NA-F2000: Watkins Glen race report

Irishman Peter Walsh and California's Aaron Justus shared victory lane ceremonies in last weekend's Bosch Sports Car SummerFest United States Formula 2000 National Championship events at the Watkins Glen International circuit in New York. Justus...

Irishman Peter Walsh and California's Aaron Justus shared victory lane ceremonies in last weekend's Bosch Sports Car SummerFest United States Formula 2000 National Championship events at the Watkins Glen International circuit in New York.

Justus claimed the pole starting position for both races on the 3.44-mile circuit and led all 14 laps on Sunday's race in his Forsythe/Indeck/Torco Van Diemen Ford. The win, which followed a crash during Saturday's race, left Justus holding a 33-point lead over Ian Lacy in the new series standings going into a September 23 race at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Lacy finished second to Walsh on Saturday and fourth in Sunday's race.

Walsh led all 14 laps of Saturday's race in his Key Motorsport Van Diemen Ford to beat Lacy, Marc-Antoine Camirand, James Hanson and Daniel Muniz. Trailing Justus on Sunday was Walsh, ahead of Mike Andersen, Lacy and Hanson.

Mike Durand and Tom Dyer won ACC Class titles in the two races for their respective ninth and 11th-place finishes.

The series, presented by SpeedVision, now prepares for a 50-lap race on the .686-mile paved oval at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

USAC F2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS <pre> 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. Daniel Muniz 104 9. Billy Asaro 93 10. James Eaton 80

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