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Castroneves Ends Victory Drought, Climbs Fence at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 9, 2017) – The victory drought is finally over for Helio Castroneves. Now his chase toward a first Verizon IndyCar Series championship is in high gear.

The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ended a three-year, 54-race streak without a win by taking the checkered flag today in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. In the process, the driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet closed within eight points of the championship lead after 11 of 17 races.

“We’ve been close (to winning) so many times, and finally luck was on our side,” the typically exuberant Castroneves said. “We’ve been working so hard together, but the Hitachi Chevy was on rails. We had a little bit of an issue in the beginning, but after we set up the car it was great. What a great finish. It’s just like the first time.”

IOWA CORN 300: Box score

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Kotyk, LaRue and Portante Win at Indy

Speedway, IN  – Jonathan Kotyk, John LaRue and Peter Portante won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic races, respectively, on a warm Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

F1600

Jonathan Kotyk crossed the yard of bricks first in the Sunday afternoon F1600 Championship Series race on the road course at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. K-Hill Motorsports driver Zach Holden bounced back from a rough Saturday race to finish runner-up at the Brickyard while a second Team Pelfrey entry piloted by David Osborne completed the podium. Joe Colasacco won the Masters Class for Auriana Racing.

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Sundaramoorthy, LaRue and Portante Victorious at Indy

Speedway, IN – Saturday afternoon race victories at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway went down to the wire as Yuven Sundaramoorthy won by .039 seconds in F1600, John LaRue took the victory by .010 seconds in F2000 and Peter Portante won in the Atlantic Championship Series. All three Championships saw tight and exciting races as drivers battled to cross the yard of bricks first.

F1600

The F1600 Championship Series race again came down to the last lap after a race-long battle at the front of the field as Yuven Sundaramoorthy crossed the line first for K-Hill Motorsports, taking his first ever F1600 victory in an iconic setting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sundaramoorthy won by a mere .039 seconds ahead of Team Pelfrey’s Jonathan Kotyk, while Matthew Cowley was third and Joe Colasacco won the Masters Class.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Racers Ready for IMS

Salem, NH – Joining the Open Wheel World Challenge, the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series teams and drivers are ready for a much-anticipated June weekend on the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Following a quick two-day event at the highly technical Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in May, competitors will now get the wide-open front straight at Indianapolis, crossing the iconic yard of bricks. From there, it will be a right turn onto the infield road course which was originally built for Formula 1’s debut at the track in 2000.

The twists and turns of motorsport’s most famous venue will be among the highlights of the 2017 season for Formula Race Promotions drivers and teams, in the third weekend of their seven-weekend season.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Mid-Ohio Saturday Rundown

A rundown of the action from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, featuring three F1600 races, two F2000 races, and a single Atlantic Championship race.

F1600: Cowley Three for Three

Lexington, OH – Matthew Cowley made it three wins in one day in F1600 Championship Series competition at Mid-Ohio on Saturday. Cowley becomes the first F1600 driver to win three races in one day.

In race one, he broke away from the back; while in race two and three, he emerged after battling with Zach Holden taking the checkered flag after a near race-long fight with Zach Holden.  Continue reading ‘F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Mid-Ohio Saturday Rundown’

Portante Scores Friday Atlantic Win at Mid-Ohio

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Lexington, OH – Peter Portante finished first in the Friday afternoon Atlantic Championship Series race, round three of the 2017 season, held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It marked Portante’s second win in the 2017 Atlantic season, as he started on pole and fended off a strong challenge from Keith Grant before building a gap toward the checkered flag in the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports Swift 016/Mazda.

Portante started the season with a third-place run at VIR, and won a day later, and has now added a first-place trophy at Mid-Ohio to his resume in Atlantic Championship Series competition.

“I’m excited to take two wins in a row, it’s quite good,” said Portante. “The cars were going away near the end of the race and I was the luckiest.”

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Zach Holden and Brandon Dixon Score Wins at VIR

Alton, VA – Zach Holden won in F1600 competition while Brandon Dixon scored the win in F2000 on Sunday afternoon at VIR.

F1600: Holden Pulls Off Sunday Sweep

Alton, VA – For the second race in a row, and on the same day, Zach Holden took the lead on the last lap and his second victory in three starts on the season-opening weekend of the F1600 Championship Series at VIR. Holden took his No. 96 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda to the win in a late Sunday afternoon race at VIR following his morning performance. He crossed the line with a margin of .02 seconds, just a few inches, over Team Pelfrey’s Jonathan Kotyk while Matthew Cowley finished third.

