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Jamin controls USF2000 sprint at NOLA

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Andersen Promotions

Photo: Andersen Promotions

USF2000 Winterfest champion Nico Jamin led a Cape 1-2 in the first race of the second round of USF2000 at NOLA.

With the start delayed due to track cleanup, the race was shortened to 18 minutes from the originally planned 30 due for scheduling reasons.

Taking the green flag, Jamin held the lead off pole, while teammate Aaron Telitz found himself under huge pressure from championship leader Jake Eidson, who was narrowly kept behind.

The fight between the two Americans allowed Jamin to establish a 2.5s lead after four laps and saw Victor Franzoni, who had passed Jordan Lloyd for fourth, close in on a podium spot.

But the field spread out as the timer approached zero and Jamin coasted to his first victory in the regular USF2000 series.

American duo of Telitz and Eidson made up the podium, with Franzoni taking fourth ahead of Lloyd.

Keyvan Andres Soori managed a repeat of his best USF2000 finish with sixth, ahead of Parker Thompson.

Anthony Martin, who dropped down from fourth on the grid, was battling Yufeng Luo and Garth Rickards for eighth and there was contact on the final lap, leading to all three being relegated out of the top ten.

As such, Team Pelfrey’s Luke Gabin snuck by in eighth, while his squadmates Ayla Agren and Nikita Lastochkin completed the top ten.

While the cars battled on-track, the loudspeakers sounded several weather warnings, but the track stayed dry enough to allow for a solid race pace.

Telitz’s fastest lap means he is set to start the second race from pole.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Nico Jamin Cape Motorsports w/WTR 11 laps in 18:04.564
2 Aaron Telitz Cape Motorsports w/WTR +2.012
3 Jake Eidson Pabst Racing +3.129
4 Victor Franzoni Afterburner Autosport +4.794
5 Jordan Lloyd John Cummiskey Racing +6.295
6 Keyvan Andres Soori ArmsUp Motorsports +15.959
7 Parker Thompson JDC MotorSports +17.755
8 Luke Gabin Team Pelfrey +19.160
9 Ayla Agren Team Pelfrey +21.368
10 Nikita Lastochkin Team Pelfrey +22.787
11 Garth Rickards Team Pelfrey +28.028
12 Max Hanratty ArmsUp Motorsports +29.680
13 Augie Lerch JAY Motorsports +34.820
14 James Dayson ArmsUp Motorsports +47.339
15 Yufeng Luo Pabst Racing +52.466
16 Anthony Martin John Cummiskey Racing +1 lap