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Indy Winners Circle Report

Kotyk Drinks the MilkCatch up on audio from the winners circle following both F1600 Championship Series races from Indy. Race 1 | Race 2

Kotyk Wins at Indy

Jonathan KotykSpeedway, IN - Jonathan Kotyk crossed the yard of bricks first in the Sunday afternoon F1600 Championship Series race on the road course at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. K-Hill Motorsports driver Zach Holden bounced back from a rough Saturday race to finish runner-up at the Brickyard while a second Team Pelfrey entry piloted by David Osborne completed the podium. Joe Colasacco won the Masters Class for Auriana Racing.

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Saturday IMS Video Recap

First F1600 Win for Sundaramoorthy Comes at Indy

Yuven SundaramoorthySpeedway, IN - The F1600 Championship Series race again came down to the last lap after a race-long battle at the front of the field as Yuven Sundaramoorthy crossed the line first for K-Hill Motorsports, taking his first ever F1600 victory in an iconic setting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sundaramoorthy won by a mere .039 seconds ahead of Team Pelfrey's Jonathan Kotyk, while Matthew Cowley was third and Joe Colasacco won the Masters Class.

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F1600 Indy Sizzle Reel

Video: Welcome to Indy

Cowley to F1600 Pole at Indy

Matthew CowleySpeedway, IN - Matthew Cowley took pole position by setting the fastest time in two combined qualifying sessions for the F1600 Championship Series  at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Team Pelfrey driver is tied for the Championship lead with Zach Holden, who will line up alongside on the run to turn one in race one, scheduled for Saturday afternoon. View results here.

Indianapolis Embraced in Practice and Qualy by FRP Competitors

Zach HoldenSpeedway, IN - The yard of bricks, the scoring pylon, four iconic turns, the Pagoda and a state-of-the-art infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the setting for Friday activities as a large group of F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series competitors took to the track for practice and a thrilling three sets of first round qualifying sessions.

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Holden Leads Opening Practice

Zach HoldenSpeedway, IN - F1600 Formula F Championship Series morning practice from Indianapolis Motor Speedway was paced by Zach Holden, who sits tied for first in the Series point standings for K-Hill Motorsports.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Racers Ready for IMS

Matthew CowleySalem, NH – Joining the Open Wheel World Challenge, the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series teams and drivers are ready for a much-anticipated June weekend on the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The Winners Circle Report from Mid-Ohio

F1600 Podium from Mid-OhioCatch up on audio from the winners circle following F1600 races at Mid-Ohio. Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

Cowley: 3 for 3 At Mid-Ohio

Matthew CowleyLexington, OH - Matthew Cowley made it three wins in one day in F1600 Championship Series competition with a last-lap move on Zach Holden at Mid-Ohio in round six of the 2017 season. Cowley becomes the first F1600 driver to win three races in one day. The third victory for the Team Pelfrey driver came ahead of K-Hill teammates Holden and Lance Fenderson.

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Cowley Beats Holden for Mid-Ohio Race 2

Matthew CowleyLexington, OH - Matthew Cowley doubled up and won in the second F1600 race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio, taking the checkered flag after a near race-long fight with Zach Holden. Cowley takes his second win of the day for Team Pelfrey, while Holden finished second and Yuven Sundaramoorthy completed the podium matching his morning performance.

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F1600 Mid-Ohio Race 1

Cowley Dominates First Mid-Ohio Race

 Matthew CowleyLexington, OH - Team Pelfrey's Matthew Cowley won the first F1600 Championship Series race at Mid-Ohio, prevailing in his No. 80 Mygale/Honda on Saturday morning. Cowley led every lap with a dominating pace, extending a huge gap to win his first F1600 race over a raging battle for the rest of the podium. Yuven Sundaramoorthy finished second with Lance Fenderson in third. Scott Rubenzer won the Masters Class.

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F1600 Friday Mid-Ohio Notebook

Joe ColasaccoLexington, OH - The latest news and notes from the paddock at Mid-Ohio for F1600 Formula F Championship competitors.

