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Cangialosi Wins Title; O’Connor Wins Race

Cangialosi

Millville, NJ – The 2018 F1600 Championship Series season came down to the last race as Dario Cangialosi clinched the title for K-Hill Motorsports despite opening lap contact by finishing fourth at New Jersey Motorsports Park in a thrilling Championship finale. Tyler O’Connor took the race win in the 21st and final round of the season ahead of Yuven Sundaramoorthy and Nicky Hays. Cangialosi overcame a first-lap excursion off the race track to win the Championship.

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O’Connor Beats Cangialosi to Win at NJMP

Tyler O'Connor

Millville, NJ  - Tyler O’Connor took the win in round 20 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season on Sunday morning at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The all green flag race came down to the final laps between championship contenders, with O’Conner gaining eight key points back on points leader Dario Cangialosi who finished second behind his K-Hill Motorsports teammate in a thrilling race. Saturday winner Nicky Hays was third. One 19-lap race remains in the season to decide the title.

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Hays on Top at NJMP

Nicky Hays

Millville, NJ – Nicky Hays took a convincing victory in round 19 of the F1600 Championship Series season at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt circuit. Hays led flag-to-flag in the Team Pelfrey Mygale in a clean, all-green-flag race, as he broke the draft and assembled a massive lead to win his first F1600 race. Tyler O’Connor passed points leader Dario Cangialosi on the last lap to take second place, gaining a few points back on his Championship rival as the K-Hill teammates finished second and third. Fellow Championship contender Yuven Sundaramoorthy was fourth.

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O’Connor Takes Pole and 3 Bonus Points

Tyler O'Connor

Millville, NJ – Tyler O’Connor backed up his morning practice pace from New Jersey Motorsports Park to convert his speed into a pole position for round 19 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season. More importantly, the title-contender gains three points toward tracking down his two teammates for the Championship in the season finale weekend. O’Connor will start from third however, following a penalty from Friday practice. Full Results.

O'Connor Leads Saturday Practice

Tyler O'Connor

Millville, NJ - Tyler O'Connor was fastest in Saturday morning practice from New Jersey Motorsports Park ahead of the tripleheader F1600 Championship Series season finale. O'Connor led K-Hill teammate Yuven Sundaramoorthy by seven tenths of a second, while Nicky Hays was third quick and points leader Dario Cangialsoi was fourth. Full Results.

FRP Series Race Toward Championship Finale

Dario C

Salem, NH – The 2018 Formula Race Promotions season started at Road Atlanta in April, and has wound its way to some of the best road courses in North America, with 42 USAC-sanctioned events taking place since April and building to this weekend’s season finale, with Champions poised to be crowned in the F1600 Championship Series, F2000 Championship Series and the Atlantic Championship Series.

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Champions to Receive LIV GX1-A Watch

Champions to Receive LIV GX1-A Watch

Salem, NH - LIV Watches will award the Formula Race Promotion (FRP) Champions a Limited Edition GX1-A Swiss Made Auto Gray IP Case Watch with a Blue Dial; as part of LIV's partnership with FRP. Champions in Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 can look forward to the award following the season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 

LIV is a direct-to-consumer microbrand crafting durable, high-quality, Swiss-made watches built to suit the modern man. Live rugged, live bold, live fast- LIV watches.

Learn more about the GX1-A here.

FRP Drivers Advance in Team USA

Team USASix finalists for this year’s coveted Team USA Scholarships will convene this week at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., for a two-day shootout. Five of six have raced in F1600 Series competition this year and four of the six are F1600 race winners. 

They are: Dario Cangialosi, Tyler O'Connor, Braden Eves, Colin Mullan and Nicky Hays. 

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Mullan Doubles Up with Second F1600 Win

Colin Mullan

Summit Point, WV – Colin Mullan made it two wins in three starts with a Sunday afternoon victory at Summit Point to close out his debut weekend in F1600 Championship Series competition. Across three all-green-flag F1600 races, the Rice Race Prep driver led the most laps and dominated the competition. Mullan took the round 18 victory ahead of Christian Lall Dass and Nicky Hays.  

