2011 U.S. F2000 National Championship

2011 U.S. F2000 National Championship
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The 2011 U.S. F2000 National Championship is 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 is the second full season of the series since its revival in 2010. It follows the first 2011 U.S. F2000 Winterfest winter championship. It consists of 12 races held over 7 race weekends on seven different tracks – two street circuits, two ovals, and three permanent road courses.

Finnish driver Petri Suvanto, in his first season racing in North America, won the championship with five wins and five second-place finishes by 47 points over American Spencer Pigot, the 2010 Skip Barber National Championship winner. British driver Wayne Boyd won two races and finished third while Zach Veach won the season opener but struggled during the second half of the season to wind up fourth in points. Sixteen-year-old New Yorker Luca Forgeois won the National Class over his only full-time National Class rival J. R. Smart.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team No Drivers Notes
  Cape Motorsports
w/ Wayne Taylor Racing
2   Shannon McIntosh[1]
3   Petri Suvanto[2]
32   Vincent Beltoise[3] Sebring to Indianapolis only[4]
  Belardi Auto Racing 4   Wayne Boyd[5]
9   Cole Morgan[5] Sebring & St. Pete only
  Luigi Biangardi Mid-Ohio onwards
  Pabst Racing Services 5   Tõnis Kasemets St. Pete only
  Luca Forgeois National Class; Indianapolis onwards[6]
6   J. R. Smart[7] National Class
16   Rodin Younessi National Class; Indianapolis only[8]
  Andretti Autosport 7   Zach Veach[9]
8   Spencer Pigot[10]
  JDC Motorsports 10   Roman Lagudi Indianapolis,[8] Mid-Ohio onwards
16   Rodin Younessi National Class; Mid-Ohio onwards
19   Juan Piedrahita[11]
85   Luke Ellery[12] Sebring through Milwaukee only
  Chris Miller Road America only[13]
  Auriana Racing 11   Joe Colasacco National class; Mid-Ohio[6] and Baltimore only[14]
  K-Hill Motorsports 12   Bruce Hamilton National class; Baltimore only[14]
65   Joe Woodward National class; Baltimore only[14]
  Jensen MotorSport 13   Ryan Tveter Baltimore only[14]
  ArmsUp Motorsports 15   Rick Balsley National class; Road America only[13]
56   Revere Greist Road America only[13]
71   Jim Victor National class; Road America only[13]
  Sick Tea Motorsports 17   Timmy Megenbier[15]
  MidAtlantic Motorsports
  Eric Langbein Racing
25   Joe Blacker National class; Baltimore only[14]
53   Eric Langbein National class; Baltimore only[14]
  AcceleRace Motorsports 28   Ardie Greenamyer[7] National class; Mid-Ohio[6] and Baltimore only[14]
29 National Class; Sebring & St. Pete only
  Jonathan Scarallo National class; Mid-Ohio only
  Brian Stewart Racing 33   Matthew Di Leo[7]
  Stevenson Motorsports 97   Luca Forgeois National class; Sebring, St. Pete only[16]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The race schedule was announced on October 12, 2010.[17]

Rnd Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 Sebring Raceway Sebring, Florida March 17   Zach Veach   Zach Veach   Zach Veach   Zach Veach   Andretti Autosport ALMS
2 March 18   Zach Veach   Luke Ellery   Petri Suvanto
  Luke Ellery
  Luke Ellery   JDC MotorSports
3 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida March 26   Spencer Pigot   Petri Suvanto   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot   Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
4 March 27   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Cape Motorsports
5 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Clermont, Indiana May 28   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Cape Motorsports USAC Midgets
6 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 19   Zach Veach   Luke Ellery   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Belardi Auto Racing IndyCar Series
7 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 6   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Cape Motorsports IndyCar Series
8 August 7   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Petri Suvanto   Cape Motorsports
9 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 19   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot   Wayne Boyd
  Spencer Pigot
  Spencer Pigot   Andretti Autosport ALMS
10 August 20   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot   Wayne Boyd
  Spencer Pigot
  Petri Suvanto   Cape Motorsports
11 Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland September 3   Petri Suvanto   Spencer Pigot   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Belardi Auto Racing IndyCar Series
12 September 4   Spencer Pigot   Petri Suvanto   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot   Andretti Autosport

