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12 Jan 2013 02:50 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series will be starting its new race series with the 2012 ARRC at Road Atlanta. This race will have financial sponsorship from Metalloid Corporation, Racing Analytics and Formula 600 Racing.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these drivetrains at 13,000 rpm with their 6 speed sequential transmissions is likened to a F1 car.

    "We are excited about our new sponsors for this year’s ARRC at Road Atlanta and look forward to sponsorship for an eight race series for 2013," says Jim Murphy, Partner Formula 600 Racing. A purse will be provided for each race, starting this year with the ARRC at Road Atlanta, and composed of cash and prize awards for the top finishers, along with tow fund payments. The eight race series next year will be at tracks located in most SCCA divisions with the final race coming back to the 2013 ARRC at Road Atlanta. "As a sponsor of the series, we look forward to this year’s ARRC at Road Atlanta and are very excited about the race series for the Formula 600 next year," says Fred Edwards CEO of Metalloid Corporation.

    Look for further press releases.

    www.formula600challenge.com

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    12 Jan 2013 02:52 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series pro race began at the 2012 ARRC at Road Atlanta with Clint McMahan taking first place honors in his Formula 600 sponsored FDS MK8. Clint led all 20 laps from the pole and was unchallenged throughout the race. The race started with a major pile up at the drop of the green flag with all four Formula 600 making it through and running 1-4. Finishing second was Fred Edwards; Jason Fitzpatrick took third place honors and Chris Ross finished fourth.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these drivetrains at 13,000 rpm with their 6 speed sequential transmissions is like a F1 car.

    The Formula 600 challenge series will have six races in 2013 and composed of cash and prize awards for the top finishers, along with tow fund payments. The six race series next year will be at tracks located in most SCCA divisions with the final race coming back to the 2013 ARRC at Road Atlanta. The six tracks will be announced soon.

    Look for further press releases.

    www.formula600challenge.com

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    12 Jan 2013 02:56 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series pro series will be running 6 sponsored races in 2013. We are pleased to announce that Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan and Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas will be providing a combined $3500.00 per race purse for the Formula 600 Challenge Series.

    Metalloid Corporation is an international manufacturer of renewable “Green” metalworking fluids, www.metalloidcorp.com and Shrieve Chemical Products is an international supplier of organic and inorganic industrial commodity chemicals, www.shrieve.com We are pleased to have both on board for next year and will be announcing other sponsors of the series very soon.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these drivetrains at 13,000 rpm with their 6 speed sequential transmissions is likened to a F1 car.

    For more information: www.formula600challenge.com

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    05 Feb 2013 04:42 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces three financial sponsors for the Formula 600 Challenge Series 2013 pro races.

    We are pleased to announce that Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan, Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas and ZIBEX, Inc., Duluth, Georgia will be providing a combined $4000.00-$5000.00 per race purse for the Formula 600 Challenge Series.

    Metalloid Corporation is an international manufacturer of renewable “Green” metalworking fluids. (www.metalloidcorp.com.) Shrieve Chemical Products is an international supplier of organic and inorganic industrial commodity chemicals.(www.shrieve.com.) ZIBEX, Inc. a leading supplier of waste water treatment chemicals, additives and technologies. (www.zibexwater.com.)

    We are pleased to have these great sponsors on board for 2013 and will be announcing other sponsors of the series very soon.

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    05 Feb 2013 04:45 PM
    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces per race weekend prize payout and format:

    Kansas Motor Speedway, May 4-5, 2013, ($5000.00)
    Watkins Glen International, July 20-21, 2013, ($5000.00)
    Barber Motorsports Park, August 31-Sept. 1, 2013, ($4000.00)
    Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, October 5-6, 2013, ($4000.00)
    Road Atlanta, November 1-3, 2013, ($4000.00)

    For the double race weekends the payout will be based on total points per race weekend:

    1st 20 11th 8
    2nd 18 12th 7
    3rd 16 13th 6
    4th 15 14th 5
    5th 14 15th 4
    6th 13 16th 3
    7th 12 17th 2
    8th 11 18th 1
    9th 10 19th 1
    10th 9 20th 1
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    03 Mar 2013 03:01 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces the sponsorship of CoolShirt and Luna-C.

    With the combined collaboration of these two companies a new type of suit has been created to fit the needs of racers. With a shared passion of racing Luna-C and CoolShirts have created a race suit with combined technologies that are beneficial to the racer. The suit will have COLDBACK technologies, which reduces the absorption of the sunlight, allowing dark colored garments to stay cool even in direct sunlight. It will also feature ENERGEAR, an energy recovery system for the body. ENERGEAR studies have shown an effect on the body’s balance and can result in enhanced performance, prevention of premature fatigue, and improve general wellbeing. With these combined technologies a racer can have more of an edge while keeping cool out on the track.

    These two sponsors will be offering a prize package at each of the races. The prize is the Cool Shirt Bucks Program which consists of a coupon for $100 off a purchase of $300 or more. For more information and to see the products offered by Luna-C and CoolShirts visit their websites at:

    http://www.lunacclothing.com/

    http://www.coolshirt.com/

    About CoolShirt Systems:

    The invention that launched CoolShirt Systems was a cooling vest for surgeons to use in the operating room. Rich Shafer, the company’s founder, spent many years working beside surgeons for hours under hot operating room lights as a distributor for replacement knees, hips, etc. In a true entrepreneurial spirit, Rich saw the opportunity to help the doctors that were helping the patients and the Surgeon’s Cool Vest was born. Since 1987, Shafer Enterprises has grown exponentially to become the world leader in personal cooling systems for surgeons, racecar drivers, football players, fire/emergency services/hazmat, military and industrial workers. Using NASA study guidelines, CoolShirt® active cooling systems help people manage body heat in extreme environments using circulating temperature controlled cool water.

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    03 Mar 2013 03:37 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces a track revision for The Formula 600 Challenge pro races.

    Due to the cancellation of the May 4-5 Kansas Motor Speedway Rational the series has moved its first race to Heartland Park, Topeka, June 1-2, 2013, Double Rational.

    Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas, June 1-2, 2013
    Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York, July 20-21, 2013
    Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama, August 31-Sept. 1, 2013
    Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio, October 5-6, 2013
    Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia, November 1-3, 2013

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a
    600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these F600's is likened to a F1 car.

    The purse provided for each race will comprise of cash and prize awards for the top finishers, along with tow fund payments.

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    22 Mar 2013 02:51 PM
    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces that 6 Amsoil dealers have joined the group of sponsors for The Formula 600 Challenge.

    As series sponsors of The Formula 600 Challenge the Amsoil dealers will
    be funding thirty-six cases of motorcycle racing oil for this year’s series.

    Carl Maier shares: "Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers, Vic Sorlie, George Jetton, Kevin Hamilton, Gene Rinehart, Jerry Dawson and Scott Vallie are proud to announce that, combined, they are sponsoring 36 cases of oil for this year's Formula 600 Challenge Series. Details as to the distribution of the oil will be announced at a later date. Scott is so excited about the involvement he has already added the series information to his personal website. Please extend a big Thank You to all these gentlemen."

    Look for further press releases about The Formula 600 Challenge website and the upcoming races this year.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a
    600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive train revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these F600's is likened to a F1 car.
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    19 Apr 2013 04:33 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces that Hoosier Racing Tire is the latest Formula 600 Challenge Series sponsor. Hoosier Racing Tire has put together a contingency program the same as the SCCA Majors program with 2 tires for 1st place and 1 tire for 2nd place. For more details about the program go to www.hoosiertire.com under the road racing contingency program.  Each Formula 600 Challenge participant must go on line and pre-register with the Contingency Awards Program Registration Form to qualify for this program.

    Look for further press releases about The Formula 600 Challenge website and the upcoming races this year.

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    24 Apr 2013 04:21 PM

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces that for the Topeka, Kansas race, June 1-2, $4,000.00 of the prize fund money will go towards the tow fund to be paid out based on mileage among the F-600 cars. The remaining $1,000.00 will be distributed as follows:

    Pos.     %

    1.       20

    2.       15

    3.       11

    4.       10

    5.        9

    6.        8

    7.        7

    8.        6

    9.        5

    10.      4

    11.      3

    12.      2

     

    The above calculation is subject to change based on the final car count.

     

    Contingency prizes from Hoosier Tire, Dallas Texas AMSOIL dealers and CoolShirt will also be available for the Kansas race.

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    28 May 2013 04:47 PM

    The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Topeka. The following drivers have committed to entering this race:

     Fitzpatrick, Jason, NovaKBS Mk VII, Ooltewah, TN

     Maier, Carl, 2000 Red Devil, F600 Rim Spec, Grand Prairie, TX

     Morales, Jeremy, Maverick, Metalloid Corp/Hoosier Tire/Mitchell Racing Services, Indianapolis, IN

     Edwards, Tom, Metalloid Corporation Sturgis, MI

     Bugg, George, 2005 NovaKar J10, Rakavon BuggBoyZ Racing, Toney, AL

     McMahan, Clint, 2001 McMahan FDS 001, Satellite Racing, Formula600racing.com, Covington, GA

     Ross, Chris, 2009 NovaKBS Mk7, NovaRace and Preform Resources, Matthews, NC

     Strand, Matt, 2010 FDS Mk8 FDS002, Satellite Racing, Tequesta, FL

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     

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    07 Jun 2013 09:58 AM

    Clint McMahan wins the inaugural Formula 600 Challenge Double Race Weekend at Heartland Park, Kansas.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series rolled into Heartland Park Topeka, Kansas for the double race weekend to start the 2013 race schedule. Matt Strand took Saturday’s race with a very impressive drive while Clint McMahan took first place honors in Sunday’s race. The tie breaker for total points was Clint’s fastest race lap (1:22.883) in Sunday’s race. Finishing third was Jason Fitzpatrick, fourth place went to Chris Ross, Tom Edwards held on to fifth and George Bugg grabbed sixth.

    In Saturday’s race Matt Strand’s strong drive while dicing with a Formula Ford claimed first place in Formula 600 while Clint McMahan finished second while leading most of the race. Jason Fitzpatrick took third place honors.

    In Sunday’s race Clint McMahan came from a last place starting position in a very impressive drive to claim first place. Matt Strand swapped positions with Clint and took home a second place finish while Chris Ross cruised to a solid third place.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Watkins Glen Raceway on July 20-21.

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     

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    07 Jun 2013 09:58 AM

    Clint McMahan wins the inaugural Formula 600 Challenge Double Race Weekend at Heartland Park, Kansas.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series rolled into Heartland Park Topeka, Kansas for the double race weekend to start the 2013 race schedule. Matt Strand took Saturday’s race with a very impressive drive while Clint McMahan took first place honors in Sunday’s race. The tie breaker for total points was Clint’s fastest race lap (1:22.883) in Sunday’s race. Finishing third was Jason Fitzpatrick, fourth place went to Chris Ross, Tom Edwards held on to fifth and George Bugg grabbed sixth.

    In Saturday’s race Matt Strand’s strong drive while dicing with a Formula Ford claimed first place in Formula 600 while Clint McMahan finished second while leading most of the race. Jason Fitzpatrick took third place honors.

    In Sunday’s race Clint McMahan came from a last place starting position in a very impressive drive to claim first place. Matt Strand swapped positions with Clint and took home a second place finish while Chris Ross cruised to a solid third place.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Watkins Glen Raceway on July 20-21.

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     

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    20 Jun 2013 02:04 PM

    Solo Performance Specialties is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs. Starting with the Heartland Park Topeka race, SPS will award gift certificates of $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third for each race in the Series.  Please visit their website at:

    www.soloperformance.com

    We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

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    15 Jul 2013 04:21 PM

    Formula 600 Challenge Series continues at Watkins Glen, July 20-21.

    The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Watkins Glen. The following drivers have committed to entering this race:

     Fitzpatrick, Jason, NovaKBS Mk VII, Ooltewah, TN

     Edwards, Fred, Maverick, Metalloid Corporation, Sturgis, MI

     Edwards, Tom, Maverick, Metalloid Corporation, Sturgis, MI

     Van Horn, Ken, Novakar J9, Powhatan, VA

     McMahan, Clint, 2001 McMahan FDS 001, Satellite Racing, Formula600racing.com, Covington, GA

     Ross, Chris, 2009 NovaKBS Mk7, NovaRace and Preform Resources, Matthews, NC

     Strand, Matt, 2010 FDS Mk8 FDS002, Satellite Racing, Tequesta, FL

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) www.soloperformance.com

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

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    02 Aug 2013 03:44 PM

    RACE #2:  WATKINS GLEN JULY SPRINTS  JULY 20-21

    The weather cleared up on Sunday from the overcast light rain on Saturday making for beautiful and dry conditions for a great race day. Twenty- Eight cars were in the race group of FF's, F5's, F6's, FV's and even one FST; the FV's started in the back pack of the split start. The front group had a mix of fast F6's in the back of the grid due to the results of the qualifying race on Saturday. As expected, the start was exciting as both Clint McMahan followed closely by Matt Strand shot up the right side of the track going into turn one and joined Keith Joslyn, the F5 pole sitter. These three quickly began a show of excellent racing with many different type passes every lap and long side-by-side runs down the straights. Meanwhile, Fred Edwards had begun his march to the front picking off Ken Van Horn, then later Jason Fitzpatrick and, by mid-race, Chris Ross, to be running in 4th place. Up front, the side-by-side battle for the overall lead had been reduced to Keith and Clint as Matt had dropped back. On the last lap, Clint bobbles in the Bus Stop, loses contact with Keith to finish 2nd overall, but 1st in class; Matt finishes 2nd in class while Jason gets by Fred for 3rd when Fred loses the bolts in his PTO shaft. Fred finishes 4th and the rest of the finishing order is Ken Van Horn 5th, Chris Ross 6th and Tom Edwards 7th.

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    12 Aug 2013 04:58 PM

    HYPER RACING IS NOW A F600 CHALLENGE SERIES SPONSOR

    Hyper Racing will award $100 on-line gift cards to the top two drivers in the series points at our race finale at Road Atlanta.

    Hyper Racing is best known for their 600cc Sprint cars, Midgets and Lightning Sprints, but we are also known for our extreme inventory and knowledge on 600cc engines, and small car chassis components. With cutting edge equipment like our Roehrig shock dyno, chassis dyno, and EFI diagnostic equipment, we have it all to service many types of race cars. Our website includes tons of technical documents, customer forums, and a convenient online ordering system with over 3000 small car items. Visit www.hyperracing.com or call 717.938.8732 for more information.

    We thank Hyper Racing for joining our sponsor family:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

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    22 Aug 2013 01:11 PM

    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES PRESS RELEASE  AUGUST 21, 2013

     

    In the run for the Series Points Fund to be awarded at

    the ARRC in November, here is the points standing after two races:

     

    1  Clint McMahan         40

    2  Matt Strand               36

    3  Jason Fitzpatrick      32

    4  Chris Ross                28

    5  Tom Edwards           26

    6  Fred Edwards          15

    7  Ken VanHorn            14

    8  George Bugg            13

    Next up is race #3 at Barber on Labor Day weekend where we are

    expecting even more cars.

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds  in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    For more information Contact:

     

    Jim Murphy

    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    770-861-2337

     

    Fred Edwards

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    260-438-4295

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    08 Sep 2013 03:56 PM

    Clint McMahan wins a very close Formula 600 Challenge Double Race Weekend at Barber Motorsports Complex.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series rolled into Birmingham Alabama to Barber Motorsports Complex for a double race weekend. Clint McMahan and Chris Ross tied with 36 points each with the tie breaker going to Clint McMahan with the fastest race lap (134:796). Chris Ross took second place while Jason Fitzpatrick with Saturday’s win took home a very impressive third place. Rounding out the finishing order was Fred Edwards 4th, Matt Strand 5th, Tom Edwards 6th, Ken Van Horn 7th, Carl Maier 8th and George Bugg, 9th.
    In Saturday’s race Jason Fitzpatrick had a very strong drive while dicing with Chris Ross throughout the race changing positions several times. Clint McMahan took third place while having some fuel issues.
    In Sunday’s race Clint McMahan came back and posted a very impressive drive to claim first place. Chris Ross drove hard to take second place honors while Matt Strand finished third.
    Videos have been posted with pictures under the gallery tab of the web site.
    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Mid-Ohio Sports car course October 5-6th.
    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )
    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)
    Hyper Racing (hyperracing.com)

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    27 Sep 2013 02:58 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: MID-OHIO ROUND #4

    Everyone's getting ready for the 4th round in the F600 Challenge at Mid-Ohio on October 4/6. There is a $4000 tow fund and purse up for grabs, and with this weekend’s three official races there will be 9 tires from Hoosier, $525 from SPS, along with several other contingency prizes. We have 9 drivers committed/registered for this race including 2 new drivers who haven't run the F600 Challenge yet. We are looking forward to racing with George Fox and Ted Simmons, the two newcomers to our series. Unfortunately, George Bugg won't be able to make this race due to other commitments. Looking ahead we are predicting at least 12 cars at the series championship race at the ARRC in November.

