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Carbone Sweeps Road Atlanta

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm F2000 Championship, hard charger

Victor Carbone Sweeps Road Atlanta
(photo: F2000Championship)

Brazilian driver Victor Carbone set a new F2000 Championship track record over the weekend at Road Atlanta, sweeping the competition in both Round 3 & 4 of the 2010 championship.  Carbone has won three out of the first four events this season.

Carbone put his Alegra Motorsports car on pole for Round 3 and went on to win the race by just over a second and a half ahead of teammate Fabio OrsolonCole Morgan, who won the 2007 F2000 Championship, finished 3rd in Round 3 just over eight seconds back.

Matthew Inge was the undisputed hard charger of the race by improving 19 positions in 18-laps.  Inge qualified 28th, due to a misfiring engine, and finished the race just inside the top-10, finishing ninth.

Carbone earned two straight pole positions over the weekend at Road Atlanta.  In Round 4 qualifying, he set a new F2000 Championship track record with a 1:25.192 lap.  The previous record, at Road Atlanta, was set by Jordan Taylor in 2008 (1:25.265) aboard a ZSports Midwest Van Diemen RF02/Zetec.

Although Carbone lost the lead early in the race to Rob Nicholas, he managed to get the point back just two laps later and went on to win his third event of 2010 by a margin of 7.552 seconds over Jonathan ScaralloPhil Lombardi finished third.  Scarallo’s second place finish was his career-best to date.

Blake Teeter and Dan Denison earned hard charger honors as both improved 13-spots in 18 laps.  Denison drove from 24th to finish 11th.  Teeter finished 13th after starting 26th.

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  1. JimmyT on May 12, 2010 7:28 am

    Love that shark-nose

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