Melbourne based racing car constructor, Borland Racing Developments, has confirmed that it has shipped the first of its Spectrum F1600 Formula F chassis to the United States, where it will make its debut in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Mid Ohio next month.
F1600 Formula F includes cars powered by a Honda engine and runs on a specified Hoosier slick tyre. With the car packed in its crate and at Melbourne Airport awaiting airfreight to the USA, Mike Borland, principal of Borland Racing Developments, is confident that it will make its debut at the Mid Ohio circuit on the first weekend in July.
The Spectrum will be run by multi championship winning outfit, Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and will be driven in its debut meeting by young Australian rookie driver, Mitch Martin. Mitch, a mechanic at BRD, has just a handful of Formula Vee races under his belt and is elated to have the opportunity to debut the car.
The Spectrum F1600 Formula F is based on the hugely successful Spectrum Formula Ford. In taking their first steps into the USA, Borland Racing Developments is looking to continue the success they have enjoyed in Australia as well as New Zealand and the UK. The Spectrum chassis has been the most successful in Australian competition over the past seven years and has won multiple races and championships in NZ and the UK.