Billy Frazer finished second in the opening USF2000 race at St. Petersburg.
Frazer made a strong start to the race passing three cars on the opening lap to move into third.
Around the halfway mark of the race, the Kiwi dropped back to fourth with Thomas Nepveu passing him to take second.
A last-lap crash for the top two on track, Nepveu and Myles Rowe, saw Jace Denmark inherit the race win while Frazer moved into second.
A tight battle for the lead saw Rowe, and Nepveu close on track. Nepveu made contact with the right front wheel of Rowe’s car, leaving one car in the barriers and both with damage.
Denmark who claimed the race win made contact with some of the debris left on track but made it to the finish line.
The red flag was brought out for the incident, however, because it was already the final lap of the race the feild was able to cross the finish line, meaning the results weren’t put back a lap.
Fellow Kiwi and teammate Jacob Douglas finished just outside the top ten, crossing the finish line in 11th gaining two positions after starting the race in 13th.
USF2000 will be back out on track for one more race this weekend.
Fellow Kiwi Hunter McElrea has secured pole position for the first Indy Lights race of the weekend.
Race results (20 laps)
|1||Jace Denmark||Pabst Racing||24m33.6965s|
|2||Billy Frazer||Exclusive Autosport||+0.8051s|
|3||Bijoy Garg||DEForce Racing||+1.3243s|
|4||Michael d’Orlando||Cape Motorsports||+1.9173s|
|5||Simon Sikes||Legacy Autosport||+3.4197s|
|6||Trey Burke||Joe Dooling Autosports||+4.6601s|
|7||Spike Kohlbecker||Turn 3 w/ Ignite Autosport||+11.0065s|
|8||Jagger Jones||Cape Motorsports||+11.6497s|
|9||Dylan Christie||DEForce Racing||+14.9099s|
|10||Christian Weir||Turn 3 Motorsport||+15.7431s|
|11||Jacob Douglas||Exclusive Autosport||+16.3081s|
|12||Jackson Lee||Cape Motorsports||+19.5709s|
|13||Viktor Andersson||Velocity Racing Development||+21.1788s|
|15||Nicky Hays||Cape Motorsports||+27.0407s|
|17||Thomas Nepveu||DEForce Racing||+1 lap|
|18||Myles Rowe||Pabst Racing||+1 lap|
|19||Jorge Garciarce||JHDD||+2 laps|