Jay Howard Driver Development’s Chistian Rasmussen made it two wins out of two at Road America to start of the USF2000 season.
The Dane started from pole and was only challenged once, when he took too much kerb at Turn 14 on lap three of 12 and was briefly passed by Cape Motorsports’ Josh Green.
He quickly moved back past Green and was only ever in touching distance of the pack behind again when Exclusive Autosport’s Josh Pierson crashed into the tyre barriers at Turn 1 with two laps to go and the race was forced to finish behind the pace car.
Just before the pace car’s appearance, Green lost second place to his team-mate Michael d’Orlando.
Two of Pabst Racing’s drivers also got involved in the battle for second place, with a one second gap often covering second place down to fifth.
Matt Round-Garrido ended up being the top Pabst driver in fourth, with Eduardo Barrichello having to come off second best this time around after beating Round-Garrido to the podium in race one.
Cameron Shields was sixth for Legacy Autosport, while Cape’s Reece Gold charged up from 19th on the grid to finish seventh.
Pierson’s team-mate Christian Brooks had his race end on the opening lap, which lead to a brief full course yellow.
Race results (12 laps)
|1||Christian Rasmussen||Jay Howard Driver Development||30m36.736s|
|2||Michael d’Orlando||Cape Motorsports||+0.6251s|
|3||Josh Green||Cape Motorsports||+1.6987s|
|4||Matt Round-Garrido||Pabst Racing||+2.6226s|
|5||Eduardo Barrichello||Pabst Racing||+3.1145s|
|6||Cameron Shields||Legacy Autosport||+3.7830s|
|7||Reece Gold||Cape Motorsports||+4.5512s|
|8||Yuven Sundaramoorthy||Pabst Racing||+5.1971s|
|9||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||+5.8705s|
|10||Kyle Dupell||Cape Motorsports||+6.4571s|
|11||Nico Christodoulou||DEForce Racing||+7.6753s|
|12||Prescott Campbell||Exclusive Autosport||+8.7258s|
|13||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||+9.4650s|
|14||Nolan Siegel||Jay Howard Driver Development||+10.1897s|
|15||Bijoy Garg||Jay Howard Driver Development||+10.6896s|
|16||Ayrton Ori||Legacy Autosport||+11.6294s|
|17||Wyatt Brichacek||Jay Howard Driver Development||+12.2329s|
|18||Max Kaeser||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||+12.8421s|
|Ret||Josh Pierson||Exclusive Autosport|
|Ret||Christian Brooks||Exclusive Autosport|
|Fastest lap: Rasmussen, 2m11.405s