“Why FRP? Close Finishes”
Flying under the radar of the national level motorsports programs throughout North America, Formula Race Promotions (FRP) has put together a four-part program about ‘Why Race with FRP?’ and ‘Recognize Us’. Often overseen by North American motorsports media and forced to promote from within to attract teams and drivers, the new four-part series will provide some extra information on why FRP should be the first part of the motorsports ladder for drivers looking to make auto racing a career.
Close finishes are no surprise in Formula Race Promotions (FRP) competition, especially in the true entry level class to open wheel motorsports, F1600. More often than not, a multi-driver bid for the lead on the last lap with positions exchanged happens at nearly each and every race weekend. It is rare that a driver will be able to break the draft and gap the rest of the field but more likely will be involved in a strategic chess match to put him or herself in the best position for the final drive to the checkered flag. We have gotten used to the need for photo verification and have a photographer at the finish line for every race.
“The best component to the F1600 class and close racing is that we are truly training drivers for the future,” explained Robert Wright. “With lower horsepower, any loss of momentum could be catastrophic in the chess match for the win. Additionally, doing his or her part, a driver is able position their race car in a specific place on the track to take advantage of the big draft these cars create. It truly is a huge part of some of the great racing that FRP provides.”