2011 F2000 Championship Series season

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2011 F2000 Championship season
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The 2011 F2000 Championship Series season was the sixth season of competition in the series, an American professional touring open-wheel racing series using the Formula Ford. It consisted of 14 rounds (seven double-race weekends), beginning April 8 at Virginia International Raceway and concluding October 16 at Watkins Glen International.[1]

26 year-old Canadian driver Remy Audette, competing for a family-owned team, won five races and finished on the podium four more times on his way to the championship by an over 100 point margin over his closest challenger, American Chris Livengood who won twice.[2] 20 year-old American Kyle Connery won six times, but failed to finish four times and failed to start twice, while Audette finished every race seventh or better. The only other driver to win a race was Australian Nathan Morcom who won the season opener at Virginia International Raceway.

American Tim Minor captured his second Master's Class title for drivers 40 and older. Minor finished on the overall podium six times and finished fourth in the overall championship.

The season finale at Watkins Glen International drew a large 35-car field but at the start of the race Tom Fatur crashed hard into the pit wall separator, forcing the race to be postponed one day due to damage to the wall. Despite the hard impact, Fatur was uninjured.[3]

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Notes
United States McLaughlin Motorsports 1 United States Ethan Ringel[4] RFR Zetec
United States Primus Racing 2 Australia Nathan Morcom[5] Van Diemen RF06 Zetec
4 United States Jonathan Scarallo[5] Van Diemen RF01 Zetec
13 Australia Steele Guiliana Van Diemen RF06 Zetec
United States Auriana Racing 3 United States Joe Colasacco[5] Van Diemen RF06 Zetec
United States SMR Motorsports 6 United States Timothy Paul[6] Van Diemen RF02 Zetec Run in conjunction with GTP Motorsports
United States Lap 2 Racing 7 Barbados Brent Gilkes[5] Van Diemen RF03 Zetec Masters
United States Polestar Racing Group 8 United States Bill Jordan[5] Van Diemen Zetec Masters
42 United States Mark Defer[5] Van Diemen RF06 Zetec Masters
51 United States Dan Denison[5] Van Diemen RF05 Zetec Masters
United States HP-Tech Motorsport 10 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca[7] RFR Zetec
22 Venezuela Giancarlo Potolicchio[7] RFR Zetec Skipped Road Atlanta
Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio RFR Zetec Road Atlanta only
United States Front Range Motorsports 14 United States Jose Gerardo Van Diemen RF00 Pinto Masters; Road Atlanta only
United States Fred Bross Van Diemen RF02 Zetec Masters; Watkins Glen only
60 United States Mark Felsen[5] Van Diemen RF02 Zetec Masters; VIR only
United States Dwight Rider Van Diemen RF02 Zetec Masters; Road Atlanta & Watkins Glen only
Canada Audette Racing 21 Canada Remy Audette[5] Van Diemen RF08 Zetec
United States Alegra Motorsports 23 Brazil Gustavo Rizzo[8] Van Diemen RF02 Zetec
26 Venezuela Angel Benitez[8] Van Diemen RF03 Zetec
United States Company Motorsports 25 United States Jeff McCusker[5] Van Diemen RF01 Zetec Masters
United States AcceleRace Motorsports 29 United States Ardie Greenamyer[5] Van Diemen RF02 Zetec
United States Fat Boy Racing/John Walko Racing 31 United States Brendan Puderbach RFR Zetec Road Atlanta only
United States Work Racing/John Walko Racing 37 United States Chris Livengood[9] Van Diemen RF99 Zetec
United States Mountain Lion Motorsports 47 United States Chris Moteleone Van Diemen RF98 Pinto Watkins Glen only
United States Alley Cat Racing 61 United States Tom Drake Van Diemen RF99 Pinto Masters; Watkins Glen only
United States Weitzenhof Racing 67 United States Dave Weitzenhof[5] Citation Zetec Masters
United States GTP Motorsports 70 United States Tom Fatur[5] Van Diemen RF03 Zetec Masters
86 United States Jim Hanrahan[5] Van Diemen Zetec Masters
United States Afterburner Racing 71 United States Niki Coello[10] RFR Zetec
96 United States Brian Tomasi[10] RFR Zetec
Canada Kenette Racing 72 Canada Francis Kenette[5] Mygale F2000 Zetec Masters; VIR only
United States Josh Starke Racing 72 United States Thomas Schweitz Piper DF5 Zetec Masters; Road Atlanta & Watkins Glen
United States Ski Motorsports 88 United States Tim Minor[5] Van Diemen RF98 Zetec Masters
United States K-Fast 89 United States Rob Nicholas[5] Van Diemen RF01 Zetec Masters; VIR only
United States ADSA/Wright Racing 90 United States Robert Wright[5] Van Diemen RF01 Zetec Masters
94 United States Al Guibord, Sr.[5] Van Diemen RF01 Zetec VIR only
United States CC Motorsport 91 United States Kyle Connery[5] Van Diemen RF06 Zetec
United States CG Racing 97 United States Chris Gumprecht[5] RFR Zetec