    So far, below are the 8 drivers who have already registered:

    1. Edwards, Fred, Maverick, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    2. Fitzpatrick, Jason, NovaKBS Mk.7, Ooltewah, TN
    3. Fox, George, 2001 McMahan FDS 001, Formula600racing.com, Athens, GA
    4. Maier, Carl, 2000 Red Devil F600, Rim Spec, Grand Prairie, TX
    5. McMahan, Clint, 2013 Scorpian FDS 007, Formula600racing.com, Covington, GA
    6. Ross, Chris, 2009 NovaKBS Mk7 NovaRace and Preform Resources Matthews, NC
    7. Strand, Matt, 2010 FDS Mk.8, Satellite Racing Tequesta, FL
    8. Edwards, Tom, Maverick, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    Thus, the remaining driver who has committed but not registered yet is as follows:
    9. Ted Simmons

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
     Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )
     ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )
     Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )
     CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )
     Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) www.soloperformance.com
     Hyper Racing, www.hyperracing.com
     Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

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    28 Sep 2013 01:28 PM
    Ted Simmons has now registered and we welcome another newcomer,

    Aaron Ellis, a nationally competitive F5 driver, who has registered and

    hopes to have his F600 ready in time for this race. This makes 10 drivers,

    the largest field so far this series.



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    22 Oct 2013 01:44 PM

           FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE – UPDATE FROM ONE YEAR AGO

     

    Back in November, 2012, we had the very first money race at the ARRC for this series

    as a way to draw attention to a brand new race series that would start up in 2013.

    So far, after four rounds at Topeka, Watkins Glen, Barber, Mid-Ohio and now

    Road Atlanta for the series finale, we have added more sponsors, have paid out $18, race purses/tow funds, individual race contingencies have been awarded and now a $4,000 series points fund has been established and will be awarded along with the race purse/tow fund and race contingencies on Saturday night at the ARRC awards dinner at the Chalet.  We also will be announcing our 2014 race schedule with bigger purses and points fund at that time.  For further information please go to – www.theformula600challenge.com 

     

    For the series finale at the ARRC the following drivers are expected and are listed in order of their series points standing as of the fourth round at Mid-Ohio:

     

    1.  Clint McMahan, Covington, GA, 96 Points

    2.  Matt Strand, Tequesta, FL, 88 Points

    3.  Jason Fitzpatrick, Ooltewah, TN, 78 Points

    4.  Tom Edwards, Sturgis, MI, 68 Points

    5.  Chris Ross, Matthews, NC, 67 Points

    6.  Fred Edwards, Sturgis, MI, 60 Points

    7.  Carl Maier, Grand Prairie, TX, 36 Points

    8.  Ken Van Horn, Powhatan, VA, 26 Points

    9.  George Fox, Athens, GA, 25 Points

    10. Aaron Ellis, Farmington, MN, 24 Points

    11. George Bugg, Toney, AL, 0 Points

     

    Appearing for the first time will be Ted Simmons of Silver Spring, MD

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)

    Hyper Racing (www.hyperracing.com)

     

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    We all have been a little busy during this past season so I finally got a chance to add up all the goodies, including contingencies, and I was surprised to see the grand total of $38,612 for the whole series including what will be awarded this coming Saturday night. We invite all to come watch our finale race with TEN entries at the ARRC at Road Atlanta on Nov. 2nd. We could not have done all this without our family of sponsors and we thank them deeply. And the 2014 season will be even bigger, I just can't wait.

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    F600 CHALLENGE: Final Race Atlanta, Georgia
    What a great first year it was with the F600 Challenge. Chris Ross had this to say about our final race of the year:

    Wow! What an incredible weekend and wrap up of the inaugural season of the F600 Challenge. Weather started out great on Thursday for the test day with about 1/2 of the field participating. Thursday night the rain moved in making for a very wet 1st qualifying season. About 1/2 the field went out for qualifying and the other half took a gamble that the rain would clear out by lunch time for a dry afternoon Q2. The wet weather in Q1 unfortunately claimed the car of George Fox when the tail got away from him under braking going into turn 10a. The car went off track backwards drivers left and hit a concrete barrier on the inside of 10a. The rear frame of the car was bent ending George Fox's weekend early. The weather did clear out by lunch time and we had a dry track for the afternoon qualifying session. George Bugg had to leave the track at lunch time to make it home in time for his son's football game so he was unable to hit the track for Q2 and would have to stand on his wet Q1 time. Jason Fitzpatrick also elected not to run Q2 and spend the time fixing a suspension issue. The other 8 F600's hit the track for a dry qualifying session. Clint McMahan took both class and overall pole with a 1:32.3 with the new Scorpion chassis. Matt was not far behind trying to take the fight to Clint for the final points battle. The final grid for Saturday's split start was:

    1. Clint McMahan
    2. Matt Strand
    3. Fred Edwards
    4. Chris Ross
    5. Tom Edwards
    6. Ted Simmons
    7. Ken Van Horn
    8. Jason Fitzpatrick
    9. George Bugg
    10. Carl Maier

    After a long morning, group 5 came down to the grid for the start of the race after lunch. We were held on grid for a long time and warned about a Trans Am car dumping the entire contents of his engine 1/2 the length of the back straight away right on the racing line all the way down into 10a. The track did their best to clean it up, but it was a mess. With the split start the F600 Challenge was able to take the lead behind the pace car with 10 cars ready to take the green flag. Unfortunately, pole sitter Clint McMahan had an engine issue and pulled off immediately before the back straight and took his car back to the paddock. As the pack came onto the back straight it quickly became apparent that the oil on the track was worse than we feared. There was no way to take the normal racing line through 10a. There was just enough room to squeeze by the start of the oiled track at the kink on the far left. This let you get down the back straight away without having to risk crossing the oiled track and coating your tires before the braking zone. As you approached 10a you could move back to about center track for the braking zone. This was going to really hamper passing attempts into 10a for all except the most daring moves. As we came down the hill the green flag dropped and the race was on. I got a great start was was able to slide by Fred on drivers right coming onto the front straight. I had a bit of a run on Matt too, but not enough to get by cleanly by turn 1 so I tucked in behind him. Matt quickly started pulling a gap on me so I just concentrated on running clean consistent laps. It didn't take long though before the familiar orange car of Tom Edwards was filling my mirrors. We went most of the race with the gap between us opening and closing. The first double yellow came out early into the race to remove George Bugg's car from the rumble strips at the entrance of 12 due to a suspension failure which ended his race. This closed up the gap between me and Matt, but he had just lapped an FV when the double yellow came out so that would complicate the restart and give Tom right behind me an advantage. The green flag was thrown pretty early coming down the hill and Matt pulled away and luckily for me the FV stayed drivers left and let me slide by on the inside starting the accordion battle with Tom again. This went on for a bit longer when another double yellow came out due to a FC that spun out and high sided the car on the apex curbing drivers left at the start of the Esses. This again put me on Matt's tail and Tom on mine. The restart was clean with another fairly early green flag. I quickly had a pair of the leading FF's on my tail. Not wanting to hinder their battle or risk getting taken out I pointed them by as we approached the front straight. Not sure who was driving it, but it was a beautiful red Fit powered car that went flying off the track at full speed drivers left in turn 1 just in front of me. Car threw up a huge debris cloud ultimately hitting the wall with just a couple of laps to go. Fortunately the driver was unhurt. I fully expected another double yellow due to the location of the FF, but they let us finish the race. Right behind the two FF's were one or two FC's which Tom had let by. This ended up giving me a little bit of breathing room for the last couple of laps to finish the race cleanly in 2nd place and Tom in 3rd place to round out the podium. Jason Fitzpatrick and Carl Maier both pulled into the pits early. Jason had a suspected bearing failure on the jack shaft. I'm not sure what the issue was with Carl. Overall this was the most fun I have ever had racing. I have met some really great friends running the F600 Challenge and look forward to next year. We have a great schedule put together for next year and it looks like we will have around twice as many cars competing next year. Race Final Results:

    1. Matt Strand
    2. Chris Ross
    3. Tom Edwards
    4. Fred Edwards
    5. Ted Simmons
    6. Ken Van Horn
    7. Carl Maier
    8. Jason Fitzpatrick
    9. George Bugg
    10. Clint McMahan.
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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: FINAL POINTS STANDING

    With all of the dust settled from the Finale at Road Atlanta we now have a series final points standing along with the series cash winnings for each driver who entered. The total payout, including all contingencies, comes to $38,612.

    The series points and the total prize/tow fund money awarded for the 2013 F600 Challenge Series:

    DRIVER POINTS PRIZE/TOW FUND MONEY
    1. Matt Strand 108 $ 3,587.61
    2. Clint McMahan 105 $ 3,387.61
    3. Jason Fitzpatrick 89 $ 2,840.90
    4. Chris Ross 85 $ 3,009.53
    5. Tom Edwards 84 $ 3,078.21
    6. Fred Edwards 75 $ 2,496.43
    7. Carl Maier 48 $ 2,171.36
    8. Ken VanHorn 39 $ 1,575.47
    9. George Fox 33 $ 606.93
    10. Aaron Ellis 24 $ 504.71
    11. Ted Simmons 14 $ 563.12
    12. George Bugg 10 $ 1,025.34

    This has been a great first year season for this series and it will only get better for 2014.

    We want to express our deepest gratitude to our family of supporting sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )
    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)
    Hyper Racing, (www.hyperracing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Stayed tuned as we ramp up for next season.
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    F600 CHALLENGE SERIES ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY 2014 SCHEDULE

    The big news is that we have teamed up with the SCCA Pro Dept. for 2 of the races!

    More details on the Pro races will be coming as we get them ironed out but for now, here is the schedule:

    1. May 10-11, Virginia International Raceway - Double SARRC

    2. June 13-15, Road America - June Sprints Majors

    3. July 4-6, Mid-Ohio - Pro Race with F1600, F2000, FA Pro, FF/CF, FV...

    4. August 8-10, Barber -  SCCA SummerFest with SRF, SRF3, FF, FE, CFF, FV,

    5. August 28-31, Thompson, Conn. - Pro Race with F1600, F2000, FA, SRF, Pro-IT

    6. Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, Road Atlanta - ARRC, Challenge Series Finale

    The Pro races will include approximately 3 hours of dedicated track time (no mixed classes!) over a 3 day weekend. The F600 Challenge Series Board is free to organize the format for these three race weekends with two 30 min. sessions each day. These two Pro race events will consist of only formula car/SR's except for the Pro-IT cars at Thompson.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed transmission revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Our website is www.theformula600challenge.com ; our FaceBook page is "Formula600Challenge".

    For more information Contact:

    Jim Murphy                                       Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                     f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                  260-438-4295

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                            HOOSIER TIRE RENEWS THEIR PROGRAM FOR THE 2014 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Hoosier Tire will continue to offer their tire contingency program to the F600 competitors for the 2014 season. All F600 drivers will need to re-register again with Hoosier at the following link:

    Contingency Registration Form: http://www.hoosiertire.com/sccareg_db.asp

    Also, competitors can print multiple Redemption Forms to take with them to the track so if they win or runner up, they can have the forms available for the Scrutineer to sign:

    Contingency Redemption Forms: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    All of the awards and guidelines remain the same for 2014:

    Program Details: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    Any questions, please feel free to send them to:Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com

    Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com

    Hoosier Tire is very glad to be a part of the Formula 600 Challenge Series again.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    For more information Contact:

    Jim Murphy                          Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com          f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                      260-438-4295

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: COOLSHIRT RE-UPS FOR 2014 SEASON

    CoolShirt has graciously agreed to re-up their contingency sponsorship for the 2014 F600 Challenge Series with following change. A $100 coupon will be awarded to the top three finishers in each race. If the driver has already won a coupon then this driver cannot receive another coupon in 2014. Instead, the coupon will be awarded to the next lower finisher.

    About CoolShirt:

    CoolShirt Systems is the global leader in the design & production of active personal cooling systems that improve performance, increase endurance and reduce errors by helping to eliminate the risk of heat-induced fatigue. We deliver personal cooling solutions in a variety of markets, including auto racing, industry, fire service/EMS, medical and athletics.

    A CoolShirt System is the only active cooling system designed to protect against heat stress by cooling the body’s core temperature. It will help to protect anyone who works in a hot environment from the effects of heat-stress and heat exhaustion, keeping the person focused, alert and able to maintain an optimum level of performance longer. In the markets we serve, CoolShirt Systems is the most trusted name in personal cooling systems because there is no compromise in our commitment to safety, innovation and quality. We offer a comprehensive range of products that exceeds all others in quality, comfort and the ability to cool the body’s core temperature. CoolShirt Systems sets the industry pace by creating first-to-market, breakthrough solutions based on scientific expertise.

    CoolShirt Systems is an employee-owned company, operating from two facilities: a 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee and a 12,000 square-foot distribution center in Stockbridge, Georgia. Further information on CoolShirt Systems is available at www.coolshirt.com or by calling 800-345-3176.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy                          Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com          f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                      260-438-4295

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    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2014 Formula 600 Challenge Series

     

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs. Please visit their website at www.soloperformance.com

     

    SPS will award gift certificates as follows:

    Regular Races

    1st Place = $75

    2nd Place = $50

    3rd Place = $25

    Series Championship

    1st Place = $250

    2nd Place = $150

    3rd Place = $75

     
    Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at - http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track. Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com.

    We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

     

    For More Information Contact:

     

    Jim Murphy

    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    770-861-2337

     

    Fred Edwards

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    260-438-4295

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    PEGASUS AUTO RACING SUPPLIES IS A NEW SPONSOR FOR THE FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES

     

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies will award 10% off discount coupons to the top five drivers in the series points at our race finale at Road Atlanta.


    Your IN STOCK source for quality racing supplies! Since 1980 Pegasus has been offering superior customer service along with a huge selection of top quality parts and supplies for Karting and Auto Racing. Our products include safety equipment, competition plumbing supplies, brake parts, Beta Tools, Jabroc, Mil-Spec hardware and thousands of other unique and hard-to-find items. Pegasus also offers expert technical advice from current, active racers with more than 200 years of combined experience.

     

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies

    2475 S 179th St

    New Berlin WI 53146

    Website: www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

     

    Email:

     

    General Questions, Order Status, etc.: CustSvc@PegasusAutoRacing.com

     

    Technical Product Questions: Tech@PegasusAutoRacing.com

     

    Phone:

    Order Toll Free: 1-800-688-6946 (US & Canada)

     

    Local/International Order Line: 262-317-1234

     

    Technical Questions: 262-317-1200Fax: 262-317-1201

     

    We thank Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies for joining our sponsor family:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

     

    For more information Contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                                             Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                                           f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                                         260-438-4295

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES DEBUTS ITS UPGRADED WEBSITE

    As our series grew this past year so did our need for a new and improved website. Since last fall

    we have been working with RACERSITES, a web design, development and management

    services company to come up with an all new design for the Formula 600 Challenge website.

    This new website exhibits an all-around racing site and provides easy navigation. The debut of

    the website will occur today Wedneday February 26, 2014. Please take time and explore the

    whole website so that you can familiarize yourselves with all that the website offers you. We are

    still at the same address:

    www.theformula600challenge.com .

    Enjoy the website and please provide us any feedback on it.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy

    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    770-861-2337

     

    Fred Edwards

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    The Formula 600 Challenge Series announces per race weekend prize payout.

    For each weekend, $4,000 will be for the tow fund and $1,000 will be for race position.

    1. May 10-11, Virginia International Raceway - Double SARRC ($5,000)

    2. June 13-15, Road America - June Sprints Majors ($5,000)

    3. July 4-6, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course- Pro Race Event ($5,000)

    4. August 8-10, Barber Motorsports Park - Formula Ford Festival ($5,000)

    5. Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, Road Atlanta - ARRC, Challenge Series Finale ($5,000)

    The Road Atlanta Finale will be double points. Payout/contingencies for the entire series will be about $40K.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy

    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

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    Our Website - www.theformula600challenge.com  

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    2014 FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE:  VIR ROUND #1 

     

    Everyone has been getting ready for the 1st round in the 2014 F600 Challenge at VIR on May 9-11. There is a larger $5000 tow fund/ purse up for grabs along with several other contingency prizes. We have 9 drivers committed/registered for this race including 2 new drivers who haven't run the F600 Challenge series yet.   We are looking forward to racing with Ryan Barth and Craig Laprade during the 2014 season. 