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Mullan Scores Win on Series Debut Weekend

Collin Mullan

Summit Point, WV – Colin Mullan continued his impressive pace in his F1600 Championship Series debut weekend, taking the win on Saturday evening for Rice Race Prep at Summit Point in round 17 of the 2018 F1600 season in yet another all-green flag 21-lap race. The second place battle came down to the wire after a thrilling late race battle as Nicky Hays scored the runner-up result in his F1600 debut weekend for Team Pelfrey after a duel with Christian Lall Dass, who finished sixth. A second Team Pelfrey entry for Joey Essma finished third.

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Cangialosi Wins Close Race Over Lall Dass

Summit Point Finish

Summit Point, WV – After 24 action packed green flag laps around Summit Point, the margin of victory was just .090 seconds as K-Hill Motorsports driver Dario Cangialosi narrowly beat Christan Lall Dass and his Piper/Ford to the checkered flag, with Tyler O'Connor and Collin Mullan in close pursuit in round 16 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season.

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Dario Cangialosi Takes Key Pole

Dario C

Summit Point, WV - F1600 Championship Series points leader Dario Cangialosi wasted no time at Summit Point on Friday, rocketing to pole position and key bonus points ahead of rivals and K-Hill teammates Tyler O'Connor and Yuven Sundaramoorthy. Christian Lall Dass qualifed fourth in a tight session, with newcomer Colin Mullan in fifth. Full results.

Summit Point Preview

Dario C

Salem, NH – With Championships on the line in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series competition, the action is set for the second-to-last Formula Race Promotions event of the 2018 season, taking place at Summit Point this weekend. Double races are scheduled for F2000 and Atlantic drivers, while F1600 competitors will look forward to three action-packed races in West Virginia.

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Colin Mullan Joins Rice Race Prep for Summit Point

Colin MullanColin Mullan, from Danville, CA, will race In the Formula Race Promotions F1600 Championship Series event at Summit Point, WV over the August 24-26 weekend.

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Crone Released from Hospital After Pittsburgh Incident

Courtney CronePittsburgh, PA – Team Pelfrey driver Courtney Crone has been released from the hospital in good spirits and is already looking to get back behind the wheel following an early race incident in round 15 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season on Sunday, August 5.

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F1600 Statement: Round 15

F1600 LogoFormula Race Promotions officials can report that the driver involved in an early race incident during round 15 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season has been released from a hospital in Pittsburgh.

Despite minor bumps and bruises, the driver is in good spirits​ and on the way home.

FRP officials would like to extend their thank you to the track staff, corner workers, marshalls, and EMTs for their efforts.

F1600 Statement on Round 15

F1600 LogoWampum, PA – Formula Race Promotions officials cancelled round 15 of the 2018 season taking place at Pittsburgh International Race Complex following an incident early in the race. The race was declared a non-race; the decision not to restart was made in the interest of safety. More information will be released as it becomes available.

O’Connor Wins by .060 Seconds

Tyler O'Connor Takes the Win

Wampum, PA – A daring last lap pass by Tyler O’Connor saw him barely beat Braden Eves to the checkered flag, taking the victory in the second of three F1600 races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex during the Keystone Speedfest. The margin of victory was just .060 seconds after 14 action-packed green-flag laps around the 2.8-mile course. Championship leader Dario Cangialosi finished third.

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Eves Wins in F1600 Series Debut

Braden Eves

Wampum, PA – Braden Eves hung tough in his F1600 Championship Series debut, winning the first of three F1600 races at the Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Staying at the front of the pack for the majority of laps for Rice Race Prep, Eves was pushed back to third after contact, and capitalized on last lap fireworks to score the victory after 14 green flag laps.

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Griffin Takes F1600 Pole in Pittsburgh

Baylor Griffin

Wampum, PA - Baylor Griffin took his K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda to the pole position in F1600 Championship Ssries competitoin at the Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. In his Series debut, Rice Race Prep driver Braden Eves qualified second ahead of Tyler O'Connor and points leader Dario Cangialosi. View results.