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Kotyk by .021 for Mid-Ohio Pole

Jonathan KotykLexington, OH - Jonathan Kotyk, driving for Team Pelfrey, beat out his teammate Matthew Cowley by just .021 seconds for pole position at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in an ultra-competitive Friday afternoon qualifying session. Full results are here, and Saturday continues with three races for F1600 competitors.

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FRP Mid-Ohio Preview

Zach HoldenSalem, NH – At the season-opening Formula Race Promotions event, six of seven races came down to last lap passes for the lead. This weekend, the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series head for their second event of the 2017 season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in a tight and action packed two-day weekend just 12 days following the season opener at VIR.

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VIR Video Recaps

The Winners Circle Report from VIR

Victory Lane - Race 1Catch up on audio from the winners circle following two F1600 rounds from VIR. Race 1 | Race 2

Holden Pulls Off Sunday Sweep

Zach HoldenAlton, VA - For the second race in a row, and on the same day, Zach Holden took the lead on the last lap and his second victory in three starts on the season-opening weekend of the F1600 Championship Series at VIR. Holden took his No. 96 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda to the win in a late Sunday afternoon race at VIR following his morning performance. He crossed the line with a margin of .02 seconds, just a few inches, over Team Pelfrey's Jonathan Kotyk while Matthew Cowley finished third.

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Holden Wins Race 2

Zach Holden Crosses the Line in P1Alton, VA - Zach Holden won the second F1600 Championship Series race of the VIR weekend as the leaders scrambled coming out of turn 17 to pass a slower lapped car on the last lap coming to the checkered flag. Holden would take his first F1600 win in the No. 96 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda ahead of Matthew Cowley and Lance Fenderson.

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Kotyk by .02 Seconds for the Win

Jonathan KotykAlton, VA - Jonathan Kotyk, coming out of the final corner at VIR, got the run he needed to win by a nose for Team Pelfrey, beating Zach Holden to the line by .020 seconds with Lance Fenderson another .050 seconds back in a thrilling three-wide finish in the first race of 2017 for the F1600 Championship Series.

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Cowley Goes Fastest, Sundaramoorthy to Start P1

 Yuven SundaramoorthyAlton, VA - Matthew Cowley led the way in late Friday afternoon qualifying from VIR in the No. 80 Team Pelfrey entry, taking his Mygale/Honda to the top of the time sheets to score pole for the F1600 Championship Series season opener. However, a penalty from Thursday will cost the rookie two grid positions, promoting Yuven Sundaramoorthy to the first starting position alongside David Osborne.

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Holden Fastest Again in Practice 2

Zach Holden Alton, VA - Zach Holden completed the opening day of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season with the fastest lap in both practice sessions. He lowered the best lap of the day in an evening session with the sun setting over VIR, with a fast time of 1:59.000 for K-Hill Motorsports. Check out the full results here. 

Holden First in F1600 Free Practice

Zach HoldenAlton, VA - After 30 minutes of green flag track time, it was Zach Holden with the fastest free practice lap for F1600 Championship Series competitors in the first session of the 21-race, seven-weekend 2017 season held on Thursday afternoon at VIRginia International Raceway.

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David Osborne Becomes Trinity Karting Group’s First Graduate to Team Pelfrey’s F1600 Team

David OsbourneEarlier this year, Team Pelfrey and Trinity Karting Group announced their partnership to help talented young go-kart drivers graduate to formula cars via the F1600 Championship Series. From there, the ultimately goal is for drivers to make their way up the #PelfreyPower ladder all the way to the Verizon IndyCar Series.David Osborne of Cincinnati, Ohio is the first TKG driver to successfully make the transition to F1600 with Team Pelfrey.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Season Opener Preview

F1600 ActionSalem, NH - Formula Race Promotions is set to start its 2017 season this weekend at VIR with the opening rounds of the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. New drivers, more cars and a new sanctioning body in USAC Racing make up the big stories going into the four-day race weekend at the 17-turn VIR.

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Formula Race Promotions and ScreeningNow Ink a Production Distribution Deal to Produce New Race Show

Bruce HamiltonBurbank, CA - Formula Race Promotions (www.formularacepromotions.com) and ScreeningNow (www.screeningnow.com) have inked a production distribution deal to cover the 2017 season opening at the 17-turn three-mile course at Virginia International Raceway from April 29-30 where drivers will face off in the F1600, F2000, and Atlantic Championship Series.