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 Virginia International Raceway United States Alton, Virginia April 9 United States Kyle Connery United States Tim Minor Australia Nathan Morcom United States Primus Racing
2 April 10 Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Audette Racing
3 Road Atlanta United States Braselton, Georgia May 6 United States Jonathan Scarallo United States Kyle Connery United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport
4 May 7 United States Kyle Connery United States Kyle Connery United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport
5 Watkins Glen International United States Watkins Glen, New York June 4 United States Chris Livengood United States Kyle Connery Canada Remy Audette Canada Audette Racing
6 June 5 United States Kyle Connery Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Audette Racing
7 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course United States Lexington, Ohio July 1 United States Chris Livengood United States Kyle Connery United States Chris Livengood United States Work Racing/John Walko Racing
8 July 2 United States Kyle Connery United States Kyle Connery United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport
9 Mosport International Raceway Canada Bowmanville, Ontario July 22 Canada Remy Audette United States Chris Livengood United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport
10 July 23 United States Chris Livengood Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Audette Racing
11 Lime Rock Park United States Lakeville, Connecticut September 17 Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette Canada Audette Racing
12 Canada Remy Audette United States Chris Livengood United States Chris Livengood United States Work Racing/John Walko Racing
13 Watkins Glen International United States Watkins Glen, New York October 16 Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport
14 Canada Remy Audette Canada Remy Audette United States Kyle Connery United States CC Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver VIR ATL WG1 MDO MOS LRP WG2 Points
Drivers' championship
1 Canada Remy Audette 4 1 2 4 1 1 5 7 3 1 1 2 3 3 601
2 United States Chris Livengood 3 10 22 3 5 2 1 25 2 2 20 1 4 7 429
3 United States Kyle Connery DNS 2 1 1 2 26 25 1 1 15 23 DNS 1 1 409
4 United States Tim Minor (M) 16 3 3 2 31 3 7 2 5 16 2 6 2 33 383
5 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca 2 5 4 6 30 6 3 4 4 14 19 21 6 4 336
6 United States Tim Paul 20 9 12 19 4 28 17 15 8 6 12 3 7 18 251
7 Venezuela Angel Benitez 15 4 DNS 10 26 4 15 13 9 4 3 20 33 8 248
8 Australia Nathan Morcom 1 8 5 23 DNS 7 8 6 7 7 25 29 246
9 United States Craig Clawson (M) 8 15 12 9 DNS 20 12 7 4 8 14 12 217
10 United States Thomas Schwietz (M) 7 12 24 5 13 5 17 8 5 186
11 United States Joe Colasacco 10 25 9 8 4 9 10 11 167
12 United States Jonathan Scarallo 26 11 6 5 7 30 6 8 165
13 United States Robert Wright (M) 17 20 10 18 14 24 19 17 20 10 18 4 16 13 157
14 Brazil Gustavo Rizzo 9 12 8 7 11 16 12 16 19 155
15 United States Brian Tomasi 22 27 21 14 2 3 11 6 150
16 United States Bill Jordan (M) 11 19 13 16 17 15 18 18 17 8 19 16 138
17 United States Dave Weitzenhof (M) 7 22 16 20 19 17 14 14 16 5 130
18 United States Mark Defer (M) 27 14 24 13 29 12 11 12 12 9 124
19 United States John LaRue 16 13 9 5 9 10 123
20 United States Dan Denison (M) 19 18 15 15 20 18 16 19 10 18 13 15 116
21 United States Rob Nicholas (M) 21 7 5 2 105
22 United States Ardie Greenamyer (M) 5 21 23 22 9 11 26 10 32 DNS 103