“The last lap was pretty hectic. There were three of us very close down the back straight. We were all going for a spot,” said Holden. “I knew I wanted to be second coming out of the last corner, and I drafted and passed him down the front straight. It was almost a little late but we got him.”

Kotyk was denied a comeback victory in the No. 81 Team Pelfrey machine. 

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F2000: Palacio Scores First Win on Last Lap

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Alton, VA – Nicolas Palacio started on pole but only led a single lap, leading across the finish line to score his first career F2000 Championship Series victory in the season-opener at VIR. Palacio lost the lead on the start from pole to Reece Everard, who gapped the field but had mechanical problems on the last lap coming out of the last turn, with Palacio charging to the victory by just two tenths of a second.

“I didn’t know what to think,” said Palacio. “He pulled away and did a good job. I was driving with a flat-spotted left front with a bad vibration the entire race. We managed to hang in there and I was trying to hang on to second. I saw Reece slowing on the last lap and I kept my foot in it.”

Palacio gets a chance for a sweep on Sunday at VIR, as he starts on pole again.

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Sundaramoorthy, Palacio and Grant to Start P1 at VIR

Alton, VA – Yuven Sundaramoorthy, Nicolas Palacio, and David Grant will each start first in the Saturday F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series season-opening races from VIR after an exciting day of Friday qualifying sessions.

F1600: Cowley Goes Fastest, Sundaramoorthy to Start P1

Alton, VA – Matthew Cowley led the way in late Friday afternoon qualifying from VIR in the No. 80 Team Pelfrey entry, taking his Mygale/Honda to the top of the time sheets to score pole for the F1600 Championship Series season opener. However, a penalty from Thursday will cost the rookie two grid positions, promoting Yuven Sundaramoorthy to the first starting position alongside David Osborne.

Cowley turned in a quick time of 1:59.475 in the 30-minute qualifying session, fastest, but a mistake on Thursday that saw him turn a lap after the checkered flag will push him back to third. Cowley makes his F1600 debut this weekend at VIR, but is no stranger to Formula F competition, having run the last two years in UK competition.

A late flying lap in the final moments of the session sent Sundaramoorthy vaulting up the timesheets for second place, ultimately netting him the first-place starting spot heading to turn one on Saturday afternoon in the No. 13 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda.

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Holden, Everard, Grant Lead VIR Practice

Alton, VA – Zach Holden, Reece Everard and David Grant led the first practice sessions of the 2017 F1600, F2000 and Atlantic seasons, respectively, at VIR on Thursday.  

F1600

After 30 minutes of green flag track time, it was Zach Holden with the fastest free practice lap for F1600 Championship Series competitors in the first session of the 21-race, seven-weekend 2017 season held on Thursday afternoon at VIRginia International Raceway.

Holden’s best lap of 2:00.813 set the mark ahead of both of his K-Hill Motorsports teammates, Yuven Sundaramoorthy and Lance Fenderson, who like Holden, are making their pro Series debuts this weekend in the USAC-sanctioned F1600 Championship organized by Formula Race Promotions.

Holden started on a local level, karting in 2007 and amassing multiple Championships around the way; and most recently competing in Rotax karts.

The drivers are benefiting from recent running at VIR as the team took part in a regional event at the track earlier in the month, with Holden taking a victory.

With three K-Hill cars in the top three spots after the first practice session, the team is putting together a solid title defense with 2016 Champion, Neil Verhagen, off to RedBull’s Formula Renault program in Europe.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Season Opener Preview

Formula Race Promotions is set to start its 2017 season this weekend at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA with the opening rounds of the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. New drivers, more cars and a new sanctioning body in USAC Racing make up the big stories going into the four-day race weekend at the 17-turn VIR.

In the F1600 Championship Series, top teams like Team Pelfrey and K-Hill Motorsports are returning with multiple entries for the 21-race 2017 season.

2016 Champion Neil Verhagen from K-Hill has been signed by the Red Bull Junior Team and has moved to Europe to drive Formula Renault.

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Formula Race Promotions & ScreeningNow Ink Production Distribution Deal

Formula Race Promotions & ScreeningNow Ink a Production Distribution Deal to Produce New Race Show

Formula Race Promotions (www.formularacepromotions.com) and ScreeningNow (www.screeningnow.com) have inked a production distribution deal to cover the 2017 season opening at the 17-turn three-mile course at Virginia International Raceway from April 29-30where drivers will face off in the F1600, F2000, and Atlantic Championship Series.

