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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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.

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 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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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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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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