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Carbone Wins 2010 F2000 Championship

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm F2000 Championship

The F2000 Championship wrapped up its 14-race 2010 season last weekend with a doubleheader at Mid-Ohio.  Rookie Chris Livengood earned his first career win in Race 1, while Series Rookie of the Year Daniel Erickson drove to victory in Race 2.

The real story of the weekend was Brazilian Victor Carbone — the 2010 F2000 Championship title winner.  The 17-year-old Alegra Motorsports driver qualified on pole for both rounds and finished both races inside the top-five to lock-down the drivers’ championship.  He completed the season with six wins, six pole positions, eight podiums, and four fast laps to his name.

He was JOWT’s 2009 F2000 Championship ‘Unsung Hero.’  Here’s what I wrote about him last fall at the conclusion of the 2009 season:

Carbone was persistent during his 2009 campaign and focused on improving every race.  Another season of F2000 Championship competition would likely serve him well and I expect we will see a completely different driver behind the wheel if he decides to return.

He was, indeed, a very different driver behind-the-wheel in 2010.  His average finish in 2009 was 14.45.  In 2010, his average finishing position was 4.5 including a 27th – his only DNF of the year.  If you take that race out of the equation, his average finish in 2010 was an astounding 2.77.

His plans for next season are still unknown.  But one thing is certain, you can expect big things from this up-and-coming driver in 2011 and beyond.

Victor Carbone and Alegra Motorsports Captured the 2010 F2000 Championship Title at Mid-Ohio
(Photo: Janice Eakin/F2000 Championship)

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  1. Ricardo Juncos on September 8, 2010 10:11 am


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