BRASELTON, Ga. – Tim Minor took a win at Road Atlanta to close the F2000 Series doubleheader opening weekend after taking the lead from Skylar Robinson in the opening stages of the race.
Minor started from pole and dueled with Robinson for a few laps before passing the 18-year-old and pulling a safe gap to win over Robinson, who took Saturday’s victory. Thomas McGregor was third for Exclusive Autosport in his debut F2000 Series weekend.
“It’s good to be here. Skylar raced me clean, we are teammates, and the goal here is to win a Championship,” said Minor, the 2013 F2000 Champion, who has been at the front of the time sheets all weekend, but missed out on a Saturday race win and had to settle for third. “There are 14 races this year and now it’s onto Watkins Glen.”
Robinson made it a banner rookie weekend for himself and Eric Langbein Racing, and moves into the points lead after the first two races of the 14-race/seven-weekend 2014 season.
“It was a bit of a tough race for us,” said Robinson. “Tim got by early and I couldn’t quite keep him at bay. As the race went on I was able to wheel him in but I wasn’t quite close enough.”
Thomas McGregor picked up his pace as the Spectrum F2000 car is still in its early stages of development, grabbing the position on the first lap and holding steady for the entire green-flag 18-lap race.
“It’s a new car and we will get there,” McGregor said. “The team worked hard all weekend and it paid off.”
Steve Bamford was fourth while John McCusker put in his career-best race to finish fifth in the Dotworks RFR.