Siegel provides his identify to the USF2000 victory roster
Nolan Siegel produced an exemplary efficiency this afternoon at New Jersey Motorsports Park to win the third and remaining race of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix triple-header. Siegel, 16, from Palo Alto, Calif., managed his wet-weather Cooper tires completely on a fast-drying race monitor to say the primary victory of his Highway to Indy Introduced by Cooper Tires profession for DEForce Racing. He turned the second first-time USF2000 winner in just some hours following Myles Rowe’s triumphant drive just a little earlier within the day for Drive Indy.
“I’ve been ready so lengthy for this,” Siegel stated. “We’ve labored so laborious however we’ve had a lot unhealthy luck. It’s nice for the crew, every little thing got here collectively immediately. It was a fantastic combat with Michael, he defended each lap and one time we got here collectively and I acquired pushed off into the grass however lastly I made it depend. As soon as I acquired by, it was nearly tires – attempting to slip as little as attainable and managing the hole behind. The automotive was good and every little thing labored out. The automotive was unimaginable – we’ve labored so laborious, from low season testing right through the season and, lastly, we acquired it good this weekend.”
Josh Inexperienced, from Mount Kisco, N.Y., equaled his career-best end in second for Flip 3 Motorsport, whereas Yuven Sundaramoorthy (Pabst Racing), from Delafield, Wis., drove by way of the sphere impressively to complete third after electing to pit for dry-weather tires on the completion of the opening lap.
“That was a really attention-grabbing race,” Inexperienced stated. “After this morning’s race, everybody had expertise within the situations, however this monitor dries extraordinarily rapidly, greater than some other circuit. All of us acquired excited earlier than the race, prepared for an actual rain race, however minutes later your complete circuit was dry and we have been all instantly confronted with a selection – come into the pits for tires on the primary lap, or end the race like that. I acquired a fantastic begin, raced actually laborious, acquired as much as fourth straight away and simply picked the opposite guys off. Nolan had a extremely robust race, so kudos to him. I’m so happy with this crew, we’ve labored actually laborious and are available to this point. It’s been an enormous push to get right here and we’re not going to cease.”
Grid positions have been decided based on every driver’s second-fastest lap throughout qualifying this morning or quickest race lap from Race 2. Thus championship challenger Michael d’Orlando claimed his second Cooper Tires Pole Award of the day. Siegel began alongside on the entrance row with Josh Pierson (Pabst Racing), from Wilsonville, Ore., and Siegel’s DEForce Racing teammate and championship chief Kiko Porto, from Recife, Brazil, sharing row two.
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