Tyler O'Connor Fastest on Friday

Tyler O'Connor

Wampum, PA - K-Hill Motorsports driver Tyler O'Connor was the fastest in F1600 Championship Series Friday practice for the Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. O'Connor, second in points, posted the fastest lap of the day in the morning session, while series newcomer Braden Eves impressed with the fastest time in the afternoon session for Rice Race Prep. Yuven Sundaramoorthy was second quick in the morning session, ahead of points leader Dario Cangialosi, who improved to second fastest in the afternoon practice for K-Hill.

Title Hunt Builds at Keystone Speedfest

Dario C

Salem, NH –The cars and stars of the Formula Race Promotion trio of Championships – F1600, F2000 and Atlantic – are entering the second half of their 2018 seasons and will do battle in front of a huge turnout of spectators expected this weekend at the Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

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LIV Watches Named Official Timepiece of Formula Race Promotions

LIV WatchesSalem, NH – LIV Watches and Formula Race Promotions have come together to make the Swiss-made watches the official timepiece of F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series competition. LIV is a direct-to-consumer microbrand crafting durable, high-quality, Swiss-made watches built to suit the modern man. Live rugged, live bold, live fast- LIV watches.

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2018 Team USA Scholarship Candidate Selection Confirmed

Team USA LogoLEXINGTON, Ohio (July 26, 2018) – The process of choosing two young American drivers to represent their country at a pair of premier Formula Ford events in the UK, the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, is under way. Ten drivers representing a broad cross section of race series not only in the U.S. but overseas have been selected as candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. All have been invited to attend this week’s Honda Indy 200 Verizon IndyCar Series/Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, where their attributes and communication skills will be assessed by a collection of seasoned auto racing professionals.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Set for Keystone Speedfest

F1600 PittRace ActionSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions will host the Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, August 3-5, featuring an action-packed three-day spectator weekend with some of the best road racing in North America. Single-day tickets start at just $25 and weekend passes are available for $40 at www.KeystoneSpeedfest.com.

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Cangialosi First at Mid-Ohio

Dario Cangialosi

Lexington, OH – Dario Cangialosi took top honors in the third and final F1600 Championship Series season race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on a hot Sunday afternoon. The points leader took the victory in round 12 of the 21-race 2018 season, winning a close contest that came down to the last lap ahead of fellow K-Hill Motorsports teammates Yuven Sundaramoorthy and Baylor Griffin.

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Sundaramoorthy Wins at Mid-Ohio in Round 11

Yuven Sundaramoorthy

Lexington, OH – Yuven Sundaramoorthy scored the win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the second of three F1600 Championship Series races of the weekend for K-Hill Motorsports. Another all-green-flag race came down to again to the final moments with Sundaramoorthy beating out teammate Dario Cangialosi to the checkered flag by .143 seconds as Joe Colasacco finished a strong third place to take the Masters Class win for Auriana Racing.

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O’Connor’s Last Lap Move at Mid-Ohio Nets Win

Tyler O'Connor

Lexington, OH – Round 10 of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series came down to the final lap on Saturday afternoon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Tyler O’Connor passing teammate Yuven Sundaramoorthy to win by just over two tenths of a second for K-Hill Motorsports. Christian Lall Dass finished third to score his best result year in F1600 competition after a 18-lap all-green-flag race with multiple lead changes in hot conditions.

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Cangialosi Takes Pole by .002 Seconds

Dario Cangialosi

Lexington, OH - Dario Cangialosi scored pole position in F1600 Series qualifying at Mid-Ohio, turning in a lap .002 seconds up on teammate Yuven Sundaramoorthy to take the top spot in a competitive 30-minute session. Tyler O'Connor qualified third ahead of Christian Lall Dass and Baylor Griffin. Full Results.

