2016 F2000 Championship Series

2016 F2000 Championship season
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The 2016 F2000 Championship Series season is the eleventh season of competition for the series.

Canadian Masters Class competitor Steve Bamford won eight of the twelve races he contested and won the championship. He is the second masters class driver to win the championship.

American John McCusker won the penultimate round of the championship to finish second in points. American Masters Class competitor won one race and finished third in points. Other winners were veteran Bob Reid who won the final race of the season, a rain-affected race of only seven laps, and Americans John LaRue and Trent Walko, who each only competed in four races, finishing on the podium in all four, and winning one. Matt McDonough won the first race at Watkins Glen International, the only round he competed in.

The points system allows a driver's two worst races to be "dropped" for season points. Because of this, Dave Weitzenhof was the only driver to compete in all sixteen races of the schedule.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver
NC Palm Beach International Raceway   Jupiter, Florida February 14   Blake Mount   Blake Mount   Blake Mount
NC Sebring International Raceway   Sebring, Florida February 21   Skylar Robinson   Skylar Robinson   Davy D'addario
1 Road Atlanta   Braselton, Georgia April 9   Brandon Dixon   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford
2 April 10   Brandon Dixon   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford
3 Watkins Glen International   Watkins Glen, New York May 14   Dave Weitzenhof   Steve Bamford   Matt McDonough
4 May 15   Steve Bamford   John McCusker   Steve Bamford
5 Virginia International Raceway   Alton, Virginia June 4   Steve Bamford   John LaRue   Steve Bamford
6 June 5   John LaRue   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford
7 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course   Lexington, Ohio July 2   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford
8 July 3   Steve Bamford   John LaRue   John LaRue
9 Pittsburgh International Race Complex   Wampum, Pennsylvania August 6   Steve Bamford   Trent Walko   Steve Bamford
10 August 7   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford   Steve Bamford
11 New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey August 27   Brandon Dixon   Brandon Dixon   Brandon Dixon
12 August 28   Trent Walko   Trent Walko   Trent Walko
13 Virginia International Raceway   Alton, Virginia October 1   Kaylen Frederick   Kaylen Frederick   John McCusker
14 October 2   John McCusker   Jenna Grillo   Bob Reid

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Driver  
ATL
 
WGI
 
VIR1
 
MDO
 
PIT
 
NJMP
 
VIR2
Points
1   Steve Bamford (M) 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 4 4 570
2   John McCusker 3 3 6 3 6 4 7 4 3 3 1 2 435
3   Brandon Dixon (M) 2 4 DNS 3 3 3 2 2 5 1 2 400
4   Dave Weitzenhof (M) 5 13 7 4 7 5 7 7 5 13 8 9 4 9 335
5   Bob Reid (M) 15 10 8 10 4 4 11 11 8 14 3 1 297
6   Steve Jenks (M) 14 5 12 5 8 4 3 7 5 246
7   Robert Wright (M) 10 DNS 3 9 DNS 10 10 DNS DNS 9 11 10 186
8   John LaRue (M) 2 2 2 1 183
9   Peter Gonzalez (M) 12 15 15 DNS 16 20 11 10 12 10 8 4 179
10   Trent Walko 3 2 2 1 176
11   Jenna Grillo 12 6 9 15 15 12 6 6 158
12   Dan Denison (M) 6 9 6 6 11 12 146
13   David Grant 4 2 10 2 139
14   Davy D'addario 4 5 13 7 DNS 7 134
15   Tim Paul 11 7 9 18 5 8 133
16   Nick Palacio 6 6 2 5 125
17   Jayson Clunie 8 8 2 8 117
18   Devin Lesueur 5 6 18 15 14 12 109
19   Tom Fatur (M) DNS 10 8 9 3 106
20   Connor Gawry 6 7 12 9 15 9 104
21   Chris Gumprecht DNS 14 13 13 12 11 5 10 99
22   Matt McDonough (M) 1 6 79
23   Robert Allaer (M) 4 6 63
24   Brendan Puderbach 9 7 19 19 58
25   Austin McCusker 8 5 8 57
26   Charles Finelli (M) 7 11 46
27   Paul Farmer 13 11 7 43
28   Mauro Fauza (M) 13 11 34
29   Alex Ethier 17 13 17 17 34
30   Kaylen Frederick 7 11 33
31   Scott Gesford (M) 16 12 20 16 29
32   Chris Horan 14 14 26
33   Reilly Harris 9 15 24
34   Donald Betterly 10 13 22
35   Brent Gilkes (M) 13 12 16
36   Al Guibord (M) 14 13
37   Sam Beasley 16 14 2
Pos. Driver  
ATL
 
WGI
 
VIR1
 
MDO
 
PIT
 
NJMP
 
VIR2
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
(3 points)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
(2 points)

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