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Yuven Sundaramoorthy Signs with K-Hill

Yuven SundaramoorthyK-Hill Motorsports strengthens its team and deepens the competition by adding 14 year old Yuven Sundaramoorthy to their team. Yuven comes to the team from the Albany, New York area to start his rookie year with K-Hill Motorsports in their F1600 program.

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Team Pelfrey Signs Jonathan Kotyk to F1600 for the 2017 Season

 Team Pelfrey announces the signing of Jonathan Kotyk to its F1600 Championship Series Team for the 2017 season, marking Kotyk's first car season.Tampa, FL. (March 22, 2017) – Team Pelfrey announces the signing of Jonathan Kotyk to its F1600 Championship Series Team for the 2017 season, marking Kotyk's first car season.

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Atlantic, F2000, F1600 Registrations Trend Up for New Season

F1600 actionSalem, NH - With just over a month until the Formula Race Promotions season opener at VIRginia International Raceway, Series registrations for the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 seasons for drivers are well ahead of 2016 levels.

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FRP Announces VIR Opening Event Format

Cars on track at VIRSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) will kick off the 2017 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 seasons with a huge spectator event at VIR. The opening weekend for the USAC-sanctioned Championships is now set to run over four days, from Thursday April 27 through Sunday April 30.

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FRP Opens Online Registration for 2017 Season

John McCuskerSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) and USAC Racing today opened their new and improved online registration system for the much-anticipated 2017 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, with just under three long months before the first race of the year at VIR.

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Matthew Cowley Signs with Team Pelfrey F1600 for 2017 Season

Matthew CowleyTAMPA, Fla.  - Team Pelfrey is excited to officially announce the signing of Matthew Cowley to its F1600 Championship Series team for 2017, marking Cowley’s first season of racing in the United States.

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It’s Official: Verhagen Joins Red Bull Junior Team

Neil VerhagenSalem, NH – 2016 F1600 Championship Series title-winner Neil Verhagen was recently signed by the Red Bull Junior Team and will compete in Europe in 2017. In addition, the aspiring driver was also awarded SCCA’s iconic Mark Donohue award for his performance over the 2016 season.

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FRP, USAC and Hoosier Launch 2017-2018 Marketing Platform

F2000 actionSalem, NH - Formula Race Promotions (FRP), the promoter of the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, together with USAC Racing and Hoosier Racing Tire, have launched their 2017-2018 marketing and branding platform: Affordable. Competitive. Racing. The season begins at VIR, April 28-30.

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Verhagen Leads FIA’s 20 Under 20

Verhagen hoists the trophySalem, NH - Neil Verhagen, the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series title winner, has made the FIA’s 20 under 20 list, published in the most recent edition of AUTO, the FIA’s magazine. Check out the article here.

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F1600 Promo Video

USAC to Sanction Atlantic, F2000, F1600 Championships

USAC logoSalem, NH - Formula Race Promotions (FRP) announced today that the United States Auto Club (USAC) will sanction the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series for 2017 and beyond. The new sanctioning agreement will provide a seamless transition of licensing and credentialing for FRP competitors.

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Ryan Norman to Andretti Indy Lights Team

Ryan Norman2016 Atlantic Championship Series title-winner Ryan Norman today announced he will be driving in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series in 2017 with Andretti Autosport. The rookie will pilot the No. 48 Flip Side Mazda as part of Andretti’s 2017 stable.

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FRP at the SuperNats

Calvin MingSalem, NH - Formula Race Promotions (FRP) officials, teams and drivers recently descended on Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals (SuperNats), an annual world-famous karting race.

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F1600: Tight Racing by the Numbers

Calvin Ming by .001 secondsSalem, NH – Eleven of 21 F1600 Formula F Championship Series races run in 2016 were decided by a victory margin under one-tenth of a second. There were 20 races that were decided by a victory margin of half-a-second or less, and of the tight races, three came down to thousandths of a second.

