Victor Franzoni conquered a wet track to take pole position for the first Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda race of the day.  (Photo Courtesy of Andersen Promotions)

Victor Franzoni conquered a wet track to take pole position for the first Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda race of the day. (Photo Courtesy of Andersen Promotions)

Good morning from a damp and cool Barber Motorsports Park.  Today will be the final day of Cooper Tires Winterfest and it looks like they will be able to get both scheduled races in with no problems.  Birmingham got about an inch of snow overnight, but only 60 miles north of the city, they received 6+ inches of snow.

The track is currently damp, but it looks like it should be dry by race time.  Today’s schedule is as follows:

10am-10:20am —> USF2000 Warm-up

10:30am-10:50am —> Pro Mazda Warm-up

11:15am-11:45am —> USF2000 Race 1

12:15pm-12:45pm —> Pro Mazda Race 1

12:45pm-2pm —> Lunch

2pm-2:20pm —> USF2000 Warm-up

2:45pm-3:05pm —> Pro Mazda Warm-up

3:30pm-4pm —> USF2000 Race 2

4:30pm-5pm —> Pro Mazda Race 2

The second race of the day in both series will be worth double points.

That corresponds to:

Position Points Position Points
1 60 11 20
2 50 12 18
3 44 13 16
4 38 14 14
5 34 15 12
6 30 16 10
7 28 17 8
8 26 18 6
9 24 19 4
10 22 20 2

Also, the most laps led in the second race of the day will be worth 2 points, and the fastest race lap will be worth 2 points.

The starting line-up for the first Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda race of the day was determined by qualifying yesterday. The starting line-up is:

Starting position Driver
1 Victor Franzoniz
2 Nico Jamin
3 Jake Edition
4 Aaron Telitz
5 Parker Thompson
6 Jordan Lloyd
7 Anthony Martin
8 Michai Stephens
9 Luke Gabin
10 Augie Lerch
11 Keyran Andres Soori
12 Garth Rickards
13 Nikita Lastochkin
14 James Dayson
15 Ayla Agren
16 Max Hanratty

The starting line-up for the first Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire race of the day was determined by the points standings after the first three races of Cooper Tires Winterfest. The starting line-up is:

Starting Position Driver
1 Jack Aitken
2 Weiron Tan
3 Will Owen
4 Nicholas Latifi
5 Florian Latorre
6 Raoul Owens
7 Timothe Buret
8 Garett Grist
9 Jose Gutierrez
10 Michael Johnson
11 Dalton Kellett
12 Alessandro Latif
13 Bobby Eberle
14 Carlos Conde
15 Daniel Burkett

We did get word that Nicholas Latifi, the driver of the M1 Racing No. 18, who suffered a serious crash in Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire practice yesterday, will be going to a back up car and is expected to start the first race.

We are still waiting to hear about the No. 79 USF2000 car of Santiago Lozano, who suffered a similar fate in practice yesterday morning.

Both drivers blamed aquaplaning on a wet racetrack for their incidents.

Thanks for reading and we’ll have more to come soon.