Minor Goes For A Mid-Ohio Cruise
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Tim Minor took the lead from the outside of the front row on the start and managed a one second gap to cruise to another F2000 Championship Series win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Championship points leader marks a nice recovery from a Thursday testing crash and Saturday third place finish to take the top step of the podium ahead of Thomas McGregor and the Exclusive Autosport Spectrum. John LaRue, Saturday’s Mid-Ohio winner, was third.
“That was a great race, it was real fun,” said Minor. “The slower cars were a bit of a problem for McGregor. I had a great start and he hung with me, I was faster in turn one, and he was faster in turn three.”
McGregor brought home more hardware for the No. 93 with his second place trophy, although it wasn’t quite the result that saw him win at Virginia Int’l Raceway in June.
“Thanks to Exclusive Autosport this weekend,” said McGregor. “We worked really hard. I wanted the win badly but I’ll take second and we’ll get them next time.”
LaRue, in a one off appearance, set fastest lap and was fastest in qualifying, but lost two grid spots with a spin that stopped the session. The veteran driver never quite recovered from the start that saw him drop to fifth, while Minor and McGregor escaped.
Skylar Robinson, who won the opening round of the F2000 season at Road Atlanta, bettered his Saturday finish by one spot, coming home in fourth in the No. 6 Eric Langbein Racing entry.