    Below are the 9 drivers who have committed:

     

    1. Ryan Barth, Maverick, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI

    2. Fred Edwards, Maverick, Metalloid Corp., Coldwater, MI

    3. Craig Laprade, 2013 Scorpion FDS 007, Butler, GA

    4. Clint McMahan, 2009 NovaKBS Mk7, Formula600racing.com, Covington, GA

    5. Chris Ross, 2014 Nova Blade, NovaRace and Preform Resources, Matthews, NC

    6. Matt Strand, 2010 FDS Mk.8, Satellite Racing, Tequesta, FL

    7. Ted Simmons, Novakar, Silver Spring, MD

    8.  Ken Van Horn, Novakar J9, Powhatan, VA

    9. George Bugg, Novakar, Toney, AL 

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Racing  (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    Please visit our website: www.theformula600challenge.com

     

    For more information contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                  Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                 f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                260-438-4295

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    It was a great weekend at VIR for the first race of the 2014 Formula 600 Challenge Series.  Eight drivers took to the newly repaved (23 out of 28 new class lap records) Virginia International Raceway’s full course with five of the drivers (Fred, George, Matt, Craig and Ryan) seeing this track for the very first time.  Saturday started with Qualifying for race #1 before lunch.  Clint McMahan with Satellite Racing took 1st in class and overall pole for the race group that was mixed with Formula F, Club Ford, and Formula V.  Fred Edwards was 2nd and George Bugg had great success with his Novakar finally exorcising the final gremlins that plagued him last season to take 3rd in class.  Matt Strand with Satellite Racing, last year’s season champion, was down on power and suffered engine failure early in qualifying.  Two rookies fresh from driver’s school joined the series with Craig Laprade turning in a respectable 6th for only his second weekend in a F600.   Ryan Barth, the other rookie joining the series, unfortunately had to coast back into the pits on his out lap due to a sheared key on his axle.  Here is the final qualifying order for race 1. 

     

    Qualifying for Race #1:

     

    1.      Clint McMahan

    2.      Fred Edwards

    3.      George Bugg

    4.      Ted Simmons

    5.      Matt Strand

    6.      Craig Laprade

    7.      Ken Van Horn

    8.      Ryan Barth

    Race # 1 was scheduled near the end of Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans.  Heavy rain, high winds and lightening moved into the area pushing the last three races of the weekend to Sunday morning.  Luckily the only reported damage was a few collapsed canopies and George Bugg and his crewman, Steven Huppenberger, getting trapped in their trailer when their canopy collapsed and wedged the trailer door shut.  With race #1 getting pushed to Sunday am, it was going to make for a very busy day with race #1 for the F600 Challenge starting around 9 am shortened to just 8 laps, followed by a 10 minute qualifying just after lunch, followed by an 8 lap race #2 late in the day.  Race #1 started with a very late green flag that caused a bit of an accordion effect towards the back of the field but no contact was made.  Clint McMahan got a good start from pole and went on to win the race.  Matt Strand, starting from 9th overall, was shot out of a cannon with a fresh Greg Moon engine on the start and leaped to 2nd overall by the second corner.  On lap 2 he then passed Clint McMahan on the approach to the esses to take the overall lead.  With Clint pressuring, Matt spun in hog pen approaching the front straight dropping to 8th overall and giving the lead back to Clint for the start of lap 3.  Matt then started picking off drivers one by one and worked his way back up to 3rd in class.  Fred Edwards ran a very consistent race starting 3rd overall and 2nd in class and finished 2nd in class.  Seven of the 8 cars took the checker with Ted Simmons unable to make the start due to a leaking oil filter.  Here is the final finishing order for race #1.

     

    Race #1 Results:

     

    1.      Clint McMahan (new class track record 2:01.657s)   ---       

    2.      Fred Edwards   +8.4s

    3.      Matt Strand      +21.4s

    4.      George Bugg   +23.2s

    5.      Craig Laprade +1:50.1s

    6.      Ken Van Horn +2:16.5s

    7.      Ryan Barth      +1 lap

    8.      Ted Simmons   DNS

    Qualifying for race #2 was shortly after lunch with 6 of the 8 F600’s taking to the track.  Ted Simmons would have his oil leak fixed by race time, but was unable to finish the repair in the short time before qualifying.  Ken Van Horn also had a mechanical issue that prevented him from qualifying, but he would also make the race.  Due to the compressed schedule, qualifying was shortened to only 10 minutes with most drivers only getting 4 clean laps.  Fred Edwards continued to better his times taking 1st in class for qualifying.  Matt Strand’s effort was cut short on just his 2nd lap due to a wiring short that blew a fuse killing power to his car.  He would end up qualifying 2nd  in spite of this.  George Bugg, with another good run, qualified 3rd.  Clint McMahan developed a transmission issue (would not shift back and forth between 4th and 5th gears) that could not be fixed at the track in the last lap of race #1 that led him to take it easy on the transmission in qualifying to preserve the car for the race settling for 4th in class.

     

    Qualifying for Race #2:

     

    1.      Fred Edwards

    2.      Matt Strand

    3.      George Bugg

    4.      Clint McMahan

    5.      Craig Laprade

    6.      Ryan Bart

    7.      Ted Simmons

    8.      Ken Van Horn

    At the start approaching turn 1, Fred Edwards slipped back to 4th with Clint, Matt and George getting by.  From there, things got really hectic.  Clint McMahan slipped his nose up on the inside of Matt putting Matt in the middle with George Bugg trying the outside line making it three wide into turn 1.  Matt was late in braking and ended up dropping two wheels off the outside.  George had braked earlier and was able to turn in behind Matt and get by him on the inside.  Fred Edwards, trying to avoid the melee in front of him, braked heavily and ended up spinning.  Luckily, there was no contact and the rest of the field made it by.  Unfortunately, this dropped Fred to last overall on lap one.  Matt Strand was able to recover from his off track excursion in lap one and only loose one position by the time they got back around to the start/finish line which he then made up on the next lap.  But this gave Clint the gap he needed to hold on for the win while only using 1st thru 4th gears (the car was really screaming down the straights in 4th gear).  Clint turned in a new track class track record of 2:00.957s on his third lap opening up the gap to Matt and then settled in to maintaining the gap to Matt to try and preserve his transmission to the end.  Clint was really worried how long the motor would last with all the very high revs.  He nearly had it all taken away in the closing lap when passing a slower car and made minor contact.  Clint went two wheels off to the inside trying to avoid the contact.  Luckily both cars stayed in control after the contact and Clint was able to finish the pass cementing his win.  Ted Simmons, starting from the very back, had a great run.  With some good driving and a little bit of help from some others he was able to work his way up to 3rd in class for the final podium position holding Fred Edwards off by a scant 0.77s.  After the early spin, Fred drove like a man possessed picking off cars one after another.  Due to the shortened race he ran out of time and was only able to take 4th  after being passed by the more experienced Ted Simmons during the last lap.  Rookie driver Craig Laprade had a really good showing working himself up to 4th in class and 6th overall by lap 4.  With Ken Van Horn slowly closing the gap, Craig had a spin off driver’s right at the top of the esses on lap 6 that let Ken get by for 5th and dropping Craig to a respectable 6th in class for his first race and first time at VIR.  Ryan Barth had an uneventful race with no one nearby to race with.  George Bugg had a fueling issue that saw him losing power as the laps went on, eventually dropping out on lap 5 due to a suspected fuel pump failure.

     

    Race #2 Results:

     

    1.      Clint McMahan (class track record – 2:00.957s)---

    2.      Matt Strand     +18.6s

    3.      Ted Simmons  +1:16.2s

    4.      Fred Edwards   +1:17.0s

    5.      Ken Van Horn  +2:12.1s

    6.      Craig Laprade +2:16.2s

    7.      Ryan Barth      +1 Lap

    8.      George Bugg   +3 Laps

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Racing (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    Please visit our website: www.theformula600challenge.com

     

    For more information contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                  Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                 f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                260-438-4295

     

    Words: Chris Ross

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES RESULTS AT THE JUNE SPRINTS  

    This event marked the debut of the Formula 600 Challenge Series tractor trailer and hospitality area. The huge canopy provided ample space for seven F600’s and the hospitality area with five tables and cooking area. The weather was unusually cool and windy for most of this race weekend, this is good for more horse power at this high speed road course but not ideal for tire grip at the 4 mile long iconic Road America which has the longest high speed road course curves in the country.  

    For the Saturday 10 lap sprint race Clint McMahan set the pace winning by a 1.49 margin. Clint improved his lap time to a 2:21.9. The rest of the entries finished in this order – Matt Strand, Fred Edwards, Tom Edwards, George Fox, Ryan Barth and Carl Maier. Calvin Stewart did not race on Saturday due to outside track commitments. 

    For the Sunday 13 lap main race, Clint just checked out immediately with no one able to keep up with him, clicking off consistent 2:22’s almost the whole race. The battle to watch was Calvin Stewart, Matt Strand and Herb Noble (2 stroke) as they swapped positions almost every lap until Herb Noble spun in Canada Corner in front of Matt Strand allowing Calvin Stewart to get away and finish 2nd. All this allowed Fred Edwards to move up to 3rd followed by George Fox, Ryan Barth, Matt Strand, Carl Maier and Tom Edwards who had a clamp on a water hose come loose on the 6th lap.  

    Road America also awarded money and contingencies for the podium finishers which made this race especially sweet. The Formula 600 Challenge Series will be having its third round at Mid-Ohio on the July 4th weekend.  

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:  

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, GA (www.zibexwater.com)  

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.  

    Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information please contact: 

    Jim Murphy 

    jdmurphy47@aol.com 

    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    260-438-4295

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    After the second round at the June Sprints, it is no surprise how the points are stacking
    up.  The points fund will be awarded at our final double points round at the ARRC at Road Atlanta.

    1  Clint McMahan  96
    2  Matt Strand      60
    3  Fred Edwards    58
    4  Ryan Barth       39
    5  Ken Van Horn   21
    6  Craig Laprade   21
    7  Tom Edwards    20
    8  George Bugg     20
    9  Carl Maier         18
    10 Calvin Stewart  18

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    F600 Challenge Entry List: Musical Cars at Mid-Ohio


    The third round of the F600 Challenge Series at Mid-Ohio is already upon us.
    Here is the entry list:

    1. Clint McMahan, NovaKBS #36 - now known as the "Banana Boat"

    2. Brian Novak, Scorpion #20 - new to this series

    3. Carl Maier, Red Devil #3

    4. Calvin Stewart, Novakar Blade #7

    5. Matt Strand, KBS Mk.8 #6

    6. George Bugg, Novakar #1

    7. Hunter Brayton, Scorpion #19 - new to this series

    8. Ryan Barth, Scorpion #21

    9. Craig Laprade, Scorpion #2

    10. Brandon Reed, KBS Mk.5 #34 - new to this series

    There is some shuffling of rides for this event.
    With newcomers Brian Novak in Tom Edwards' car, Hunter Brayton in Fred Edwards' car
    and Brandon Reed in the McMahan KBS Mk.5, both Fred and Tom Edwards are not running this event.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )
    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) www.soloperformance.com
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies www.PegasusAutoRacing.com
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets.
    The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess
    of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    For more information Contact:

    Jim Murphy Fred Edwards
    jdmurphy47@aol.com f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
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    F600 CHALLENGE RESULTS AT MID-OHIO THIRD ROUND

     

    The weather was unusually cool and windy the 4th of July weekend however, the action on the track was hot. Of the ten entries, there were four newcomers to this series, Brian Novak (F1000 and F500 Champion) in Tom Edwards’ Maverick, 15 year old Hunter Brayton in Fred Edwards’ Maverick, Craig Laprade in the F6R Scorpion (June Sprints winning car) and Brandon Reed in the newly upgraded KBS Mk.5.

     

    Qualifying for the Saturday race had Clint McMahan on the pole, Matt Strand in 2nd, Hunter Brayton in 3rd, Craig Laprade in 4th, Ryan Barth in 5th, George Bugg in 6th, Carl Maier in 7th and Brandon Reed in 8th.  Brian Novak did not qualify and started at the back of the field.  Cal Stewart does not race on Saturdays. Clint again checked out (fastest lap of 1:29.658) leaving Matt Strand to finish 2nd, Craig Laprade taking 3rd, Ryan Barth 4th, Carl Maier, driving with a broken right wrist with no cast, in 5th, Brandon Reed in 6th, Hunter Brayton in 7th, Brian Novak in 8th and George Bugg in 9th.

     

    For the Sunday race, qualifying became more interesting as both Calvin Stewart and Brian Novak were able to take a serious shot for the pole position. Clint McMahan took the pole with a 1:29.489, Calvin Stewart was 2nd with a 1:29.691 (about 2 tenths back) and Brian Novak, 3rd, about 6 tenths back with a 1:30.247.  The remaining field was Matt Strand, Hunter Brayton, Craig Laprade, Ryan Barth, Carl Maier and Brandon Reed, showing improvement every track session.

     

    Clint McMahan pushed into the lead not to be challenged throughout the race. The next 3 positions were a surprise as  both Matt Strand and Brian Novak  had jumped on a slow starting Calvin Stewart to take 2nd and 3rd respectively leaving Calvin in 4th  with Hunter Brayton following close behind. The positons traded throughout the race. The final results are: Clint McMahan, 1st with a fast race lap of 1:29.257, 2nd – Calvin Stewart lapping at a 1:29.977, 3rd – Brian Novak, 4th – Hunter Brayton 5th – Craig Laprade, 6th – Ryan Barth, 7th – Matt Strand and 8th – Brandon Reed.

     

    Our next round will be at the Formula F Speed Festival, Barber Motorsports Park on August 8 – 10. 

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com  and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS)  (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies   (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission  revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

     

    Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information please contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                          Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                        f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                      260-438-4295

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: POINTS STANDING AFTER MID-OHIO THIRD ROUND

    The F600 Challenge Series is growing in only its second season with points for 15 drivers.
    After the third round of the Challenge at Mid-Ohio most of the movement in the points
    standings are in the middle as newcomers have made their presence known. 

    But the leader, Clint McMahan, has maintained his points lead with two
    dominating wins at Mid-Ohio. With only two rounds left - Barber on Aug. 8-10 and Road Atlanta
    ARRC on Oct.31 - Nov.2, it will be very hard for anyone to catch Clint. I don't want to hex Clint
    but you never know.

    Here are the standings:

    1 Clint McMahan 144
    2 Matt Strand 87
    3 Ryan Barth 61
    4 Fred Edwards 58
    5 Craig Laprade 46
    6 Calvin Stewart 36
    7 Carl Maier 29
    8 George Bugg 27
    9 George Fox 23
    10 Brian Novak 22
    11 Ken Van Horn 21
    12 Hunter Brayton 21
    13 Tom Edwards 20
    14 Brandon Reed 18
    15 Ted Simmons 14
    16 Chris Ross 0
    17 Aaron Ellis 0

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (http://www.coolshirt.com and http://www.lunaclothing.com)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing
    http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel
    formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel
    cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000
    rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to Formula One cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295



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    Good turnout even though at least four drivers are unable to make this race.  Note that Fred Edwards is in a F6R Scorpion for this race, we will see how he likes a Clint McMahan prepared car. -


    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES AT BARBER

    Formula 600 Challenge Series continues with the 4th round at Barber Motorsports Park,
    August 9th – 10th. The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Barber.
    The following nine drivers have committed to entering this race:

    * #21 Ryan Barth, Falcon .5, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    * #19 Hunter Brayton, Maverick, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    * #20 Tom Edwards, Scorpion, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    * #2 Fred Edwards, F6R Scorpion, Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, MI
    * #50 Ken Van Horn, Novakar J9, Powhatan, VA
    * #36 Clint McMahan, Nova KBS-01, Formula600racing.com, Covington, GA
    * #1 George Bugg, Novakar J10, BuggBoyZ Racing, Toney, AL
    * #12 George Fox, F6R FDS 001, Satellite Racing, Athens, GA
    * #3 Carl Maier, Red Devil, Rim Spec, Grand Prairie, TX

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (http://www.coolshirt.com and http://www.lunaclothing.com)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295


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                   F600 CHALLENGE:  BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK ROUND #4 RESULTS

    For Saturday’s 12 lap race, Clint was on the pole with a 1:32.3, followed by Tom Edwards’ 1:36.5, Hunter Brayton’s (15 year old newcomer to this track) impressive 1:37.9, Fred Edwards in 4th, Ryan Barth (also a newcomer to this track) in 5th, Carl Maier in 6th, Ken Van Horn in 7th, George Bugg in 8th and George Fox in 9th.   However, by race time on Saturday afternoon, it was still raining after a very strong thunderstorm almost blew everyone away.  With 15 minutes to grid, everyone was changing over to rain tires as it looked like the rain would continue.  Fortunately, the race was held up to allow all to change over and make it to the grid.  At the start, almost everyone began to slip and slide around the course.  At the end, Clint was first, followed by Tom Edwards in 2nd, Hunter Brayton in 3rd for his first time on the podium, Ryan Barth in 4th, George Bugg in 5th, Ken Van Horn in 6th, Carl Maier in 7th, George Fox in 8th  and Fred Edwards in 9th.

    For Sunday’s 21 lap race, the grid was determined by your best time on the track whether it was Saturday’s qualifying or race, therefore the grid was as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan, 2. Tom Edwards, 3. Hunter Brayton (having his best showing in the Series), 4. Fred Edwards, 5. Ryan Barth (improving every track session), 6. Carl Maier, 7. Ken Van Norn, 8. George Bugg and 9. George Fox. 

