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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Super Series Formula F for West Coast Racers

-Dan Layton

A new professional Formula F racing series has just been announced for the West Coast, to go along with the previously announced eastern U.S.-based pro series.

The Formula F Super Series will run as a separate class at four of the six Pacific F2000 race weekends. Like the Eastern series, these are double-header race weekends, totaling a championship run of eight races. The fields will feature both the new Honda and traditional “Kent” powerplants.

The first race of the season will take place May 21-22 at Buttonwillow Raceway in southern California, with additional double-header rounds at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Infineon Raceway in Somona, and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course.

“I have long been a proponent of Formula F, having started my own racing life in a Crossle 32F,” says Pacific F2000 Series principal Les Phillips, who also serves as General Manager of Buttonwillow Raceway. “We hope to contribute in a small way toward rebuilding the class here on the West Coast.”

As noted in an earlier blog, the F1600 Formula F Championship will start its 10-race season next month at VIRginia International Raceway, and a large field is expected for this pro series debut, including at least a half-dozen Honda-powered entries.


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