b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11offseason_atlanticlogo.jpgSharon, CT – Formula Race Promotions has announced the formation of the Atlantic Championship Series for SCCA-legal Formula Atlantic race cars. The Series will be run in conjunction with the highly successful F2000 Championship Series and F1600 Formula F Championship Series, sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. A six-round, three-event Championship is planned for 2012.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_post_book1.jpgThe perfect Christmas gift, a thank you for your sponsor, or simply a memento from the 2011 racing season, the 2011 Year In Review Photobook will look fantastic on your shelf or your coffee table.

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Ready to go at VIRSharon, CT – 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.

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F1600 start(Originally written following the June 3-5 event at Watkins Glen for publication in a leading motorsports magazine.)

If you don’t like Watkins Glen, your soul is cold. The Glen is a virtual cathedral of speed and grace set in New York’s picturesque wine country. The view from the paddock is like a postcard as 38 mile long Seneca Lake marches off to the north. This is where road racing began in the U.S.You can feel it.

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Goughary won at VIR in AprilFollowing a race win and a third place finish in the inaugural F1600 Formula F Championship Series standings, Jim Goughary, driver of the No. 7 Piper/Honda for Raceworks, has donated his Championship check to SOS Children’s Villages, the official charity of F1600.

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Valet won the 2011 title.Watkins Glen, NY – Wyatt Gooden remained perfect in F1600 competition, taking his fourth win of 2011 in just four starts, and his second win of the day at Watkins Glen for Quantum Racing Services in a Van Diemen/Honda. The bigger story however, was the inaugural Championship, which went to Bill Valet, who finished third in a nail-biting slip-streaming battle among a number of cars, including closest points rival Tim Kautz, who had to settle for sixth place in the season finale.

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Gooden out in frontWatkins Glen, NY – After a non-race on Saturday following an opening-lap incident, F1600 Formula F Championship Series competitors got round nine of the 2011 season underway on a cold-but-dry Sunday morning at Watkins Glen. Wyatt Gooden, driving a Van Diemen/Honda for Quantum Racing Services, led from pole for his third win, by just a nose, of 2011, in just three starts, in a shortened race due to a crash on lap seven.

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