Lee, NH (December 22, 2009) - The first images of an innovative new F2000 car, the Radon Rn.10, were released today. At least four cars have been sold and will contest the 2010 F2000 Championship Series season, which begins in April at VIR.
Sharon, CT – For the 2010 season the aspiring drivers of the F2000 Championship Series will continue to be under consideration for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. The program provides end-of-season opportunities at the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy events in England for talented American drivers rising through the ranks of the open wheel ladder system. Drivers also enjoy a number of opportunities to visit manufactures and teams, including Lola Cars and the McLaren Technical Centre. F2000 Series champion Chris Miller and rookie of the year Benjamin Searcy were among the 2009 nominees.
Sharon CT - Legendary race-car designer Ralph Firman is set to be a new chassis supplier for the F2000 Championship Series in 2010. The new RFR F2000 chassis is in the final phases of production, with potential teams set to take delivery sometime in March. The project has been under-wraps since summer.
Sharon, CT - Bobby Caldwell became the first official 2010 F2000 Championship Series driver last week as he was at the front of the line when series registration opened. Caldwell returns to the #80 Van Diemen under the Caldwell Racing banner for a third F2000 season with engineering support provided by Liberty Motorsports and support from sponsors Freitag Weinhardt, Industrial Outsourcing Services and Ryan Fire Protection.
2010 F2000 Championship Series registration is officially open! The schedule is firm at the announced seven double race weekends beginning at VIR in April, then Road Atlanta in May, Mosport in June, Watkins Glen 4th of July weekend, Lime Rock late July, Road America in August and the finale at Mid Ohio over Labor day weekend.
Sharon, CT – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has been added to the 2010 F2000 Championship Series schedule as the season finale over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. The historic road course was home to the season finale in 2009, where Chris Miller clinched the championship with a win on Sunday afternoon, followed by the series banquet at the Roadhouse Restaurant.
“As far as my plan for the 2010 season, it’s quite simple, win the championship,” said Phil Lombardi, who has been a fixture on the F2000 Championship Series tour for a couple seasons now. In 2009, he set fast lap at VIR and took a victory at Watkins Glen, the only two weekends he competed in, scoring 138 points in just four starts.