James Roe Jnr returns to the cockpit with ArmsUp Motorsport this weekend for rounds 9 &10 of the F2000 Championship.
The young man from Naas has been on the podium at every circuit the championship has visited thus far in 2018 and he is currently 4th in the points standings, just a single point off third.
After experiencing some engine misfire issues at Mid-Ohio, the ArmsUp Motorsports Team worked hard to find the root cause and believes the issue is resolved. “After Mid-Ohio we went straight to a local track to find the cause of the issues we experienced” said James “Thankfully,we got everything sorted and the Mazda engine is back on song. I’m really excited about this coming weekend and optimistic that the track suits our package. Once again, if not for my sponsors I wouldn’t be racing – Dennison Trailers , CJJ Motorsports, The Design Group, EMS copiers and Naas Racecourse ”
Rounds 9 and 10 of the F2000 Championship are August 3rd– August 5th at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.
About ArmsUp Motorsports
Based Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, ArmsUp Motorsports was established in 1995 by twenty year lead instructor for Skip Barber Racing School, Gregg Borland. It has since then grown to be a leading team in the world of motorsports. ArmsUp Motorsports is a full service prep facility with a team of highly experienced mechanics, driving coaches, and engineers readily available to assist in the success of each driver. The team specializes in Pro F2000, Formula Continental, Formula Atlantic, and Vintage Car racing.
F2000 is a formula that was developed in England in the mid 1970’s and has gone through a couple of evolutions to become one of the best rides for the money in US racing. It is a step up from F1600, with the addition of more horsepower, larger tires and aero considerations in the form of wings and diffusers. The suspension geometry of a modern F2000 is as sophisticated as anything out there, and offers great training for drivers, engineers and mechanics. It is a formula, not a spec car, so there are numerous chassis designs, multiple motors allowed, and room to make a better mouse trap.
At the same time, there are enough restrictions to keep costs in check. With all of that, the F2000 Series routinely has top ten qualifying time spreads measured in tenths of a second. The pedigree of top drivers who learned their trade in F2000 include Dan Weldon, Patrick Carpentier, Paul Tracy, Aryton Senna, Sam Hornish, Jr. and more recently, Connor Daly (Indy car), Kyle Marcelli (PWC), Santino Ferrucci (Haas F1 development), Jordan Taylor (IMSA, WEC).