Cangialosi Dominates Friday Practice at Mid-Ohio

Dario Cangialosi

Lexington, OH – K-Hill Motorsports driver and current F1600 Championship Series points leader Dario Cangialosi is keeping his pace up, and led both all-green-flag Friday practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to establish the No. 22 as the car to beat this weekend in three F1600 rounds.

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F1600 Action On Tap for Mid-Ohio

Dario Cangialosi

Salem, NH - After storming to a double victory at Watkins Glen International in May, K-Hill Motorsports driver Dario Cangialosi turned in three podiums including a win at VIR in June to take control of the F1600 Championship Series points lead heading into Mid-Ohio this weekend, where the middle of the season and another three rounds of action face F1600 drivers.

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O’Connor Closes VIR Weekend with Victory

Tyler O'Connor

Alton, VA – Tyler O’Connor took the checkered flag to win at VIR in round nine of the 2018 F1600 Championship Series by a slim margin of just .057 seconds after a race-long battle over 13 green flap laps. O’Connor beat teammate Yuven Sundaramoorthy to the line in a photo finish on a warm summer day in Virginia, with a third K-Hill car for Dario Cangialosi just another tenth of a second back in third.

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Cangialosi First in Mixed Conditions

Dario Cangialosi

Alton, VA – It was Dario Cangialosi excelling in tricky wet conditions to take the win at VIR in a race that started dry and saw the skies open as teams had to execute pitstops for the second time on Saturday at VIR. K-Hill’s Cangialosi won a dramatic race ahead of Joey Essma and Sam Lockwood in third, who won the Masters Class with his best career finish to date for Raceworks.

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Essma First in VIR Rain

Joey Essma

Alton, VA – Eliminating a 41 second gap to the leaders, Joey Essma used a late decision to go to rain tires to his advantage to win in the F1600 Championship Series in mixed conditions at VIR on Saturday morning. Taking the victory on Saturday morning in round seven of the 2018 season, Essma triumphed over Dario Cangialosi and points leader Tyler O'Connor.

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FRP Teams and Drivers Ready for VIR Weekend

 Dario Cangialosi

Salem, NH – The third weekend of the 2018 Formula Race Promotions (FRP) season for F1600, F2000 and Atlantic is set to take place at VIRginia International Raceway, June 1-3, as the Championships build toward their midpoint of the year.

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Anti Onboard: WGI Round 2

Cangialosi Takes Second Win of Day

Dario wins for the second time in the day

Watkins Glen, NY – Dario Cangialosi, driving for K-Hill Motorsports, made it two wins on Sunday at Watkins Glen International, prevailing in the third and final race of the F1600 Championship Series weekend. The No. 22 driver won over Joey Essma and Baylor Griffin. Full Results.

Cangialsoi Scores First F1600 Win

Dario Cangialosi

Watkins Glen, NY - Dario Cangialosi broke away from the field to score his first F1600 Championship Series win, in round five of the 2018 season at Watkins Glen International. Cangialosi dominated the race for K-Hill Motorsports. Tyler O’Connor and Joey Essma followed to complete the podium in an all-green-flag race. Full Results.

Sundaramoorthy First in Race One at Watkins Glen

Yuven Sundaramoorthy

Watkins Glen, NY – Yuven Sundaramoorthy went from third to first amid last lap drama in race one of the F1600 Championship Series tripleheader at Watkins Glen International on Sunday morning. The K-Hill driver scored his first win of the season ahead of Dexter Czuba, who finished second in his best career F1600 result to date, with Tyler O’Connor, Dario Cangialosi and Joey Essma following. Full Provisional Results.

Onboard: Yuven Sundaramoorthy WGI Pole Lap

Yuven Sundaramoorthy Takes Race 1 Pole

No. 13

Watkins Glen, NY - Yuven Sundaramoorthy took pole in wet conditions for the first of three F1600 Championship Series races at Watkins Glen International. The K-Hill driver took pole with a top-three sweep for the team, leading teammates Dario Cangialosi and Baylor Griffin, while Joey Essma and Chris Kierce followed. Full Results.

