There will be at least two full-time Mygales in the 2012 F1600 ChampionshipIndianapolis, IN - Bryan Herta Autosport team owners Bryan Herta and Steve Newey have partnered with Indianapolis-based businessman and Jeffrey Mark Motorsport team owner Jeff Mark to form Mygale North America. Mygale North America will import the French manufacturer’s race cars to the United States and Canada and provide customer support for new and existing Mygale car owners.

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Goughary out front at VIRJim Goughary  became the first driver to win an F1600 Formula F Championship Series race last season, as the series debuted last April at Virginia International Raceway. To start 2012, he will be among the first drivers to run with one of the series’ newest teams – Black Watch Racing Group.

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Greg RickesSharon, CT – The long time voice of Lime Rock Park, Greg Rickes, has joined the 2012 Formula Race Promotions-operated Atlantic Championship Series, F2000 Championship Series and F1600 Formula F Championship Series as the official traveling play-by-play public address announcer and victory podium MC.

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F1600 Action

(This piece appeared originally in the January 2012 issue of SportsCar in a slightly shorter form due to space limitation in the magazine.)

When Mike Rand, Bob Wright and Al Guibord Jr. started in 2006 they wanted an affordable F2000 series. This year five of the seven race weekends had races for F1600 as well. In October at Watkins Glen, in the face of a brutal economic climate,the series attracted 38 F2000 cars and 25 F1600 cars.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11offseason_blackwatch.jpgAlamonte Springs, FL – Black Watch Racing Group has announced that it will contest the 12-round, six-weekend 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series season with a pair of Van Diemen/Hondas. The team is a newcomer to the F1600 Series, but ran a SCCA Formula F program in 2011, including an entry at the National Championship Runoffs.

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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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