Mauro Fauza Heads to Final Events with Points lead
From Pawleys Island, Sc . Sept 14, 2019 - The Southernformulacar.com championship presented by American Racer Tires and Primus Racing Parts
has taken off for a very long break this season but this will change for next year as we are finalizing 2020 schedule. We also hope to make a big announcement regarding Primus Racing parts at the next event on November 3rd weekend. Although it has been a very long break it does not mean that we have stopped trying to figure out ways to improve the championship and bring in new sponsors and drivers to the series. Look for the last two events to be spectacular. The next race on the schedule will be titled the Race Mirror Grand Prix of Road Atlanta. The Race Mirror Corporation has pledged a generous prize fund of their high quality carbon fiber mirrors for the top 6 finishers at this race. The Road Atlanta weekend will also be a single race on Saturday therefore we will award double points towards the year long championship. The current point standings have been posted on southernformulacar.com There are 10 drivers that still have a chance to take home the title with 2 more events remaining on the 2019 schedule. We will end the season back at Roebling Road raceway 2 weeks later at the Driven Race Oil 100.
Mauro Fauza walked a way with a small lead after the last event at Sebring International raceway after completing his hat trick of three wins in a row. Mauro will be hard to beat at Road Atlanta, but the field is growing each day and promising to bring in many drivers that may have not run the series this season. He will certainly have his work cut out for him in the flawlessly prepared LTD Motorsports machine which has won championships before with team boss Dave Livingston running the show. Dave is a ruthless team manager and will leave no doors open to make sure his driver continues his success. There are a whole host of regular drivers that will be aiming to stop Mauro's dominance. Doug Stewart from Hilton Head South Carolina will be coming into the weekend with only an 8 point deficit and he is hungry for his first win in his rookie season of driving a winged car. Doug has had fastest laps all year long so look for him to be a real threat. Chris Scharnow has pulled into 3rd in points with his father Mike and 2nd generation engineer Reggie Cape helping him set up the car. Chris will be very strong as he is gaining speed each time in the car. He had some freak problems at Sebring in June so look for Chris to be a contender. Jim Johnson (4th in points)has not committed to this event but if he does run count on him running up front with his vast experience. Rumor also has it that Tim Paul may make a return to the last 2 events after he pulled off double wins at the Quartermaster Classic way back in April. R-sports performance, Paul Rieffle's team will be running the show and he has lots of experience at Road Atlanta so he will be extremely hard to beat with Tim Paul driving.
Fletcher Wulff will hopefully be able to race at Atlanta after winning both races at this venue in 2018, so if he shows he is yet another one in striking distance of Mauro's points lead. John Herscher has also demonstrated he can get around Road Atlanta and never count out Marc Stern with his many Arrc championship titles over the years. Bill Herscher will also make the trip after grabbing a impressive 2nd place finish at Sebring the very first time in the car. We certainly dont want to count out local driver Jim Belay as he was robbed the 2018 title last year at this race after blowing engine in the practice day. He was turning times quicker then anyone before losing the engine. Jim also has his eyes on the highest finishing pinto powered car in the points which pays an extra bonus. I think it could be a solid weekend for Belay. Two other drivers coming in under the radar are that of Stuart and Adam Jackson. They missed all of the early events so they both have a lot to prove and there is immense talent between the father and son duo. They will be extremely hard to beat and either driver has the speed to win the race. Another driver that may be purchasing a new car is Hartley Macdonald. He is seriously looking at purchasing a f2000 car and we hope to see him at last two events because he will be a front runner. There are a whole host of other drivers that may also make the trip including Bob Coury, who is really getting up to speed quickly in his new Van Diemen. We also hope to see series regulars Stan Hallock and Chris Dunlap who have been spending some time rebuilding their cars.
We also expect another 10 cars to head down from out of division to run the famed Road Atlanta circuit including formula vee ace turned f2000 driver Michael Varacins and national champion Brian Tomasi. I also believe we will see the return Daniel Guenther because he may want some redemption after showing lots of speed at first race of the year. We also may see his team boss Cade Wilson make the trip to show his capabilities in an f2000 car. Patrick Donnelly also expressed the desire to run at Road Atlanta so we may also see him make the trip as well for this fall Classic. There are also many other drivers looking at making the journey and supporting F2000 including several participants from FRP championship series. We have adopted their rules package and have a great relationship with this long standing professional racing organization.
We are very excited about the Race Mirror Grand Prix of Road Atlanta running in conjunction with the Arrc championship weekend and it looks like we may see the largest field of the year around 20 cars. If you are considering attending please contact me for details and i am happy to help with any questions. [email protected] Brad ph. 727-804-7417
Hope to see everyone in Atlanta,
Regards, Brad Baytos
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