Salem, NH – With the F1600 Formula F Championship Series down to just two weekends and six races, teams and drivers are ready for a highly anticipated end-of-summer weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). The triple-header event runs Friday through Sunday, with a competitive field expected at the Thunderbolt course.
Since his midseason arrival, Team Pelfrey’s Jordan Cane has rocketed to three race victories and is coming off a Sunday sweep at Pittsburgh International Race Complex to begin the month of August. The English driver is looking to continue his form and grab all the points he can in his partial season.
At the top of the point standings, Scott Andrews remains in control of the Championship based on his dominating early-year performance.
Skylar Robison sits second for K-Hill Motorsports, and will partner with newcomer Cameron Das who will take over the No. 12 Mygale/Honda alongside Watkins Glen winner Austin Mack in the No. 44 in the team’s home race.
Fifteen races have been run so far this season, more than ever before – and still with six left, the races have mostly come down to the last lap.
Ben Auriemma, from Team Pelfrey, sits third in the points, and has pieced together four straight podiums as the New York native looks for his first F1600 victory.
Auriemma is joined by two more Pelfrey teammates, Robert Megennis and Andrew Hobbs, who have both shown outright pace and taken home plenty of hardware, and will also be in the mix for their first victories this coming weekend.
Thomas McGregor has also been quick all year and continues to look for his debut F1600 victory with three opportunities on tap for the No. 94 at the 13-turn course.
At Chastain Motorsports, Will Harvey and Andrew Lewis will make up hte team's twin-car assault at New Jersey, in the No. 27 and No. 28 Mygale/Hondas.
Masters Class driver Jim Goughary showed his race-winning pace at Pittsburgh, and the Van Diemen/Honda driver will be looking for both outright and Masters Class wins in New Jersey. Alongside him in the Masters Class, Steve Bamford won outright at VIR in the Rice Race Prep Mygale/Honda.
Art Foster and Mike Scanlan make up two more Masters Class entries in their Spectrum/Hondas, while Kenneth Bouquillon took home a trophy in Pittsburgh and is entered this weekend in the No. 45 Mygale/Honda.
Bjerke Motorsports continues its two car program at New Jersey with a pair of Van Diemen/Hondas for aspiring drivers Ryan Bjerke and Dexter Czuba.
Friday, August 28 opens the NJMP weekend with a practice day for Formula F teams. Saturday morning sees qualifying followed by a race on Saturday afternoon, and Sunday sees the competition increased with two races scheduled.