2014 U.S. F2000 National Championship

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2014 U.S. F2000 National Championship season
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The 2014 U.S. F2000 National Championship was a season of the U.S. F2000 National Championship, an open wheel auto racing series that is the first step in IndyCar's Road to Indy ladder. It was the fifth full season of the series since its revival in 2010. The National Class merged with the Championship class in 2014, resulting in just one class of competition.[1]

Frenchman Florian Latorre, driving for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, won the championship by winning the final race of the season over Team E's R. C. Enerson. Enerson started the season on a hot streak, winning three of the first four races, before a cold streak ensued. Meanwhile Latorre had a steadily competitive season, only suffering one DNF in the penultimate race when he could have clinched the championship. Enerson won five races and finished on the podium in nine of the fourteen races. Meanwhile Latorre only won three times and only scored eight podium finishes, his comparative lack of poor finishes gave him the championship. Latorre's championship gives him a Mazda Road to Indy scholarship to participate in the Pro Mazda Championship in 2015.

Latorre's team mate Jake Eidson finished third in the championship, ten points back from Enerson in a season where he scored two wins. ArmsUp Motorsports' Aaron Telitz scored a single win and finished in fourth place. Afterburner Autosport's Victor Franzoni of Brazil captured the season opener but struggled thereafter, and ultimately fell to fifth in points. The series' first trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course resulted in two drivers scoring their first and only wins of the season. Will Owen employed an aggressive tire strategy to win the first race on a drying racetrack after a rainstorm and JAY Motorsports' highly touted rookie Adrian Starrantino won the second race in what was otherwise a lackluster season.

Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing captured their third straight teams' championship, mainly in part, to the performances of Latorre and Eidson.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Drivers Notes
United States Afterburner Autosport 15 Brazil Gustavo Myasava[2]
17 Brazil Victor Franzoni[2]
18 Netherlands Jeroen Slaghekke[2] St. Pete through LOR
United States ArmsUp Motorsports 5 United States Aaron Telitz[2]
16 Canada James Dayson Toronto onwards
24 United States Peter Portante[2]
United States Belardi Auto Racing 4 Canada Daniel Burkett[2]
14 France Florian Latorre[2] St. Pete through LOR
44 Netherlands Jeroen Slaghekke Toronto onwards
41 France Nico Jamin[2] St. Pete through LOR
United States Pabst Racing Services 21 Toronto onwards
23 United States Will Owen[2]
77 United States Austin Cindric[2]
United States Team E 7 United States R. C. Enerson[2]
United States Cape Motorsports
w/ Wayne Taylor Racing
2 United States Jake Eidson[2]
3 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori[2]
10 France Florian Latorre Toronto onwards
United States D2D Motorsports 61 United States Andrew List[2]
United States GBI Racing 12 United States Tim Hollowell IMS only
United States Kyle O'Gara LOR only
United States JAY Motorsports 91 United States Adrian Starrantino[2]
96 Norway Henrik Furuseth[2]
98 United States Colton Herta Missed St. Pete
United States JDC Motorsports 93 United States Garth Rickards Toronto only
97 United States Clark Toppe[2]
United States John Cummiskey Racing 33 Canada Nathan Blok IMS and Toronto only
United States M2 Autosport 13 Colombia Juan Maldonado[2]
79 Colombia Santiago Lozano[2]

Team changes[edit]

  • 2010 and 2011 team champions Andretti Autosport announced that they would not field U.S. F2000 entries in 2014.[3]

Race calendar and results[edit]

The series schedule, along with the other Road to Indy series, was announced on October 24, 2013. Unlike previous seasons, all races are in support of the IndyCar Series except the race at Lucas Oil Raceway. All road and street course race weekends are double-headers.[4] The series will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, and Sonoma Raceway for the first time in its history. 2014 will be the first season since its revival that will not begin at Sebring Raceway.

