Formula F actionSharon, CT – Just two weeks after initial registration opened for the first ever F1600 Formula F Championship Series in 2011, 31 drivers have already reserved numbers for what is appearing to be a massive inaugural season grid in 2011. A number of chassis are represented on the initial list, including Van Diemen, Swift, Piper, Mondiale, Citation, Bowman and Crossle.

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Piper Formula F chassis under construction. Fast Forward/Piper Race Cars is gearing up for the inaugural season of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, according to Doug Learned Sr. and son Doug Jr., who build both Piper chassis and a variety of race car parts, among other things.

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Paul Rieffle watching over driver Tim DunnR-Sport is planning to run both F1600 Formula F Championship Series and F2000 Championship Series programs next year, according to Paul Rieffle, who runs the team. The Pennsylvania-based squad recently built a Swift DB-6 for Tim Dunn, powered by the Honda Fit motor.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11offseason_f1600logo.jpgSharon, CT – The F1600 Formula F Championship Series today announced its inaugural season schedule, consisting of five weekends and 10 events, pairing with the F2000 Championship Series.  The new Formula F Series opens the year at VIRginia International Raceway in early April. Following VIR, the tour visits Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lime Rock Park and concludes the season with a second date at Watkins Glen in mid-October.

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F1600 will run alongside F2000 at five events next year. (photo: Dennis Valet)Sharon, CT- The group behind the successful F2000 Championship Series has announced the latest addition to North American open-wheel racing: the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, launching for the 2011 season. With the highest car count over the last four years on the open-wheel landscape, the F2000 Championship Series has positioned itself as a step on any ladder and a destination for established veterans. The F1600 Formula F Series will lend itself to the same concept.

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