Lexington, Ohio (September 14, 2020) – Danial Frost made his return to the podium with a second place finish in Race 1 at this weekend’s Surgere Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The 18 year-old also scored his first Cooper Tires Pole Award of the season in Friday’s Qualifying 1 with a fastest lap time of 1:16.2136.
In Race 1, the win was in hot pursuit, causing Frost to lose his starting position on lap one to the #9 car of Parker Thompson. With the fight for the lead carrying on, Frost’s #68 DENJET car swapped positions with the #8 car of Manuel Sulaiman just before the leader suffered an engine failure that took him out of the race. From there, Frost put the pressure on Sulaiman throughout the remaining laps, ultimately crossing the finish line just behind him in P2.
Race 2 got off to a rocky start with rainy weather taunting the 14-car field in the morning; the slippery opening laps caused Frost to fall back to P6. However, the treacherous conditions ended up red-flagging the event after four laps to restart later in the day. With sunnier skies in the afternoon, the race recommenced with Frost jumping up to fifth and team mate Comeau to seventh in the initial laps. After Frost regained P5, he chased down the #42 car of Artem Petrov for P4. While the Singaporean got close, he couldn’t quite catch Petrov before the clock ran out and finished Race 2 in P5.
I’m really happy to be back on the podium this weekend. We made good progress on the championship, and the team did a great job once again giving me an amazing car. There were a lot of positives to take out of this weekend. We have to keep pushing for the remaining rounds, and we’ll have to see what we can do at New Jersey Motorsports Park. It’s a new track for all of us, and I think that we can make big strides there. Thank you to everyone that made the results this weekend happen!
– Danial Frost
Frost leaves the weekend fourth in the championship with Comeau in 11th. With five races remaining in the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires, the championship hunt remains alive with only 15 points separating second, third, and fourth.
It was great to be back at Mid-Ohio with IndyCar.You could certainly feel the buzz around the paddock with the support series and the fans at the race.
It was a very busy Friday for our team with three on track sessions that day. The #3 car had an engine issue, so we decided to do an engine change ahead of the second qualifying session. My team of guys did a great job getting the engine changed in an hour and twenty minutes. This allowed Antoine to make Qualifying 2, and the engine change was definitely an improvement on what we had heading into Races 1 and 2. I feel both of our drivers did a solid job over the weekend and got some good points for the championship. Now, we will shift our focus to New Jersey Motorsports Park where we will keep pushing for race wins.
– Peter Dempsey, Team Owner, T3M
Up next for Turn 3 Motorsport is a triple header weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park October 9-11. To stay up to date on Turn 3 Motorsport, follow the team on social media using the handle @turn3motorsport.
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About Turn 3 Motorsport: Turn 3 Motorsport is a full service operation specializing in racecar preparation, engineering, and driver development. Founded and managed by racecar driver and coach Peter Dempsey, T3M is focused on professional service, team member growth, and high level performance across multiple racing series.
About Peter Dempsey: Peter is an Irish racecar driver, engineer, and driver development leader with a lifetime of motorsport experience. Peter’s racing record includes nine wins in the Indy Pro 2000 (formerly Star Mazda) series and a title of Vice Champion, an Indy Lights series win that was one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and being one of only two drivers to win the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy three times.
Peter and Turn 3 Motorsport also achieved a record-breaking win at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in 2019, piloting the #10 Eastern Racing / Turn 3 Motorsport Radical SR3 RSX 1340 to a dominating win, leading 638 out of 672 laps, and becoming the first car under two liters to achieve the overall win. In addition to his own racing resume, Peter has enjoyed mentoring and coaching many young drivers to reach their full potential as they climb the motorsports ladder.