GREEN BAY, Wis. (January 27, 2009) – As the newest open-wheel category to make its debut on the Sports Car Club of America scene, Formula 1000 is continuing its growth all over the nation. Dubbed ‘Formula B’ by the SCCA brass, the program is currently a national category and its participants and supporters are fully focused on earning a Runoffs entry in 2010. In an effort to achieve this goal, a new nationwide program is being promoted and managed by Mike Beauchamp, one of the F1000 pioneers. Along with a growing list of supporters, Beauchamp is excited to announce the formation of the new ‘F1000 National Championship Presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering’, which will encompass the 2009 season.
With the goal of increasing Formula 1000 participation numbers to an average 2.5 of cars per race or greater in SCCA National competition, thus earning the class an invite to the year-end National Championship Runoffs, the F1000 National Championship will focus on getting drivers to attend as many races as possible. The season-long championship will feature all registered FB drivers battling for top honors in SCCA National races across the USA. Utilizing the traditional SCCA National points system (12, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1), F1000 Championship competitors will accrue points for race finishes in all National races. In addition to the standard points being awarded, program participants will be awarded one bonus point for each FB starter listed behind them in the final race results, with a maximum of 10 bonus points per race. Further bonus points will be available via the third annual F1000 Championship race as part of the American Road Race of Champions event at Road Atlanta, with drivers earning double points for a top-nine finish and no limit on bonus points. Utilizing this points format, each driver’s best six results will be used to calculate the inaugural series champion.
In addition to the series title, F1000 National Championship competitors will have the opportunity to win the RillTech Racing Formula B Triple Crown, which will be awarded to a driver that wins his/her SCCA Divisional title, the FB race at the June Sprints and the F1000 Championship race at the American Road Race of Champions at Road Atlanta in November.
Thanks to backing from George Dean Racing Engines, Taylor Race Engineering, Hurley Racing Products, NovaRace, Quicksilver RacEngines, Williams Race Development, Rilltech Racing, eFormulaCarNews.com and Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies, F1000 National Championship competitors will not only be fighting for class bragging rights, but also an impressive series prize fund. In addition to a season-ending purse being paid out, several other prizes and programs are to be to be announced shortly. Competitors will also receive an F1000 decal and a commemorative championship t-shirt, provided courtesy of ZAT Graphics.
In order to be part of the 2009 F1000 National Championship Presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering, drivers need to register by contacting series organizer Mike Beauchamp via email@example.com or by visiting www.formula1000.com
About F1000 National Championship:
Formed in 2009, the F1000 National Championship Presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering is a year-long SCCA Club Racing National competition. The series features high-performance tube-frame Formula 1000 race cars that are powered by 1000cc motorcycle engines. One of the newest SCCA National classes, it consists of both purpose-built cars and Formula Continental conversions cars, with top speeds in excess of 150 mph.