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2017 Schedule Released for F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championships

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_WSPS_FRMLACHAMP_08-28-2016_F-1600_1673.jpgSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) today announced a vastly overhauled and exciting schedule for the 2017 F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. Three major spectator events and two new tracks have been added to the trademark seven-weekend schedule.

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New Class Structure and Lower Entry Fees for F1600, F2000 and Atlantic

F1600 ActionSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) announced today an updated class structure for the 2017 F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series, while lowering entry fees and still providing three live hours of track time per class per Championship weekend.

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2016 Season: Behind the Scenes

A look at some of our favorite behind-the-scenes photos from 2016.

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The Winners Circle Report: VIR

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_phoca_thumb_l_dsc_8574.jpgThe F1600 Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words.  Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Drivers Set for Mazda Shootout

Portante (right) and Verhagen (left)Salem, NH – Drivers representing Formula Race Promotions’ (FRP) F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series have stamped their tickets to the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout.

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Onboard: Final Lap with Portante at VIR

Victory for Title-Winner Verhagen at VIR

Neil VerhagenAlton, VA - Neil Verhagen capped his F1600 Formula F Championship Series 2016 season with a Sunday morning victory at VIRginia International Raceway. The No. 3 K-Hill Motorsports driver underscored his Championship-winning season with a last lap pass for the win at VIR, taking the victory by .011 seconds head of Calvin Ming with Peter Portante finishing third in another K-Hill car.

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Portante Wins at VIR, Verhagen Takes Title

Peter PortanteAlton, VA - Another close F1600 Formula F Championship Series race at VIRginia International Raceway saw Peter Portante claim the victory by inches in the penultimate round of the 2016 season. Neil Verhagen clinched the 2016 title with a second place finish. Portante fought off K-Hill Motorsports teammate Verhagen and Phillippe Denes, of Team Pelfrey, in a three-car fight to the checkered flag coming off turn 17 at VIR.

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Verhagen Wins on Friday at VIR

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_nvfridaywin.jpgAlton, VA - Neil Verhagen won an exciting Friday evening F1600 Formula F Championship Series race at VIRginia International Raceway. After taking the white-flag three wide, K-Hill's Verhagen emerged to win by a few car lengths after a race-long all-green-flag battle among four cars on the F1600 Championship finale weekend in Virginia. It is one step closer to the title for the F1600 points leader. Kaylen Frederick and Phillippe Denes followed for Team Pelfrey.

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Portante Scores Race One Pole

Peter PortanteAlton, VA - Three bonus points available for qualifying on pole for round 19 of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series went to K-Hill Motorsports drive Peter Portante, who set the fastest lap during the 30-minute session at VIR at 1:59.104. Another 30-minute qualifying session follows at 5:00 p.m. local time, with both sessions combining best times to set the grid for positions two and beyond. The race is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. local time, the first of three for the weekend at VIR.

F1600, F2000, Atlantic Season Finale Preview

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_virpreview1.jpgSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) heads into its season finale at VIRginia International Raceway this weekend with four drivers eligible for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series title, which all comes down to this final triple-header weekend. With overall driver Championships already having been decided in F2000 and Atlantic, entrants will look to end the season with outright victories and build momentum for 2017.

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Tumenas Motorsports Karts to Cars Program Launched

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_DSC_4167_copy.jpgSalem, NH - Tumenas Motorsports has enjoyed a strong season in F2000 Championship Series competition with Steve Jenks, and is now expanding its program to offer a karts-to-cars system for aspiring drivers, moving them from karting into both F1600 and F2000.

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Formula SAE Students Join FRP Paddock

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_SAE-3.jpgSalem, NH - A group of 10 engineering students from Temple University, all part of the school's Formula SAE program, linked up with the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series during August. The students joined the Championships for both the Pittsburgh and New Jersey rounds, getting an up close look at the motorsports world with Angelo Zarra, president of ANZE Engineering, a prominent race suspension design company.

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Hoosier Racing Tire and FRP Ink Three-Year Deal

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_WSPS_FRMLACHAMP_08-27-2016_F-2000_0371.jpgSalem, NH – Hoosier Racing Tire and Formula Race Promotions (FRP), which organizes the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, today announced a three-year contract renewal which will see Hoosier remain the official tire of all three Championships through the 2019 season.