Dario Cangialosi Fastest in Wet Practice

Dario Cangialosi

Watkins Glen, NY – K-Hill Motorsports driver Dario Cangialosi led a team sweep of the top four spots in afternoon practice for the F1600 Championship Series at Watkins Glen International in wet conditions. The No. 22 beat out teammates Yuven Sundaramoorthy, Baylor Griffin and Tyler O’Connor, while Dexter Czuba was fifth quick. Full Results.

Watkins Glen Plays Host to May FRP Weekend

Tyler O'Connor

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions is back for a blockbuster weekend at Watkins Glen International, May 11-13, with full and deep grids across the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series for the second event weekend of the 2018 race season.

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Sundaramoorthy Road Atlanta Highlights

Charles Anti Race 1 Highlights

F1600 Road Atlanta Race 3 Video

F1600 Road Atlanta Race 2 Video

Essma First in Rain at Road Atlanta

Essma Wins

Braselton, GA – Joey Essma conquered a fully wet race at Road Atlanta to close out the three-race F1600 Championship Series weekend.  Challenging conditions saw the Team Pelfrey driver lead a number of laps, and win just by under a second over K-Hill pairing Tyler O’Connor, coming off two wins, and Dario Cangialosi, who led a chunk of the race. Scott Rubenzer swept the Masters Class with three wins on the day.

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O’Connor Wins Wet Race 2 at Road Atlanta

Tyler O'Connor

Braselton, GA – Tricky conditions saw Tyler O’Connor take the win at Road Atlanta in the second of three F1600 Championship Series races of the weekend.  Damp conditions saw the F1600 race come down to the last lap, with O’Connor passing K-Hill teammate Dario Cangialosi to take his second victory of the day late in the race. Kellen Ritter finished third for Exclusive Autosport, with Marco Kacic and Ryan Bjerke completing the top five. Scott Rubenzer won the Masters Class in seventh place.

F1600 Road Atlanta Video

O’Connor Wins F1600 Race 1

Tyler O'Connor (left) and Joey Essma (right)

Braselton, GA – The first F1600 Championship Series victory of the 2018 season went to Tyler O’Connor on Sunday morning at Road Atlanta. K-Hill’s O’Connor took the victory in a classic and tightly-contested F1600 race, passing Team Pelfrey’s Joey Essma on the last lap to win by just two tenths of a second in the all-green-flag 18 lap race. Results.

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Tyler O’Connor Converts Pace to Pole

O'Connor

Braselton, GA – Tyler O’Connor went three for three on Saturday at Road Atlanta, backing up two fast practice laps with a lap good enough for pole in qualifying. The K-Hill driver ran a 1:30.736 to take pole over teammate Dario Cangialosi. Joey Essma qualified third ahead of Kellen Ritter, with Yuven Sundaramoorthy in fifth and Marco Kacic in sixth. Scott Rubenzer was the fastest Masters Class driver in tenth. F1600 opens its 21-race season with three races on Sunday at Road Atlanta. Full Results.

O'Connor Leads Practice at Road Atlanta

Tyler O'Connor

Braselton, GA - K-Hill Motorsports driver Tyler O'Connor was fastest in two practice sessions on Saturday at Road Atlanta in F1600 Championship Series sessions. O'Connor topped both practice sessions, with an overall best lap of 1:30.324 coming in the morning session ahead of Scott Rubenzer, Joey Essma, Marco Kacic and Kellen Ritter. Full Results.

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Set for 2018 Opener

F1600 actionSalem, NH – The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series are set to begin with an action-packed two-day weekend at Road Atlanta, April 21-22. For Series organizer Formula Race Promotions, it marks the 13th consecutive season of racing operations, with a bright seven-weekend season ahead.

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Scanlan, Partstop to Provide Spectrum Parts

Spectrum LogoMike Scanlan will provide trackside Spectrum parts support for the full F1600 Championship Series season out of his trailer in the F1600 paddock.  Scanlan, Partstop and  Borland Racing Developments, manufacturer of Spectrum Race Cars in Australia, have joined forces to provide distribution of original factory parts for Spectrum Race Cars in the United States.

