Tuesday, Dec 4 04:31pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Hunter McElrea second in day one of USF2000 test

American-born Australian-based New Zealander Hunter McElrea was second quickest in day one of USF2000 testing.

The annual Road To Indy test at Homestead Miami Speedway saw the USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights test on the Road Course version.

CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship runner Cameron Shields from Toowomba led the way in the USF2000 test ahead of McElrea.

This year’s Australian Formula Ford Championship winner had been fastest all session but was pipped at the post by Shields with a minute to go.

Driving for Cape Motorsport, 17-year-old Shields said it was a good start to his official testing debut.

“We were fastest on the first day,” he said.

“There’s still one more day to go but we are showing good signs and I am getting on with the team very well. It’s been a very positive first day.”

Just 0.0709 split Sheilds and McElrea at the end of the 40-minute session.

Wednesday (New Zealand Standard Time) will see another session for the USF2000 field and the other two classes.