Sidewayz Films (www.sidewayz.com) was brought on board due to its years of experience in producing award-winning action sports films. Film crews will be completely engulfed with the behind the scenes turmoil of the drivers and the teams in the paddock, the pits and in the driver’s seat, capturing the human element both on and off the racetrack.

This fast paced yet concentrated sports story with intense focus on drawn out human emotions of race day is a familiar style for Sidewayz films. All of this, combined with the cinematic person-to-person-experience will be a refreshing and welcome new format for busy fans.

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Atlantic, F2000, F1600 Registrations Trend Up for New Season

Salem, NH – With just over a month until the Formula Race Promotions season opener at VIRginia International Raceway, Series registrations for the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 seasons for drivers are well ahead of 2016 levels.

Utilizing a new registration system from USAC Racing in addition to a completely revamped schedule, and lower entry fee costs for F2000 and F1600, more drivers are securing their car numbers and committing to both the full season and select weekends.

“A better registration system and a much better schedule with more variety and more spectator weekends, with our usual amount of track time, are contributing to increased interest levels heading into the 2017 racing season,” commented FRP co-owners Al Guibord and Robert Wright.

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FRP Announces VIR Opening Event Format

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) will kick off the 2017 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 seasons with a huge spectator event at VIR. The opening weekend for the USAC-sanctioned Championships is now set to run over four days, from Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30.

FRP joins the Pirelli World Challenge, also sanctioned by USAC Racing, at VIR for this major event weekend, with official practice sessions kicking off on Thursday morning. All three FRP Series will roll onto the track on fresh Hoosier Racing rubber.

“Our competitors asked for bigger events in 2017, so we responded by adding three of them,” said Bob Wright and Al Guibord, co-owners of Formula Race Promotions. “We are partnering with Pirelli World Challenge at VIR, SVRA at Indy, and for the season finale with Trans-Am at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Three spectator events rounds out a full seven weekend season of racing with an exceptional amount of total track time.”

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Rob Allaer Targets F2000 Title Run

Salem, NH – Add another fast driver and team combination to the front of the 2017 F2000 Championship Series field as Rob Allaer and LTD Motorsports confirmed today they would run a full season assault on the seven-weekend USAC-sanctioned Formula Race Promotions Series.

“Every single year in F2000 the field is strong top to bottom,” said Allaer, who won the 2014 National Championship Runoffs. “We know there will be weekends when things will go very well, and there will be weekends when things won’t, but the key is to stay level-headed and stay focused on what we want to accomplish.”

With less than two months until the season opener with Pirelli World Challenge at VIR, April 28-30, the F2000 field is becoming stronger by the day.

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FRP Opens Online Registration for 2017 Season

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) and USAC Racing today opened their new and improved online registration system for the much-anticipated 2017 Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, with just under three long months before the first race of the year at VIR.

Competitors can go to www.FRPLicense.com for a USAC Racing license application and www.FRPEntry.com to register their car online for the seven-weekend season or to register on a per-race basis.

If a competitor holds a valid competition license from another recognized sanctioning body, there will be no charge for the new USAC license.

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Tim Paul Signs for 2017 F2000 Championship Series Season

Salem, NH – The F2000 Championship Series grid is quickly filling out for a highly anticipated 2017 season as former dirt-track driver Tim Paul has signed to return to F2000 competition in the No. 06 Screaming Monkey Racing/CellMark Paper entry prepared by Momentum Motorsports.

Paul has previously run both full-season and partial campaigns in F2000 competition in his trademark green and orange Van Diemen, and is now back for all seven double-race weekends in the USAC Racing-sanctioned F2000 Series.

“We’re back! This is a full time chase for the 2017 Championship until we’ve won or we’re mathematically out of it,” said Paul. “I can’t wait.”

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FRP, USAC and Hoosier Launch 2017-2018 Marketing Platform

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP), the promoter of the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, together with USAC Racing and Hoosier Racing Tire, have launched their 2017-2018 marketing and branding platform: Affordable. Competitive. Racing. The season begins at VIR, April 28-30.

“We’re creating a clear link with our partners to promote our three Series, which all offer a value proposition. Our marketing program is rolling out across the motorsports landscape, including the oval track community,” said Robert Wright and Al Guibord, co-owners of Formula Race Promotions.

A new ad campaign has launched globally and FRP, with the support of new sanctioning body USAC and tire supplier Hoosier, will for the first time heavily market to aspiring young drivers currently competing on asphalt and dirt ovals across the United States.

