Rain, electronics and racing: not a good mix at Road America for Papasavvas

Podcast with guest Evagoras Papasavvas produced and hosted by Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (June 13, 2024) – The 2024 USF-2000 Indy Car Championship season continued with two races at Road America race course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin despite a long rain delay on Saturday. Running pace laps in a heavy rain led to trouble for Evagoras Papasavvas’ in race one in Wisconsin.

Evagoras Papasavvas – Indy Race Driver USF-2000 Championship Series (Provided)

Evagoras Papasavvas recaps the Road America race weekend here on Loveland Beacon Talks: Sports Special.

Going into the weekend at Road America, Papasavvas was confident and eager standing 2nd in the USF-2000 driver championship standings. Pace laps on a wet course with heavy rain falling caused an electronics failure for his Jay Howard Driver Development car #6  when the rains stopped. The green flag for go finally flew, but the #6 did not go. While race #10 was a no-go for Evagoras, the team worked hard to solve the problem and get him back on the track racing Sunday for the 10th race of the season. Not to be deterred by the results from Saturday, Evagoras moved up as far as the 4th position after starting 7th Sunday, but held on for a 5th position finish.

While it was not a victory, or even a podium finish, the finish meant he has finished in the TOP 5 in all but one race he has started this season. His only non-TOP 5 result was his only DNF of the season when damage from contact at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway cut his race short in race #7 of the season. It is worth noting his consistency with 6 podium finishes in the 8 races he has finished keeps him solidly in contention for the driver championship currently in third position just 10 points behind second and a challenging 46 points behind the leader with eight races remaining. The USF-2000 series takes a three week break now before returning to racing at Mid-Ohio Race Course the weekend of July 4-8.  

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