Nepveu Heads to Indianapolis
 May 11, 2022| 
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OKA, Québec, Canada - 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," said Nepveu. "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 five, "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 five 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-five 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."
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