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Megenbier joins USF2000

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted March 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm Signing, U.S. F2000 National Championship

Timmy Megenbier is the latest addition to the 2011 USF2000 National Championship. The talented up-and-comer will add some depth to the field this season.

Tim Megenbier Sr. and Patrick Burke have formed their own team — Sick Tea Racing — for 2011, which will see Timmy pilot the No. 17 Van Diemen with engineering help and guidance from John Walko.

Timmy, who had a tremendous karting career, brings both open-wheel and sports car experience to the Sick Tea program for 2011. Megenbier spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons in the Skip Barber National Championship, compiling one win and two podiums. Following his open-wheel endeavors he graduated to a two-year Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup regimen, winning the 2009 championship with three wins and eight podiums. He moved to Germany last year for the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup — earning one pole position and three podiums — en route to a fourth place finish in the Pro Cup.

He will be fun to watch this season. It might (emphasis on might) take him a bit to get used to piloting a light weight open-wheel car around again and for the Sick Tea Program to establish itself. But once they do, watch out… Megenbier could easily be a force to reckon with in 2011.

The 19-year-old was eighth-quick in the first session at Sebring yesterday, recording a 2:09.265. In the second session, he was sixth-quick with a 2:07.567. Official practice gets underway today (March 16) with qualifying and Race One set for March 17.

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