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2021 Barber Results

From the Team Manager

“Our two St. Louis based Ignite Autosport rookie drivers kicked off the season in good form and did everything we asked of them. Both Spike & Evan had their optimal qualifying runs affected by untimely red flag stoppages.  With the incredibly tight USF2000 field, that saw them qualify a bit further back than expected.  When the flag dropped, they both got down to business and ran smart races. In Spikes first ever USF2000 start, he qualified 6th and brought it home in 7th and in Evan’s first ever professional race, he kept it clean and brought it home in 19th.  Overall we couldn’t be more pleased with the work ethic exhibited by both drivers, both on and off the track.  Looking forward to seeing them further up the results at St. Petersburg!”

- Keith Freber -

Spike Kohlbecker

Qualifying #1: 6th | 01:21.2561 (+0.1306)
Race #1: 7th (+7.2986)
Qualifying #2: 11th | 01:21.434 (+0.4546)
Race #2: 11th (+5.7958)

“t was great being back in a race, it was so exciting. The last time I raced was 5 months ago so it was awesome to finally be back in it. I feel good about the weekend because we made progress in my driving and I learned new things on track. I also feel like all the testing has allowed me to get familiar with the car so I’m excited going into this next race here in St. Pete. I want to thank the whole crew and the people who came to the Barber event because that is so awesome and I love having fans at the track. I’m looking forward to being back on track this week.”

Evan Stamer

Qualifying #1: 23rd | 01:22.558 (+1.4383)
Race #1: 19th (+33.2251)
Qualifying #2: 21st | 01:22.0807 (+1.1013)
Race #2: 21st (+1 lap)

“The first round of the USF2000 series was a great learning experience. After some red flags hurt putting down a clean lap in qualifying 1&2, I would respectfully start in p23 in R1 and p20 in R2. The first race I was very timid behind the wheel for my first race start, although I made a few mistakes, I passed some cars and was able to keep my nose clean. Second race I was much more relaxed and on the attack. Car felt good and I immediately passed a few cars on the start until being derailed by a guy who spun out in front of me, ripping my front wing off. Once I pitted and the team replaced my nose I got back out there and ran some really competitive lap times, even though I was a lap down from the pit stop. All together I learned a great deal about how to approach a race weekend and expect myself to improve every time I get on track, and eventually managing to get some solid top 10 results later in the year.”

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