23 United States Dwight Rider (M) 14 21 8 31 11 3 100
24 United States Charles Finelli (M) 13 14 20 26 6 10 15 31 99
25 United States Fred Bross 18 20 13 9 10 12 23 32 96
26 United States Ethan Ringel 10 8 10 24 75
27 United States Brendan Puderbach 22 27 22 27 9 9 21 20 69
28 Venezuela Giancarlo Potolicchio 12 26 14 11 22 14 36 25 68
29 Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio (M) 17 DNS 6 23 DNS 11 60
30 Australia Steele Guiliana 6 6 58
30 United States Niki Coello 3 10 58
30 Barbados Brent Gilkes (M) 24 16 19 DNS 15 25 7 13 58
33 United States Chris Monteleone 21 22 8 11 55
34 United States Zach Craigo 25 11 25 29 6 17 52
35 United States Jeff McCusker (M) 13 17 21 21 17 19 50
36 Brazil Fabio Orsolon 11 6 28 DNS 43
37 United States Al Guibord, Sr. (M) 23 DNS 11 16 33
38 United States Eric Presbrey 13 15 28
39 United States Matt McDonough 18 12 25
40 United States Tom Drake (M) 23 21 15 DNS 28 24 22
41 United States Peter LeSueur 18 14 21
42 Canada Francis Kenette (M) 18 23 23 22 DNS DNS 29 27 20
42 United States Blake Teeter 16 13 27 26 20
44 United States Tom Fatur (M) 25 12 27 DNS DNS 28 DNS DNS 18
44 Canada Aaron Pettipas 14 18 35 23 18
46 United States Jose Gerardo 18 17 17
47 United States Mark Felsen 14 24 15
48 Canada Dean Baker 22 17 13
49 United States Peter Gonzalez 17 5 37 DNS 11
49 United States Jim Hanrahan (M) DNS 19 21 19 24 DNS 11
49 United States John Brumder 20 21 11
52 United States Rodin Younessi 24 23 5
52 United States Vaughn Horvath 31 22 5
54 United States Tim Walsh 26 30 2
54 United States Greg Strelzoff 30 28 2
56 United States Eric Langbein 34 DNS 1
56 United States Chris Gumprecht 15 DNS 1
Pos Driver VIR ATL WG1 MDO MOS LRP WG2 Points
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(3 points)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
(2 points)

This list only contains drivers who registered for the championship.
(M) indicates driver is participating in Masters Class for drivers over 40 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F2000 Announces 2010 Schedule". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). November 2, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ International Motorsports: Rémy Audette, Only Quebec Driver Crowned 2011 US Champion!, Inside Track, October 26, 2011, Retrieved 2011-10-26
  3. ^ Watkins Glen – Schedule Adjusted Following Saturday Races, F2000 Championship Series, October 15, 2011, Retrieved 2011-10-16
  4. ^ "Ringel Signs with McLaughlin Motorsports". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). February 7, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u 2011 VIR Entry List, F2000 Championship Series, Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "February Off-Season Blog: Tim Paul". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). February 1, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "HP-Tech Announces 2011 F2000 Effort with RFR". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). December 27, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b F2000 Championship: Alegra Motorsports Signs Rookies Rizzo and Benitez, eFormulaCarNews, February 28, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-01
  9. ^ "Work Racing Brings Back Livengood for 2011". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). January 26, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b F2000 Championship: Afterburner Adds Coello to 2011 Driver Line-up, eFormulaCarNews, February 11, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-11

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