New York, NY – F2000 Championship Series drivers and teams will see an enormous amount of track time at the opening rounds of the 2010 championship at VIR, April 9-11. Six hours and 30 minutes in fact. For those that have followed the series since it’s inception in 2006, this may seem standard, for those on the outside looking in, it’s anything but standard.
New York , NY – Jonathan Scarallo will become a sophomore F2000 Championship Series driver in 2010 as the teenager recently signed with R-Sport for the full 2010 season. Scarallo will pilot the #22 Van Diemen with backing from Vredestein Tires, GroupAWheels.com and Bertil Roos Racing School. He joins R-Sport teammate Keith McCrone for the full seven-weekend, 14-race 2010 tour.
New York, NY – Jesse Yorio will be back in 2010 in a brand new Piper DF5C chassis. Joining a 30-car F2000 Championship Series field dominated by Van Diemens, with expected new cars from Radon and Ralph Firman Racing, in addition to standing entries from Citation and Mygale, the new Piper will make it a season of chassis wars in the F2000 world. Yorio, out of New York, will be back for his fourth straight season, driving under the Company Motorsports banner alongside teammate Jeff McCusker.
Montreal, Quebec – Remy Audette and Audette Racing announced today their 2010 F2000 Championship Series program for the #21 Dimension Doors Van Diemen/Zetec. The Canadian will be contesting his third season in the series, after taking a sole victory at Lime Rock Park, multiple poles, and setting numerous lap records en route to a third place finish in the standings last year. In 2008, Audette finished ninth in the standings having run just four out of seven weekends.
New York, NY – CellMark Paper announced today that it would sponsor the 2010 F2000 Championship Series Hard Charger Award, becoming an associate sponsor of the series. The CellMark Paper Hard Charger Award will recognize the driver that improves his or her position the most from the starting grid to the finishing order during all 14 races.
It is with deepest regret that we need to inform the F2000 Championship Series family, the larger open wheel community past and present, and all racers everywhere that Joe Stimola has taken his last checkered flag and died at 10:30AM Saturday February 13 of complications following open heart surgery in Florida.
New York, NY – For 2010, the up-and-coming drivers of the F2000 Championship Series will be vying for the Taylor Race Engineering Rookie of the Year Award. Last season, the battle for Taylor Race Engineering Rookie of the Year honors went down to the wire at Mid-Ohio, with American Benjamin Searcy stamping his name on the trophy by taking a commanding victory on Saturday afternoon.