in Fountain, Colo., 15 miles south of Colorado Springs.

WHEN: September 25-27, 1998

RACE LENGTH: 37 laps, 49.58 miles

TELEVISION: Both races will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on Speedvision. Saturday’s race will air Sunday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT), with Sunday’s race airing Sunday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

SCHEDULE: (TIMES MDT) Practice: Friday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. Qualifying, Race One: Friday, September 25, 2:40 p.m. Qualifying, Race Two: Saturday, September 26, 8:00 a.m. Race One: Saturday, September 26, 12:45 p.m. Race Two: Sunday, September 27, 11:15 a.m.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1997 (oval): Zak Morioka

TRACK RECORDS: New circuit format for 1998. Qualifying and Race Lap records will be established.

NOTES: • Originally not scheduled to compete, Australian David Besnard has already clinched the 1998 National Championship and Oval Crown Championships, and will now shoot for the single-season records for both wins (seven, Chris Simmons, 1993) and poles (seven, Steve Knapp, 1996). Besnard has six each. Besnard has already set the single-season marks for points (333) and earnings ($50,750).

• Ryan Hampton (275 points), Robby McGehee (247 points) and Andy Lally (206 points) are battling for second and third in the final Championship standings. Top rookies are Marc-Antoine Camirand (186 points, fifth), Bobby Oergel (169 points, seventh) and Jonathan Bottoms (164 points, eighth).

U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS After 12 of 14 Rounds

Pos., Driver, Car, Points, Purse 1, David Besnard, Van Diemen Ford, **333, $50,750 2, Ryan Hampton, Tatuus Ford, 275, 31,250 3, Robby McGehee, Van Diemen Ford/Tatuus Ford, 247, 17,750 4, Andy Lally, Bowman Ford, 206, 10,250 5, *Marc-Antoine Camirand, Van Diemen Ford, 186, 10,250 6, Mike Johnson, Van Diemen Ford, 172, 7,000 7, *Bobby Oergel, Van Diemen Ford, 169, 6,750 8, *Jonathan Bottoms, Van Diemen Ford, 164, 12,500 9, Sam Hornish Jr, Van Diemen Ford, 151, 6,250 10, *Steve Rikert, Tatuus Ford, 147, 4,750 11, *Alejandro Garcia, Van Diemen Ford, 122, 5,000 12, Jon Herb, Van Diemen Ford, 117, 4,000 13, Tim Duit, Van Diemen Ford, 116, 4,750 14, Ric Rushton, Van Diemen Ford, 106, 4,500 15, *Larry Oberto, Van Diemen Ford, 101, 10,500 16, Greg LeMond, Van Diemen Ford, 93, 3,750 17, *Anthony Simone, Bowman Ford/Van Diemen Ford, 90, 3,250 18, Jeff Smith, Tatuus Ford, 89, 2,750 19, *Rolando Quintanilla, Van Diemen Ford, 86, 2,500 20, *Christian Coggins, Van Diemen Ford, 79, 2,500 21, James Yott, Van Diemen Ford, 77, 3,000 22, Joey Scarallo, Van Diemen Ford, 76, 2,000 23, Tom Wood, Van Diemen Ford, 72, 2,500 24, *Guy Cosmo, Van Diemen Ford, 63, 4,500 25, Duncan Dayton, Bowman Ford, 62, 1,750 26, *Howie Leibengood, Van Diemen Ford, 53, 4,750 27, *Ryan Walker, Van Diemen Ford/Tatuus Ford, 50, 1,750 28, Larry Foyt, Van Diemen Ford/Tatuus Ford, 49, 1,750 29, John Miller, Van Diemen Ford, 48, 1,500 30, *Ryan Jones, Van Diemen Ford, 42, 1,250 31, *Rodrigo Hanashiro, Tatuus Ford, 40, 1,500 32, *Wilmer Valentin, Van Diemen Ford, 39, 2,250 33, Jeff Shafer, Bowman Ford, 36, 1,500 34, Mike Williams, Van Diemen Ford, 35, 1,000 35, *Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Van Diemen Ford, 34, 1,250 36, Steve Djelebian, Van Diemen Ford, 29, 1,000 37, Bob Wright, Swift Ford, 18, 1,000 38, Dana LaLiberte, Van Diemen Ford, 17, 500 39, *Dean Oppermann, Van Diemen Ford, 14, 250 40, *Dan Della Penna, Bowman Ford, 13, 250 41, *David Bleke, Van Diemen Ford, 12, 750 42, *T.J. Bell, Van Diemen Ford, 10, 250 43, Bob Lisey, Van Diemen Ford, 9, 0 44, Scott Dick, Van Diemen Ford, 6, 0 45, Jon Groom, Van Diemen Ford, 5, 0 46, *George Forgeois, Van Diemen Ford, 4, 0 47, *Thiago Bezerra, Tatuus Ford, 2, 0 Jerry Foyt, Van Diemen Ford, 2, 0