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Photo Finishes

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_virfniish.jpgIt has been a year of photo finishes in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series. Check them all out here.

Verhagen Sweeps Sunday

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_nv3.jpgMillville, NJ - Round 18 of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season saw Neil Verhagen double up, winning his second race of the day by .011 seconds for K-Hill Motorsports. It was a similar story to the morning race as he beat out teammate Peter Portante to the finish line after a race run under full green flag conditions. Phillippe Denes finished third in a Team Pelfrey Mygale.

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Last to First for Verhagen at NJMP

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_nvmorningwin.jpgMillville, NJ - Neil Verhagen charged to the front late in the race and stayed there to win in round 17 of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series on Sunday morning by .063 seconds in the No. 3 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda at NJMP's Thunderbolt road course. Teammate Peter Portante finished second while Saturday winner Calvin Ming was third for Team Pelfrey.

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Ming Wins by .001 Seconds

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_mingvictory.jpgMillville, NJ - Calvin Ming won by .001 seconds in a three-wide finish in the first of three F1600 Formula F Championship Series races scheduled for NJMP this weekend. It was a dynamic show as the lead was traded back and forth for the duration of the all-green-flag race with Ming winning ahead of Phillippe Denes and Neil Verhagen.

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New Jersey Next for Atlantic, F2000 and F1600

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_verhagennjmp1.jpgSalem, NH – The penultimate weekend of the 2016 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Series is upon drivers and teams as Formula Race Promotions heads to the classic Thunderbolt circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) on a two-day weekend format, August 27-28.

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Rice Race Prep Announces Expansion

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_bamfordpitt1.jpgAs Steve Bamford and the Rice Race Prep chase their first F2000 Championship, the team is hard at work preparing for the 2017 Formula Race Promotions season.

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VIR Added to 2016 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Schedule

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_0k6x1234c.jpgSalem, NH – The Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series will close out their 2016 seasons at Virginia International Raceway, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Formula Race Promotions announced today. The VIR weekend replaces a previously announced race date at Dominion Speedway which has been cancelled.

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The Winners Circle Report: PittRace

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt1_phoca_thumb_l_pirc_8_7_2016-1032.jpgThe F1600 Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words.  Race 1Race 2 | Race 3

Frederick Takes First Win

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt2_kf-win1.jpgWampum, PA - Breaking away from the pack, Kaylen Frederick scored his maiden F1600 Series win at Pittsburgh with a 1.6 second margin on Team Pelfrey teammate Phillippe Denes on a sunny Sunday afternoon as Peter Portante finished third.

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Verhagen Scores Another Close Win

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt1_PIRC_8_7_2016-10005.jpgWampum, PA - For the second F1600 Formula F Championship Series race in a row, Neil Verhagen charged out of turn 18 on the last lap to win by thousandths of a second, this time beating Calvin Ming to the checkered flag by .009 seconds, compared to a .002 second victory on Saturday. Verhagen took his second win in a row at Pittsburgh for K-Hill Motorsports, with Ming finishing second for Team Pelfrey and Peter Portante in third in another K-Hill entry.

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Verhagen by .002 Seconds

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt1_nv_3_pittrace.jpgWampum, PA - K-Hill's Neil Verhagen won by .002 seconds in the first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race of the weekend at Pittsburgh in a drag race from turn 18 to the finish line alongside Kaylen Frederick. It was a race-long battle among six cars that came down to the wire in traditional Formula F style, and a big points day for Verhagen, who sits second in the standings.

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Portante Leads Practice at PittRace

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt1_poratnte-practice1.jpgWampum, PA - The fastest lap of the day in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series came in the afternoon session as K-Hill Motorsports driver Peter Portante led the way with a time of 1:46.818, four tenths up on Team Pelfrey's Phillippe Denes, the Championship points leader.

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F1600 Friday Notebook from PittRace

Wampum, PA - News and notes from the paddock at PittRace during the fifth Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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F1600 Drivers Preview PittRace

Wampum, PA - A full preview of the weekend, talking to select drivers that make up the grid of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series.

