He is a current Skip Barber instructor
Franklin Futrelle of Augusta, Georgia, will contest his first ever F1600 Formula F Championship Series race, April 11-14 at VIRginia International Raceway, driving a Van Diemen/Honda for Raceworks.
The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.
The focus will continue to be the world renown Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch, England in late October. After a very successful debut in 2011 with the first Canadian on pole for the final and leading the early laps, the program continued in 2012 and once again showcased the talent that Canada has in the junior formula car ranks.
Carbir will join a full field of Mygales, Spectrums, Van Diemens, Pipers and more in what is shaping up to be a big 2013 season.
After getting a taste at the 2012 season finale where he impressed the team and his peers, Robichon will now focus on a full campaign for 2013
BGR Team Grote is pleased to announce the first signing of the new season with Zacharie Robichon making the full time jump to F1600 competition with the winning team. An accomplished karter who recently represented Canada at the World Karting Championships in Portugal, Robichon will be a contender for not only the Rookie of the Year, but the overall title.
Art Foster has won races outright and will be a threat in the Masters Class
For the third season of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, Formula Race Promotions is introducing a Masters Class for drivers that are 40 years old and up. With an influx of young talent expected in 2013, the Masters Class gives veteran drivers their own prize fund, trophies and bragging rights, and is combinable with the Championship prize fund.
The F1600 Formula F Championship Series today announced its 2013 six-event 12-race schedule for the Championship’s third season.
The ultra-competitive Championship featuring close racing will kick off in April in Virginia, before heading to Road Atlanta for the first time, followed by Lime Rock, and two trips to the tricky Mid-Ohio road course before the season finale at Summit Point.
Koykka would end the season with a Championship on top of four race wins
Matias Koykka showed up at VIR to start the 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season with a relatively unknown name and resume. That didn’t stop him, however, as he immediately drove to a victory for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in the Spectrum/Honda. The 17-year-old‘s United States project began almost a year earlier, when he moved to Ohio from Finland for high school with his sights set on a racing career.
“Although it was a tough week with unexpected problems, in the end, we were quick” – Garrett Grist
Although the results sheets will not reflect it, 2012 Team Canada Scholarship winner Garrett Grist enjoyed a strong showing at the internationally renowned British Formula Ford Festival, and quite ably displayed the quality of driving talent produced by this country.
Adams now has back-to-back titles in Ontario
After a month of waiting through protests and appeals, formula ford racer Michael Adams has officially been confirmed as the Toyo Tires F1600 Champion for 2012. In arguably the tightest championship chase in racing over the course of the year, Adams emerged from a last race, last lap, last corner confrontation to secure the crown, and now adds it to his B-Class Championship from 2011.
Blok, Estrela, Ruch, and Verra to pilot Van Diemen/Mazda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Afterburner Autosport returns to action this week (October 10-11), taking part in the second annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Building on what was a solid debut season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the Minnesota-based squad will have four talented up-and-comers getting behind the wheel, with Danilo Estrela, Joe Ruch, Ryan Verra, and Nathan Blok taking part in the year-end event.
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