It's the Month of May for Thomas Nepveu at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May is always a particular month for the Road to Indy drivers as they head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the most prestigious track in the United States. Indeed, the Month of May is always busy, as it begins with an event on the road course and then ends on the oval with the Indy 500. It will be a busy first weekend as it will be the first tripleheader of the season in USF2000.
All three events will take place on the 3.9-kilometres, 14-turn road course, deemed the Grand Prix Circuit, "it's one of the few tracks with overtaking opportunities because of its long straights. There will be great racing, in my opinion. I really like this track because it uses part of the oval."
Thomas hopes to use the qualifying session to help him break into the Top 5, "It will be important to have a good overall session, as we only have one qualifying session for all three races. However, this is a track where overtaking is easy, so if I run into traffic on my fast laps, I know I'll have a chance to get back on track in the races."
The driver of the #10 Cromwell | Pétrole Bélanger | Home Hardware | Excellence Karting car was frustrated by the lack of passing zones in the last race at Barber Motorsports Park, forcing him to be a spectator in both races. Thus, Thomas is happy to be back on a track that provides good racing.
"I'm aiming for the championship, so I need to score points," Thomas continued. "I hope to finish in the Top 5 in all three races, but obviously, I'd like to get on the podium!"
Thomas has fond memories of this track as he scored his first Top 5 in USF2000 last year. "In 2021, I had three Top 10s there, it was a perfect weekend for a first season."
"We have a big weekend ahead of us," added Coy Arbour, Thomas' athletic trainer. "The Month of May is a very special month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the DEForce Racing group and Thomas will be ready for our first tripleheader of the season. We hope to score some solid points."
About Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Month of May is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the traditional lineup of on-track and off-track activities surrounding the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29 and the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 14. Fans can enjoy 11 days of on-track activity on the IMS road course and the historic, 2.5-mile oval. Action on the road course for the GMR Grand Prix will start Friday, May 13, with practice for the Indianapolis 500 starting Tuesday, May 17 on the oval.
Events and times are available live here: https://www.usf2000.com/results/live-timing