BGR Team Grote becomes Canadian dealer for Piper Race Cars. The leading F1600 Team has taken delivery of its first car and expects the second car in just a few weeks. The reigning OFFC Champions and Rookie of the Year winner in both the OFFC and Quebec based Formula Tour 1600 will field at least two Piper DF5’s this season as well as support any customer owned cars in Canada.
The highly regarded Piper DF5 has been a success since its inception, winning the prestigous SCCA National Championship on its debut appearance. Since then it has garnered many wins, lap records and won the inaugral US Pro F1600 event last April at VIR. Matched with the most successful F1600 team in the OFFC, the pairing should provide results right away.
“We are excited about partnering with Brian Graham Racing in Canadian Formula 1600. Brian Graham Racing’s experience and proven track record in Canadian Formula 1600 will be an essential part of establishing the Piper at the front of the field in Canada,” said Piper Race Cars’ Doug Learned Jr.
A trip to California to visit the Piper facility impressed team owner Brian Graham.
“It was very nice to finally meet with the two Dougs and tour their impressive machine shop. The quality of what they build is absolutely stunning. I am really looking forward to working with them as we develop the cars and take on a whole new challenge with our series also making the switch to Toyo Tires this season. It really is time our team took a step forward in being able to offer our drivers a new car with full support from the factory. I can’t wait to get started,” said Graham.
Courtesy BGR Team Grote