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers'Edit

Pos Driver SEB STP ORP MIL MDO RA BAL Points
Championship Class
1   Petri Suvanto 2 3* 2 1* 1* 5 1* 1* 2 1 2 2 328
2   Spencer Pigot 3 2 1* 2 4 6 3 4 1* 2* 11 1* 281
3   Wayne Boyd 11 6 7 3 5 1* 2 2 10* 3* 1* 15 229
4   Zach Veach 1* 8 3 4 2 2 5 7 3 5 12 16 223
5   Matthew Di Leo 9 11 4 7 6 8 6 5 7 6 3 13 174
6   Timmy Megenbier 7 14 15 6 7 7 4 3 5 4 17 7 151
7   Juan Piedrahita 6 5 12 9 3 3 7 8 6 15 16 14 145
8   Shannon McIntosh 14 12 8 13 11 9 13 12 17 17 8 11 101
9   Luke Ellery 4 1* 14 8 13 4 92
10   Luigi Biangardi 8 6 11 8 4 12 78
11   Vincent Beltoise 8 13 6 5 9 58
12   Cole Morgan 5 4 5 15 54
National Class
1   Luca Forgeois 10 9 9 10 10 10 12 14 16 9 9 5 220
2   J. R. Smart 13 10 10 12 12 11 15 16 12 10 18 10 166
3   Ardie Greenamyer 12 7 11 11 DNS 16 13 96
4   Rodin Younessi 14 14 15 15 12 19 17 68
unregistered drivers
  Roman Lagudi 8 9 9 8 13 5 3
  Joe Colasacco 10 10 6 4
  Chris Miller 4 7
  Eric Langbein 7 6
  Ryan Tveter 10 8
  Revere Greist 9 14
  Joe Woodward 9 14
  Jonathan Scarallo 11 11
  Jim Victor 13 11
  Tõnis Kasemets 13 14
  Joe Blacker 13 DNS
  Rick Balsley 14 16
  Bruce Hamilton 15 18
Pos Driver SEB STP ORP MIL MDO RA BAL 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
(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
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20+
Points 30 25 22 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Teams'Edit

Pos Team Points
1   Andretti Autosport 314
2   Cape Motorsports w/ Wayne Taylor Racing 259
3   Belardi Auto Racing 196
4   JDC Motorsports 174
5   Sick Tea Racing 81
6   Brian Stewart Racing 65
7   Pabst Racing Services 29
8   Accelerace Motorsports 12
9   Stevenson Motorsports 8
10   ArmsUp Motorsports 7
11   Jensen MotorSport 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cavin, Curt. Feb. 11: Pit Pass on Schmidt, Cunningham, Indianapolis Star, February 11, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-11
  2. ^ Suvanto Joins Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing for USF2000 Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine, Cape Motorpsorts, February 7, 2011, retrieved 2011-02-12
  3. ^ Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Ready for Start of USF2000 Season with Three-Car Assault Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, US F2000, March 11, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-11
  4. ^ Milwaukee Entry List Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, US F2000, Retrieved 2011-06-15
  5. ^ a b Wayne Boyd and Cole Morgan join Belardi in the US F2000 cars, Belardi Auto Racing, March 8, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-08
  6. ^ a b c Mid-Ohio entry list Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, US F2000, Retrieved 2011-08-02
  7. ^ a b c Talented Contenders From Around the World Set for USF2000 Season Opener Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. F2000, March 14, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-014
  8. ^ a b Lucas Oil Raceway Entry List Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. F2000, May 26, 2011, Retrieved 2011-05-26
  9. ^ "Andretti Autosport re-signs Zach Veech for USF2000". Racer. Haymarket Publications. December 9, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Spencer Pigot joins Andretti Autosport for USF2000". Racer. Haymarket Publications. December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  11. ^ EJDC MotorSports Signs Piedrahita as part of Title Charge Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine, eFormulaCarNews, March 2, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-02
  12. ^ Ellery Rejoins JDC MotorSports in 2011 Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine, eFormulaCarNews, February 28, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-28
  13. ^ a b c d Road America entry list Archived 2012-03-30 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. F2000, August 16, 2011, Retrieved 2011-08-17
  14. ^ a b c d e f g Baltimore Entry List Archived 2012-03-30 at the Wayback Machine, USF2000, Retrieved 2011-08-31
  15. ^ Sick Tea Racing Joins USF2000 National Championship Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. F2000, March 14, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-014
  16. ^ USF2000: Stevenson Motorsports Joins Series with Forgeois Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine, eFormulaCarNews, February 11, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-11
  17. ^ USF2000 Announces 2011 Schedule Consisting of 14 Races from March to Sept.[permanent dead link], U.S. F2000 PR, October 12, 2010, Retrieved 2010-10-20

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