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Road To Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 9:40am – McElrea grabs his fourth straight pole – collects important bonus point

For the fourth straight USF2000 race, the Soul Red No. 2 of 200K Mazda Scholarship winner Hunter McElrea will start from the inside of the front row. The pole for Sunday’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products race is the American born Kiwi’s fifth of the season. The bonus point, along […]

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Road to Indy at the Grand Prix of Portland – 5:35 p.m. – McElrea speeds to USF2000 Race 1 pole

The championship battle between Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves in Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship action heated up as the sun set Friday evening at Portland International Raceway. McElrea beat Eves to the pole position for the first of two races this weekend, as the Pabst Racing driver looks to catch and pass the Cape Motorsports […]

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Road to Indy at Portland – 1 p.m. – McElrea beats Eves to lead USF2000 Practice

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship contenders, Braden Eves and Hunter McElrea, traded punches and best laps in Friday’s lone practice session before qualifying. But ultimately McElrea ended fastest to set the tone before qualifying later on Friday evening. At 12:35 p.m. the 18 cars entered rolled for their first official practice of 25 minutes. Similar […]

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USF2000 at Portland International Raceway – Preview – entertaining title fight between Eves and McElrea – Rasmussen is hot – some newcomers

  By Steve Wittich Game on! Only nine points separate Braden Eves and Hunter McElrea in the chase for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship title chase with only four races left on the calendar. The 20-year-old Eves started the season with four straight trips to victory lane and a 44-point lead over Pabst Racing rookie […]

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Road To Indy at Mid-Ohio – Previewing the USF2000 action – Eves has lead as series heads to iconic circuit for the 53rd and 54th time

By Steve Wittich Championship leader Braden Eves and his closest competitor Hunter McElrea will both need to put forgettable weekends in Toronto behind them as the chase for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship heads to the hills of central Ohio and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Cape Motorsports rookie Eves had a 41 point lead […]

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Road To Indy testing at Mid-Ohio – Frost tops Indy Pro 2000 – Crawford tops USF2000 – championship contenders are all close

By Steve Wittich A pair of drivers, Danial Frost, and Jak Crawford put behind forgettable weekends in Wisconsin behind them to top the timesheets during a two-day USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Both series will be back at the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course in a month for each […]

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USF2000 at Road America – Sunday – Eves wins fifth of year – is joined on the podium by Keane for a Cape Motorsports one-two finish – McElrea rounds out podium

After “disappointing” finishes of fifth and fourth in his last two races, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship points leader, Braden Eves got back to his winning ways on Sunday, standing on the top step of the podium for the fifth time in seven race this season. “After struggling last month on the oval and struggling again […]

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USF2000 at Road America preview – Eves rivals desperately seeking wins

With only five of fifteen rounds of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship completed, it is likely a little too early to focus on the chase for the advancement scholarship that will be handed out in three months. But, at the same time, it is also hard not to be impressed by the substantial 44 point […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Eves makes it four in a row to extend his USF2000 championship lead

By Steve Wittich Braden Eves was able to survive three restarts and a quick teammate to start his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship campaign with four straight wins. Only two other drivers in USF2000 history have won the first four races of the season. Jay Howard won the first six races to start the 2005 […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Eves breaks track record on the way to second pole in 2 ½ hours

By Steve Wittich Braden Eves was once again the quickest driver in a USF2000 qualifying session. After just missing out on the track record in the first qualifying session the Cape Motorsports rookie Once again, Eve’s veteran teammate Keane will start alongside him, with Hunter McElrea starting third again. Tomorrow’s race #2 will be the […]

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