Jordan Lloyd may have faced some recent adversity, but he hasn’t given up fighting back.
“It takes more than that to buck me off the horse,” he told POPULAR OPEN WHEEL.
Last weekend on the streets of Toronto, Lloyd wrecked during practice, resulting in the team having to borrow a car from JAY Motorsports. Looking back, the Pabst Racing driver accepts full responsibility, stating it was his “mistake completely.”
He was able to bounce back, though, finishing the pair of races in second and eighth. Combined with a test earlier this year at Mid-Ohio, he entered this weekend with confidence.
“The more miles you can cover in the car and the more familiar you can get with certain changes and how you drive makes you feel more confident,” he said. “Coming into Mid-Ohio, being a three-race weekend for us, hopefully we can run strongly in the top-three over the whole weekend. Hopefully, we have a good pace and can get some of the most points back lost at Road America and Toronto.”
Coming into the weekend, Lloyd was fourth in points following eight top-fives in the 11 races this season.
“I think we’ve had a pretty up and down season,” he said. “I’ve made a few mistakes, so has the team, but considering it’s my first full year in USF2000, I think we’ve done pretty well with where we’re placed. Obviously, it’s a great team, and they’ve provided me space to grow as a driver, as well. They’re pretty happy and obviously we’re a bit rough in points, but we have our heads held high, and there’s something to be proud of.”
With only two race weekends to go this year, Lloyd says he’ll end the year happy “if we can just keep the car the next few rounds in one piece, be quick and on the podium”.
So far this weekend in Mid-Ohio, he’s off to a solid start as he finished the first of three races in the sixth position.
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