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Haas Racing and LD Racing Team to Run the FRP Series

Joel HaasHaas Racing and LD Racing, both from south Florida, have announced that they will combine efforts and run a pair of Piper DF-5’s in the 2018 FRP F1600 series.  Haas Racing ran the series in 2017 with a single DF-5.  LD Racing is a well established Karting Prep shop in South Florida.  They provide Racing Kart Prep service for customer owned Karts and also provide rental karts.  They service all the south Florida Karting tracks (Orlando, PBIR and Homestead) but their base is PBIR.

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F1600’s Telitz Tests IndyCar at IMS

Telitz in the IndyCarSalem, NH – After finishing third in the 2013 F1600 Championship Series, Aaron Telitz’s career continues to rocket forward. The young American is back in Indy Lights for a sophomore season in 2018, and on Friday, tested an IndyCar for the first time on the road course at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Raceworks Set for Leading 2018 Campaign

Sam Lockwood

Salem, NH – Raceworks has announced it will campaign a pair of Spectrum/Hondas in the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season with Sam Lockwood teaming with Ryan Bjerke.

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Scanlan Eyeing Strong 2018 Season

Mike ScanlanSalem, NH – Mike Scanlan will be back in the No. 2 Spectrum/Honda for the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season. The series veteran took home some serious hardware in 2017 with multiple trips to the Masters Class podium with a handful of class wins for Drivers Services.

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Sundaramoorthy Targets 2018 Success

Yuven SundaramoorthySalem, NH – K-Hill Motorsports driver Yuven Sundaramoorthy is looking forward to a successful sophomore season in the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season and building upon the two wins he scored in 2017.

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Formula Race Promotions Opens 2018 Registration

F1600 GridSalem, NH - Race entry for the 2018 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series season is now open, as Formula Race Promotions is now accepting entries for its 2018 seven-weekend season, which starts at Road Atlanta, April 21-22.

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Road Atlanta Back On as FRP Season Opener

Road Atlanta ActionSalem, NH – After extensive negotiations with senior track management, Formula Race Promotions (FRP) is pleased to announce Road Atlanta has been reinstated as the 2018 season opener for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series.

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Fultz and Griffin Assume New FRP Roles

Mike Fultz (left); and Joe Griffin (right)Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) today announced that Mike Fultz has been named race director for the 2018 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championships. Joe Griffin has been promoted to technical director.

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Formula Race Promotions and USAC Racing Announce Contract Extension

USAC Racing LogoSalem, NH – After a successful first year together in 2017, Formula Race Promotions (FRP) and the United States Auto Club (USAC Racing) will extend their sanctioning agreement for the 2018 seasons of the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series. The seasons open at Road Atlanta, April 20-22 and continue with stops at Watkins Glen, VIR, Mid-Ohio, Pittsburgh and Summit Point.

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K-Hill Signs Two F1600 Drivers for 2018

K-Hill NewsK-Hill Motorsports would like to announce two of our F1600 drivers for the 2018 season. We are excited to say Yuven Sundaramoorthy is back for a second year!! Also, a huge welcome aboard to Tyler O’Connor!!

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FRP Announces 2018 Schedule

F1600 Action

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions today announced its six-weekend 2018 schedule for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series.

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Watkins Glen Makes Triumphant Return to 2018 FRP Schedule

Watkins Glen F1600 StartSalem, NH – Watkins Glen International will be back on the 2018 Formula Race Promotions (FRP) schedule as the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series will head to the historic facility May 11-13, 2018.

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Why Choose F1600?

Championship Insight: Matthew Cowley

Matthew Cowley

Go in-depth into Matthew Cowley's journey to the 2017 F1600 Championship Series title. Listen to an extended audio interview with the Team Pelfrey driver here. 

