South Carolina, USA – January 31, 2018 – The inaugural Southern Formula 1600 Championship takes the green flag next weekend at Sebring International Raceway alongside the first event of the year for the re-branded Southern Formula 2000 Championship, formerly known as the SouthEast Continental Challenge.
Since the official announcement less than a month ago, the Southern F1600 Championship continues to attract new drivers, teams, sponsors, and fans.
Trying their best to qualify for the Speedcom Radios year-end $500 prize, only available to drivers who enter every event in 2018, John Benson, driver the ABS #7 Swift DB3 is ready to get his ”…real formula ford,” to Sebring if according to father Art, “[they] get the car back together.” Driver of the #23 Van Diemen Formula 2000, Stanley Hallock is also “very excited to start the 2018 season…” and has plans to enter every event as well.
Race Director Brad Baytos said he was “…excited to see the increase in turnout for Formula 1600 at the regional level. There are alot of formula fords out there, I hope they all come race Southern Formula 1600.”
Multiple drivers of Formula 1600 and Formula 2000 are very excited about the upcoming championship, Jim Morgan said he was “Thrilled to have the Southern Formula 1600 about to start. The introduction of this series will only increase… entries.” Chris Scharnow is “Really excited for the 2018 [F2000] season, we have such a great group of drivers… in the southeast. The series is run by a racer who… puts together a schedule based on our input. I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Christian Lal Dass, driver of the Club Braman #92 Piper/Kent from LD Racing is highly interested and may enter the event, if the Saturday Complementary Lunch Buffet has pepperjack cheeseburgers to enjoy during the Random Drawing Awards.
The Southern Formula 1600 Championship was formed to increase participation in traditional road racing. Aligned with the Southern Formula 2000 Championship, the racing classes commonly known as Formula Ford and Formula Continental now have a place to race for cash, prizes, and more.
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With races across the SouthEast, including Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta, Barber, and Roebling Road, Southern Formula Car Racing is looking very bright!