Cape Motorsports fielded four of the five fastest drivers in the second pre-season USF2000 test at Mid-Ohio on Monday.
The one-day test was split into four sessions, with Cape drivers topping all but one. Recce Gold started and finished the day with session-topping performances, but it was Cape team-mate Michael d’Orlando who set the overall pace with a 1m21.8805s lap in the second session.
Josh Green, another Cape driver, was 0.1005s behind and the only other person to run in the 1m21s, while Miller Vinatieri Motorsports’ Jack William Miller went fastest in session three and was 0.2313s behind d’Orlando at the end of the day.
There were numerous unsigned drivers entered in the test, with Bijoy Garg the fastest of those for Jay Howard Driver Development. He is part of the team’s line-up in United States Formula 4, which was racing at the circuit the day before the USF2000 test, and his F4 rival Nico Christodoulou was also on track with his team DEForce Racing.
Exclusive Autosport fielded karter Josh Pierson in place of its Mexican driver Manuel Cabrera, and Legacy Autosport attended with cars for Courtney Crone, in place of signed driver Ayrton Ori, and Michael Myers.
A transponder issue meant no laps were officially timed for Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series graduate Myers, who is set to race for Legacy this year and represented the team in the Road to Indy’s Esports series.
|1||Michael d’Orlando||Cape Motorsports||1m21.8805s||68|
|2||Josh Green||Cape Motorsports||1m21.9810s||+0.1005s||67|
|3||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||1m22.1118s||+0.2313s||78|
|4||Kyle Dupell||Cape Motorsports||1m22.2840s||+0.4035s||49|
|5||Reece Gold||Cape Motorsports||1m22.3429s||+0.4624s||56|
|6||Nolan Siegel||Jay Howard Driver Development||1m22.3527s||+0.4722s||51|
|7||Christian Rasmussen||Jay Howard Driver Development||1m22.4220s||+0.5415s||48|
|8||Wyatt Brichacek||Jay Howard Driver Development||1m22.5954s||+0.7149s||74|
|9||Christian Brooks||Exclusive Autosport||1m22.6369s||+0.7564s||42|
|10||Matt Round-Garrido||Pabst Racing||1m22.7750s||+0.8945s||60|
|11||Bijoy Garg||Jay Howard Driver Development||1m22.8800s||+0.9995s||71|
|12||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||1m22.9153s||+1.0348s||72|
|13||Max Kaeser||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||1m22.9691s||+1.0886s||77|
|14||Cameron Shields||Legacy Autosport||1m23.0816s||+1.2011s||66|
|15||Nico Christodoulou||DEForce Racing||1m23.1103s||+1.2298s||71|
|16||Prescott Campbell||Exclusive Autosport||1m23.4712s||+1.5907s||56|
|17||Josh Pierson||Exclusive Autosport||1m24.8264s||+2.9459s||30|
|18||Courtney Crone||Legacy Autosport||1m25.0168s||+3.1363s||71|
|19||Michael Myers||Legacy Autosport||no info|