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Formula Race Promotions PittRace Preview

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_pitt1_f1600pittpreview.jpgSalem, NH – After a month-long break, the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series are back at the challenging Pittsburgh International Race Complex. It is Formula Race Promotions’ fourth visit to Pittsburgh, and the third event on the new and updated long course. Phillippe Denes, Steve Bamford and Ryan Norman hope to hold onto their Championship leads in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively.

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Formula Race Promotions to Trial Two-Day Format at NJMP

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_njmp_20160703-4-1600-0038cJLoewe.jpgSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions will use its August 27-28 weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt circuit to trial a new two-day weekend format ahead of the 2017 season. Teams and drivers in the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series will see a compressed format over Saturday and Sunday.

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Verhagen Caps Mid-Ohio Weekend with Win

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_mo_verhagenwin1.jpgLexington, OH - Neil Verhagen went from fourth to first on the last lap to win round 12 of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season at Mid-Ohio in the No. 3 for K-Hill Motorsports. Kaylen Frederick and Steve Bamford completed the podium.

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Ming Takes Sunday Morning Victory

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_mo_mingmowin.jpgLexington, OH - Calvin Ming prevailed in round 11 of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series, taking the victory on Sunday morning at Mid-Ohio ahead of Team Pelfrey teammate Phillippe Denes and K-Hill's Peter Portante.

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Portante Wins Mid-Ohio Fight

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_mo_portantewinstory.jpgLexington, OH - Peter Portante won round 10 of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after a race-long battle for the lead among six cars. It was Portante's second win of 2016 for K-Hill Motorsports as teammate Neil Verhagen finished second and Team Pelfrey's Calvin Ming completed the podium.

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Mid-Ohio Saturday Notebook

Lexington, OH - News and notes from around the paddock at Mid-Ohio on Saturday July 2.

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Portante Leads Friday Practice

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_mo_portante1mo.jpgLexington, OH - Peter Portante led F1600 Formula F Championship Series practice on Friday afternoon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a quick lap of 1:30.658 in the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda.

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F1600 Mid-Ohio Friday Notebook

Lexington, OH - News and notes from the paddock at Mid-Ohio during the fourth Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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F1600 Drivers Preview Mid-Ohio Weekend

Lexington, OH - A full preview of the weekend, talking to select drivers that make up the grid of the F1600 Championship Series.

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Formula Race Promotions Set for Banner Mid-Ohio Weekend

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_mo_denes-leads.jpgSalem, NH – The first weekend in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is quickly becoming a rite of passage for competitors in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series, which will see the midpoints of their seasons run this weekend at the Lexington, Ohio facility with a large turnout of open-wheel race cars expected in a Formula Race Promotions hosted weekend at the 13-turn road course.

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Pair of Victories for Exclusive

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_bd2320a3-e17b-45f4-abf5-4f9dc69b326e.jpgAlton, Virginia (June 8, 2016) – The F1600 Formula F Championship Series weekend at Virginia International Raceway marked a return to form for Exclusive Autosport.

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The Winners Circle Report: VIR

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_phoca_thumb_l_dsc_8506.jpgThe F1600 Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words.  Race 1Race 2 | Race 3

First Victory for Auriemma in Classic Finish

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_auriemmawin.jpgAlton, VA - The second F1600 race of Sunday and the third and final F1600 race of the weekend at VIR saw another improbable photo-finish that had Ben Auriemma score his maiden F1600 Formula F Championship Series win alongside teammate Trenton Estep and a charging Steve Bamford. The top three cars were separated by .053 seconds.

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Estep Takes Three-Wide Victory

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_virrace2video.jpgAlton, VA - A three wide photo-finish at VIR saw Trenton Estep take his first win of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season by .025 seconds, with Phillippe Denes on his left and Calvin Ming on his right, and Neil Verhagen on the gearbox of Estep's No. 90 Spectrum from Exclusive Autosport. The top four cars were covered by .062 seconds at the checkered flag in a race-long battle among the leaders.

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Verhagen Over Denes at VIR

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_verhagen1.jpgAlton, VA - In a battle to the checkered flag at VIR, it was Neil Verhagen in the K-Hill Motorsports Mygale taking the victory by just .042 seconds over Team Pelfrey's Phillippe Denes in round seven of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season. Steve Bamford won the Masters Class, finishing third overall. Weather conditions were in the 90s on a hot day in Virginia.

