Billy Frazer (Exclusive Autosport) claimed his second Tilton Hard Charger Award of the season after fighting his way past Spike Kohlbecker (Turn 3 Motorsport), from St. Louis, Mo., and then Simon Sikes (Legacy Autosport), from Athens, Ga., to finish seventh in the Freedom 75 race held at the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
The latest round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, and the only oval event for the season, was initially delayed 90-minutes due to passing showers earlier in the afternoon. After snagging his first Cooper Tires Pole Award of the season in qualifying yesterday, Michael d’Orlando maintained his position at the start but was never able to eke out much of an advantage over Bijoy Garg, who started second after posting the fastest times during a pair of test sessions on Friday.
Frazer’s team mate, and fellow Kiwi driver, Jacob Douglas finished 16th.
Up next for the USF2000 competitors is a trip to scenic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., with two rounds to be held in conjunction with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, on the weekend of June 11/12.
Provisional championship points after 8 of 18 races:
1/ Michael d’Orlando, 177
2/ Myles Rowe, 160
3/ Jagger Jones, 158
4/ Billy Frazer, 152
5/ Jace Denmark, 145
6/ Bijoy Garg, 125
7/ Simon Sikes, 119
8/ Thomas Nepveu, 115
9/ Spike Kohlbecker, 104
10/ Christian Weir, 99