Minor Returns To Form In New York
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Tim Minor returned to top form Friday, winning his sixth race of the F2000 Championship Series in 2013 and leading every lap in round seven at Watkins Glen Int’l.
Minor started second and took the lead on the opening lap, only to defend on a mid-race restart and control the pace, cruising to a win on a drying race track ahead of Kyle Connery and Santino Ferrucci, in his first career F2000 start at the age of 15.
The opening lap was treacherous, as a dry line had just emerged and cars fanned out fighting for positions, leading to a number of incidents. While that was going on, Minor was able to get by pole-sitter Connery for the lead and eventual race win in race seven of the 14-round 2013 Championship.
“We had a good set up and the car worked well. The race was clean and I just can’t thank my crew enough. The Ski Motorsports guys worked hard to make this happen. There were a bunch of weepers on the track on the opening laps, you had to watch where you were going,” said Minor, in the No. 88 Citation chassis, referencing the track weeping water on the opening laps.
Those who did well during Friday’s race at Watkins Glen kept their cars between the lines – as slicks on a race track with a slim dry line rewarded patience and many cars found their way off the track during the course of the race.