Rnd Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team
1 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida March 29 Brazil Victor Franzoni Brazil Victor Franzoni Brazil Victor Franzoni Brazil Victor Franzoni Afterburner Autosport
2 March 30 United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson Team E
3 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama April 26 France Florian Latorre United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson Team E
4 United States Aaron Telitz United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson Team E
5 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Speedway, Indiana May 9 France Florian Latorre United States Adrian Starrantino United States Jake Eidson United States Will Owen Pabst Racing Services
6 May 10 United States Colton Herta Brazil Victor Franzoni United States Adrian Starrantino JAY Motorsports
7 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Clermont, Indiana May 24 France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre United States Aaron Telitz United States Aaron Telitz ArmsUp Motorsports
8 Streets of Toronto Toronto July 20 France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre United States Jake Eidson Cape Motorsports
9 Brazil Victor Franzoni United States R. C. Enerson France Florian Latorre Cape Motorsports
10 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 1 France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson Team E
11 August 2 United States Jake Eidson United States R. C. Enerson United States Jake Eidson Cape Motorsports
12 August 3 France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre France Florian Latorre Cape Motorsports
13 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California August 22 France Florian Latorre United States Peter Portante United States R. C. Enerson United States R. C. Enerson Team E
14 August 23 France Florian Latorre United States R. C. Enerson France Florian Latorre Cape Motorsports

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver STP BAR IMS LOR TOR MOH SNM Points
1 France Florian Latorre 7 3 2 5 4 2 6 2* 1 2 4 1* 21 1 310
2 United States R. C. Enerson 2 1* 1* 1* 7 10 16 3 17* 1* 8* 3 1* 2* 301
3 United States Jake Eidson 4 2 3 8 2* 9 9 1 2 4 1 8 3 3 291
4 United States Aaron Telitz 16 12 5 2 3 11 1* 6 3 7 2 7 2 4 246
5 Brazil Victor Franzoni 1* DSQ 13 3 15 3* 3 7 4 8 14 5 6 19 202
6 United States Peter Portante 13 15 12 6 6 7 7 4 19 3 15 2 4 17 173
7 United States Adrian Starrantino 6 4 7 13 17 1 11 8 21 21 7 21 10 6 157
8 United States Clark Toppe 15 5 10 11 13 4 5 11 5 12 17 16 12 7 156
9 France Nico Jamin 3 14 6 10 9 19 10 20 6 11 5 9 9 8 154
10 Norway Henrik Furuseth 8 13 8 9 21 5 13 18 20 5 3 10 8 5 149
11 Canada Daniel Burkett 5 11 4 4 10 12 12 9 8 6 20 4 20 21 147
12 United States Will Owen 18 6 11 14 1 8 15 17 22 13 10 12 14 12 133
13 Netherlands Jeroen Slaghekke 9 7 DSQ 12 16 15 4 19 9 9 19 11 5 10 130
14 United States Austin Cindric 11 10 9 17 8 21 2 15 18 18 6 6 13 20 125
15 United States Colton Herta 19 7 5 20 14 5 14 10 16 13 7 9 115
16 Germany Keyvan Andres Soori 10 9 14 15 22 6 8 21 13 20 9 14 11 11 114
17 United States Andrew List 12 17 18 19 11 18 19 14 10 19 13 18 17 14 72
18 Brazil Gustavo Myasava DNS 16 17 20 19 14 17 10 15 14 11 17 16 15 68
19 Colombia Santiago Lozano 14 8 15 16 20 22 20 DNS DNS 15 21 15 15 13 61
20 Colombia Juan Maldonado 17 DNS 16 18 14 17 21 13 11 16 18 20 18 18 57
21 Canada Nathan Blok 12 13 12 7 40
22 Canada James Dayson DNS 12 17 12 19 19 16 31
23 United States Garth Rickards 16 16 10
24 United States Tim Hollowell 18 16 8
25 United States Kyle O'Gara 18 3
Brazil Felipe Donato DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver STP BAR IMS LOR TOR MOH SNM 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
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
(1 point)
* Led most race laps
(1 point)
Not awarded if more than
one driver leads most laps

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 United States Cape Motorsports w/ Wayne Taylor Racing 372
2 United States ArmsUp Motorsports 242
3 United States Team E Racing 232
4 United States JAY Motorsports 168
5 United States Belardi Auto Racing 141
6 United States Afterburner Autosport 135
7 United States Pabst Racing 115
8 United States JDC Motorsports 95
9 United States D2D Motorsports 56
10 United States M2 Autosport 37
11 United States John Cummiskey Racing 21
12 United States GBI Racing 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portante and Dayson to race with ArmsUp Motorsports in 2014, Motorsport.com, December 31, 2013, Retrieved 2014-1-1
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Peninsula Pipeline Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Entry List" (PDF). U.S. F2000 National Championship. IndyCar. March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ DiZinno, Tony. Andretti Autosport reveals IndyCar liveries, full 2014 plans, NBC Sports, January 13, 2014, Retrieved 2014-1-31
  4. ^ Mazda Road to Indy 2014 Schedule Confirmed, Andsersen Promotions PR, October 24, 2013, Retrieved 2013-11-05

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