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:

  • F2A – This category is for newer cars. Competitors score points on the road courses and ovals to secure the National Championship. There is also the Road to Indy Oval Crown for the driver who performs the best in the oval events.
  • ACC – The American Continental Championship is for cars built from 1990 to 1999. Drivers in this division score points on the road courses. This class was introduced to provide an economical means for drivers and teams to enter the series.

Titles are also on the line for Chassis Manufacturers, Engine Builders and Prep Shops.

Rounds two and three of the 2000 US F2000 National Championship presented by Speedvision were held at Mosport International Raceway on Canada’s Victoria Day weekend. Drivers would compete on the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course for twenty-laps.

The start of round two for the 2000 US F2000 National Championship at Mosport International Raceway. Leading the field of thirty competitors into corner one is Marc-Antoine Camirand driving the No. 96 Key Motorsports Van Diemen. Behind Camirand is his teammate, who started from the outside of the front row, Peter Walsh. Trailing the two fastest qualifiers are third and fourth place starters Daniel Muniz and Ian Lacy.
The winner of the weekend’s first race at Mosport International Raceway was Canadian Marc-Antoine Camirand. Camirand led the twenty-lap contest flag-to-flag and won by a margin of 0.647-seconds. The next day the driver of the No. 96 Key Motorsports prepared Van Diemen experienced some bad luck. He was gridded in the third position for the start but retired after six laps with an electrical issue.
The driver collecting the most points at Mosport International Raceway was Ireland’s, Peter Walsh. The rookie started race one on the outside of the front row in the No. 44 Key Motorsports Van Diemen. He chased his teammate, Marc-Antoine Camirand, to a runner-up finish. On Sunday, Walsh began the contest in the second position. On lap-17, he passed the race leader, Aaron Justus, for the victory.
In 1999, the driver of the No. 6 Van Diemen, Ian Lacy, ran a partial rookie season with DSTP Motorsports in a Mygale chassis. This season, Lacy would run the full schedule with Richard Morgan Racing. In the opener at Phoenix, he finished fourth. At Mosport International Raceway, Lacy started round two in fourth-place and finished third. The next day, he was unable to manage the pace of the leaders and was seventh.
Tom Dyer swept the American Continental Championship category at Mosport International Raceway. Dyer drove the No. 2 Cycle Shack sponsored Carbir with support from Carbir Race Cars. The rookie started Saturday’s contest fourteenth overall and went unchallenged for a first in class. Round three was a repeat performance. After qualifying thirteenth, Dyer collected another American Continental victory.
The opening round of the championship was won by Aaron Justus. After two partial seasons, Justus was competing full-time with backing from Forsythe Racing. He started his weekend at Mosport with a sixth-place qualifying effort and a fifth-place finish. Justus qualified on the pole for race three and led until lap-17 when a transmission issue caused him to lose the top sport and finish in the runner-up position.
One of the many rookies in this year’s series is James Hanson from England. Hanson pilots the No. 21 Cape Motorsports prepared Van Diemen. Hanson opened 2000 with an eighth-place result at Phoenix. In qualifying for round two, he was fifth fastest and finished fourth in the race. During the contest, Hanson set a new lap record. The following day, he started fourth and captured the final position of the podium.
The round three podium for the 2000 US F2000 National Championship event at Mosport International Raceway. In the center is the overall and National class winner, Peter Walsh. On the left side of the rostrum is the runner-up, Aaron Justus. The third-place finisher, James Hanson, is standing on the right side of Walsh. The final position on the podium is occupied by the American Continental Championship victor, Tom Dyer.