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Brandon Dixon Set to Build on Break-Out 2016 Season

When Brandon Dixon crossed the line first at New Jersey Motorsports Park in August to score his debut F2000 Championship Series victory, he called it a four-year journey. That odyssey began in 2012, when he started building and preparing his F2000 Championship entry, and as the 2017 opener at VIR nears, the veteran driver is one of the early favorites for a Championship run.

With a solid background campaigning a F1000 Citation chassis, including two National Championships, Dixon started building his F2000 car between 2012 and 2013.

His first event out was a shakedown of sorts – 900 miles from his Alabama home – at the June Sprints in June of 2015.

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USAC to Sanction Atlantic, F2000, F1600

Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions (FRP) announced today that the United States Auto Club (USAC) will sanction the Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 Championship Series for 2017 and beyond. The new sanctioning agreement will provide a seamless transition of licensing and credentialing for FRP competitors.

“We’re excited to be aligning with USAC for our future,” said Bob Wright and Al Guibord, co-owners of Formula Race Promotions. “After months of talks with USAC, we felt they were the best choice for our current competitors and future drivers and teams. They are an organization with a long and proud history, and we’re honored to be among their road racing Championships. On another note, we’d like to thank SCCA Pro Racing for their 11 year partnership and wish them the best in their own endeavors in junior open-wheel racing.”

“USAC is returning to our roots with the addition of road course racing in 2017. I am excited with our new FRP partnership and look forward to growing the sport together,” added Kevin Miller, president and CEO, USAC.

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F2000: Bamford’s Title Season

Salem, NH – Steve Bamford found his way to the F1600 Formula F Championship Series in 2011, made his F2000 Championship debut at the end of 2012, and worked on improving each weekend – culminating in a dominating 2016 season that saw him win the F2000 Championship in the No. 7 Rice Race Prep Citation.

It was four years ago in October that Bamford, from Toronto, Ontario, made his debut in a Van Diemen in a cold weekend at Watkins Glen – finishing 30th and 20th in his debut.

“I found my way to F2000 via the F1600 Series,” said Bamford. “I ran for a partial season in F1600 and loved the big fields in F2000 and the winged cars. I found Remy Audette’s (2011 Champion) car available for sale and decided if I was going to run F2000 that was the car to have.”

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Drivers Set for Mazda Shootout

Salem, NH – Drivers representing Formula Race Promotions’ (FRP) F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series have stamped their tickets to the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout.

Ryan Norman (Atlantic), John McCusker (F2000) and Peter Portante (F1600) earned tickets through Formula Race Promotions, while Neil Verhagen won the F1600 Championship but had previously earned his entry through his dominating win at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

The winner of the Shootout will receive a $200,000 scholarship from Mazda to join the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in 2017.

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Verhagen, Reid and Grant Win on Sunday at VIR

Alton, VA – Neil Verhagen, Bob Reid and David Grant won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, on Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway to close out the 2016 Formula Race Promotions season.

F1600

Neil Verhagen capped his F1600 Formula F Championship Series 2016 season with a Sunday morning victory at VIRginia International Raceway. The No. 3 K-Hill Motorsports driver underscored his Championship-winning season with a last lap pass for the win at VIR, taking the victory by .011 seconds head of Calvin Ming with Peter Portante finishing third in another K-Hill car.

“It was about race strategy to put myself in the best position for the end of the race,” said Verhagen, who also won Friday’s race at VIR.

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Verhagen Wins on Friday at VIR

Alton, VA – Neil Verhagen won an exciting Friday evening F1600 Formula F Championship Series race at VIRginia International Raceway. After taking the white flag three wide, K-Hill’s Verhagen emerged to win by a few car lengths after a race-long all-green-flag battle among four cars on the F1600 Championship finale weekend in Virginia. It is one step closer to the title for the F1600 points leader. Kaylen Frederick and Phillippe Denes followed for Team Pelfrey.

“I made a move on Phillippe on the last lap. I looked back on the straight and saw him and Kaylen battling, so I had the gap,” said Verhagen, who drives the No. 3 K-Hill Mygale/Honda and is coming off a dominating victory at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. “It’s been a great week.”

Frederick led a handful of laps for Team Pelfrey in the No. 80 PilotONE Racing entry, and finished second by mere inches to teammate Denes.