Jonathan Kotyk: The Journey Continues

Jonathan KotykCORBY, England – After a successful test at Donington Park last Thursday, Aaron and I helped the Cliff Dempsey team pack up the truck. We then headed over to Oulton Park with the team’s mechanic Jake – or as everyone calls him, “Cookie.” It was a short hour-and-a-half drive, making for a nice ride through some small villages. We parked the truck and collected Cliff and Harrison before heading over to the hotel for a good night’s rest. The next morning quickly arrived and it was time for us to start our two-day outing at Oulton Park. The weekend consisted of four practice runs on Friday followed by a qualifying and two races Saturday.

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NJMP Winners Circle Report

Matthew CowleyCatch up on audio from the winners circle following F1600 Championship Series races from NJMP.

Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

Season Finale Video Highlights

Kotyk Wins in Season Finale F1600 Race

Jonathan Kotyk

Millville, NJ - Team USA Scholarship winner Jonathan Kotyk took the final win of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series in round 20 of the season. It was the third and final race of the F1600 weekend from New Jersey Motorsports Park, and like the previous two, featured all green flag laps as Kotyk won a close race by one tenth of a second ahead of teammate and 2017 Series Champion Matthew Cowley. Zach Holden finished third for K-Hill Motorsports.

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Sundaramoorthy First; Cowley Champion

Photo finish

Millville, NJ - Yuven Sundaramoorthy won his second race of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season in an exciting photo finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Driving the No. 13 for K-Hill Motorsports, Sundaramoorthy won by .014 seconds over Team Pelfrey's Jonathan Kotyk. Another .081 seconds back, Matthew Cowley finished third to clinch the 2017 F1600 Championship Series title for Team Pelfrey.

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Round 19 Video Highlights

F1600 Round 18 Highlights

Cowley Wins Sixth of 2017

 Matthew Cowley

Millville, NJ - Team Pelfrey's Matthew Cowley took the Saturday afternoon victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park in a dynamic race over 21 green flag laps, winning round 18 of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season by .036 seconds to extend his Championship lead. Teammate and Team USA Scholarship winner Jonathan Kotyk finished second while Zach Holden rebounded to complete the podium.

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Cowley Takes Pole in New Jersey

Mattew Cowley

Millville, NJ - Championship points leader Matthew Cowley added to his points lead by taking pole for race one of the season finale tripleheader for the F1600 Championship Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Cowley, driving the No. 80 for Team Pelfrey, took pole ahead of teammate Jonathan Kotyk. Full results. 

Holden Leads Morning Practice

Zach Holden

Millville, NJ - Championship contender Zach Holden led morning practice from New Jersey Motorsports Park's Thunderbolt circuit ahead of the F1600 Championship Series season finale. Holden, driving the black No. 7 from K-Hill Motorsports, set the quickest time ahead of  points leader Matthew Cowley, with Team USA Scholarship winner Jonathan Kotyk in third. Full results. 

Jonathan Kotyk Wins Team USA Scholarship

200Salem, NH - Formula Race Promotions and F1600 Championship Series driver Jonathan Kotyk was announced as one of two winners of the 2017 Team USA Scholarship. The 23-year-old from Atlantic Beach, Florida, was one of six finalists, and will now travel to England to race in the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy.

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Championship Weekend for FRP at NJMP

Matthew Cowley

Salem, NH – It’s the final weekend of the 2017 Formula Race Promotions (FRP) with Championships on the line in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Road Course. The trio of FRP Championships will join forces with the Trans-Am Series for an action-packed spectator weekend. 

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Simon Sikes to Rice Race Prep for NJMP

Simon SkyesSimon Sikes will make his FRP F1600 Championship debut with Rice Race Prep at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Oct 7-8. From Athens, Georgia, the 16 year old Sikes is the 2017 Skip Barber Winter Series Champion and one of ten candidates for the 2017 Team USA Scholarship process.