    For the race, the weather was hot and clear and Clint had a challenge by Tom Edwards and Hunter Brayton going into the first turn but Clint quickly pulled away.  Tom Edwards and Hunter Brayton duked it out with each other until the 8th lap when, for a scary moment, Hunter broke his right side steering arm in the brake zone before the left hand turn #1, going straight off into the right side gravel trap, Hunter was fine but disappointed.  By then Clint had backed off a little (1:35’s) and was in cruise control, conserving his gas as a precaution.  Tom Edwards, running 1:36’s, again finished 2nd, Ryan Barth finished 3rd for his first time on the podium, Carl Maier 4th, George Fox 5th, Hunter Brayton 6th, Ken Van Horn 7th, George Bugg 8th and Fred Edwards 9th.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to the final double points round at the ARRC on Road Atlanta for the Halloween weekend. 

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) www.soloperformance.com

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies   www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    Please visit our website: www.theformula600challenge.com

     

    For more information contact:

     

    Jim Murphy

    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    770-861-2337

     

    Fred Edwards

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: POINTS STANDING AFTER BARBER FOURTH ROUND 

     

    The F600 Challenge Series is growing in only its second season with points for 15 drivers.

    After the fourth round of the Challenge at The FF Festival at Barber Motorsports Park, most

    of the movement in the points standings are in the middle as newcomers have made their

    presence known yet again. But the leader, Clint McMahan, has maintained his points lead with two

    wins at Barber. There is the double-points finale round left - Road Atlanta ARRC on Oct.31 - Nov.2.

     

    Here are the standings:

     

    1              Clint McMahan   192

    2              Matt Strand          87

    2              Ryan Barth           87

    4              Fred Edwards      72

    5              Tom Edwards      56

    6              Carl Maier             50

    7              George Bugg        46

    7              Criag Laprade      46

    9              Hunter Brayton   45

    10            George Fox           42

    11            Ken Van Horn      40

    12            Calvin Stewart    36

    13            Brian Novak         22

    14            Brandon Reed     18

    15           Ted Simmons       14 

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)

    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel

    formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel

    cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000

    rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to Formula One cars.

     

    Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com

     

    For more information contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                         Fred Edwards

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    770-861-2337                                      260-438-4295

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    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES – 2014 UPDATE

     

    Back in November, 2012, we had the very first money race at the ARRC for this series

    as a way to draw attention to a brand new pro race series.  The 2013 season had five rounds at Topeka, Watkins Glen, Barber, Mid-Ohio and Road Atlanta for the series finale.  The 2013 series points were very close for the finale between Clint McMahan (96 points) and Matt Strand (88 points).  When Clint had an engine issue just before the green flag and dropped out, Matt had to win in order to capture the series championship and he did win the race after surviving two double yellow re-starts.

    For 2014, we have grown some more and have raced at Virginia International Raceway, June Sprints @ Road America, Mid-Ohio Pro race, Barber Motorsports Park SpeedFest and Road Atlanta ARRC again for the double points finale. We have added more sponsors, we will have paid out $25,000 (up from $18,000 in 2013) in race purses/tow funds, about $8,000 (up from $6,000 in 2013) in individual race contingencies will have been awarded and a $5,000 (up from $4,000 in 2013) series points fund will be awarded.  The final checks for the ARRC race purse/tow fund and the 2014 Series Points will be awarded on Saturday night at the ARRC awards dinner at the Chalet.  We also will be announcing our 2015 race schedule with even bigger purses and points fund at that time.  For further information on the F600 Challenge Series please go to – www.theformula600challenge.com 

     

    For the series double points finale at the ARRC, the following drivers are expected and are listed in order of their series points standing as of the fourth round at Barber:

     

    1          Clint McMahan, Covington, GA     192

    2          Matt Strand, Tequesta, FL                87

    2          Ryan Barth, Sturgis, MI                      87

    4          Fred Edwards, Sturgis, MI                 72

    5          Tom Edwards, Sturgis, MI                 56

    6          Carl Maier, Grand Prairie, TX           50

    7          George Bugg, Toney, AL                    46

    7          Craig Laprade, Butler, GA                 46

    9          Hunter Brayton, Coldwater, MI      45

    10        George Fox, Athens, GA                     42

    11        Ken Van Horn, Powhatan, VA          40

    12        Calvin Stewart, Novi, MI                    36

    13        Brian Novak, Dearborn, MI               22

    14        Brandon Reed                                       18

    15        Ted Simmons, Silver Springs, MD   14

     

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com  and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.pegasusautoracing.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 14,000 rpm hitting speeds in excess of 135 mph. The exhaust sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    For more information please contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                    Fred Edwards

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    17 Nov 2014 04:13 PM

    F600 CHALLENGE: ROAD ATLANTA FINALE 2014

    At this year’s final Formula 600 Challenge Race at Road Atlanta we had 10 entries in F600. Starting the field off was Clint McMahan who won the pole with a 1:32.1, 2 seconds slower than the track record. Following behind Clint was 2nd, Hunter Brayton, 3rd, Matt Strand, 4th, Cory McLeod, 5th, Ryan Barth, 6th, Ted Simmons, 7th, George Bugg, 8th, George Fox, 9th, Tom Edwards, 10th, Jack Walbran, 11th, Ken Van Horn and 12th, Carl Maier.

     Clint McMahan had a smooth race. Keeping the lead for the entire race.

    Hunter Brayton had never raced at Road Atlanta before but he quickly familiarized himself during the first and second qualifying sessions. After some laps in the 1:35 range, series champ Clint McMahan passed Hunter and Hunter decided he was not going to let him out of his sight.  The result was an astounding 1:33.505 lap placing him second on the grid and just 1.4 seconds off of Clint.  Starting the race in 2nd, Hunter fell back to 4th until he went off track at Turn 1.  A full course double yellow allowed Hunter to catch back up for the re-start in 11th position.  On the restart, Hunter passed one car after another, along the way having a classic duel with Ted Simmons, and then he came up on Cory McLeod and hunted him down until on the final lap he was able to make his final pass for a fine second place finish in class. 

    Ryan Barth, started in 5th position but was able to move up to fourth by midway of the first lap and took third coming down the Turn 11 hill on lap 3.  Ryan ran a little behind Clint and Matt Strand who was running a close second.  Those two battling for position helped Ryan get back up to them.  Then the full course double yellow came out and allowed everyone to bunch back up.  For the restart, Clint, Matt and Ryan built a sizable gap from the rest of the pack. Ryan was hanging with them until Matt broke a chain and Ryan drove over-aggressively trying to get around Matt and behind Clint and spun his car at Turn 4. The rest of the field passed and Ryan got back on the track.  Ryan slowly fought his way back up to 3rd place by the end of the race, well deserved.  

    George Fox started in 8th and ran a steady race, avoiding several incidents and moved up to finish 4th just ahead of a charging Ted Simmons. 

    Ted Simmons started in 6th. He had a spirited race with Hunter Brayton, who had caught back up to Ted after Hunter had gone off at Turn 1, on laps 10 thru 15 when Ted, under pressure from Hunter, spun out at Turn 5 and got back on with Hunter too far out of reach.  For the remaining five laps of the race, Ted drove hard, passing several cars and was closing in on George Fox for 4th place but fell short by less than a car length at the line, finishing 5th.

    With a few complications during qualifying, Carl Maier made a last minute decision to start the race. Starting out in the last row Carl had a good start when the flag dropped, moving up three spots by turn 1. When the full course yellow came out Carl was able to get a good jump on the restart and moved up another spot or two. Carl ended up in six place.

    Matt Strand who finished in 7th didn’t have the best start for the race. The double yellow restart gave him a good run at Clint until his chain came off.

    The race results are as follows:

    1.      Clint McMahan

    2.      Hunter Brayton

    3.      Ryan Barth

    4.      George Fox

    5.      Ted Simmons

    6.      Carl Maier

    7.      Matt Strand

    8.      George Bugg

    9.      Ken Van Horn

    10.  Tom Edwards

    Overall that was a lot of racing involving a lot of position changing throughout the whole race and a very entertaining run for all.

    We will begin announcing the 2015 schedule and all the sponsors of our family very soon.  We are so very grateful for our sponsors who make all this exciting racing possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com  and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Solo Performance Specialties and Solotime (www.soloperformance.com)

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.pegasusautoracing.com)

     

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm hitting speeds in excess of 135 mph. The exhaust sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

     

    For more information please contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                                    Fred Edwards

    jdmurphy47@aol.com                    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    770-861-2337                                 260-438-4295

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    25 Nov 2014 04:58 PM

    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: 2014 FINAL POINTS STANDING

     

    We finally have warmed up from the  Finale at Road Atlanta.   Below is the series final points standing.

    The total payout, including almost all the contingencies (Pegasus is a % discount coupon), comes to $38,443.79.

    The series points awarded for the 2014 Formula 600 Challenge Series:

     

        DRIVER            POINTS        # RACES

     

    1. Clint McMahan     240              9              

    2.  Ryan Barth           115              9              

    3.  Matt Strand          105              7              

    4.  Hunter Brayton      81              5                 

    5.  Fred Edwards         72              6                 

    6.  Carl Maier                70              6                 

    7.  George Fox             66               5               

    8.  George Bugg          62              6                

    9.  Tom Edwards         56              5                 

    10.  Ken VanHorn        54              5                 

    11.  Craig Laprade       46              4                 

    12.  Calvin Stewart      36              2                 

    13.  Ted Simmons        36              2                 

    14.  Brian Novak           22              2                 

    15.  Brandon Reed       18              2                    

     

    This has been a great second year for this series and it will only get better for 2015.

    We want to express our deepest gratitude to our family of supporting sponsors who have made this series possible:

     

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )

    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )

    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com )

    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )

    CoolShirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com )

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com )

    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Pegasus Racing  (www.pegasusautoracing.com )

     

    Stayed tuned as we ramp up for next season.

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    Our website is www.theformula600challenge.com  .

     

    For more information contact:

     

    Jim Murphy                       Fred Edwards

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    F600 CHALLENGE WILL BE AT THE 2014 PRI SHOW

    The ARRC marks the end of a great season for the Formula 600 Challenge Series. Thanks to all the sponsors, drivers, crews and fans who made the 2014 season a memorable one. The 2015 season will offer bigger purses, new tracks, new competition and new sponsors.
    Come check out the reveal of the all new D.B Wildcat Formula 600 chassis in color and ready to race at this year’s PRI show in Indianapolis, December 11-13. The car will be presented at booths #7083 & #7084. Come support YOUR Formula 600 Challenge Series.

    We are very thankful for our family of sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)
    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (www.coolshirt.com and www.lunaclothing.com)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at:   www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy                      

     jdmurphy47@aol.com 
    770-861-2337     

    Fred Edwards   

    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com    

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                     Formula 600 Challenge Series 2015 Race Schedule

    May    2-3               MSRH Motorsports Ranch Houston*             Angleton, TX
      
    Jun    12-14            NCM National Corvette Museum*        Bowling Green, KY
     
    July    3-5               Mid-Ohio Pro race                                                Lexington, OH
                                     (with F2000 Pro Series)
                               
    Aug    15-16            Charlotte Motor Speedway*                              Charlotte, NC
        
    Nov     6-8              ARRC    Road Atlanta                                               Braselton, GA
                                     (Series Finale)

    *New Tracks for the Formula 600 challenge Series*

    Thank you to all of our sponsors who make it possible for us to race in this great series.

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series: www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloid.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763

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    F600 Challenge 2015 Rules

    The current SCCA GCR will be the governing set of rules for the Formula 600 cars. However in the event of a running a non-SCCA event the Formula 600 Challenge’s rule changes will take precedence.

    Only 600cc motorcycle powered cars meeting the current GCR rule set are eligible for the series.

    Points will be awarded based on the total point accumulation for every race during the weekend.   Double race weekend races will be added together to determine the weekend point total. The driver with the most points will be awarded the 24 points available towards the year end points fund. There will be no double point races in 2015.  In the event of a tie, the fastest race lap during Sunday’s race will be the tie breaker.  Points for the weekend will be awarded as follows:

    1st  - 24 points                  
    2nd - 22 points                  
    3rd - 20 points                              
    4th - 18 points             
    5th - 16 points                             
    6th - 14 points                             
    7th - 12 points
    8th - 11 points
    9th - 10 points
    10th - 9 points
    11th - 8 points
    12th - 7 points
    13th - 6 points
    14th - 5 points
    15th - 4 points
    16th - 3 points
    17th - 2 points
    18th - 1 point
     
    Prize money distribution will be awarded based on overall weekend finishing position. Money will be disbursed as follows:

    1st -  20 %      
    2nd - 17 %   
    3rd - 12 %   
    4th - 10 %
    5th - 9 %   
    6th - 8 % 
    7th - 7 %
    8th - 6 %
    9th - 5 %
    10th - 4 %
    11th - 2 %

    Tow fund money will be paid to all eligible entrants at an event.  To qualify for the tow fund the car must be entered and must turn a lap during the weekend.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series consist of five (5) race weekends.  To be eligible for the year- end prize money drivers MUST compete in four (4) event weekends.  Failure to compete in four (4) event weekends will result in forfeiture of year end funds.  The definition of “compete” for this purpose - Any driver who has entered an event weekend and turned a wheel on course.  In the event of a failure eliminating a driver from competition they are still considered as eligible.

    The Series Champion will be decided by the driver who has accumulated the most points during the Formula 600 Challenge Series.   All prize money for the Formula 600 Challenge Series will be paid upon completion of The Formula 600 Challenge Series’ final event, the ARRC.  Prize money will be distributed on the same percentage as stated above.

    The Sportsmanship award will be voted on by all drivers and crew members in attendance at the ARRC.  The Sportsmanship award may be awarded to a driver or crew member who has exemplified fellowship/support with competitors or series in a positive way.  Those in attendance are allowed to cast only one vote.  All votes will be collected throughout the event weekend.  The winner of The Sportsmanship award will be announced during the closing ceremony.

    The Hard Luck award is a traveling trophy given the driver who has had the worst luck during the series.  This trophy too will be voted on by drivers and crew members in attendance at The ARRC.  The winner, as previous winners have done, will add a broken part to the trophy from his dismal season prior to passing it onto the  next winner.  The winner of the Hard Luck award will be announced at the closing ceremony.

    All contingency payouts will be per individual sponsors’ request.
      
    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy                                                
    770-861-2337                            
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com

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    26 Dec 2014 03:36 PM

    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: NEWS FROM THE 2014 PRI SHOW

    We learned a lot while we talked with the many visitors our booth attracted.  Some of the more interesting items of note are as follows:

    1.  We gave out 250 handouts during the course of the show, this is far more than we guessed would be needed.
    2.  Charlotte Motor Speedway is upgrading their infield portion of their road course from .7 mile long, 25 feet wide to 1.7 miles long and 40 feet wide.  This should make CMS a very attractive Challenge Series venue in the future.
    3.  Humpy Wheeler spent some time at our booth and was thinking about having a F600 exhibition at one of his races.
    4.  As the series grows rapidly through new drivers and conversions on the eastern side of the states, more and more drivers from the west coast are showing interest in the F600 Challenge coming west.  With all the interest that has been shown there may be a second series running in the western states under The Formula 600 Challenge Series maybe as early as 2016.
    5.  The D.B. Wildcat introduction was a big success. From tall to short, thin to wide, everyone fits in the huge cockpit (even Jim Murphy!) proving once and for all that If you have the will to race, the D.B. Wildcat F600 will accommodate the biggest driver.
    6.  Carl had a good conversation with the new Formula Lite folks, more to come on that.
    7.  With all of the new interest in F600 Challenge Series shown at the PRI show, the 2015 race schedule got changed several times each day during the show.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    CoolShirt and Luna-C (http://www.coolshirt.com and http://www.lunaclothing.com)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) http://www.soloperformance.com
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.pegasusautoracing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.
      
    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy                                                
    770-861-2337                                            
    jdmurphy47@aol.com                                           

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com

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    HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES CONTINGENCY SUPPORT FOR THE F600 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Honda Performance Development (HPD) will be providing contingency purses for the Formula 600 Challenge Series drivers who use Honda engines. Jeff Barrow, HPD Manager, Commercial Motorsports stated, “We are excited to be part of this new series and supporting the efforts of the Honda drivers throughout this season.”

    Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable formula car class to showcase talent without a large financial budget. The Formula 600 car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm reaching speeds in excess of 135 mph. The exhaust sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For information about Honda Performance Development, go to – www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, go to – www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    Program Name:
    2015 F600 Challenge Contingency Program

    Vehicle Eligibility:
    SCCA Approved Formula 600 open wheel car with Honda 600cc motorcycle engine

    Program Contact Information:

    Honda Performance Development
    Motorsports Department
    25145 Anza Dr
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    (661)702-7777
    grmsadmin@hra.com

    Program Duration: 2015 Season F600 Challenge

    Registration Requirements:
    To be eligible, competitor must be a registered member of the Honda Racing Line Program.
    Competitor must be registered prior to the event in which they are claiming awards.

