Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Ready to Tackle Autobahn ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (July 28, 2010) -- After a month break, No. 2 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing driver Patrick McKenna is ready to pick-up where he left off as...
Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Ready to Tackle Autobahn
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (July 28, 2010) -- After a month break, No. 2 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing driver Patrick McKenna is ready to pick-up where he left off as he attempts to claim another victory or two during this weekend's Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda doubleheader at Autobahn County Club in Joliet, Illinois.
Joining the Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing stable are Chilean drivers Javier Barrales and Martin Scuncio, both 18. Though new to the team, they are not new to the series as they have been competing under the Fuerza Chili Motorsports banner this season. Barrales will drive the No. 18 machine, while Scuncio will pilot the No. 99 machine.
All three drivers tested on the track in early July and look forward to putting some laps down this weekend.
"I'm looking forward to getting out there this weekend," McKenna said. "We tested at the circuit earlier this month and had a positive test considering we did not go for new tires. It's a long track, quite bumpy, but I enjoy the layout of it, and there are some nice fast open corners mixed in with some tight technical sections. It should be an interesting and hard fought weekend, but the goal as always is to go out there and try to win!"
McKenna is currently second in the point standings, and trails Sage Karam by only 11 points. Scuncio is fifth in points, while Barrales is eighth.
"The goal is to win, but we need a strategy for that," Scuncio said. "We want to have good practices and use the new tires in qualifying, so we can have a clean lap and a good time, which is very important for the start. It is a nice track, very long, and beautiful to drive. Patrick (McKenna) is a very good driver and he has a lot of experience, so I think I can learn a lot from his point of view and driving style and the data from him."
The Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing trio will first hit the track for testing on Thursday, August 29th with official practice on Friday, August 30th. This first qualifying race will be held Saturday, August 31st at 8 a.m. CT (9 a.m. ET) with the first race later in the afternoon at 1:05 p.m. CT (2:05 p.m. ET). After a morning warm-up on Sunday, August 1st, the second race begins at 1:05 p.m. CT (2:05 p.m. ET). Living timing and scoring can be found at www.usf2000.com.