- 19 February 2016
Exclusive Autosport announced that Will Harvey has signed to compete with the championship winning team in 2016. Harvey will contest a number of events in both the SCCA Majors tour and the F1600 Formula F Championship series.
The 19-year-old from Edmond, Oklahoma competed with Michael Duncalfe’s multi-championship winning team in January at two SCCA Majors Tour events in Florida – Homestead Miami Speedway and Sebring International Raceway. The events went well for Harvey collecting two podium finishes. The partnership between Exclusive Autosport and Harvey was determined to be a good fit and a program for 2016 was prepared. Harvey will pilot the #90 Marlin Oil / Oklahoma Heart Hospital / Cystic Fibrosis Foundation / Exclusive Autosport / Spectrum / Honda. Due to his commitments at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a summer internship, Harvey will running at select F1600 Formula F Championship events as well as select SCCA Majors Tour events.
Harvey was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis early in life. He has fully embraced the disease and uses each and every day to discover new experiences. He began racing at a young age at the local dirt track. His passion for the sport has never dwindled. He made his way into open wheel cars in 2012 when he competed in the Bertil Roos Racing School F2000 Series. He collected four race wins and Rookie of the Year honors on route to a third place finish in the overall championship. He would continue in open wheel cars in 2014 and 2015 in the F1600 Formula F Championship series where he has amassed three podiums and 13 top ten finishes.
“I am excited to see what I can do on the track with Exclusive Autosport and their Spectrum chassis in 2016. This year will be very busy for me between races, classwork and an internship. I am happy to face the challenge with a team that is always a contender for the win, regardless of where we race,” said Harvey.
"It’s a pleasure to announce that we have signed Will Harvey to race with Exclusive Autosport in multiple series in 2016. Will began his 2016 campaign with EA competing in the SCCA Majors championship where he had two podiums and four top five finished and is now second in the overall points championship. Will’s instant success combined with his desire to succeed will make him a threat each and every time he is on track," said Exclusive Autosport team owner Michael Duncalfe.
“It has been a pleasure working with Will since he joined my Motorsports Driver Development program in January last year. Will has made great strides and I am optimistic for the coming season in his new Exclusive Autosport seat.” said Jay Howard, Harvey’s coach.
Will Harvey will be on track with Exclusive Autosport February 19-21 at Sebring International Raceway for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series non-point weekend.