Follows up on dominating Watkins Glen win
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin – June 3, 2018 – James Roe Jr., of Naas, Kildare County, ran at the front all weekend at the 17 turn, 3.27 mile VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) and followed up his dominant performance at Watkins Glen with a victory in Race 2 at VIR
Strong pace all weekend. Race 1 ends with contact while leading.
During the time off between Watkins Glen and VIR, the ArmsUp Motorsports team thoroughly went through Roe Jr’s engine to address a lack of power issue that he had been experiencing. The ArmsUp team’s hard work paid off — Roe Jr. had good pace all weekend.
In Race 1, starting 6th after a gamble on the qualifying set-up in an attempt to capture the pole, Roe Jr. quickly moved to the lead in just two laps. However, after a restart on Lap 5, Roe Jr. had contact with the 2nd place competitor Reece Everard while battling for the lead. Unfortunately neither car would be able to continue with Roe finishing 15th and Everard finishing 14th.
“I worked my way to the lead within two laps” said Roe Jr. “Unfortunately, I got a bad run out of Turn 4 on the restart and went side by side through the following turns with Reece Everard who was in second which ended up with contact. My apologies to the ArmsUp crew as I felt they gave me a great car for the race”
Victorious in Race 2
The ArmsUp Motorsports team went to work following Race 1 to reassemble Roe Jr’s race car for Sunday. Roe Jr. would start on the second row after qualifying 4th and come home with his 2nd win of the F2000 season.
“Today, the team and everyone put the car back together. They gave me a great car. It was brilliant,” said Roe Jr. “Brandon Dixon, the polesitter, got ran wide at the start; it was the same as yesterday’s race. It’s a tight corner (Turn One) and we come down there with a lot of speed. It’s a bottleneck effect and luckily I stayed out of it. Following a brief, but spirited battle with Reece Everard for the lead, I focused on hitting my marks and was able to maintain the race lead. This race win is dedicated to our friend John Daly who sadly passed away during the week”
James Roe Jr.: VIR Victory Lane Celebration
In remembrance of John Daly
“We should have had two wins this weekend. I feel sorry for the team as I let them down yesterday but I learned from my actions and can guarantee a lesson was learned. Overall single lap speed we were still down to the Zetec-engined cars as they can change their gearing for every track. Hopefully Mid-Ohio will suit us better”
James Roe Jr’s next races will be Rounds 7 and 8 of the F2000 Championship at Mid-Ohio on June 29th – July 1st.
Keep up to date with James Jr.
Web – www.JamesroeJr.com
Facebook – @JamesRoeJr
Twitter – @JamesRoe10
About ArmsUp Motorsports
Based in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, ArmsUp Motorsports was established in 1995 by twenty year lead instructor for Skip Barber Racing School, Gregg Borland. It has since then grown to be a leading team in the world of motorsports. ArmsUp Motorsports is a full service prep facility with a team of highly experienced mechanics, driving coaches, and engineers readily available to assist in the success of each driver. The team specializes in Pro F2000, Formula Continental, Formula Atlantic, and Vintage Car racing.
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