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Bamford and Grant Lead Friday Practice

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_dsc_6969.jpgAlton, VA - Steve Bamford led practice in both F1600 and F2000 while Keith Grant was fastest in Atlantic practice on Friday at VIRginia International Raceway for the third Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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VIR Friday Notebook

News and notes from the paddock at VIR during the third Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic VIR Preview

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_vir_wgipodium1.jpgSalem, NH – June 3-5 will see Virginia International Raceway, known to the world as VIR, host a full weekend of racing action for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. F1600 will see a traditional triple-race weekend format, while F2000 and Atlantic will each have two races.

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Exclusive Watkins Glen Weekend Report

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_earelease.jpgWatkins Glen, New York (May 23, 2016) – Between frigid temperatures and changing track conditions at Watkins Glen international, including snow on Sunday morning, setup was a full-on guessing game for Exclusive Autosport and its drivers in last weekend’s F1600 Formula F and F2000 Championship Series races.

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The Winners Circle Report: Watkins Glen

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_phoca_thumb_l_img_4529.jpgThe F1600 Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words.  Race 1Race 2 | Race 3

Denes on Top in Final WGI Round

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_denes-verhagen.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - Another last lap battle in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series saw Phillippe Denes take the win for Team Pelfrey, and become the only multiple-winner in the six rounds thus far in the 2016 season. Denes and Neil Verhagen separated themselves from the field and battled for the lead the entire race, with Denes coming out first by .076 seconds after a intense last lap fight. Calvin Ming finished third after falling back on the opening lap.

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Ming Wins at Watkins Glen

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_ming-wgi-winr2.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - Calvin Ming won the morning F1600 race at Watkins Glen on Sunday in the No. 82 Team Pelfrey Mygale, leading the final two laps of the timed event to the checkered flag ahead of Neil Verhagen and Saturday winner Phillippe Denes in an action-packed round five of the 2016 season. Steve Bamford won the Masters Class with a fourth place finish, ahead of Max Mallinen in fifth place.

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Denes Conquers Drying Watkins Glen

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_denes-win-1.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - Changing conditions threw a curve ball to F1600 Formula F Championship Series competitors, with Phillippe Denes taking the win for Team Pelfrey on a quickly drying Watkins Glen International in round four of the 2016 season. K-Hill teammates Peter Portante and Neil Verhagen completed the podium, with the top three taking a chance on slick Hoosiers on a wet track, and benefiting as the sun came out, able to charge to the front.

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Mazda Announces Atlantic & F2000 Championship Contingency Program

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_mazdalogo.jpgWATKINS GLEN, New York. (May 13, 2016) – While the Mazda Road to Indy is busy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda Road to 24 is sharing the pavement at Watkins Glen International with several series including the Formula Race Promotions' Atlantic Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series. This made for ideal timing to announce a new Mazda Motorsport partnership supporting Mazda racers competing in the two SCCA Pro Racing open-wheel championships.

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Denes, Grant and Norman Lead Watkins Glen Practice

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_denes.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - Phillippe Denes, David Grant and Ryan Norman were fastest in Friday practice in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, at Watkins Glen International. It is the second event of the 2016 Formula Race Promotions season, with seven races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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Friday Notebook: WGI Edition


News and notes from the paddock at Watkins Glen International during the second Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Set for Watkins Glen

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_atlfield2016.JPGSalem, NH - The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series are heading to the newly-paved Watkins Glen International this weekend for the second event of their 2016 seasons. A competitive Road Atlanta weekend opened the season in April, with veteran driver Steve Bamford leading both the F1600 and F2000 standings heading into the Watkins Glen event, while Ryan Norman is out front to an early points lead in Atlantic.

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Mällinen Set for Watkins Glen After Victory in Season Opener

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_2a-700x400.jpgLiberty Lake, WA – Max Mällinen is coming in with momentum on his side for this weekend’s triple-header event at Watkins Glen International, fresh off his first F1600 Formula F Championship Series victory in the No. 10 Swan Motorsports entry at Road Atlanta last month.

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