HIGHS AND LOWS FOR JORDAN AT ICONIC ROAD AMERICA

HIGHS AND LOWS FOR JORDAN AT ICONIC ROAD AMERICA

Rounds 8 & 9 of the USF2000 were recently held at the iconic Road America Race Track in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin on July 23 - 26.

The weekend started off well, seeing Jordan 2nd fastest overall after the two practice sessions on Thursday.

Jordan then went on to qualify a fairly distant 4th and 7 tenths of a second off pole position in Friday's 30 minute qualifying session. Although Jordan and the team were disappointed with 4th position, Jordan and his engineer knuckled down overnight to work on racecar setup. Convinced they would be stronger in the race, Jordan started race 1 well and moved up to 3rd position quickly before a first lap clash between his two team mates resulted in a full course caution period. Once underway again, Jordan quickly moved into 2nd position with he and the leader opening up over a 3 second gap back to 3rd place. At first, Jordan was catching the leader, but then as the race progressed the gap became stable. And even with a late race full course caution, which resulted in a 1 lap dash to the chequered flag, Jordan was unable to capitalise and had to settle for 2nd. With all the hard work that Jordan and the Pabst Racing Team had put in since the last round, it was great to be back on the podium for the first time since the first round back at St. Petersburg.

Jordan then started race 2 from 3rd position (as a result of 2nd fastest qualifying times) and after a messy start, Jordan had worked his way up to 2nd but was already over 2 seconds behind the leader. As the laps went by, Jordan worked on cutting into the lead and with around 4 laps left to run he had the gap down to 5 tenths of a second, had set the fastest lap of the race and was consistently the fastest car on track every lap. Then without warning, Jordan's car suffered a very rare engine failure which resulted in a heartbreaking DNF. This has relegated Jordan from 3rd place in the standings to 4th with a 57 point deficit to the leader.

With the next round being on the Toronto Street Circuit, Jordan is working toward a repeat of the first round results at St. Petersburg where he scored 2 Pole positions, a win and a 2nd place finish.

Rounds 10 and 11 will be held on the Toronto Street Circuit on July 15 - 17.

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