2012 F2000 Championship Series season

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2012 F2000 Championship season
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The 2012 F2000 Championship Series season marked the seventh season of competition in the series. It consisted of 14 rounds (seven double-race weekends), beginning April 12 at Virginia International Raceway and concluding October 14 at Watkins Glen International.[1]

Venezuelan Roberto La Rocca of HP-Tech won 11 of the 14 races and finished on the podium in 13 of the 14. American Wyatt Gooden, who got his start through winning online video racing tournaments, finished second in points with two wins. American Niki Coello won one race and finished third. Kevin Kopp finished fourth in points and Tim Minor finished fifth, while claiming his second consecutive and third overall Masters Championship title.

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 12–15 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
2 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
3 Road Atlanta United States Braselton, Georgia May 10–12 United States Wyatt Gooden Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
4 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
5 Lime Rock Park United States Lakeville, Connecticut May 25–26 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca United States Wyatt Gooden United States Quantum Mechanics Racing Services
6 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
7 New Jersey Motorsports Park United States Millville, New Jersey June 28 – July 1 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
8 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
9 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course United States Lexington, Ohio July 26–29 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
10 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca United States Wyatt Gooden United States Wyatt Gooden United States Quantum Mechanics Racing Services
11 Summit Point Motorsports Park United States Summit Point, West Virginia August 24–26 United States Wyatt Gooden Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
12 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca United States Chris Livengood United States Niki Coello United States Coello Racing
13 Watkins Glen International United States Watkins Glen, New York October 12–14 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech
14 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela Roberto La Rocca Venezuela HP-Tech

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver VIR ATL LRP NJ MDO SUM WGL Points
Drivers' championship
1 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca 1 11 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 28 1 3 1 1 626
2 United States Wyatt Gooden 32 3 2 3 1 19 5 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 497
3 United States Niki Coello 3 2 4 5 2 20 21 3 14 3 5 1 2 4 430
4 United States Kevin Kopp 4 4 12 7 13 5 3 4 4 19 3 5 9 6 366
5 United States Tim Minor (M) 6 23 5 4 6 2 2 8 9 5 7 20 317
6 United States Tim Paul 8 5 6 6 8 6 6 6 5 29 11 19 14 12 306
7 United States Chris Livengood 14 30 DSQ 10 5 3 8 9 7 4 8 4 32 9 296
8 United States Zach Craigo 18 6 9 8 4 5 12 15 4 16 6 5 282
9 United States Kyle Connery 7 31 3 2 23 28 31 2 6 17 4 8 250
10 United States Dave Weitzenhof (M) 5 7 8 9 12 20 10 13 13 DNS 23 15 189
11 United States Tom Fatur (M) 12 9 4 4 8 7 12 29 178
12 United States John Brumder 26 20 18 17 11 11 11 13 32 23 23 7 15 17 148
13 United States Robert Wright (M) 33 33 24 24 9 8 20 12 15 14 17 18 13 14 143
14 United States Bill Jordan (M) 20 14 15 15 11 8 19 8 17 30 127
15 Venezuela Cesar LaPoint 6 6 15 6 DNS 7 125
16 Canada Dean Baker (M) 13 15 26 10 13 12 8 16 115
17 Venezuela José Montiel 19 16 26 14 12 22 14 19 18 21 18 11 29 32 106
17 United States Peter Gonzalez (M) 11 24 17 16 DNS 17 21 11 21 9 33 21 106
19 United States Nick Palacio 10 11 9 11 10 DNS 103
20 United States Craig Clawson (M) 27 17 10 9 29 20 16 14 22 22 92
21 United States Charles Finelli (M) 17 12 22 23 16 7 22 DNS 20 35 81
22 Brazil Fabio Orsolon 2 8 DNS 25 68
22 United States Rob Nicholas (M) 5 3 68
24 United States Jeff McCusker (M) 29 19 24 13 19 21 20 10 27 33 62
25 United States Mark Defer (M) 16 13 10 13 61
26 United States Paul Alspach 17 7 30 10 58
27 United States Dan Denison (M) 25 22 21 20 17 18 24 15 19 24 55
27 United States Doug Rocco 18 15 13 15 33 25 25 19 55
29 Barbados Brent Gilkes (M) 9 10 19 26 52
30 Brazil Danyel Torres 9 12 16 31 51
31 United States Gerry Kraut (M) 7 11 46
31 United States John LaRue (M) 28 29 25 2 32 46
33 United States Chris Monteleone 17 16 16 14 DNS DNS 42
33 Jamaica Collin Daley 10 10 42
33 Brazil Gustavo Rizzo 12 13 24 18 42
33 Canada Sergio Pasian 10 10 42
38 United States Keith McCrone 14 DNS 18 11 40
39 United States Rob Alaer DNS 21 16 9 38
39 United States Eric Presbrey 20 19 14 21 24 22 DNS 25 38
41 United States Jason Rabe 7 16 37
42 United States Thomas Schweitz (M) 22 DNS 13 12 DNS DNS 36
42 Canada Aaron Pettipas 23 25 DNS 12 22 16 36
44 United States Shaun Miller 21 18 15 24 19 31 33
45 Australia Nathan Morcom 15 32 15 DNS 31
46 United States Jonathan Scarallo 7 23 30
47 United States Brendan Puderbach 30 27 23 21 22 14 36 27
47 United States Tom Drake (M) 21 18 18 17 28 24 31 28 27
49 United States Jose Gerardo (M) 31 26 14 22 19
49 United States Matthew Inge 11 DNS 19
51 United States Steve Coates 16 18 18
52 United States Vaughn Horvath 24 28 23 17 26 26 17
53 United States Dennis McCarthy 25 DNS 15 18 25 26 15
54 United States Jim Hanrahan (M) 19 25 28 37 10
55 United States Joey Selmants 20 33 7
55 Canada Steve Bamford 35 20 7
57 United States Fred Bross (M) 20 DNS 6
57 United States Chris Camadella (M) 21 34 6
59 United States Matt Machiko 36 23 4
60 United States Barry Gilbert 26 27 2
60 United States Al Guibord, Sr. 27 30 2
60 United States Scott Baroody 34 27 2
63 United States Will Haney 30 DNS 1
Pos Driver VIR ATL LRP NJ MDO SUM WGL 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.

1 Roberto La Rocca was penalized 25 points for failing to leave sufficient racing room for a competitor in Round 2.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 F2000 Schedule Set". f2000championshipseries.com (F2000 Championship Series). 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ La Rocca Penalized for Round Two Start, eFormulaCarNews, April 19, 2012, Retrieved 2012-04-27

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