Minor Rebounds With VIR Victory
ALTON, Va. – After failing to qualify on the first row for the first time since 2012, Tim Minor didn’t waste much time moving into the lead during Sunday’s F2000 Championship Series race at Virginia Int’l Raceway.
Minor took the lead on lap one after starting third and led every lap en route to his fourth victory of the F2000 Championship Series season. Minor managed a quick race pace and dealt with lapped traffic effectively to take another win, extending his points lead in the No. 88 Ski Motorsports Citation. Thomas McGregor followed a win Saturday in second place, and Sam Beasley completed the podium.
“I had saved my tires in qualifying,” said Minor. “Everyone upped their game here this weekend and it was very challenging.”
McGregor proved his Saturday victory in the No. 93 Exclusive Autosport Spectrum was no fluke as he reeled in Minor from three seconds back to finish just under a second behind Minor’s No. 88
Most of the field elected to take their final two new tires for morning qualifying and put them on the left side of the car. But McGregor’s Exclusive Autosport team decided to change the front tires instead, giving them a slightly different setup strategy than the rest of the field.
The Van Diemen of Beasley continued a solid, fast weekend for Polestar at VIR with his second podium of the weekend, setting the fastest lap of the race in the last lap of the event in the No. 42 machine.
Kevin Kopp finished fourth after chasing electrical and transmission issues all weekend. David Grant, in the second Spectrum, followed by finishing fifth ahead of Chris Livengood.