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Jace Denmark tops final USF2000 practice of 2021

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography/Road to Indy

Pabst Racing’s Jace Denmark took the top spot in the final USF2000 practice of the season, held at Mid-Ohio.

The 30-minute session featured laptimes improving consistently throughout. It was the first piece of track action of a busy day in which Kiko Porto could be crowned champion.

It took a few minutes before each driver set a laptime, and not until halfway before Turn 3 Motorsport’s Josh Green got down into the representative 1m21s bracket.

From there, Denmark, Green and Cape Motorsports’ Michael d’Orlando – who has a narrow title chance – were trading the top spot.

But it was Denmark’s 15th lap of 21 set which ended up as the best, just ahead of Green’s effort not long after. Neither driver has won a race yet this season, with both taking one podium finish.

Pabst Racing’s Yuven Sundaramoorthy was one of a handful of drivers to improve with his final effort, going third quickest ahead of d’Orlando, who was less than a tenth off the top spot.

Pabst’s Josh Pierson was fifth, ahead of DEForce Racing’s Porto and Nolan Siegel. Cape with Ignite Autosport’s Spike Kohlbecker, Force Indy’s Miles Rowe and DEForce’s Prescott Campbell rounded out the top 10.

While the session largely went without incident, there was a spin late in the session for Exclusive Autosport’s Billy Frazer, who ended up 18th fastest.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jace Denmark Pabst Racing 1m21.1154s 21
2 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport 1m21.1486s +0.0332s 18
3 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing 1m21.1777s +0.0623s 21
4 Michael d’Orlando Cape Motorsports 1m21.2097s +0.0943s 20
5 Josh Pierson Pabst Racing 1m21.2774s +0.1620s 21
6 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing 1m21.2882s +0.1728s 19
7 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing 1m21.3020s +0.1866s 20
8 Spike Kohlbecker Cape w/ Ignite Autosports 1m21.3827s +0.2673s 20
9 Myles Rowe Force Indy 1m21.4919s +0.3765s 18
10 Prescott Campbell DEForce Racing 1m21.7491s +0.6337s 18
11 Christian Weir Turn 3 Motorsport 1m21.7759s +0.6605s 19
12 Thomas Nepveu Cape Motorsports 1m21.8257s +0.7103s 20
13 Bijoy Garg JHDD 1m21.8754s +0.7600s 21
14 Ely Navarro DEForce Racing 1m21.9336s +0.8182s 20
15 Evan Stamer Cape w/ Ignite Autosports 1m21.9444s +0.8290s 20
16 Dylan Christie Turn 3 Motorsport 1m22.0824s +0.9670s 18
17 Jackson Lee JHDD 1m22.2404s +1.1250s 20
18 Billy Frazer Exclusive Autosport 1m22.4032s +1.2878s 14
19 Trey Burke Joe Dooling Autosports 1m22.6353s +1.5199s 18
20 Andre Castro Legacy Autosport 1m22.6463s +1.5309s 18
21 Michael Myers Michael Myers Racing 1m23.2987s +2.1833s 17
22 Kent Vaccaro Miller Vinatieri Motorsports 1m23.6572s +2.5418s 17