    Usage Requirements:
    To be eligible for this program, competitors must be competing in the F600 Challenge.

    Decals Required: YES
    # Of Decals: 3 (One 9” Nose / Two – 3.5” One Each side).

    Location: Honda Racing HPD decal must be placed on the nose of the car.
    Decal availability: Honda Racing/HPD decals are available directly from HPD and are automaticallymailed out when you register for the Honda Racing Line program with HPD.

    Award Details:
    Awards are presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th place drivers for the 2015 championship.
    Awards will strictly be based on official race results supplied by F600 Challenge administration.Awards cannot be claimed until F600 Challenge Administration has released official race results.
    If you are eligible for an award through the F600 Challenge Contingency program, you will need to submit the official claim sheet (http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/co...rograms/).
    See “Payout Schedule” below for award amounts.
    Contingency Claim forms must be submitted within 30 days from when official results are posted for the championship.
    Once submitted you will have 180 days to redeem before it expires.

    Additional Information:
    This optional contingency program is verified by F600 Challenge Administration.
    Awards are administered by Honda Performance Development.
    Awards are reduced by 50% for the championship with an average of fewer than 5 starters in each class.

    Payout Schedule---------------1st Place----------2nd Place------------3rd Place---------------4th Place-------------5th Place
    F600 Race -------------------- $200 Cash----------$100 Cash----------$100 (HPD Bucks)----$75 (HPD Bucks)----$50 (HPD Bucks)
    F600 Championship-------$1000 Cash---------$500 Cash----------$250 (HPD Bucks)-----$150 (HPD Bucks)--$100 (HPD Bucks)

    Class Eligibility List
    F600 - Honda Power 600cc Engine

    Honda Performance Development retains the right to change the program details at any time during 2015.
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    12 Jan 2015 02:42 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE: METALLOID AND SHRIEVE RENEW THEIR SPONSORSHIPS

    We are pleased to announce that Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan and Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas will be providing a combined $5,000 per race purse for the Formula 600 Challenge Series in 2015.

    Metalloid Corporation is an international manufacturer of renewable “Green” metalworking fluids. http://www.metalloidcorp.com

    Shrieve Chemical Products is an international supplier of organic and inorganic industrial commodity chemicals. http://www.shrieve.com

    We are pleased to have both on board for 2015 and will be announcing other sponsors shortly.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
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    27 Jan 2015 01:09 PM
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2015 Formula 600 Challenge Series

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs. Please visit our website at http://www.soloperformance.com

    SPS will award gift certificates as follows:

    Regular Races
    1st Place = $75
    2nd Place = $50
    3rd Place = $25

    Series Championship
    1st Place = $250
    2nd Place = $150
    3rd Place = $75

    Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at - http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track. Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com. We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
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    30 Jan 2015 04:35 PM
    PEGASUS AUTO RACING SUPPLIES IS RENEWING ITS SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2015 FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies will award one $25 off discount coupon to the top driver in each of the nine races who has not won before, then Pegasus will award one $50 off discount coupon to the top finishing driver in the series points at our race finale at Road Atlanta.

    Your IN STOCK source for quality racing supplies! Since 1980 Pegasus has been offering superior customer service along with a huge selection of top quality parts and supplies for Karting and Auto Racing. Our products include safety equipment, competition plumbing supplies, brake parts, Beta Tools, Jabroc, Mil-Spec hardware and thousands of other unique and hard-to-find items. Pegasus also offers expert technical advice from current, active racers with more than 200 years of combined experience.

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
    2475 S 179th St
    New Berlin WI 53146
    Website: http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Email:

    General Questions, Order Status, etc.: CustSvc@PegasusAutoRacing.com
    Technical Product Questions: Tech@PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Phone:

    Order Toll Free: 1-800-688-6946 (US & Canada)
    Local/International Order Line: 262-317-1234
    Technical Questions: 262-317-1200 Fax: 262-317-1201

    We thank Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies for joining our sponsor family:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295
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    HOOSIER TIRE RENEWS THEIR PROGRAM FOR THE 2015 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Hoosier Tire will continue to offer their tire contingency program to the F600 competitors for the 2015 season. All F600 drivers will need to re-register again with Hoosier at the following link:
    Contingency Registration Form: http://www.hoosiertire.com/sccareg_db.asp

    Also, competitors can print multiple Redemption Forms to take with them to the track so if they win or runner up, they can have the forms available for the Scrutineer to sign:
    Contingency Redemption Forms: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    All of the awards and guidelines remain the same for 2015:
    Program Details: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    Any questions, please feel free to send them to Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com
    Hoosier Tire is very glad to be a part of the Formula 600 Challenge Series again.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com to find out more.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
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    The Formula 600 Challenge Series Announces Per Race Weekend Prize Payout

    For each weekend in 2015, $4,000 will be for the tow fund and $1,000 will be for race position.

    1. May 1-3, Motorsports Ranch – Houston ($5,000)
    2. June 12-14, National Corvette Museum Track ($5,000)
    3. July 3-5, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course- Pro Race Event ($5,000)
    4. August 14-16, Charlotte Motor Speedway ($5,000)
    5. November 6-7, Road Atlanta - ARRC, Challenge Series Finale ($5,000)

    Payout/contingencies for the entire series will be about $40K.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    24 Apr 2015 05:32 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES AT HOUSTON

    Formula 600 Challenge Series starts off the 2015 Series at Motorsports Ranch – Houston, May 1-3. The drivers
    and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Houston. The following ten drivers
    have committed to entering this race:

    1. Craig Laprade, Scorpion, Butler, GA
    2. Ryan Barth, Wildcat, Sturgis, MI
    3. Hunter Brayton, Wildcat, Sturgis, MI
    4. Aaron Ellis, Ellis AE13, Farmington, MN
    5. George Fox, FDS 007, Athens, GA
    6. Katelyn Johnson, Red Devil, Plano, TX
    7. Carl Maier, Scorpion, Grand Prairie, TX
    8. Sven de Vries , FDS Mk8, Auburn, MI
    9. Mo Makki, FDS 006, Dearbon, MI
    10. Clint McMahan, Scorpion, Covington, GA

    Katelyn Johnson, Sven deVries and Mo Makki are new drivers. Please welcome them.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase
    talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6
    speed sequential drive chain revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is
    likened to F1 cars.

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    07 May 2015 04:11 PM
    AARON ELLIS WINS THE FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE WEEKEND AT MSR-HOUSTON

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series rolled into the long horn state of Texas with ten Formula 600 cars for the double race weekend at MSR to start the 2015 race schedule. After returning from a year layoff, Aaron Ellis took Saturday’s race with a very impressive drive while series rookies Sven de Vries finished in second place and Mo Makki finished in third place in their very first Formula 600 race competition. Backing up his win from Saturday, Aaron scored another victory after battling Clint McMahan and Sven de Vries at the start and finally pulling out a gap after Clint fell out of the race. Sven pushed hard for another second place while Hunter Brayton recovered from Saturday’s sixth place to take third place. Ryan Barth came from the back of the field to take a very impressive fourth place.

    Saturday’s race results were: Aaron Ellis, Sven de Vries, Mo Makki, Craig Laprade, Carl Maier, Hunter Brayton, Ryan Barth, Clint McMahan, Katelyn Johnson and George Fox. Fast Race Lap saw Aaron Ellis at 1:40.57.

    Sunday’s race results were: Aaron Ellis, Sven de Vries, Hunter Brayton, Ryan Barth, Craig Laprade, Mo Makki, Carl Maier, Clint McMahan, Katelyn Johnson and George Fox. Fast Race Lap again saw Aaron Ellis drop his time by a second at 1:39.540. Clint McMahan turned the fastest lap in Qualifying at 1:37.552.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #2 at NCM Motorsports Park Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 12-14.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com


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    20 May 2015 04:44 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: POINTS UPDATE AFTER HOUSTON ROUND

    1 Aaron Ellis 24
    2 Sven De Vries 22
    3 Hunter Brayton 20
    4 Criag Laprade 18
    5 Mo Makki 16
    6 Ryan Barth 14
    7 Carl Maier 12
    8 Clint McMahan 11
    9 Katelyn Johnson 10
    10 George Fox 9

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #2 at NCM Motorsports Park Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 12-14.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Cool Shirt and Luna-C (http://www.coolshirt.com and http://www.lunaclothing.com)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, videos and photos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com

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    29 May 2015 04:08 PM
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT NCM MOTORSPORTS PARK

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series will be releasing exciting news at NCM Motorsports Park race June 12-14 about the 2016 Formula 600 Challenge series. Series founding partner Carl Maier states, “This will a have major impact for the series.” The series was developed for young racers as a training ground to learn road racing with a formula race car that has speeds in excess of 130 mph while shifting with a sequential gear box. “The F600 Challenge has grown to become a very competitive series that has met all our expectations.” stated Fred Edwards.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves to NCM Motorsports Park Raceway Bowling Green Kentucky on June 12-14. DON’T MISS IT!

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    09 Jun 2015 03:20 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES AT NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM

    Formula 600 Challenge Series has its second round of the 2015 Series at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, June 12-14 for SCCA’s very first race at this brand new beautiful race track. The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Bowling Green, KY. The following nine drivers have committed to entering this race:

    19 Barth, Ryan 2013 Maverick Metalloid Corp Sturgis, MI
    99 Brayton, Hunter 2015 Wildcat Metalloid Corp Sturgis, MI
    43 Ellis, Aaron 2013 Ellis AE13 Ellis Motorsports / CFF / Hoosier Farmington, MN
    3 Johnson, Katelyn 2013 Red Devil F600 Honda Plano, TX
    69 Laprade, Craig 2013 Scorpian FDS 007 Satellite Racing/Formula 600 Racing Butler, GA
    7 Fox, George 2014 FD7 McMahan 007 I WISH! Athens, GA
    5 Maier, Carl 2013 Scorpion F600 Metalloid Corp Grand Prairie, TX
    36 Morvik, Zak 2014 "The Yellow Car" Metalloid Corp Union, KY
    6 de Vries, Sven 2010 KBS Mk8 FDS002 Satellite Racing Auburn, MI

    We are very thankful for the following sponsors who make this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Dallas, Texas area AMSOIL dealers
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com






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    16 Jun 2015 04:28 PM
    HUNTER BRAYTON WINS THE WEEKEND AT THE NEW NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM TRACK

    SCCA hosted its very first race at the new National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park (http://www.motorsportspark.org/ ) on June 12-14. And the F600 Challenge Series held its second round here of the 2015 season.

    In the first race on Saturday, Aaron Ellis continued his win streak, setting the new F500 track record of 2:12.523; coming in second was Hunter Brayton (2:12.620) followed by third place, newcomer Sven deVries. The remaining finishing order was as follows – 4th Ryan Barth, 5th another newcomer Zak Morvik, 6th Carl Maier, 7th Craig Laprade, 8th Katelyn Johnson and 9th George Fox in his new car.

    In the second race on Sunday, Aaron Ellis again jumped to the lead while breaking the one race old F500 track record with a 2:10.725. Hunter Brayton was following close behind, breaking his old record with a 2:12.066. On the seventh lap, bad luck struck Aaron as he apparently hit oil and snap spun his car; unfortunately, he was not able to de-clutch the car fast enough during his spin and the starter reversed rotation and destroyed itself while the motor stalled, thus Aaron was unable to restart, ending his race. Hunter inherited the lead and won the race. Finishing second was Ryan Barth, 3rd Zak Morvik, 4th Carl Maier, 5th Aaron Ellis, 6th George Fox, and 7th Craig Laprade.

    Points for the weekend are as follows:

    1. Hunter Brayton 24 pts
    2. Aaron Ellis 22 pts
    3. Ryan Barth 20 pts
    4. Zak Morvik 18 pts
    5. Carl Mair 16 pts
    6. George Fox 14 pts
    7. Craig Laprade 12 pts
    8. Sven DeVreis 11 pts
    9. Katelyn Johnson 10 pts


    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #3 at Mid-Ohio on July 3-5.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com )
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    20 Jun 2015 03:57 PM
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT NCM MOTORSPORTS

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series released exciting news at NCM Motorsports Park about the 2016 Formula
    600 Challenge Series season. Series founding partner Carl Maier announced that the 2016 series winner will be
    awarded a seat in the USF2000 Series for the 2017 season. The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will
    distribute over $470,000 in prizes and awards in 2015. And the USF2000 Series champion will receive a scholarship package from Mazda to advance to the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2016. This F600 Challenge Series scholarship is worth $100,000 to the winner of the Formula 600 Challenge Series. RJB Motorsports along with Tom and Fred Edwards will be providing two USF2000 cars for the series, one for rental.

    Clint McMahan was awarded the seat for the 2016 season. Clint was series champion in 2014 sweeping all
    races. Dan & Clint McMahan along with Jim Murphy are the partners of Formula 600 Racing (F6R) who have helped build the Formula 600 Challenge into one of the most competitive entry level race series in the country.

    The series was developed for young racers as a training ground to learn road racing with a formula race car that has speeds in excess of 135 mph, while shifting with a sequential gear box. The Formula 600 Challenge Series allows for true racing talent to be developed without a large racing budget. “We hope to see young talent from different racing backgrounds excel and make it to the upper levels of racing through this scholarship. Someday we hope to see a Formula 600 Challenge graduate in the Indianapolis 500.” stated Fred Edwards.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves to Mid-Ohio Sports Car course, July 3-5th for round #3 .

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    For information about the F600 Challenge Series, visit – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    30 Jun 2015 02:12 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES AT MID-OHIO

    Formula 600 Challenge Series has its third round of the 2015 Series at Mid-Ohio, July 3-5. The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to Mid-Ohio. The following fourteen drivers have committed to entering this race:

    1. Craig Laprade, Scorpion, Butler, GA
    2. Ryan Barth, Wildcat, Sturgis, MI
    3. Hunter Brayton, Wildcat, Sturgis, MI
    4. Aaron Ellis, Ellis AE13, Farmington, MN
    5. Zak Morvik , Nova KBS, Union, KY
    6. Katelyn Johnson, Red Devil, Plano, TX
    7. Carl Maier, Scorpion, Grand Prairie, TX
    8. Sven de Vries, FDS Mk8, Auburn, MI
    9. Mo Makki, FDS 006, Dearborn, MI
    10. Clint McMahan, FDS 007, Covington, GA
    11. Ted Simmons, Novakar, Silver Spring, MD
    12. Chris Ross, NovaBlade, Houston, TX
    13. Dave Brown, Wildcat, Coldwater, MI
    14. Garry Luterek, Wildcat, Waterloo, IA

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential drive chain revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    08 Jul 2015 05:07 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: CLINT MCMAHAN TAKES THE FIRST HONDA CONTINGENCY AT MID-OHIO

    With the weather mild and overcast most of each day, this was a good weekend to race. Two new drivers to the F600 Challenge made their very first appearance at the Mid-Ohio Pro race event – Dave Brown, Coldwater, MI, builder of the Wildcat F600 chassis and Barry Luterek, Waterloo, IA, both in new Wildcats with Dave’s car sporting a Honda CBR600. A total of 14 drivers had entered this race which saw the return of Chris Ross and his brand new NovaBlade.

    For Saturday’s qualifying, Clint McMahan picked up where he left off from last year’s M-O’s July 4th Pro race with a pole time of 1:29.6 in George Fox’s FDS 007 with a Honda CBR600 onboard, followed by Aaron Ellis, 2nd at 1:30.5 and 3rd, rookie Sven deVries at 1:32.7; 4th was Hunter Brayton, 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek, 7th Craig Laprade, 8th Ryan Barth, 9th Ted Simmons, 10th Zak Morvik, 11th Mo Makki, 12th Dave Brown, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross. For the race which was 18 laps or 30 minutes, Clint again checked out with a nice lead leaving the battle to Aaron Ellis, Hunter Brayton and Sven deVries who were nose to tail for several laps, followed by the rest of the pack. Clint finished first with a fast lap of 1:30.7, in 2nd, Aaron Ellis, 3rd Hunter Brayton, 4th Sven deVries, 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek (showing well for his first Challenge race), 7th Ted Simmons, 8th Zak Morvik, 9th Dave Brown, 10th Mo Makki, 11th Craig Laprade, 12th Ryan Barth, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross.

