LIBERTY MOTORSPORTS SET FOR FIRST USF2000 OVAL RACE Mansur enters Round Three confident can challenge for top honors at O'Reilly Raceway Park ROCKFORD, ILL. (May 27, 2010) - Liberty Motorsports will take another step towards establishing...
LIBERTY MOTORSPORTS SET FOR FIRST USF2000 OVAL RACE
Mansur enters Round Three confident can challenge for top honors at O'Reilly Raceway Park
ROCKFORD, ILL. (May 27, 2010) - Liberty Motorsports will take another step towards establishing itself as one of the premier junior formula car squads in North America this coming Saturday (May 29), when the Illinois-based team contests Round Three of the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indiana. As part of the famed Night Before the 500 event, Liberty Motorsports and its standout driver Terrick Mansur will race on an oval for the first time hoping to better the podium result scored in the season-opening doubleheader in Florida.
When Liberty Motorsports elected to make the move up to the pro ranks full-time in 2010 via campaigns in both the USF2000 National Championship and F2000 Championship Series, one of the races highlighted on the team's race calendar was the Night Before the 500 event. Not only does the single-race event offer the team the chance to showcase its wares on an oval, but being as the event is part of the lead up to the prestigious Indianapolis 500 race - taking place one day later down the road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - its is an opportunity shine in front of a large crowd and leaders in the north American formula car community.
In preparation for the first of two oval races on the series calendar - the other being Round Four at the Iowa Speedway in mid-June - Liberty Motorsports and the rest of the field recently took part in official testing at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Working with recent staff addition and renowned race engineer Larry Nash, Mansur spent his lone day on-track working on getting acclimated to the 0.686-mile banked oval and trying assorted car setups. The end result was a successful day of action for the Round One podium finisher, with both the driver and team confident they can battle for top honors come race day at ORP, despite missing the second day of official testing due to an F2000 Championship Series event at Road Atlanta.
"We are entering the oval portion of the series schedule, which will present a new challenge to both the team, and Terrick," said Chuck Lessick, Liberty Motorsports Team Manager "We have made some changes in the team specific to the oval events and they should help Terrick give the best performance possible."