The 2000 US F2000 National Championship, sanctioned by the United States Auto Club and the Sports Car Club of America – Pro Racing,
is an open-wheel series for Formula 2000 race cars. The presenting sponsor is Speedvision.
The series also receives generous support from the Ford Motor Company, Yokohama Tires, Sunoco Racing Fuels and Racing Electronics.
The championship consists of thirteen races and is contested on road courses and ovals. The season begins in March on the oval at Phoenix International Raceway. Next on the calendar is a road course double-header in Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Then the series travels to Indianapolis Raceway Park for another oval event. Rounds five and six are conducted on Road America. It is back to Canada to visit the temporary circuit at Trois-Rivieres at the end of July, followed a week later for a second visit to Mosport International Raceway. Watkins Glen International hosts race nine and ten. The penultimate round sees teams return to Indianapolis Raceway Park, with the final weekend of competition taking place at Road Atlanta.
The cars competing in the series are single-seat, rear-engine, open-wheel vehicles constructed with a tube frame chassis. Manufacturers producing series chassis include Carbir, Mygale, Tatuus, Vector and the most common choice, Van Diemen. These 1,190-lbs formula cars are powered by a 2.0-liter Ford NEA engine fitted with a single Weber DGV carburetor. At 6,200-rpm, the motors produce approximately 150-horsepower. The suspensions are independent – both front and rear. Shock absorbers and sway bars are adjustable. The cars compete on a spec tire from Yokohama and use a spec fuel provided by Sunoco.
Drivers compete in one of two classes:
Titles are also on the line for Chassis Manufacturers, Engine Builders and Prep Shops.
In early August, the 2000 US F2000 National Championship made their second visit to Mosport International Raceway as part of the American Le Mans Series weekend. Unlike the double-header in May, drivers would be competing in a single twenty-lap contest around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.
|The start of round eight for the 2000 US F2000 National Championship at Mosport International Raceway. Leading a field of twenty-five entrants into Mosport’s corner one is the pole-sitter, Ian Lacy, in the No. 6 WorldBestBuy.com sponsored Van Diemen. Chasing Lacy is the No. 96 Key Motorsports Van Diemen of the second-fastest qualifier, Marc-Antoine Camirand and the third-place starter, James Hanson.|
|Ian Lacy would score his first US F2000 National Championship win in round eight at Mosport International Raceway. Lacy qualified on the pole driving the No. 6 Van Diemen prepared by Richard Morgan Racing. In the race, he held off challenges from Marc-Antoine Camirand and James Hanson to score the victory. The result moved Lacy to within six points of the Camirand, second in the title chase.|
|The driver of the No. 21 Caper Motorsports Van Diemen, James Hanson, had his best result of the year, a third-place, in round three at Mosport International Raceway. In the series second visit to Mosport, Hanson qualified third fastest. On lap-4, Hanson passed Marc-Antoine Camirand for second place. He turned the fastest race lap in an effort to catch the leader, Ian Lacy but came up short by a margin of 0.464-seconds.|
|The points leader, Aaron Justus, was fifth fastest in the qualifying session at Mosport International Raceway. At the start of the contest, the No. 32 Forsythe Indeck Racing Van Diemen driver lost a position. Justus battled back and on the second last lap, he passed Marc-Antoine Camirand for third place in corner eight. Justus held on to the spot and earned his sixth podium finish of the season.|
|Four podium finishes with three of them being victories contributed to Marc-Antione Camirand’s second place in the championship standings. Camirand put the No. 96 Key Motorsports Van Diemen on the outside of the front row for the twenty-lap race at Mosport International Raceway. During the contest, he could not hold off challenges from James Hanson and the points leader, Aaron Justus and finished fourth.|
|In round three at Mosport International Raceway, series rookie, Peter Walsh, won his first US F2000 National Championship event. Since then, Walsh’s successes have been ‘few and far between.’ After his victory, Walsh’s best result was a third-place at Trois-Rivieres. During the qualifying season for round eight, he recorded the thirteenth fastest. Walsh was never a factor in the race and retired on lap-11.|
|1||1||F2A||Ian Lacy||WorldBestBuy.com/Van Diemen||20||-|
|2||3||F2A||James Hanson||DuPont/Van Diemen||20||-|
|3||5||F2A||Aaron Justus||Forsythe/Indeck/Torco/Van Diemen||20||-|
|4||2||F2A||Marc-Antoine Camirand||Key Motorsport/Van Diemen||20||-|
|5||10||ACC||Andy Lally||TBA/Van Diemen||20||-|
|7||7||F2A||Jeff Harrison||Moto1.net/MtspRanch/Palancasa/Van Diemen||20||-|
|8||11||F2A||Piero Rodarte||TelMex/Sico/Yumuri/Elf/Van Diemen||20||-|
|9||20||F2A||James Eaton||Primus Racing/Van Diemen||20||-|
|10||15||F2A||Andrew Davis||Technical Sales Associates/Van Diemen||20||-|
|11||16||F2A||Tommy Constantine||Tickets.com/Mexmil/Van Diemen||20||-|
|12||18||F2A||Arnold Brinkmann||H2OLA/Fruit/Van Diemen||20||-|
|13||17||F2A||Daniel Muniz||TexacoHavlineRcg/FujiFillm/Van Diemen||20||-|
|14||14||ACC||Martin Guimont||Orion Packing/Van Diemen||20||-|
|15||22||ACC||Georges Forgeois||Cafe Noir/Jules/Van Diemen||20||-|
|16||19||ACC||Greg Schings||Valvoline/Valco/SR Racing/Van Diemen||20||-|
|17||21||ACC||Adam Sodano||F1 Boston/Outsource/EpicTech/Van Diemen||20||-|
|18||23||ACC||Brett Harrison||Seattle Auto Sport/Van Diemen||20||-|
|19||8||F2A||J.W. Urlin||OTM Motorsports/Van Diemen||20||-|
|20||25||F2A||Joe Tesone||Continental Motorsport Service/Van Diemen||19||-|
|21||12||F2A||Arie Luyendyk Jr||Luyendyk Racing/Van Diemen||18||Mechanical|
|22||4||F2A||Memo Rojas Jr||TelMex/Van Diemen||15||Off Course|
|23||13||F2A||Peter Walsh||Key Motorsport/Van Diemen||11||Off Course|
|24||24||ACC||Nick Fanelli||Fanelli Motorsports/Van Diemen||6||Wheel|
|25||9||F2A||Billy Asaro||Forsythe/InDeck Racing/Van Diemen||2||Contact|
|26||26||F2A||Harold Primat||Primland Resort/Van Diemen||0||Did Not Start|
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