Wyatt GoodenStarting Grid, Inc. principal Chris Miles, who facilitated the formation of Willy T. Ribbs Racing to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship with driver Chase Austin, has formed a new partnership with Quantum Racing Services to run sim racing champion Wyatt Gooden in the SCCA F1600 Formula F Championship Series next week at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Spectrum Formula F ChassisMelbourne based racing car constructor, Borland Racing Developments, has confirmed that it has shipped the first of its Spectrum F1600 Formula F chassis to the United States, where it will make its debut in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Mid Ohio next month.

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F1600 ActionNew York, NY – Honda Performance Development (HPD) and The Mid-Ohio School, corporate partners to the F1600 Formula F Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series, are lending major support to the double weekend for both championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 30 – July 2.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_WGIJune_sun_IMG_7452.jpgFour good days of racing in the Finger Lakes region of New York produced the third winner in Series history, Bill Valet, and the first repeat winner in Series history , Tim Kautz, who charged from 11th to the top step of the podium on Sunday. Kautz leads the 2011 standings over Valet (-21), John Robinson (-40), Jim Goughary ( -78) and Caitlin Johnston (-84).

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_WGIJune_sun_IMG_7360.jpgWatkins Glen, NY – Tim Kautz somehow recovered from an opening lap excursion that sent him back to 11th place to win at Watkins Glen in his #88 Piper/Ford. It was Kautz’s second win of the year, and fourth straight top-five finish. Bill Valet finished a very-close second, after winning on Saturday, in an entertaining closing-stages battle with Kautz. John Robinson completed the podium.

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A wild start for F1600 at Watkins GlenWatkins Glen, NY – Bill Valet started on pole, taking back the lead on the first lap and fighting off a very fast Tim Kautz late in the race to take his first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race win in the #83 Swift/Ford. Championship leader Kautz finished second, driving a Piper/Ford, setting the fastest lap of the race at 1:57.9. Colin Thompson completed the podium in a Swift/Honda.

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Goughary was fastest.Watkins Glen, NY - Jim Goughary paced F1600 Friday practice at Watkins Glen in a Piper/Honda, with a lap of 1:58.554 in a very quick early-AM session ahead of Bill Valet, Forrest Hull, championship points leader Tim Kautz, all in Ford-powered cars, and Colin Thompson, in a Swift/Honda.

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