    For Sunday’s qualifying, Clint McMahan slowed down by 7 tenths to take the pole with a time of 1:30.3, 2nd and 3rd were surprises as Sven deVries took 2nd with a time of 1:30.1, 3rd was Hunter Brayton 1:31.2, 4th Aaron Ellis, on old tires, slowed down to a 1:32.2, 5th Craig Laprade, 6th Carl Maier, 7th Barry Luterek, 8th Ryan Barth, 9th Ted Simmons, 10th Zak Morvik, 11th Mo Makki, 12th Dave Brown, 13th Katelyn Brown and 14th Chris Ross. The race was checkered at 17 laps as the 30 minute time had lapsed due to a full course double yellow to take care of Katelyn’s medical issues and Chris Ross’s hitting the tire wall at the carousel. At the start, Clint McMahan was surprised by the jump that Aaron Ellis took for the lead now that he had new tires but this only lasted for about 1 1/2 laps as Clint finally re-took the lead at turn 5. Clint slowly pulled away leaving Aaron Ellis to battle it out, yet again, with Hunter Brayton and Sven deVries. They finished in this same order followed by 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek, 7th Ryan Barth, 8th Ted Simmons, 9th Zak Morvik, 10th Mo Makki, 11th Dave Brown, 12th Craig Laprade, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross. Clint McMahan’s fast lap was a 1:29.4 and took his second first place Honda contingency of the weekend.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #4 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with its new infield course, on August 14-16.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    11 Aug 2015 03:31 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

    Formula 600 Challenge Series Round #4 will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway and its newly reconfigured infield course on August 14-16. The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to CMS. The following ten drivers have committed to entering this race:

    1. Craig Laprade, NovaKBS Banana Boat, Butler, GA
    2. Ryan Barth, Wildcat, Sturgis, MI
    3. Hunter Brayton, Wildcat Sturgis, MI
    4. Aaron Ellis, Ellis AE13, Farmington, MN
    5. George Fox, FDS 007, Athens, GA
    6. Matt Strand, KBS Mk.8 FDS 002, Tequesta, FL
    7. Carl Maier, Scorpion, Grand Prairie, TX
    8. Sven de Vries, Maverick, Auburn, MI
    9. Mo Makki, FDS 006, Dearbon, MI
    10. Clint McMahan, Scorpion, Covington, GA

    Rumor has it that the new paving on the infield course is slick, our drivers will soon find out.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and video.

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    29 Oct 2015 03:56 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: CLINT MCMAHAN AND AARON ELLIS TOPS AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

    This event marks the first time that the F600 Challenge has run at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the attraction was the newly reconfigured infield course with a banked left-hand corner entering the infield from the oval promising faster lap times than ever before and it did not disappoint. Ten drivers entered this event.

    Saturday’s race saw Clint McMahan take the lead and did not relinquish it even though he was noticeably slowing down the last few laps. It was discovered in impound that the right rear suspension had failed allowing the body to drag the ground. Clint’s fastest lap was a 1:16.097. Following Clint in 2nd was Aaron Ellis, 1:19.188, 3rd was a strong showing by Carl Maier, 4th Ryan Barth, 5th Hunter Brayton, 6th Mo Makki, 7th George Fox, 8th Craig Laprade, 9th Sven deFries and 10th Matt Strand.

    With a Sunday quiet time from 8am to 12 noon the race organizers were forced to have the Sunday qualifying late in the afternoon on Saturday, after the Saturday race, leaving very little time to turn the cars around to run qualifying. The paddock was abuzz with everyone running around preparing the cars for the imminent qualifying session. Aaron Ellis qualified on the pole with an improved time of 1:17.877, 2nd was another strong showing by Carl Maier at a 1:21.353, 3rd George Fox, 4th Craig Laprade, 5th Ryan Barth, 6th Hunter Brayton, 7th Mo Makki, 8th Sven deVries and 9th Matt Strand.

    For the Sunday race, George Fox graciously loaned his car to Matt Strand who had a hole in his fuel cell so Matt could qualify for the Daytona Runoffs; this happened with precious little time before the race so, yet again, there was a mad rush to get George’s car ready for Matt to drive. For Matt Strand, it was to be a learning experience as he had not done a lap for the whole event. At the start, both Sven and Matt charged up through the field, adding to the excitement of the race, but they could not catch Aaron Ellis who finished 1st with a fast lap of 1:18.322, followed by Sven deVries in 2nd, two seconds behind was Matt Strand in 3rd, Ryan Barth in 4th, Craig Laprade in 5th, Carl Maier in 6th, Hunter Brayton in 7th and Mo Makki in 8th. George Fox and Clint McMahan did not start.

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to the season finale at the ARRC, Road Atlanta, on November 5-7.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    29 Oct 2015 03:57 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES FINALE AT THE ARRC

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series finale will be at Road Atlanta for the ARRC on November 5-7.
    The drivers and crew are readying their cars and packing their trailers for the trip to RA.
    The following fourteen drivers have committed to entering this race:

    Ryan Barth, 2015 Wildcat, Metalloid Corporation, Sturgis, MI
    Hunter Brayton, 2015 Wildcat, Metalloid Corporation, Sturgis, MI
    Tom Edwards, Maverick, Metalloid Corp, Sturgis, MI
    Aaron Ellis. Ellis AE13, Ellis Motorsports/CFF/Hoosier, Farmington, MN
    George Fox, 2014 FDS7 McMahan 007, “I WISH!”, Athens, GA
    Craig Laprade, 2013 Scorpian FDS 007, Satellite Racing/Formula 600 Racing, Butler, GA
    Carl Maier, Scorpion F600, Metalloid Texas, Grand Prairie, TX
    Mo Makki, 2006 KBS FDS006, Maxx Fuels/Gulf Oil, Dearborn, MI
    Clint McMahan, 2014 Yellow Car 001, Metalloid/F6R/Simcraft, Covington, GA
    Zak Morvik, KBS Invader, Union, KY
    Ted Simmons, 2004 Novakar MC, Silver Spring, MD
    Sven deVries, 2010 KBS Mk8 FDS002, Satellite Racing, Auburn, MI
    Ken Van Horn, Novakar F600, Powhatan, VA
    Jack Walbran, Novakar J10, St. Louis, MO

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car
    to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc
    motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph.
    The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and video.

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    10 Nov 2015 04:50 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE FINALE RESULTS AT ROAD ATLANTA

    With the wet weather during qualifying along with a shortened 2nd qualifying session on Friday the grid for the race did not look familiar at all as Tom Edwards, in his first event of the season, had the pole alongside of Sven deVries in 2nd and Clint McMahan in 3rd alongside Aaron Ellis in fourth. Some fast drivers were stuck in the back as Carl Maier and Hunter Brayton were gridded in ninth and twelveth, respectively. Mo Makki could not start due to a fire in the 2nd qualifying session. The wet conditions kept Zak Morvik, in his newly acquired car from John Pickle, along with Chris Ross from running. Ted Simmons had a leak in his fuel cell so he was scratched. So thirteen F500’s (two cars were two stroke), most on rain tires, took the green flag in slowly drying but cool conditions. At the start, Sven and Clint both immediately jumped to the front as they climbed the hill from Turn One. When they next appeared Clint was in the lead with Sven close behind. Sven’s race ended a lap later when he spun at Turn One and the chain came off. Clint steadily got faster and faster as the race progressed and the track dried on the line and he pulled away from the pack with his faster lap times in the 1:39’s. Aaron Ellis and Ryan Barth maintained 2nd and 3rd places respectively for the finish. Carl Maier moved up to 4th from 9th towing Craig Laprade along with him who finished a close 5th; 76 year old Jack Walbran finished 6th not far behind. 7th was Russell Strate (2 stroke). Tom Edwards spun out late in the race to finish 8th with Hunter Brayton ending up in 9th. The remainder were John Homan (2 stroke) in 10th, Ken Van Horn in 11th, Sven deVries in 12th and last was George Fox in 13th.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com )
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and video.

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    11 Nov 2015 10:35 AM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE FINALE AWARDS AT THE ARRC

    The drivers voted on two series awards for the 2015 season. The Mechanic of the Year is given to that person who has been most helpful to the most people at every race and this year Dan McMahan has been selected for a second time. Dan won a $50.00 check. The Hard Luck award is given to that driver who had the worst luck of all the drivers over the course of the season and for 2015 Katelyn Johnson was selected. Katelyn wins a traveling trophy plus a $50.00 check.

    New sponsor Speed Partz held a drawing among the drivers for their chain sprockets and Sven de Vries won three sprockets worth $186.00.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com )
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com )
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and video.

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763

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    11 Nov 2015 04:04 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE 2015 FINAL POINTS STANDINGS

    The $5,000 Series Point Fund is awarded to those drivers who compete in four race weekends over the 2015 season based on the number of points won by each driver. Thus, point’s awards will be paid through 9th place. Here are the final points standing for 2015:

    1st Aaron Ellis 114
    2nd Hunter Brayton 91
    3rd Ryan Barth 86
    4th Carl Maier 82
    5th Sven de Vries 78
    6th Clint McMahan 70
    7th Craig Laprade 67
    8th George Fox 40
    9th Mo Makki 37
    10th Zak Morvik 29
    11th Katelyn Johnson 23
    12th Jack Walbran 14
    13th Barry Luterek 14
    14th Tom Edwards 12
    15th Ted Simmons 12
    16th Ken Van Horn 10
    17th Matt Strand 10
    18th Dave Brown 8
    19th Chris Ross 5

    We hope to see all of you back for the 2016 season; the schedule will be out soon.

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com )
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com )
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and video.

    For more information please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763

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    11 Dec 2015 02:04 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE WILL BE AT THE 2015 PRI SHOW

    The ARRC marks the end of a great season for the Formula 600 Challenge Series. Thanks to all the sponsors, drivers, crews and fans who made the 2015 season a memorable one. The 2016 season will offer bigger purses, new tracks, new competition and new sponsors. Come visit with us at this year’s PRI show in Indianapolis, December 10-12. We will be at booth #6158. Come support YOUR Formula 600 Challenge Series.

    We are very thankful for our family of sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com)
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com)
    Honda Performance Development (www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (www.speedpartz.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    20 Jan 2016 01:09 PM
    Back in November, 2012, we had the very first money race at the ARRC for this series as a way to draw attention to a brand new pro race series. For 2015, we have grown even more and it was our busiest to date. We have raced at Houston Motorsports Park, National Corvette Museum race track, Mid-Ohio, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Road Atlanta ARRC again for the finale. The series had a total of nineteen different drivers competing in 2015. Along with all these drivers the series saw its highest car count on two separate occasions. With all the buzz it looks like 2016 will be bringing even more drivers and larger fields. We have added more sponsors (most notably Honda Performance Development), we have paid out over $25,000 in race purses/tow funds, about $10,000 in individual race contingencies have been awarded and a $5,000 series points fund has been awarded. But our biggest announcement in 2015 is the $250,000 scholarship ride for the 2016 USF2000 series rung of the Mazda Ladder to the Indy Car Series, go here – www.usf2000.com for more information about this class. This was won by Clint McMahan for winning the 2014 series.

    The $5,000 Series Point Fund is awarded to those drivers who compete in four race weekends over the 2015 season based on the number of points won by each driver. Thus, for 2015, point’s awards were paid through 9th place. Here are the final points standing for 2015:


    1st Aaron Ellis 114
    2nd Hunter Brayton 91
    3rd Ryan Barth 86
    4th Carl Maier 82
    5th Sven de Vries 78
    6th Clint McMahan 70
    7th Craig Laprade 67
    8th George Fox 40
    9th Mo Makki 37
    10th Zak Morvik 29
    11th Katelyn Johnson 23
    12th Jack Walbran 14
    13th Barry Luterek 14
    14th Tom Edwards 12
    15th Ted Simmons 12
    16th Ken Van Horn 10
    17th Matt Strand 10
    18th Dave Brown 8
    19th Chris Ross 5


    The drivers voted on two series awards for the 2015 season. The Mechanic of the Year is given to that person who has been most helpful to the most people at every race and this year Dan McMahan has been selected for a second time. Dan won a $50.00 check. The Hard Luck award is given to that driver who had the worst luck of all the drivers over the course of the season and for 2015 Katelyn Johnson was selected. Katelyn wins a traveling trophy plus a $50.00 check. New sponsor Speed Partz held a drawing among the drivers for their chain sprockets and Sven de Vries won three sprockets worth $186.00.

    For reports and videos on the F600 Challenge Series, please go to – www.theformula600challenge.com

    We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible for 2015:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (www.shrieve.com )
    Honda Performance Development (www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com )
    Solo Performance Specialties (www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.pegasusautoracing.com)
    Speed Partz (www.speedpartz.com )


    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a stock 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm, hitting speeds in excess of 140 mph. The exhaust sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260.438.4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    20 Jan 2016 01:15 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE SERIES ANNOUNCES 2016 SCHEDULE
    The big news for this season is that we will be running at the newly repaved Gingerman track for the very first time since it has been repaved.
    Each weekend will have two races except for the ARRC. Thursday/Friday are load-in/track test days.

    Here is the 2016 schedule:

    May 20-22 Gingerman, South Haven, MI
    June 17-19 Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
    August 12-14 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
    August 26-28 Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, AL
    November 3-5 ARRC, Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website: www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    08 Mar 2016 03:37 PM
    F600 DRIVER IN USF2000 SERIES

    In a Racin' Nation Radio interview conducted this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park during a USF2000 T'n'T weekend, Clint McMahan, 2014 F600 Challenge Series Winner, along with Matt Strand, 2013 F600 Challenge Series Winner and now Clint's crew chief in the USF2000 series, talk about how Clint came up through the ranks of SCCA Solo and Club Racing, met each other and are now running in the first rung of Mazda's Ladder to the Indy Cars - the USF2000 series (www.usf2000.com). Enjoy:

    https://www.spreaker.com/user/zerotoler ... and-matt-s

    Jim Murphy

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    29 Mar 2016 03:57 PM
    HOOSIER TIRE RENEWS THEIR PROGRAM FOR THE 2016 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Hoosier Tire will continue to offer their tire contingency program to the F600 competitors for the 2016 season.
    All F600 drivers will need to re-register again with Hoosier at the following link:

    Contingency Registration Form: http://www.hoosiertire.com/sccareg_db.asp

    Also, competitors can print multiple Redemption Forms to take with them to the track so if they win or runner up,
    they can have the forms available for the Scrutineer to sign:

    Contingency Redemption Forms: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    All of the awards and guidelines remain the same for 2016:

    Program Details: http://www.hoosiertire.com/cont.htm

    Any questions, please feel free to send them to Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com
    Hoosier Tire is very glad to be a part of the Formula 600 Challenge Series again and we are very appreciative of their continued support.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com to find out more.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    29 Mar 2016 03:59 PM
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies will award one $25 off discount coupon to the top driver in each of the nine races who has not won before, then Pegasus will award one $50 off discount coupon to the top finishing driver in the series points at our race finale at Road Atlanta.

    Your IN STOCK source for quality racing supplies! Since 1980 Pegasus has been offering superior customer service along with a huge selection of top quality parts and supplies for Karting and Auto Racing. Our products include safety equipment, competition plumbing supplies, brake parts, Beta Tools, Jabroc, Mil-Spec hardware and thousands of other unique and hard-to-find items. Pegasus also offers expert technical advice from current, active racers with more than 200 years of combined experience.

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
    2475 S 179th St
    New Berlin WI 53146
    Website: http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Email:

    General Questions, Order Status, etc.: CustSvc@PegasusAutoRacing.com
    Technical Product Questions: Tech@PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Phone:

    Order Toll Free: 1-800-688-6946 (US & Canada)
    Local/International Order Line: 262-317-1234
    Technical Questions: 262-317-1200Fax: 262-317-1201

    We thank Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies for remaining a member of our sponsor family:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
    ZIBEX, Inc. of Duluth, Georgia (http://www.zibexwater.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com)
    Hoosier Racing Tire (http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com)

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763




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    30 Mar 2016 05:21 PM
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2016 Formula 600 Challenge Series

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs. Please visit our website at http://www.soloperformance.com

    SPS will award gift certificates as follows:

    Regular Races
    1st Place = $75
    2nd Place = $50
    3rd Place = $25
    4th Place = $20
    5th Place = $20

    Series Championship
    1st Place = $250
    2nd Place = $150
    3rd Place = $75
    4th Place = $50
    5th Place = $50

    Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at - http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track. Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com. We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com .

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    21 Apr 2016 03:28 PM
    HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES CONTINGENCY SUPPORT FOR THE F600 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Honda Performance Development (HPD) will continue providing contingency purses for the 2016 Formula 600 Challenge Series season. Drivers who use Honda CBR600 engines and register with HPD for the 2016 season will have the opportunity to win contingency prizes according to HPD’s Contingency Program, go here -
    http://hpd.honda.com/content/racing-lin ... 20Info.pdf

    For information about Honda Performance Development, go to – http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line

    We thank HPD for remaining a member of our valued family of sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable formula car class to showcase talent without a large financial budget. The Formula 600 car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm reaching speeds in excess of 140 mph. The exhaust sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, photos videos and information about the F600 Challenge Series, go to – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    03 May 2016 03:39 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: SPEED PARTZ HAS RENEWED AS A SPONSOR

    Speed Partz, Chambersburg, PA, has renewed its sponsorship as the “Official Gear Supplier” for the F600 Challenge Series for the 2016 season. Speed Partz is a long time supplier to the oval track motorcycle-powered race car market and more recently, the road racing market. Carl Maier will remain as the intermediary for selling gear sprockets at special discounts to the drivers of the F600 Challenge Series. Hopefully, the rest of Speed Partz’s large product line will become available at great discounts as well. To learn more about Speed Partz, go to their website - http://www.speedpartz.com/

    We are pleased to have Speed Partz as a continuing member of our family of sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    05 May 2016 03:50 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: HAWK PERFORMANCE IS A NEW SPONSOR

    “We’re thrilled to be part of the Formula 600 Challenge!” noted Hawk Performance Managing Director, Todd Romano. “The Hawk Performance Contingency Award Program is designed to provide rewards to not just drivers in the winner’s circle, but everyone involved, and is our way of making racing more accessible to anyone with a passion for the track.” And we are also thrilled to have Hawk Performance join our growing family of sponsors, thank you for your valued support.

