Billy Frazer has finished 18th and Peter Vodanovich 23rd in the Cooper Tires Freedom 75 held at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. It’s the latest round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the first outing on an oval for the Kiwi drivers in their first season of open-wheel racing in the USA.
Michael d’Orlando produced an oval track clinic taking advantage of his first-ever pole position in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship’s only left-turn-only race of the season to lead throughout a hard-fought, all-green 75-lap contest for the Cape Motorsports team. But he had to work extremely hard for his laurels as DEForce Racing’s Prescott Campbell, from Newport Beach, Calif., pushed him every inch of the way.
Rookie Jace Denmark, from Scottsdale, Ariz., also made a huge impression with a strong run to third place for Pabst Racing.
Frazer sits 11th overall in the championship with Vodanovich 23rd.
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will return to more familiar surroundings for the next event of the season, a pair of races to be held in conjunction with the entire Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on June 18-20.