A packed room in OrlandoOrlando, FL – Series owners, officials, teams, drivers, sponsors and more gathered at the PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show in Orlando to discuss the latest developments and news regarding the F2000 Championship Series and the new F1600 Formula F Championship Series.

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Formula F actionSharon, CT – Just two weeks after initial registration opened for the first ever F1600 Formula F Championship Series in 2011, 31 drivers have already reserved numbers for what is appearing to be a massive inaugural season grid in 2011. A number of chassis are represented on the initial list, including Van Diemen, Swift, Piper, Mondiale, Citation, Bowman and Crossle.

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Piper Formula F chassis under construction. Fast Forward/Piper Race Cars is gearing up for the inaugural season of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, according to Doug Learned Sr. and son Doug Jr., who build both Piper chassis and a variety of race car parts, among other things.

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Paul Rieffle watching over driver Tim DunnR-Sport is planning to run both F1600 Formula F Championship Series and F2000 Championship Series programs next year, according to Paul Rieffle, who runs the team. The Pennsylvania-based squad recently built a Swift DB-6 for Tim Dunn, powered by the Honda Fit motor.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11offseason_f1600logo.jpgSharon, CT – The F1600 Formula F Championship Series today announced its inaugural season schedule, consisting of five weekends and 10 events, pairing with the F2000 Championship Series.  The new Formula F Series opens the year at VIRginia International Raceway in early April. Following VIR, the tour visits Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lime Rock Park and concludes the season with a second date at Watkins Glen in mid-October.

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F1600 will run alongside F2000 at five events next year. (photo: Dennis Valet)Sharon, CT- The group behind the successful F2000 Championship Series has announced the latest addition to North American open-wheel racing: the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, launching for the 2011 season. With the highest car count over the last four years on the open-wheel landscape, the F2000 Championship Series has positioned itself as a step on any ladder and a destination for established veterans. The F1600 Formula F Series will lend itself to the same concept.

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