Alberico Heads to Mid-Ohio Ready to Make Mark in USF2000 Championship Tripleheader
 July 30, 2013| 
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Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing standout poised to build on race win total

LOS GATOS, CALIF. – Neil Alberico's quest for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda title resumes this coming weekend (August 3-4) with a rare three-race outing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The California racer enters the lone triple bill on the series calendar not only focused on challenging for top honors at the technical road course, but as one of the hottest drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy program, having won two of the past three races.

After what was an up-and-down start to the USF2000 Championship fight, Alberico has quickly re-established himself as a driver to watch, and a title contender to start the second half of the 14-race campaign. The 20 year-old, who earned a superb pole to checkered flag win at the most recent event on the streets of Toronto, Ont., is now ready to continue his run of form in Ohio. While the technical 2.358-mile road course presents different challenges, the No. 2 Racelite Protection/Bondurant School of High Performance Driving/ Trophies/OMP America/Cape Motorsports pilot is up to the task.

Alberico, who scored a top-10 in his inaugural run at the track last year, has already indicated he knows the quick way around Mid-Ohio. In official series testing back in early May, the 2013 Cooper Tires Winterfest champion, former USA Scholarship winner, and Bondurant Championship title winner posted the fastest time in two of the sessions, and ended the two-day outing at the top of the speedcharts. Add in the fact that his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing squad has earned the pole position at Mid-Ohio the past two seasons, and won three of the four races, and the stage is set for Alberico to challenge for race wins and further close the gap to the current series points leader.

"Mid-Ohio is probably one of my favorite road courses in the US," stated Alberico. "The entire team has been working hard this past week to make sure we all perform at our best come race day. This will be a very important race weekend for all of us."

The chase for Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda supremacy at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course commences for Alberico on Thursday (August 1), with a pair of test sessions. Day two features the lone practice run, followed by qualifying just after the lunch break. Round Eight is scheduled to get underway at 8:35 am local time on Saturday (August 3), with Round Nine at 3:25 pm local time. The tripleheader concludes at 9:10 am local time on Sunday (August 4) with Round 10. Live timing and scoring will be available at The Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing star enters the three races currently third in the championship fight.

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About Neil Alberico:
A native of Los Gatos, Calif., Alberico first started racing karts at the age of 10, competing in IKF region 11 action. Over the course of four seasons (2004-07), the young talent captured the Junior Sportsman, Junior Super Sportsman, and Junior Puma championship titles. In 2008, Alberico first got behind the wheel of a race car, graduating from the Skip Barber 2-day Advanced school at Laguna Seca prior to participating in the Formula BMW recruitment day at Miller Motorsports Park. Continuing to race in the karting ranks while raising funds to pursue a career in motorsports, Alberico won the Snap-On Stars of Karting Series National finale in Las Vegas in 2009, before finishing third in CKI National TAG Senior championship. Alberico built on this success in 2010, winning the TaG Senior class in the WSK North American Series, as well as the Bondurant Championship Race Series, capturing 10 wins in first full season of car competition. As part of the prize package for winning the Bondurant Championship, the teenager tested a Pro Formula Mazda with World Speed Motorsports and a Formula Atlantic Swift 016.a with Finlay Motorsports. In 2011, Alberico made his European racing debut, competing in the world-renowned Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain with Irish-based Cliff Dempsey Racing. Finish ninth in his maiden FF season, the Californian earned a Team USA Scholarships. As a Team USA driver, he captured a Semi-Final win and finished third in the historic 40th Formula Ford Festival. Alberico joined the Mazda Road to Indy program in 2012, earning a podium finish and nine top-fives in his rookie season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. This season, the California standout returns to USF2000 Championship action, joining two-time defending champion Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.

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