TORONTO, ON (May 2, 2014) – The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series gets rolling at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend for the BEMC Spring Trophy Races, Rounds 1 and 2 of the Championship.
25 competitors from all across Canada and the United States have come to take part in what will be one of the strongest seasons in Canadian formula car racing in years. The Series will crown a new Champion as 2013 title-holder Jack Mitchell, Jr. will compete in the Pro F1600 Championship south of the border.
Several of the larger teams in the Championship, BGR Team Grote, Exclusive Autosport and Britain West are joined by newcomers AVR Motorsports in “A” Class competition.
The “B” Class, for cars produced before 1994 will be a hotly contested affair with several of last year’s top runners returning fulltime. Last year’s class Champion, Craig Willis, has moved up to the “A” Class paving the way for another new winner.
“We are so excited to get this new season started,” said Jason Sharpe, promoter for the series. “We have new teams, new cars, a very impressive rookie class and some incredible events on our calendar. Formula car racing in Canada is very healthy right now” he added.
Cars will hit the track on Friday for a full day of testing and the racing will begin with Round 1 on Saturday and Round 2 on Sunday afternoon.
RACE: BEMC Spring Trophy Races
TRACK: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
DATE: Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4
SERIES HASHTAG: #ToyoTiresF1600
SERIES CONTACT: Jason Sharpe, (416) 557-5451 or email@example.com, Twitter: @jasonsharpe
The Race: This is Rounds 1 and 2 in the Championship.
The Format: Both A and B Class cars race together, with an equalization package for the Honda and Ford motors. There is one practice and one qualifying session for each of the weekend’s races.
Gaining Momentum: With a renewed enthusiasm and new marketing partners the Series is enjoying a large increase in grid size and exposure. There are several competitors returning to the series and over the next few rounds several new competitors will make their series’ debut.
The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series is the premiere open wheel series in Ontario, sanctioned by CASC Ontario Region and proudly supported by Toyo Tires, Honda HPD, Cove Dentistry, Stäubli, Lincoln Electric, Braille Battery, Johnston Research and Performance, MK Technologies and Rod Ends Mechanical. The series is comprised of a six event, double-header format and competes at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the Honda Indy Toronto and Calabogie Motorsport Park.
From: Jason Sharpe // Move Motorsports Management