    Hawk Performance contingency awards of $35 - $75 will be presented to first, second, and third place finishers in all of the 2016 races, and prizes of $75-$150 are set to recognize the season’s top points finishers.

    Aaron Ellis will be our intermediary with Hawk Performance and will provide the Hawk decals and swag along with the promo codes for the finishers. Contact Mr. Ellis to learn more about how Hawk Performance is offering additional support to drivers and team members.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable formula car class to showcase talent without a large financial budget. The Formula 600 car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm reaching speeds in excess of 140 mph. The exhaust sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    Hawk Performance is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance friction products manufactured in ISO-certified facilities for the motorsports and performance automotive aftermarket. Hawk Performance products are engineered to allow users to control, command, and conquer the terrain for which their vehicles are designed. Decades of experience in developing friction materials for aerospace, industrial, military, automotive and motorsports applications give Hawk Performance an advantage over the competition. In the past decade, Hawk Performance friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer.
    For more about Hawk Performance and to purchase products, go here: http://www.HawkPerformance.com

    For news, photos, videos and information about the F600 Challenge Series, go to – http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    16 May 2016 03:42 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE: WINDING ROAD RACING IS A NEW SPONSOR

    “Winding Road Racing, one of the leaders in motorsports equipment retail, is proud to support the Formula 600 Challenge Series through the WRR Contingency Sponsorship program. Our objective, as always, is to support road racing in the United States. The Winding Road Racing Contingency Sponsorship program awards racers, in the form of store credits, when they accomplish certain results. Place first, and get store credits, for example. And, because we know the battle farther back in the pack can be just as intense as it is at the front, we also award store credits for 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th place. The Winding Road Racing sponsorship program also awards store credits when racers become licensed, finish a race, and submit race video footage with the WRR decals in view. The contingency sponsorship program point of contact is Gian Paolo Cardinale. He can be reached at contact@windingroad.com .

    Racers can order their decals here (free of charge): https://store.windingroad.com/winding-r ... -p601.aspx

    For more about Winding Road Racing and to purchase racing gear and equipment, go to: http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com

    Founded in 2013, Winding Road Racing's mission is to offer everything you need to go road racing. Winding Road Racing is focused on providing customers with a wide range of driver safety gear, performance parts, tools, and racing lifestyle products at its two retail locations (Austin and Southern California), online and trackside. At our race engineering center, we build, prepare and service race cars. Through our national trackside operations, we provide comprehensive race support services including transport, set up, data analysis and tuning. Our sister company, Winding Road Media, provides comprehensive information for amateur racers. For more information on Winding Road Racing and Winding Road Media, visit http://www.windingroadracing.com and http://www.windingroad.com .”

    F600 Challenge Series thanks Winding Road Racing for joining our family of valued sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    27 May 2016 01:47 PM
    The F600 Challenge Series opened its 2016 season with its first time appearance at the recently repaved GingerMan Raceway near South Haven, MI. The open flowing track with its high speed sweepers makes for great racing. There were seven F600 Challenge drivers who raced this past weekend. For the 15 lap race #1 on Saturday, sim racer, Sven deVries, took the pole with a 1:34.7 with veteran 2015 Series champion, Aaron Ellis in second. In the race, these two immediately started dicing back and forth until Sven lost his drive chain on the 9th lap. The order of finish was Aaron Ellis, 1st, series rookie Barry Luterek, 2nd, Carl Maier, 3rd, Mo Makki, 4th, series rookie Jeff DeLong, 5th, series rookie Zak Morvik, 6th and Sven deVries, 7th.

    For race #2 on Sunday, Sven deVries did not qualify so Aaron Ellis took the pole with a 1:35.6 followed by Barry Luterek in 2nd. In the race, Sven deVries, starting from the back of the pack, charged up to the front just behind Aaron Ellis by the 2nd corner. These two swapped the lead several times until near the end when Sven was struck by bad luck yet again with a failed motor. Aaron Ellis then cruised to 1st place for his second race win of the weekend; 2nd was Carl Maier, 3rd was Mo Makki, 4th was Sven deVries, 5th was Barry Luterek, 6th was Jeff DeLong and 7th was Zak Morvik.

    After two races, the points standing are as follows:
    1. Aaron Ellis 24
    2. Carl Maier 22
    3. Mo Makki 20
    4. Barry Luterek 18
    5. Sven deVries 16
    6. Jeff DeLong 14
    7. Zak Morvik 12

    The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #2 at the Road America June Sprints, June 17-19.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    28 Jun 2016 07:00 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE SERIES: ROUND #2 AT ROAD AMERICA JUNE SPRINTS

    The four mile long iconic track with its long straights and fast corners makes top end speed critical. Calvin Stewart, the high speed master in his Blade, won the pole with a 2:22.398 followed by the veteran Aaron Ellis with a 2:24.814, 3rd Sven DeVries in the yellow Banana Boat, 4th Barry Luterek, 5th Carl Maier, 6th Hunter Brayton in his brand new Wildcat, 7th George Fox and 8th Mo Makki with no time due to a bad axle. In the race, Calvin did not start for religious reasons, so Aaron Ellis inherited the pole and led the whole race with Sven DeVries in 2nd with a dragging brake caliper slowing him down; Mo Makki was 3rd, Barry Luterek, with motor trouble, was 4th, Hunter Brayton was 5th and Carl Maier was 6th.

    Qualifying for the 2nd race was based on either your qualifying time or your race time whichever was faster. Thus Calvin Stewart retained the pole with his 2:22.398 qualifying time and since Aaron Ellis did not beat Calvin’s time in the Saturday race (2:25.335) he stood on his earlier qualifying time of 2:24.814, 3rd was Sven DeVries, 4th was Barry Luterek, 5th was Carl Maier, 6th was Hunter Brayton and 7th was Mo Makki who had fixed his axle. For the race on Sunday, Aaron Ellis used all of his veteran experience and stayed with Calvin Stewart and they swapped the lead several times during the race. Aaron bettered his qualifying time by about a tenth of a second at 2:24.752 during this back and forth action. On the last lap Aaron got ahead of Calvin but Calvin was able to draft back past Aaron to take the win by just over three tenths of a second – a good, close race. Barry Luterek fixed his motor issue from the 1st race and finished a fine 3rd place, Sven DeVries was 4th, Mo Makki was 5th, and Carl Maier was 6th.

    After four races the points standings are as follows:

    1. Aaron Ellis 48
    2. Carl Maier 38
    Mo Makki 38
    Sven DeVries 38
    Barry Luterek 38
    6. Calvin Stewart 14
    Jeff Delong 14
    8. Zak Morvik 12
    Hunter Brayton 12

    Whew! A bunch of drivers are all knotted up in the season standings, this will be very interesting as the season progresses.

    The F600 Challenge Series moves on to Round #3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Aug. 12 -14.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    27 Jul 2016 05:23 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: ROUND #3 AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

    Going into Charlotte Motor Speedway, August 12-14, the Series Points Standing has three ties among eight drivers.
    After four races, the points standings are as follows:

    1. Aaron Ellis 48
    2. Carl Maier 38
    Mo Makki 38
    Sven DeVries 38
    Barry Luterek 38
    6. Calvin Stewart 14
    Jeff Delong 14
    8. Zak Morvik 12
    Hunter Brayton 12

    Round #3 will mean a lot of changes will occur in the points standings for the season and the amount of money for each driver at the end of the season. This will be fun to watch.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com

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    17 Aug 2016 08:07 PM
    The long banked high speed oval turns at Charlotte Motor Speedway are tough on equipment as several drivers had equipment issues during the course of this weekend. Qualifying for the Saturday race showed that the veteran and series leader, Aaron Ellis, in command as he easily won the pole with a 1:18.628. For the rest of the grid were drivers re-learning this track and a novice. Second on the grid was John Pickle, a veteran driver but a newcomer to the F600 Challenge, with a 1:25.402. John was followed by Carl Maier in 3rd, George Fox in 4th, Mo Makki in 5th, novice Jeff DeLong in 6th and Sven deVries in 7th. For the race, Aaron Ellis checked out and won by a good margin but almost did not finish as he had to slow considerably due to a deflating right rear tire thanks to the high banked oval turns. Behind Aaron was where most of the action occurred with John Pickle finishing 2nd, Carl Maier 3rd, George Fox 4th, Mo Makki 5th, Jeff DeLong 6th. Sven deVries could not start due to a mechanical failure in the grid. Sven was done for the weekend.

    For the Sunday race, qualifying was held late Saturday afternoon, the third session of the day for the drivers. Aaron Ellis went slower at 1:19.599 but still had the pole. However, the rest of the field was learning the track and improved their times. Most notable was the novice driver, Jeff DeLong, who went 4 seconds faster at a 1:23.077 to qualify 2nd; close behind in 3rd was Carl Maier; 4th was John Pickle; 5th was Mo Makki; 6th was George Fox who could not qualify as he had mechanical issues. In Sunday’s race, Aaron Ellis again checked out and won the race, this time with no excitement. Jeff DeLong finished a solid 2nd and his best race finish to date. Although Carl Maier finished 3rd, George Fox almost caught Carl twice but George spun each time that he got close to Carl to finish 4th. John Pickle was 5th. Mo Makki could not start.

    For the weekend, here are the series points won by each driver:

    1. Aaron Ellis 24
    2. Carl Maier 22
    3. John Pickle 20
    4. Jeff DeLong 18
    5. George Fox 16
    6. Mo Makki 14
    7. Sven deVries 0

    For the season, the series points are now as follows:

    1. Aaron Ellis 72
    2. Carl Maier 60
    3. Mo Makki 52
    4. Sven deVries 38
    5. Barry Luterek 38
    6. Jeff DeLong 32
    7. John Pickle 20
    8. George Fox 16
    9. Calvin Stewart 14
    10. Zak Morvik 12
    11. Hunter Brayton 12

    The ties from the June Sprints round have cleared up a little bit as there are now only ties between Sven and Barry along with Zak and Hunter. This could clear up some more when the F600 Challenge Series moves on to Round #4 at Barber Motorsports Park, Aug. 26 -28.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    03 Sep 2016 03:29 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: ROUND #4 AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

    This time of the year the heat can be really unbearable in the deep south but this weekend’s weather provided a slight reprieve with a nice wind for most of the race event. This was the very first time that Aaron Ellis had ever been on this famous track but it did not take this crafty old veteran very long at all as he steadily improved his lap times with every session on the track. Qualifying for Saturday’s race saw veteran John Pickle in the former Banana Boat (2nd at the Daytona Runoffs) take the pole with a 1:39.652, followed by Carl Maier in 2nd, rookie Jeff DeLong in 3rd, Aaron Ellis in 4th, George Fox in 5th, another rookie Zak Morvik in 6th and returning to the Series, Fred Edwards in 7th, re-learning the car and the track. The start of the race saw Aaron Ellis charge to the front from 4th with John Pickle right with him. This battle continued for several laps until Aaron laid down a fast lap of 1:37.358 to pull away from John and win the race with John finishing in 2nd; 3rd was Jeff DeLong, 4th was George Fox, 5th was Carl Maier, 6th was Zak Morvik and 7th was Fred Edwards.

    Since the grid for Sunday is determined by your fastest lap of the event, whether in qualifying or the Saturday race, Aaron Ellis decided to sit on his 1:37.358 set during the Saturday race. John Pickle did not improve his best lap time of 1:39.652 and settled for 2nd on the grid; Jeff DeLong improved his lap time to a 1:41.674 to take the 3rd spot, George Fox also improved his lap time to take 4th, Zak Morvik took the 5th spot and Carl Maier moved to the back after changing cars – Fred Edwards turned his car over to Carl to run the Sunday race. At the start, John Pickle and Aaron Ellis swapped the lead several times until John had to spin his car to avoid another car in the spider hairpin. Aaron then proceeded to increase his lead with a new fast time of 1:35.792. In the meantime, John Pickle was on a mission to catch both Jeff DeLong and George Fox who had passed John during his spin and re-start. Over the next 8 or so laps of this 15 lap race, John reeled in and passed first George Fox and then Jeff DeLong. Aaron Ellis won going away, John Pickle got a much deserved 2nd place from way back in the pack, George Fox finished 3rd, Jeff DeLong finished 4th, Carl Maier finished 5th and Zak Morvik finished 6th.

    The points for this weekend’s event are as follows:

    1. Aaron Ellis 24
    2. John Pickle 22
    3. Jeff DeLong 20
    4. George Fox 18
    5. Carl Maier 16
    6. Zak Morvik 14
    7. Fred Edwards 12

    After four rounds, the Series Points standing are now:

    1. Aaron Ellis 96
    2. Carl Maier 76
    3. Jeff DeLong 52
    4. Mo Makki 52
    5. John Pickle 44
    6. Sven deVries 38
    7. Barry Luterek 38
    8. George Fox 34
    9. Zak Morvik 26
    10. Calvin Stewart 14
    11. Hunter Brayton 12
    12. Fred Edwards 12

    We have two ties - for 3rd/4th and for 6th/7th which should be resolved at Atlanta.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    23 Jan 2017 09:57 AM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: 2017 RACE SCHEDULE TO BE ENHANCED

    For the 2017 schedule, because Indianapolis will be the site for the very first time for the SCCA Runoffs, we are stepping up the Series by having all rounds of the Series at SCCA Major and Hoosier Super Tour events. This is the 2017 F600 Challenge Series schedule:

    March 10-12 - Road Atlanta Major Race
    April 14-16 - Virginia International Raceway – Hoosier Super Tour
    May 12-14 - Heartland Park Topeka Major Race
    June 16-18 - Road America June Sprints – Hoosier Super Tour
    And the finale will be –
    September 25 – October 1 - The Runoffs at Indianapolis

    We are so excited. The drivers voted for this and consider Indianapolis to be on their Bucket List.
    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car class to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a six speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Please visit our website: www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    31 Jan 2017 03:14 PM
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2017 Formula 600 Challenge Series with a New Offering

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and
    autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs.
    Please visit our website at http://www.soloperformance.com

    SPS will award gift certificates in a new way as follows:

    Regular Races

    In order “to spread the wealth around”, the highest finisher in each race who has NOT won the SPS gift certificate of $200
    will be awarded the certificate, thus there will be nine different winners.

    The Series Points Championship will go deeper:

    Series Championship

    1st Place = $200
    2nd Place = $170
    3rd Place = $140
    4th Place = $110
    5th Place = $80
    6th Place = $60
    7th Place = $40

    Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at -
    http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track.
    Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com.
    We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to
    showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle
    engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph.
    The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com .

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
    jdmurphy
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    17 Feb 2017 04:34 PM
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2017 Formula 600 Challenge Series with a New Offering

    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and
    autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs.
    Please visit our website at http://www.soloperformance.com

    SPS will award gift certificates in a new way as follows:

    Regular Races

    In order “to spread the wealth around”, the highest finisher in each race who has NOT won the SPS gift certificate of $200
    will be awarded the certificate, thus there will be nine different winners.

    The Series Points Championship will go deeper:

    Series Championship

    1st Place = $200
    2nd Place = $170
    3rd Place = $140
    4th Place = $110
    5th Place = $80
    6th Place = $60
    7th Place = $40

    Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at -
    http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track.
    Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com.
    We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to
    showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle
    engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph.
    The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com .

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    17 Feb 2017 04:36 PM
    PEGASUS AUTO RACING SUPPLIES IS RENEWING ITS SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2017 FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies will award one $25 Gift Certificate to the top driver in each of the nine races who has not won before, then Pegasus will award one $50 Gift Certificate to the top finishing driver in the series points at our race finale at the bucket list track, the Indy Runoffs.

    Your IN STOCK source for quality racing supplies! Since 1980 Pegasus has been offering superior customer service along with a huge selection of top quality parts and supplies Auto Racing. Products include safety equipment, competition plumbing supplies, brake parts, Beta Tools, Jabroc skid plate material, Mil-Spec hardware and thousands of other unique and hard-to-find items. Pegasus also offers expert technical advice from current, active racers with more than 200 years of combined experience.