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Portante, McCusker and Norman Win at VIR on Saturday

Alton, VA – Peter Portante, John McCusker and Ryan Norman won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, on Saturday morning at VIRginia International Raceway. In addition, Neil Verhagen won the F1600 Formula F Championship Series title with a strong second place finish.

F1600

Another close F1600 Formula F Championship Series race at VIRginia International Raceway saw Peter Portante claim the victory by inches in penultimate round of the 2016 season. Neil Verhagen clinched the 2016 title with a second place finish. Portante fought off K-Hill Motorsports teammate Verhagen and Phillippe Denes, of Team Pelfrey, in a three-car fight to the checkered flag coming off turn 17 at VIR.

“It was obviously a good race,” said Portante, who drives the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda. “Everything was good, the car was good per usual. I’m super happy with the result. If we can’t cross the line three-wide it’s not really an F1600 race.”

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Verhagen, Bamford and Grant Win on Saturday at Pittsburgh

Wampum, PA – Neil Verhagen, Steve Bamford and David Grant won on Saturday afternoon in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series, respectively, at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in the Formula Race Promotions Weekend.

F1600
K-Hill’s Neil Verhagen won by .002 seconds in the first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race of the weekend at Pittsburgh in a drag race from turn 18 to the finish line alongside Kaylen Frederick. It was a race-long battle among six cars that came down to the wire in traditional Formula F style, and a big points day for Verhagen, who sits second in the standings.

“It was a great last lap with Kaylen. The whole race was great with Kaylen, he is good to race with. But I need to give it to K-Hill for giving me a great car this weekend and Tonis Kasemets and my mechanic Scott for putting it together. I saw the nosecone just the slightest bit in front of him and that is when I knew it was mine,” said Verhagen.
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Verhagen, Bamford and Grant Win on Saturday at Pittsburgh

Wampum, PA – Neil Verhagen, Steve Bamford and David Grant won on Saturday afternoon in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series, respectively, at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in the Formula Race Promotions Weekend.

F1600

K-Hill’s Neil Verhagen won by .002 seconds in the first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race of the weekend at Pittsburgh in a drag race from turn 18 to the finish line alongside Kaylen Frederick. It was a race-long battle among six cars that came down to the wire in traditional Formula F style, and a big points day for Verhagen, who sits second in the standings.

“It was a great last lap with Kaylen. The whole race was great with Kaylen, he is good to race with. But I need to give it to K-Hill for giving me a great car this weekend and Tonis Kasemets and my mechanic Scott for putting it together. I saw the nosecone just the slightest bit in front of him and that is when I knew it was mine,” said Verhagen.

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Portante, Bamford and Norman Lead Practice at PittRace

Wampum, PA – Peter Portante, Steve Bamford and Keith Grant led Friday practice in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series, respectively, with each Series getting two full 30-minute sessions at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

F1600

The fastest lap of the day in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series came in the afternoon session as K-Hill Motorsports driver Peter Portante led the way with a time of 1:46.818, four tenths up on Team Pelfrey’s Phillippe Denes, the Championship points leader.

Portante is coming off a strong weekend at Mid-Ohio that saw him return to victory lane, while Denes held onto his points lead and looks to do the same ahead of the triple-header weekend at Pittsburgh.

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F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Sunday Mid-Ohio Recap

Lexington, OH – Calvin Ming, John LaRue and Ryan Norman won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, on Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Neil Verhagen won the second F1600 race later in the day.

F1600 Morning Race

Calvin Ming prevailed in round 11 of the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series, taking the victory on Sunday morning at Mid-Ohio ahead of Team Pelfrey teammate Phillippe Denes and K-Hill’s Peter Portante.

“The race was good from the start. We tried to stay in the lead pack and in the end it worked out. It was a good battle with the front group and I can’t thank Team Pelfrey enough,” said Ming.

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Bamford and Grant Lead Friday Practice

Alton, VA – Steve Bamford led practice in both F1600 and F2000 while Keith Grant was fastest in Atlantic practice on Friday at VIRginia International Raceway for the third Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

F1600

Trenton Estep lead opening F1600 Formula F Championship Series practice by .032 seconds over Road Atlanta victor Peter Portante, one of two 30-minute F1600 practice sessions held on Friday at VIR. Estep’s Exclusive Autosport teammate Ben Auriemma led opening practice from Watkins Glen earlier this year. Estep’s lap checked in at 1:59.170..

Watkins Glen winners Calvin Ming and Phillippe Denes were third and fourth respectively, ahead of a strong performance from Hans Ada in the No. 33 ahead of the triple-header race weekend for F1600 at VIR.

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