Billy Frazer has stood on the podium for the second time this weekend in the Cooper Tires USF2000 series at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Having finished second in the opening race of the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the Kiwi driver finished second in Race 2 and went on to finish seventh in Race 3. Fellow Kiwi driver Jacob Douglas improved on his 15th position in Race 1, finishing 13th and 14th in today’s races.
“Everyone learned something from yesterday and it was all about being that one step ahead in terms of racecraft, given how close the times were,” commented Frazer. “Patience was key, I had Lou (D’Agostino, race engineer) and Michael (Duncalfe, team owner) on my radio. They do a fantastic job, along with my mechanic Danick (Bernier).
“We had a strong car but I used a bit too much tire early and Alex did a good job to break the slipstream. But we have the championship lead going into the third race so it will be about patience once again.”
UK driver Alex Quinn, who scored a storybook debut victory on Friday for the Velocity Racing Development team, added two more wins to ensure a perfect strike rate.
The top three protagonists in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – Jagger Jones, Billy Frazer and Michael d’Orlando – are now separated by just two points. Up for grabs is a scholarship valued at over $400,000 to graduate onto the next rung of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, in 2023.
Provisional championship points after 7 of 18 races:
1/ Jagger Jones, 132
2/ Billy Frazer, 131
3/ Michael d’Orlando, 130
4/ Myles Rowe, 127
5/ Jace Denmark, 115
6/ Simon Sikes, 97
7/ Alex Quinn, 94
8/ Thomas Nepveu, 92
9/ Bijoy Garg, 86
10/ Spike Kohlbecker, 96