Thomas Nepveu is Aiming to Secure his Second Win at Road America
It will be a busy month for Thomas Nepveu as he prepares to compete in the 5th round of the USF2000 series at Road America this weekend. Afterwards, he will head to the annual Breakfast Club of Canada Golf Tournament to represent the organization as an ambassador.
Road America is a meaningful track for the Oka native, as he scored his first USF2000 win there. "It's a fun track with long straights," said Thomas. "It makes for great overtaking and battles.
Indeed, the 6.5-kilometre Elkhart Lake (Wisconsin) track is known for its old-school layout and 14 challenging corners.
"The qualifying session may be difficult as the draft is hard to get. Track positioning will be key to setting a good time. However, the qualifying session is not as important as at some other tracks where it is difficult to overtake."
The DEForce Racing team tested there back in May, and Thomas feels he's up to repeat his feat of 2021. "The goal is to score as many points in the championship as possible and to get back up the hill, which is pretty steep."
The driver of the #10 Cromwell | Pétrole Bélanger | Home Hardware | Karting Excellence car is currently eighth in the championship, just four points out of seventh place and 10 points out of sixth.
Upon his return, he will resume his role as the youngest ambassador of the Breakfast Club. Thomas will participate in the annual golf tournament on June 13 to help raise funds for the organization that provides healthy breakfast to kids all across the country.
About Road America
Road America is a prestigious track at the heart of the United States. Attracting more than 800,000 race fans every year, the venue was established in 1955 and has remained virtually unchanged since its beginnings. In addition to hosting IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR, the complex is used for all kinds of disciplines. Road America was even recently named the 2021 Best NASCAR Track in America as voted on by USA Today readers
Fun fact: In the early 1950's, sports car races were being run on the streets in and around Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. When this practice became illegal, a modern track was designed.