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Summer Break Over, Pacific F2000 Heads Back To Buttonwillow For Rounds 9 & 10
Posted by: newsla on Sep 07, 2012 - 06:17 PM
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Summer Break Over, Pacific F2000 Heads Back To Buttonwillow For Rounds 9 & 10

After nearly three months, the Pacific F2000/Formula F Super Series Championship Presented by Corsa Car Care returns to Buttonwillow Raceway Park this weekend, September 8th and 9th. The series joins the Vintage Auto Racing Association for its Oktoberfest race weekend.


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Rookie Bobby Kelley driving the #21 A&B Equipment, Van Diemen for Dave Freitas Racing takes a healthy 57 point advantage over teammate Camden Geise in the #6 DFR Van Diemen another talented rookie. Kelley has three race wins and five runner-up finishes to go along with his two poles and three fastest laps. Geise who with five podium finishes, a pole and fastest lap is the strongest challenger to Kelley.

Joining the series leading pair at Dave Freitas Racing will be former USF2000 and Star Mazda driver Chris Hundley in the #62, Limousine Connection Van Diemen and Peter West in the #99, Frank Monise Motors, T.J. Martell Foundation Van Diemen.

Camren Kaminsky in the #34 PR1 Van Diemen is third in the standings, 22 points behind second place and the third rookie in the series is looking to add to his two podium finishes with a strong run this weekend. Kaminsky will be joined by PR1 Motorsports teammate Peter Thomas in the #7 Refrigeration Control Company Van Diemen.

Master Class point leader and series promoter Les Phillips driving his #2 Swiss Implants, Porterfield Brakes Van Diemen is fourth in the overall standings just one point behind Kaminsky and has finished in the top five in seven of the eight races and looks forward to extending his Master Class point lead.

Leading the way with six victories in sight races in the Formula F group is 2011 F2000 series champion Conner Ford, running a Mygale/Honda in the Formula F class for PR1 Motorsports and sponsored by The Keniston's, JF Excavating & Grading, Western Nevada Supply and Sparco USA. Ford is a recent finalist in the prestigious Team USA Scholarship program whose recent alumni include current Indycar drivers Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden and J.R. Hildebrand along with Rolex series driver Dane Cameron.

Ed Erlandson, second in the standings, is coming off a two race win weekend at the recent CalClub Double Rational at Buttonwillow is looking forward to again reaching the top step of the podium this weekend. Erlandson took victory at Willow Springs in round 2 in the Formula F class in his #8 Art by Eli, Porter Racing, Loyning, Goodyear Swift DB6/Ford.

In its second year is the Formula F Super Series which is made up of current model Formula F (formerly Formula Ford) cars with either the 1600cc Ford ‘Kent’ engine or the newly added 1500cc Honda ‘Fit ‘ engine. Chassis include Swift, Van Diemen and Mygale.

The series format provides several races within the race as competitors battle for top honors in Expert (drivers 35-50), Master (drivers 51 and up) and Formula F classes as well as for overall victories.

The single-seat, open-wheel F2000 cars with their 140+ horsepower Ford Zetec engines are capable of speeds in excess of 140 mph. All cars run on Cooper Tires supplied by Sierra Tire with a single set used for the entire weekend adding the element of tire management to the race strategy. VP Racing fuels also is an official provider, along with Corsa Car Care, Porterfield Brakes, Wine Country Motorsports Aerocraft Fiberglass & Design, Williams Racing Developments and Buttonwillow Raceway.

On track activities begin at 8:00am Saturday with Pacific F2000 qualifying at 8:30am and racing at 12:30pm. Sunday’s schedule calls for qualifying at 8:00am with the race to follow at 12:30pm.

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