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THOMAS NEPVEU RACING AT LEGENDARY ROAD AMERICA
June 17 to 20, 2021 – Rounds 9 & 10 – Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
Oka (Quebec, Canada) – June 15, 2021. Thomas Nepveu will race on another new track for him this weekend: the fantastic Road America layout with 14 turns spread over 4.0 miles (6.44 km) and a lap record speed for a USF2000 of 112 mph (180km/h). The young driver and his Cape Motorsports team will compete in rounds 9 and 10 of the 18-event Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
This weekend marks the mid-point of the 2021 season, and Thomas Nepveu has gained experience so far this year on all types of track layouts and corners, from tight to medium, and especially high speeds such as at the Lucas Oil Raceway oval and the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit. As he has done for every event so far, Thomas Nepveu has worked hard on his preparation according to the track characteristics using simulation and the exhaustive material prepared by his team, Cape Motorsports.
“I have been working on the simulator to understand the long and quick corners, how to re-accelerate as early as possible out of the corners followed by long straights and on making the most out of the aerodynamic effects at high speeds, to overtake or to make life difficult for the drivers behind me to pass. I’m getting more and more confident in my #2 Cromwell | Karting Excellence | Home Hardware car, and I know that Cape Motorsports is going to give us fast cars,” said the driver ready for top-5 finishes in the two races scheduled for this weekend.
“Road America is one of the Classic American road courses, the racing is always exciting, mostly because it’s one of the few remaining tracks that has multiple sections the drivers can overtake on, Thomas has improved at each race this season and I am sure he will excel at Road America,” explains Dominic Cape, president of Cape Motorsports.
Road America is located North of Milwaukee (Wisconsin) in a national park (Kettle Moraine) and is reminiscent of the Circuit du Mont-Tremblant and of Spa-Francorchamps, two other mythical layouts set in the Laurentian Mountains (North of Montreal, Canada) and in the Ardennes Mountains (Eastern Belgium).
Weekend Schedule (EDT)
- Thursday, June 17: Test Session 1 – 9 :50 -10:50 AM | Test Session 2 – 2:10 – 3:10 PM
- Friday, June 18: Practice 1 – 9:00 – 9:30 AM | Qualifying 1 – 12:30 – 1:00 PM | Qualifying 2 – 4:30 – 4:50 PM
- Saturday, June 19: Race 1 – 12:15 – 12:55 PM (12 laps – 40 min.)
- Sunday, June 20: Race 2 – 9:00 – 9:40 AM (12 laps – 40 min.)
Live Timing: Road to Indy TV application Cooper Tires USF2000 site