Sundaramoorthy Strong in First Street Course Weekend
Yuven Sundaramoorthy made a phenomenal start as a rookie with a strong showing at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. In his full-season debut in the USF2000 Series, he brought home a P8 and a P11 (out of 21 entries) in the doubleheader weekend.
"Overall good weekend for us," said Sundaramoorthy. "Took a bit to get used to the walls, but once I did, I kept getting more and more confident. Had some pace I needed to find at the end, but still happy with my results considering we don't get many practice laps."
While Pabst Racing entered the pair of season-opening races on the Streets of St. Petersburg with a relatively new driver lineup, the focus remained the same: to score solid results in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. When all was said and done, the two-time team champions started theyear off with Hunter McElrea, Colin Kaminsky, Bruna Tomaselli, and Yuven Sundaramoorthy eachlogging top-10 finishes.
Sundaramoorthy is Pabst Racing’s youngest talent at 16-years-old, and he demonstrated his potential as a rising star while showing respect for his competitors and the track.
"I think it was pretty good for my first time on a street course,” he said. “We know what to work on for Indy and we are keeping our head forward and hopingto do well.”
The next event for USF2000 isn’t until May, when the racers take on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I’ve got a lot of school to focus on (until then),” Sundaramoorthy said while pointing out, “Hopefully, I’ve got some snowboarding and other stuff (as well).”