Jan 15

US Formula 1000 announces 2013 schedule

US Formula 1000 Championship-East Schedule

US Formula 1000 East logoUS Formula 1000The US Formula 1000 East Championship has published its racing schedule for 2013. In previous years, the Championship encompassed all SCCA national races throughout the United States with drivers accruing points in their part of the country. However, in 2013 the series will focus on five specific double weekends, plus the Runoffs finale. The six events will be part of SCCA National races and were chosen based on driver feedback.

The series will kick off the season on the west side of the Mississippi River in March at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas at a double event held in conjunction with the US Formula 1000 Championship West. In April, the series moves to Virginia International Raceway for the Oak Tree double national. Roughly one month later the series will hold the Formula 1000 Festival at Road Atlanta. The June date will be held at the Road America as part of the long-running June Sprints, an event that could be preview of the National Championship Runoffs. The final regular-season event will be at Watkins Glen one month later.

The series will meet up with the US Formula 1000 Championship West series once again at the season finale, held at Road America at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

2013 US Formula 1000 East Championship schedule:

  • Race 1 and 2…March 9-10…Circuit of The Americas*, Austin, TX
  • Race 3 and 4…April 20-21…Virginia International Raceway*, Alton, VA
  • Race 5 and 6…May 17-18…Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA (Formula 1000 Festival)
  • Race 7 and 8…June 14-16…Road America*, Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Race 9 and 10…July 6-7…Watkins Glen International*, Watkins Glen, NY

US Formula 1000 Championship Race
Race 11…September 20-22, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (SCCA Runoffs)

*-these events are part of the SCCA Majors Tour 

source: USF1000.com