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2016 Formula Speed Car Challenge presented by Goodyear West Coast and National Schedules Announced

2016 Formula Speed Car Challenge presented by Goodyear West Coast and National Schedules Announced
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The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear announced the 2016 schedule today. The series will race this upcoming season at Portland International Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Auto Club Speedway, and a variety of configurations at Sonoma Raceway, including at the GoPro Grand Prix with IndyCar. “As has been the model since the series inception, the majority of our events feature exclusive track time for our drivers,” stated FCC Series Official Jeff Loge.

There are three “diamond” events on the West Coast 2016 calendar being announced today. These three events will make up a “Triple Crown” to determine the 2016 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear National Champions. The first one takes place on the July 4th race weekend at Portland International Raceway. “This event is considered the Oregon region’s premier event, and is part of the SCCA US MAJORS Program,” added Loge. “Our series has two exclusive races, but drivers can also opt to participate in the SCCA sessions making the event a quadruple header!” In September, the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is a featured series during the GoPro Grand Prix alongside IndyCar at Sonoma. The final diamond event is at the Pacific Coast Road Racing Championships (PCRRC) in October at Auto Club Speedway.

“We are excited about the Triple Crown format,” stated World Speed Communications Director Mark Milazzo. “We believe that this mix of technical high profile events makes the Formula Car National Championships even more significant.” 2016 marks the 11th Anniversary of the Formula Car Challenge series, and the second consecutive season that the FCC National Champions will be determined on their performances from multiple weekends.

Racers have already started testing for the 2016 FCC season, and the next race on the FCC calendar is the final weekend of the 2015/16 Winter Series Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California on January 30th-31st.

2016 FCC presented by Goodyear West Coast Schedule
7 weekends, 14 races
March 18-20 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
April 16-17 Thunderhill Raceway Park
May 13-15 Thunderhill Raceway Park
June 18-19 Sonoma Raceway
July 1-2 Portland International Raceway
Sept 16-18 – GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with IndyCar
Oct. 29-30 Auto Club Speedway
2016 FCC Triple Crown National Championships Schedule

3 weekends, 6 races
July 1-2 Portland International Raceway
Sept 16-18 – GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with IndyCar
Oct. 29-30 Auto Club Speedway

The 2015-16 FCC presented by Goodyear Winter Series
The Winter Series takes place over two winter weekends at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. A total of 4 races will be scored for the championship.
“We are very pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for drivers and teams to prepare for the 2016 season with an organized winter championship,” explained series official Jeff Loge. “This is a great place for drivers and teams to get started as they gear up for next season.”
2015-16 FCC presented by Goodyear Winter Series
  • Race 1 Auto Club Speedway October 18th
  • Race 2 Auto Club Speedway October 19th
  • Race 3 Auto Club Speedway January 30th
  • Race 4 Auto Club Speedway January 31st
“In the past many pro teams and drivers have joined the usual west coast based racers in preparation for their upcoming seasons.” Jorge Goncalvez, who won the FCC Winter Championship in 2009 went on to finish 6th in points in the Indy Lights championship in 2013. 2012 Pro FM class Winter Series Champion Zach Veach closed out the 2014 season third overall in Indy Lights. Gabby Chaves, who won the Indy Lights Championship in 2014, and currently races in INDYCAR, is also an FCC Winter Series Alumni scoring two race wins in 2012

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