11F2AMarc-Antoine CamirandKey Motorsport/Van Diemen20-
22F2APeter WalshKey Motorsport/Van Diemen20-
34F2AIan Diemen20-
45F2AJames HansonDuPont/Van Diemen20-
56F2AAaron JustusForsythe/Indeck/Torco/Van Diemen20-
63F2ADaniel MunizTexacoHavlineRcg/FujiFillm/Van Diemen20-
77F2ABilly AsaroForsythe/InDeck Racing/Van Diemen20-
810F2ATony Buffomante3DimensionalSer/Speedcom/MXK./Van Diemen20-
912F2AJames EatonPrimus Racing/Van Diemen20-
109F2AAndrew DavisTechnical Sales Associates/Van Diemen20-
118F2AMemo Rojas JrTelMex/Van Diemen20-
1211F2APiero RodarteTelMex/Sico/Yumuri/Elf/Van Diemen20-
1314ACCTom DyerCycleShack/BelHelmets/Paladin/Carbir20-
1413F2AJeff Diemen20-
1517F2AArie Luyendyk JrLuyendyk Racing/Van Diemen20-
1618ACCMike DurandKart Sports/Van Diemen20-
1719ACCGreg SchingsValvoline/Valco/SR Racing/Van Diemen20-
1823F2AJ.W. UrlinOTM Motorsports/Van Diemen20-
1929F2ATommy Diemen20-
2024ACCAdam SodanoF1 Boston/Outsource/EpicTech/Van Diemen20-
2121F2AHarold PrimatPrimland Resort/Van Diemen20-
2222ACCCliff Pickett JrHeritage Motorsports/Van Diemen19-
2315ACCGeorges ForgeoisCafe Noir/Jules/Van Diemen19-
2426ACCNick FanelliFanelli Motorsports/Van Diemen19-
2525ACCPaul LaskoTCR/RacingforKids/Triumph/Van Diemen19-
2628F2AJoe TesoneContinental Motorsport Service/Van Diemen18Off Course
2716F2ABryce MillerLucent Technologies/Cape/Van Diemen 15Contact
2831F2APhilip KehoeCarion Brandon House/Van Diemen9Handling
2930F2AKyle BurtsHawkerTransp./BurtsConst//Van Diemen9Off Course
3020F2AArnold BrinkmannH2OLA/Fruit/Van Diemen3Did Not Start
3127ACCJacek MuchaOrion Packaging/Van Diemen0Did Not Start

12F2APeter WalshKey Motorsport/Van Diemen20-
21F2AAaron JustusForsythe/Indeck/Torco/Van Diemen20-
34F2AJames HansonDuPont/Van Diemen20-
49F2AJames EatonPrimus Racing/Van Diemen20-
514F2ABilly AsaroForsythe/InDeck Racing/Van Diemen20-
610F2ADaniel MunizTexacoHavlineRcg/FujiFillm/Van Diemen20-
75F2AIan Diemen20-
88F2AAndrew DavisTechnical Sales Associates/Van Diemen20-
911F2AJeff Diemen20-
1016F2ABryce MillerLucent Technologies/Cape/Van Diemen 20-
1113ACCTom DyerCycleShack/BelHelmets/Paladin/Carbir20-
1212F2AArie Luyendyk JrLuyendyk Racing/Van Diemen20-
137F2ATony Buffomante3DimensionalSer/Speedcom/MXK./Van Diemen20-
1415F2APiero RodarteTelMex/Sico/Yumuri/Elf/Van Diemen20-
1523ACCGreg SchingsValvoline/Valco/SR Racing/Van Diemen20-
1617ACCMike DurandKart Sports/Van Diemen20-
1721F2APhilip KehoeCarion Brandon House/Van Diemen20-
1825ACCAdam SodanoF1 Boston/Outsource/EpicTech/Van Diemen20-
1927ACCJacek MuchaOrion Packaging/Van Diemen19-
2030ACCPaul LaskoTCR/RacingforKids/Triumph/Van Diemen19-
2129ACCNick FanelliFanelli Motorsports/Van Diemen19-
2228F2AJoe TesoneContinental Motorsport Service/Van Diemen19-
2331F2AKyle BurtsHawkerTransp./BurtsConst//Van Diemen19-
2419F2AHarold PrimatPrimland Resort/Van Diemen18Off Course
2526ACCCliff Pickett JrHeritage Motorsports/Van Diemen17Off Course
2622ACCGeorges ForgeoisCafe Noir/Jules/Van Diemen15Off Course
276F2AMemo Rojas JrTelMex/Van Diemen14-
2820F2AJ.W. UrlinOTM Motorsports/Van Diemen9Off Course
2918F2AArnold BrinkmannH2OLA/Fruit/Van Diemen6Contact
303F2AMarc-Antoine CamirandKey Motorsport/Van Diemen6Electrical
3124F2ATommy Diemen0Off Course

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