Vreeland and Negron take home race wins, while Reichert takes points lead.


Two more rounds in the Pacific F2000 championship season
are in the record books, as drivers battle for the
championship year-end prize of entry into the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout.

 


Following a wet friday test day, Saturday was the busy day of the weekend,
with two qualifying sessions and race #1.

Qualifying Final Results                                         Q1    Q2

1

#11 Robert Armington

1:47.773

1:46.793

2

#19 Bob Negron

1:49.597

1:47.182

3

#51 Scott Vreeland - Masters

1:48.886

1:49.539

4

#68 Paul Rodler

No Time

1:49.656

5

#32 Jason Reichert

1:59.557

1:49.980

6

#66 Troy Tinsley

1:56.260

1:53.580

7

#99 Peter West - Masters

1:59.924

1:54.145

8

#88 Lyn Greenhill

No Time

1:55.595

9

#22 Sterling Ellsworth

2:11.880

2:00.800

10

#37 Paul MacFarlane

2:16.292

2:09.782

11

#62 Kim Wilcox

2:04.365

NO Time



The breezy Northern California day was packed full of F2000 action,
with the Masters Class winner #51 Scott Vreeland coming out as
the overall winner ahead of #19 Bob Negron
and first time podium finisher, the teenager in the #32, Jason Reichert.   


Setting the fastest time in qualifying #1, Robert Armington put the # 11 on pole,
however he would not turn a lap in Race #1 and would finish Race #2
over 3 laps behind the leaders having gone off track and cut down a tire.



Race #1 Final Results

1

#51 Scott Vreeland - Masters

2

#19 Bob Negron

3

#32 Jason Reichert

4

#68 Paul Rodler

5

#99 Peter West - Masters

6

#66 Troy Tinsley

7

#88 Lyn Greenhill

8

#62 Kim Wilcox

9

#22 Sterling Ellsworth

10

#37 Paul MacFarlane

DNS

#11 Robert Armington




Sunday’s race was under a double yellow after only one lap,
as the #62 of Kim Wilcox and the #88 of Lyn Greenhill
came together in Turn One to bring out the safety car.   
Both drivers were unhurt, yet unable to continue
and ended the race on the hook.  

When the field went back to green
#19 Bob Negron began his move to the front,
slashing through the field, earning the SCCA Hard Charger award
and eventually taking the Race #2 win and setting the fastest lap of the race.  
Behind Negron, Saturday’s winner Scott Vreeland took the second step,
as #68 Paul Rodler grabbed the final step of the podium just ahead of Reichert.
The teenager was happy for a good overall weekend,
“I had a great time, I’m a racer… I’ll drive anything, anytime.”




Race #2 Final Results

1

#19 Bob Negron

2

#51 Scott Vreeland - Masters

3

#68 Paul Rodler

4

#32 Jason Reichert

5

#66 Troy Tinsley

6

#99 Peter West - Masters

7

#22 Sterling Ellsworth

8

#11 Robert Armington

9

#37 Paul MacFarlane

dnf

#62 Kim Wilcox

dnf

#88 Lyn Greenhill



Leading the pinto powered cars, the #66 of Troy Tinsley
raced his Smokin Joe’s Van Diemen to fifth overall, and said, “...it was a fun day.”




With Back to back winner at Rounds 1 and 2 Tim de Silva
missing the event and leading the championship coming into Thunderhill,
the battle for the points lead was wide open for the taking.  
When the dust settled at Thunderhill it was the teenager
#32 Jason Reichert proving consistency is the key,
taking 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 4th so far in 2018 to leave
Thunderhill the Pacific F2000 championship points leader.



Championship Points Standings
Rounds 4/10

Jason Reichert

77

Tim de Silva

66

Robert Armington

65

Peter West (Masters)

63

Bob Negron

55

Scott Vreeland (Masters)

55

Tom Hope

47

James Hakewill

41

Paul Rodler

32

Troy Tinsley 

32

Paul Marino (Masters)

28

Sterling Ellsworth

26

Harindra de Silva

20

Lyn Greenhill

15

Kim Wilcox

14

Paul Macfarlane

12



The Pacific F2000 Championship only has a few weeks off before the next event,
April 28/29 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  


For more information about the Pacific F2000 Championship -
visit them on the web at  pacificf2000.com

And follow the series on Facebook - @PacificF2000Racing

For more coverage of the Pacific F2000 Championship weekend,
including on track action, podium celebrations, and more,
visit RightTurnRacing.TV   - Tuesday at 8pm
following every Pacific F2000 event for the Formula Car Rundown.