Billy Frazer leaves the first round of the 2022 USF2000 series second in the championship.
Frazer put together a strong run in the final race of the weekend finishing sixth, consistently moving forward after starting the race 12th.
Late in the race, Frazer put pressure on Thomas Nepveu to move into fifth place, though he was unable to complete the move remaining in sixth when the race ended.
Frazer finished second in the first race of the weekend, taking advantage of a clash between leaders Nepveu on the final lap.
The two strong top ten results leaves Frazer in a solid position in the championship after other key contenders had a tough weekend.
Fellow Kiwi and teammate Jacob Douglas was among the drivers to not finish the race after getting caught up in Dylan Christie’s spin along with Christian Weir, Bijoy Garg, and Frederik Lund who were also involved, eliminating all five from the race.
Myles Rowe took the final race win of the weekend, in a strong recovery from an incident in the first race that saw him crash out of the lead after contact with Nepveu.
Jace Denmark claimed second place in the final race to put him in the lead of the championship 12 points ahead of Frazer.
The championship winner will receive a scholarship to go towards the next step of the development ladder, the Indy Pro 2000 championship.
The USF2000 field will be back on track at Barber Motorsports Park for another doubleheader event alongside the IndyCar series April 30 – May 1.
Provisional championship points after 2 of 18 races:
1. Jace Denmark, 57
2. Billy Frazer, 40
3. Michael d’Orlando, 38
4. Myles Rowe, 35
5. Jagger Jones, 35
6. Simon Sikes, 34
7. Bijoy Garg, 28
8. Spike Kohlbecker, 24
9. Thomas Nepveu, 23
10. Jackson Lee, 23
Main image: Gavin Baker/Billy Frazer social media