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Cowley Wins in Formula F at Indy

Matthew CowleyIndianapolis, IN – Formula Race Promotions drivers dominated the 2017 Runoffs in Formula F at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The F1600 Championship Series contenders stole the show, as Matthew Cowley and Team Pelfrey battled to the win at Indy ahead of F1600 pro series rivals Zach Holden and Jonathan Kotyk. Yuven Sundaramoorthy also ran well, challenging for the win on the last lap.

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Rice Race Prep Announces F1600 Expansion for 2018

Rice Race Prep CarIndianapolis, IN – Rice Race Prep announced today it is adding three cars for the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season. The Greg Rice-run team won the F2000 Championship Series title in 2016, as well as the F1600 Masters Class Championship the same year.

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FRP in Full 2018 Track Time Planning Mode

F1600 ActionSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) is in full swing, planning for an exciting 2018 season and continuing with its trademark three hours of single-run-group track time at premiere race tracks for its Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 competitors.

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Osborne and Kotyk Advance in Team USA

David Osborne Leads Jonathan KotykTeam Pelfrey F1600 Championship Series drivers David Osborne and Jonathan Kotyk will continue to a shootout for the Team USA Scholarship this coming weekend. 

The process of determining which two young drivers will carry the patriotic red, white and blue colors of the Team USA Scholarship at the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy events later this year in England – and earn an invitation to the end-of-season Mazda Road to Indy $200k USF2000 Scholarship Shootout – will continue with a shootout to be held at the M1 Concourse facility in Pontiac, Mich., on the weekend of September 8/9. The two days of evaluations, both on the track and off, will be held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil School of Racing.

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Summit Point Winners Circle Report

Summit Point Winners CircleCatch up on audio from the winners circle following F1600 Championship Series races from Summit Point.

Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

Summit Point Race 3 Recap Video

Holden Scores Sunday Sweep

Zach Holden

Summit Point, WV - Zach Holden closed out the weekend at Summit Point with a dominating victory in the third and final F1600 Championship Series race of the event on the 10-turn course. Holden swept both Sunday races for K-Hill Motorsports, with two wins in the No. 96 Mygale/Honda. Both races were run flag-to-flag in competitive all-green-flag conditions. Following Holden, Matthew Cowley finished second for Team Pelfrey and Yuven Sundaramoorthy was third in a second K-Hill car in the 23-lap race.

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Summit Point Race 2 Sizzle

Holden Wins 23-Lap All-Green-Flag Shootout

Zach Holden

Summit Point, WV - Zach Holden was the winner following a lap-after-lap battle among the top five cars at Summit Point Motorsports Park in round 16 of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season. It was a hard-fought and clean race that went all green from the start to the checkered flag and featured over 20 lead changes. Holden led K-Hill Motorsports teammate Yuven Sundaramoorthy to the finish, with Matthew Cowley third for Team Pelfrey.

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Summit Point Race 1 Sizzle Reel

Cowley Wins Race 1 at Summit Point

Matthew Cowley

Summit Point, WV - Matthew Cowley took the checkered flag at Summit Point for the win in round 15 of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season as the Team Pelfrey driver extended his Championship lead in the No. 80 Mygale/Honda. Cowley triumphed over K-Hill's Zach Holden, who charged back from last to second after an unscheduled pit stop. Jonathan Kotyk finished third and a fight of the race in the Masters Class division was won by Mike Scanlan.

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Holden Leads Summit Point Practice

Zach Holden

Summit Point, WV - F1600 Championship competitors saw two lengthy morning test sessions by twin afternoon practice sessions following the lunch hour in West Virginia with Zach Holden leading the way. 

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Summit Point Weekend Preview

Jonathan KotykSalem, NH – With just two weekends remaining in the 2017 season, tensions are rising in the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series as drivers battle for every remaining point. This weekend the action for Formula Race Promotions heads to Summit Point in West Virginia for a three-day action-packed race weekend on the 10-turn road course.

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PittRace Winners Circle Report

PittRace PodiumCatch up on audio from the winners circle following F1600 Championship Series races from Pittsburgh. 

Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

Team USA Candidate: David Osborne

Team USA Candidate: Jonathan Kotyk

PittRace Race 3 Video

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