*-Indicates Rookie of the Year candidate ** - Clinched the Championship NOTE- only the best 12 races count toward the championship. NOTE- A driver must be a series' entrant to score points.

U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS After 12 of 14 Rounds

Pos., Driver, Car, Points, Purse 1, *Marc-Antoine Camirand, Van Diemen Ford, 186, 10,250 2, *Bobby Oergel, Van Diemen Ford, 169, 6,750 3, *Jonathan Bottoms, Van Diemen Ford, 164, 12,500 4, *Steve Rikert, Tatuus Ford, 147, 4,750 5, *Alejandro Garcia, Van Diemen Ford, 122, 5,000 6, *Larry Oberto, Van Diemen Ford, 101, 10,500 7, *Anthony Simone, Bowman Ford/Van Diemen Ford, 90, 3,250 8, *Rolando Quintanilla, Van Diemen Ford, 86, 2,500 9, *Christian Coggins, Van Diemen Ford, 79, 2,500 10, *Guy Cosmo, Van Diemen Ford, 63, 4,500 11, *Howie Leibengood, Van Diemen Ford, 53, 4,750 12, *Ryan Walker, Van Diemen Ford/Tatuus Ford, 50, 1,750 13, *Ryan Jones, Van Diemen Ford, 42, 1,250 14, *Rodrigo Hanashiro, Tatuus Ford, 40, 1,500 15, *Wilmer Valentin, Van Diemen Ford, 39, 2,250 16, *Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Van Diemen Ford, 34, 1,250 17, *Dean Oppermann, Van Diemen Ford, 14, 250 18, *Dan Della Penna, Bowman Ford, 13, 250 19, *David Bleke, Van Diemen Ford, 12, 750 20, *T.J. Bell, Van Diemen Ford, 10, 250 21, *George Forgeois, Van Diemen Ford, 4, 0 22, *Thiago Bezerra, Tatuus Ford, 2, 0

NOTE- only the best 12 races count toward the championship. NOTE- A driver must be a series' entrant to score points.

U.S. F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP "B" CLASS STANDINGS After 12 of 14 Rounds

Pos., Driver, Car, Points, Purse 1, *Larry Oberto, Van Diemen Ford, 264, $10,500 2, *Wilmer Valentin, Van Diemen Ford, 205, 2,250 3, *Guy Cosmo, Van Diemen Ford, 171, 3,750 4, *Howie Liebengood, Van Diemen Ford, 165, 4,750 5, Robert Wright, Swift Ford/Van Diemen Ford, 106, 1,000 6, *David Bleke, Van Diemen Ford, 71, 750 7, Dana LaLiberte, Van Diemen Ford, 63, 500 *Dean Oppermann, Van Diemen Ford, 63, 250 9, Jon Groom, Van Diemen Ford, 41, 0 Robert Lisey, Van Diemen Ford, 41, 250 11, George Forgeois, Van Diemen Ford, 38, 0 12, *Jason Bach, Van Diemen Ford, 24, 0 13, Mike Johnson, Van Diemen Ford, 22, 0 14, Steve Djelebian, Van Diemen Ford, 21, 0

*-Denotes Rookie of the Year candidate NOTE - "B" Class is for cars built from 1990-1996. NOTE - A driver must be a series' entrant to score points. BOLD indicates did not finish, earning one point.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Duncan Dayton , Robby McGehee , Jon Herb , Larry Foyt , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Guy Cosmo , T.J. Bell , Rolando Quintanilla , Andy Lally , Steve Knapp , David Besnard , Ryan Hampton , Tom Wood , Scott Dick , Larry Oberto , Mike Johnson , Howie Liebengood , Jon Groom , Anthony Simone , Robert Wright , Jeff Smith , Sam Hornis , Jeff Shafer
Teams Williams