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Porto wins USF2000 New Jersey race one after outside pass

by Peter Allen

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography / Road to Indy

Kiko Porto added to his USF2000 lead with an imposing win in race one at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

DEForce Racing’s Porto started second on the grid and managed to pass Yuven Sundaramoorthy around the outside of the first corner to take the lead.

Sundaramoorthy kept Porto under pressure in the early laps, but Porto then started to pull away and finished up 5.1731 seconds clear as he notched up his fourth win of the campaign.

Pabst Racing driver Sundaramoorthy had Christian Brooks, Josh Green and Michael d’Orlando all within one second of him but clung onto second place.

Josh Pierson lost a couple of spots at the start but got back ahead of Jace Denmark before the finish to take sixth, with Nolan Siegel not far behind in eighth.

Billy Frazer and Spike Kohlbecker were also on the move late on to complete the top 10 from 12th and 13th on the grid.

Race results (20 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing 26m19.6527s
2 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing +5.1731s
3 Christian Brooks Exclusive Autosport +5.4227s
4 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport +6.0024s
5 Michael d’Orlando Cape Motorsports +6.1386s
6 Josh Pierson Pabst Racing +14.1100s
7 Jace Denmark Pabst Racing +14.8726s
8 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing +15.4652s
9 Billy Frazer Exclusive Autosport +16.5523s
10 Spike Kohlbecker Ignite Autosports w/Cape +16.9152s
11 Prescott Campbell DEForce Racing +18.2109s
12 Christian Weir Turn 3 Motorsport +19.1777s
13 Myles Rowe Force Indy +20.6648s
14 Ely Navarro DEForce Racing +21.3608s
15 Dylan Christie Turn 3 Motorsport +32.2003s
16 Thomas Nepveu Cape Motorsports +33.0135s
17 Peter Vodanovich Jay Howard Driver Development +34.4055s
18 Evan Stamer Ignite Autosports w/Cape +35.2031s
19 Kent Vaccaro Miller Vinatieri Motorsports +35.8911s
20 Bijoy Garg Jay Howard Driver Development +38.2267s
21 Michael Myers Michael Myers Racing +46.4067s
22 Nathan Byrd Legacy Autosport +1 lap
Ret Trey Burke Joe Dooling Autosports Mechanical
Fastest lap: Porto, 1m18.4133s

Championship standings
Porto 327   2 d’Orlando 295   3 Sundaramoorthy 268   4 Brooks 242   5 Pierson 239   6 Kohlbecker 186   7 Green 185   8 Nepveu 179   9 Denmark 172   10 Campbell 170