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August 07, 2013
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver, BC, native Scott Hargrove increased his lead in the USF2000 Series after a tough triple header weekend at the Mid‐Ohio Sports Car Course.
Race 1 was run Saturday morning in wet conditions with numerous full course yellow flags. At the last restart, Hargrove executed a brilliant outside pass on his teammate to take the lead of the race only to be hit in the next corner by another competitor who had lost control of his race car. Hargrove was able to resume, however the race was immediately stopped by a full course yellow, resulting in an unrepresentative 17th-place finish.
Race 2 was run that afternoon on a sunny dry racetrack and Hargrove started in third and drove a clean race to finish in second place. Race 3 on Sunday morning saw Hargrove start in third place again and quickly move to the lead just as chaos broke out behind with no fewer than 11 cars involved including his teammate resulting in a red flag to clean up all the debris. When the race resumed, Hargrove continued in the lead, but relinquished the position to a very determined fellow Canadian, as championship points outweighed the risk of a crash. Hargrove finished in second-place again to round out the weekend, and increased his lead to 46 points (30 points are awarded for a win).
"To forget and move on from the unfortunate end of Race 1 was one of the most difficult things I've had to do in racing," stated Hargrove. "Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing did an excellent job of making sure the car was repaired and back to 100% by Race 2 later that same day. We came away with two second-place finishes and after the way Race 1 went I'm thrilled with the result. Consistency is going to win this championship and the team and I are doing everything in our control to do just that. I can't wait for the final four races, as I'm sure there is lots of excitement yet to come!"
For more information about Scott, visit his website at www.scotthargrove.com keep up to date via Twitter @Scott_Hargrove, his Facebook page @ ScottHargroveMotorsports and Instagram SCOTT_HARGROVE.
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