F1600 Expands Schedule for 2012 Following a successful inaugural 10-race run in 2011, the F1600 Formula F Championship Series will keep the momentum, expanding to 14 races in 2012, over seven double-race weekends. The Formula F cars will start the year in April at VIRginia International Raceway, then it’s Road Atlanta, followed by Memorial Day weekend at Lime Rock Park, supporting ARCA at New Jersey Motorsports Park in late June, and then onto Mid-Ohio in late July, followed by Summit Point in August and the season finale at Watkins Glen International in October.
“With an expanded schedule for 2012 we have responded to our competitors requests with more choices, more tracks, more racing and better spacing of events. In 2011 we originally scheduled four, increased that to five, and the feeling was more is better,” said Michael Rand, Series managing director.
The Series will keep its points rules, dropping the lowest two scores for each driver before compiling the final standings.
The expanded schedule is a response from a season-ending survey sent out by Series officials, along with the incredibly strong support the first year Championship received from leading teams, Formula F competitors and manufacturers over the course of 2011.
For the F1600 contingent, Road Atlanta, New Jersey and Summit Point will mark new race tracks, with VIR, Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen all being visited in 2011.
A large established grid of Formula F cars sharing both Honda and Ford engines is expected to take to the track at every event. Chassis manufacturers Mygale and Spectrum are expected to expand their Formula F support in 2012.
2012 Tentative F1600 Schedule:
April 12 – 15: VIRginia International Raceway (with Historics) May 10 – 12: Road Atlanta (with Formula Drift) May 25 – 26: Lime Rock Park (with TransAm) June 28 – July 1: New Jersey Motorsports Park (Thunderbolt) (with ARCA and TransAm) July 26 – July 29: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (with SCCA) August 24 – 26: Summit Point (with CCS Motorcycle Racing) October 12 – 14: Watkins Glen International (with Historics)
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