    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
    2475 S 179th St
    New Berlin WI 53146
    Website: http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Email:

    General Questions, Order Status, etc.: CustSvc@PegasusAutoRacing.com
    Technical Product Questions: Tech@PegasusAutoRacing.com

    Phone:

    Order Toll Free: 1-800-688-6946 (US & Canada)
    Local/International Order Line: 262-317-1234
    Technical Questions: 262-317-1200
    Fax: 262-317-1201

    We thank Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies for remaining a member of our sponsor family

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos, photos, etc., please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    jdmurphy47@aol.com
    770-861-2337

    Fred Edwards
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
    260-438-4295

    Carl Maier
    cmaier@amsoil.com
    972-897-9763
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    20 Feb 2017 09:45 AM
    HOOSIER TIRE RENEWS THEIR PROGRAM FOR THE 2017 CHALLENGE SERIES

    Hoosier Tire will continue to offer their tire contingency program to the F600 competitors for the 2017 season.
    All F600 drivers will need to re-register again with Hoosier at the following link:

    Contingency Registration Form: http://www.hoosiertire.com/contingencyprogram/

    Also, competitors can print multiple Redemption Forms to take with them to the track so if they win or runner up,
    they can have the forms available for the Scrutineer to sign:

    Contingency Redemption Forms: http://www.hoosiertire.com/continge...ines/SCCA/

    All of the awards and guidelines remain the same for 2017:

    Program Details: http://www.hoosiertire.com/continge...ines/SCCA/

    Any questions, please feel free to send them to Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com

    Hoosier Tire is very glad to be a part of the Formula 600 Challenge Series again and we are very appreciative of their continued support.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

    Visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com to find out more.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    20 Feb 2017 09:49 AM
    F600 CHALLENGE: WINDING ROAD RACING RE-NEWS SPONSORSHIP FOR 2017

    Winding Road Racing, one of the leaders in motorsports equipment retail, is proud to support the Formula
    600 Challenge Series through the WRR Contingency Sponsorship program. Our objective, as always, is to
    support road racing in the United States. The Winding Road Racing Contingency Sponsorship program awards
    racers, in the form of store credits, when they accomplish certain results. Place first, and get store credits, for
    example. And, because we know the battle farther back in the pack can be just as intense as it is at the front,
    we also award store credits for 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th place. The Winding Road Racing sponsorship program
    also awards store credits when racers become licensed, finish a race, and submit race video footage with the
    WRR decals in view. The contingency sponsorship program point of contact is Shawn Stout. He can be
    reached at contact@windingroad.com .

    Racers can order their decals here (free of charge) and obtain the program rules here:
    https://store.windingroad.com/winding-r ... -p601.aspx

    For more about Winding Road Racing and to purchase racing gear and equipment, go to:
    http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com

    Founded in 2013, Winding Road Racing's mission is to offer everything you need to go road racing. Winding
    Road Racing is focused on providing customers with a wide range of driver safety gear, performance parts,
    tools, and racing lifestyle products at its three retail locations (Austin, Southern California and National Corvette Museum),
    online and trackside. Our 4th retail location will be opening the end of February at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA.
    At our race engineering center, we build, prepare and service race cars. Through our national trackside operations, we provide
    comprehensive race support services including transport, set up, data analysis and tuning. Our sister company, Winding Road Media,
    provides comprehensive information for amateur racers. For more information on Winding Road Racing and Winding Road Media, visit -
    http://www.windingroad.com.

    The F600 Challenge Series thanks Winding Road Racing for joining our family of valued sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car
    series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc
    motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of
    140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, please visit our website:
    http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    20 Feb 2017 03:16 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: HAWK PERFORMANCE RE-NEWS FOR 2017

    Hawk Performance Managing Director, Todd Romano: “The Hawk Performance Contingency Award Program is designed to
    provide rewards to not just drivers in the winner’s circle, but everyone involved, and is our way of making racing more
    accessible to anyone with a passion for the track.” Hawk Performance contingency awards will be presented in product credit as follows:

    Per Race –
    1st = $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $35

    Points Series -
    1st = $150, 2nd = $100, 3rd = $75, and 4th through 7th = gift certificates for free pad sets.

    Hawk Performance is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance friction products manufactured in ISO-certified facilities for the motorsports and performance automotive aftermarket. Hawk Performance products are engineered to allow users to control, command, and conquer the terrain for which their vehicles are designed. Decades of experience in developing friction materials for aerospace, industrial, military, automotive and motorsports applications give Hawk Performance an advantage over the competition. In the past decade, Hawk Performance friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer. For more about Hawk Performance and to purchase products, go here:
    http://www.HawkPerformance.com

    Aaron Ellis is our intermediary with Hawk Performance and will provide the Hawk decals and swag along with the promo codes for the finishers. Contact Mr. Ellis ( ellismtsprts@aol.com ) to learn more about how Hawk Performance is offering additional support to drivers and team members.

    We thank Hawk Performance for being a member of our family of valued sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable formula car class to showcase talent without a large financial budget.The Formula 600 car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm reaching speeds in excess of 140 mph. The exhaust sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, photos, videos and information about the F600 Challenge Series, go to –
    http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    24 Feb 2017 04:47 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: SPEED PARTZ HAS RENEWED AS A SPONSOR

    Speed Partz, Chambersburg, PA, has renewed its sponsorship as the “Official Gear Supplier” for the F600 Challenge Series for the 2017 season. Speed Partz is a long time supplier to the oval track motorcycle-powered race car market and more recently, the road racing market. Carl Maier will remain as the intermediary for selling gear sprockets at special discounts to the drivers of the F600 Challenge Series. To learn more about Speed Partz, go to their website -
    http://www.speedpartz.com/

    We are pleased to have Speed Partz as a continuing member of our family of sponsors.

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    For news, videos and photos, please visit our website:
    http://www.theformula600challenge.com

    For more information contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    10 Mar 2017 01:18 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: FIRST TIME AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK

    A change in the Runoffs qualifying requirements forced a last minute change in the schedule from the Road Atlanta Major race to the NOLA Super Tour one week earlier. During the course of the weekend, the drivers and crew had to work extra to fix damage caused by the rough track surface. For the Saturday qualifying, Clint McMahan, after racing in USF2000 series for the 2016 season, quickly learned the track and qualified on the pole with a 1:46.591, breaking the track record of 1:52.134 set in 2014 by over 5.5 seconds; this was not unique, however, as FF driver, David Livingston, also broke his class record by over 4.5 seconds. Second on the grid was Sven DeVries with a 1:50.818, also under the old record. In the Saturday race, Clint checked out and won going away with Sven finishing second, followed by Carl Maier, Zak Morvik and Jeff DeLong.

    For the Sunday qualifying, Clint McMahan again took the pole with Sven DeVries in second and Jeff DeLong improving significantly to qualify for third on the grid. In the Sunday race, Clint again jumped ahead only to be hit on the third lap by the rough track gremlin who had been beating up all the other drivers over the weekend as his Watts link broke, ending his race. Sven DeVries won this race, his first win, with Jeff Delong in second, for his best finish yet, followed by Zak Morvik, also his best finish, Carl Maier and Clint McMahan.

    After the first round the series points standing are as follows:

    1. Sven DeVries 24
    2. Clint McMahan 22
    3. Jeff DeLong 20
    4. Carl Maier 20
    5. Zak Morvik 20

    This three way tie for 3rd will not last long as Round #2 at VIR is coming up on April 14-16.
    The two races can be watched live at http://www.scca.com/live
    The race schedule is located here - http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/sc ... 1488564656

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have make this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    18 Apr 2017 10:57 AM
    VIR is a great track that is 3.27 miles long with many different corners and straights. The SCCA Hoosier Super Tour totally packed all the available paddock spaces with even several drivers in the back straight paddock – a long way from the main paddock. Beautiful weather for most of the weekend saw that the qualifying for the first race would be strong and it was. Perennial front runner, Clint McMahan, qualified on the pole with a 1:59.149 followed by Calvin Stewart, 2015 Daytona Runoffs Winner, first time at VIR, with a 2:02.617 and third, Sven DeVries with a 2:02.864 and then followed by Jeff Delong, Zak Morvik and Mo Makki. The Saturday race was one of attrition as Jeff Delong won with Clint McMahan in 2nd with a bad fuel pump, Mo Makki in 3rd still learning the track, Sven DeVries in 4th with a small electrical fire and Zak Morvik in 5th with a bad master switch.

    Jeff, Zak and Mo improved their times for the Sunday race and with Calvin racing on Sunday, there was hope that this would be a fun race to watch. Alas, it was not to be as almost every green lap a car, mostly FF’s, was involved with some incident and off course excursion, one of which in the first lap involved Calvin who was able to continue but too far behind to catch up. Finally the race was checkered under a full course yellow when time expired. This time, there was no attrition as Clint, once again, won
    ( https://www.scca.com/videos/2031764 ) with Sven in 2nd, Jeff in 3rd, Zak in 4th, Mo in 5th and Calvin in 6th. Both Jeff and Zak significantly improved their lap times over the course of the weekend.

    Weekend points are as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 24
    2. Jeff Delong 22
    3. Sven DeVries 20
    4. Mo Makki 18
    5. Zak Morvik 16
    6. Calvin Stewart 14

    The Series points standings are as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 46
    2. Sven DeVries 44
    3. Jeff Delong 42
    4. Zak Morvik 36
    5. Carl Maier 20
    6. Mo Makki 18
    7. Calvin Stewart 14

    The next race is at Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas, May 12-14. Here is the link to the Motorsport Reg -
    https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/re ... oup-040911

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph.
    The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    08 May 2017 05:21 PM
    DISCOVERY PARTS IS A NEW SPONSOR

    Guys,

    Ron's announcement is so big and beautiful (check out the last photo) that the best way to get it out to ya'll is via this link below:

    http://www.discoveryparts.com/conte...00-sponsor

    We are extremely appreciative of Discovery Part's support of our series.

    Jim
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    22 Jun 2017 05:03 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: RETURN TO HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

    Formula 600 Challenge Series returned to Heartland Park Topeka for the first time since 2013. The track has just re-opened with brand new repaving which proved to be challenging in the first track sessions until some rubber was built up. Thus, everyone’s lap times were noticeably slower than before. Saturday’s qualifying saw a new name on the pole – Sven DeVries eked out over perennial favorite, Clint McMahan, by about 7 tenths – 1:44.053 to 1:44.764. Aaron Ellis returned to the Series in 3rd followed by Jeff Delong and Carl Maier. For the race, Clint McMahan lowered his lap time to 1:43.052 and again took the lead followed by Aaron Ellis, improving his time by about 4 seconds, then Sven DeVries, Carl Maier and Jeff Delong.

    Sunday’s qualifying saw Clint on the pole with Sven in 2nd, Aaron in 3rd followed by Jeff and Carl. For the race, Clint won, lowering his time to a 1:42.428, with Sven in 2nd with a new track record of 1:42.158 set while trying to catch Clint in the later part of the race, then Aaron who ran out of tires and could not keep up, followed by Carl and Jeff. Here is Sven deVries’ onboard video of the race -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTjG87inRw

    After three rounds, the series points standings are as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 70
    2. Sven DeVries 66
    3. Jeff Delong 58
    4. Carl Maier 38
    5. Zak Morvik 36
    6. Aaron Ellis 20
    7. Mo Makki 18
    8. Calvin Stewart 14

    Our fourth round will be at the June Sprints at Road America, June 16 – 18. The race schedule is here - https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/us ... 1491931724
    We are race group #2. For live timing, audio and video go to http://www.scca.com/live

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )
    Discovery Parts ( http://www.discoveryparts.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6-speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    22 Jun 2017 05:04 PM
    FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: JUNE SPRINTS AT ROAD AMERICA

    With over 350 entries for this race the June Sprints continues as the second largest SCCA race next to the Runoffs. So, we had the largest entry field as well with sixteen entries. In practice and qualifying for the Saturday race, Clint McMahan continued as the perennial favorite for the pole with a 2:23.747 followed by Calvin Stewart, 2015 Runoffs and Mark Donohue winner, with a 2:25.339. Third was Barry Luterek, 2:25.627, fourth was Aaron Ellis, 2:27.385, fifth was Eric McRee, 6th was Sven DeVries, 7th was Hunter Brayton, 8th was Zak Morvik and 9th, Carl Maier. Jeff Delong crashed on Friday and was unable to return to the track. Near the end of qualifying, Clint suffered a left front brake fire and he went straight to the hot pits to have it put out. This meant that Clint and Dan had to replace the entire wheel assembly – upright, hub/bearing, rotor and caliper. And for good measure, replace the right front wheel assembly as well, this meant a long night on Friday. Jeff’s crashed car was the donor for several of these parts. Also, Carl suffered both vibration and ratcheting issues which resulted in his slow times. The last qualifying session showed why Carl was having this trouble as his rear axle broke in half causing Carl to miss the Saturday race.

    For the Saturday race, Clint McMahan, took off from the pole and had the lead when he suddenly slowed down and stopped on the track on the 3rd lap – they later found a wire for the electric fuel pump had come loose. This left the race lead open for both Sven DeVries and Barry Luterek to duke it out and they did with Sven (suffering a broken exhaust) eking out the win over Barry. Third was Zak Morvik, still learning the track and dialing in his car, 4th was Aaron Ellis, driving a new red car with teething problems, 5th was Clint and 6th was Eric McRee. In addition to Carl and Jeff not running, Hunter had car trouble and Calvin was not present.
    The grid for Sunday’s race is based on the best lap time each driver has during qualifying and the Saturday race, thus, the order for the grid changed a little. Clint stayed on the pole with Calvin in 2nd, Barry in 3rd, Sven moved up to 4th , Aaron in 5th, Eric in 6th, Hunter in 7th, Zak in 8th and Carl in 9th, driving Aaron Ellis’ familiar white car graciously provided by Larry and Aaron Ellis – the Ellis’s had brought the white car as a backup.

    In the Sunday race, Clint did not lead from the pole with Calvin and Barry ahead of him but he got back around them by the end of the first lap and set sail. Later, there was a full course yellow that finally cleared up in time for the now bunched up pack to race for a two lap shoot-out but Clint took control and won with a fastest lap of the weekend of 2:21.819. Calvin was second and Barry finished third. Fourth was Sven DeVries with a replacement exhaust that was borrowed from Carl Maier’s broken car, 5th was Hunter Brayton with his best showing of the weekend dialing in his heavily revised car, 6th was Zak, 7th was Carl who ran out of gas on the 9th lap, 8th was Aaron and 9th was Eric McRee who suffered some loose lug nuts.

    Here is the winner’s interview video - https://scca.com/videos/2032560

    The weekend series points are as follows:

    1. Sven DeVries 24
    2. Barry Luterek 22
    3. Clint McMahan 20
    4. Aaron Ellis 18
    5. Zak Morvik 16
    6. Eric McRee 14
    7. Calvin Stewart 13
    8. Hunter Brayton 12
    9. Carl Maier 11

    The updated series points as of the June Sprints Round #4 are as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 90 (tie breaker = more race wins & faster lap times)
    2. Sven DeVries 90
    3. Jeff Delong 58
    4. Zak Morvik 52
    5. Carl Maier 49
    6. Aaron Ellis 38
    7. Calvin Stewart 27
    8. Barry Luterek 22
    9. Mo Makki 18
    10. Eric McRee 14
    11. Hunter Brayton 12

    There is a virtual tie for first place going into the series finale at the Indy Run-Offs and 3rd, 4th and 5th are still up for grabs as they are close together.
    Here is all the information on the upcoming Indy Run-offs - https://www.scca.com/runoffs

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:
    Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
    Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
    Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
    Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
    Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
    Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
    Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
    Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
    Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )
    Discovery Parts ( http://www.discoveryparts.com )
    Bottoms Up Chop Shop (http://www.bottomsupchopshop.com )

    The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. There are no paid staffers and one hundred percent of all sponsorship monies and product goes directly to the drivers in our series mostly as a tow fund payment for each race. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6-speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

    Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

    Please like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Formula600Challenge/ and post comments, photos and videos regularly.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jim Murphy
    770-861-2337
    jdmurphy47@aol.com

    Fred Edwards
    260-438-4295
    f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

    Carl Maier
    972-897-9763
    cmaier@amsoil.com
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    11 Oct 2017 02:49 PM
    F600 CHALLENGE SERIES FINALE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY RUNOFFS

    With close to a thousand race cars and almost as many trailers of all sizes the infield was packed like a “can of sardines” – this iconic bucket list track has never seen anything of this huge scale. Many had to park outside the track and take a shuttle in. Heavy traffic (as well as golf carts, motorcycles, bicycles, motorized skateboards . . . you name it) was controlled by track marshals at every intersection. Not including test days, the whole event took seven full days of qualifying and racing . . . can you say “run-ons”. There were 38 entries from all over the country so it was very crowded on the track for each session and no one got more than one or two clean laps for qualifying. After four qualifying sessions, Clint McMahan took the pole with a 1:43.136 followed closely by Barry Luterek with a 1:43.588 and Calvin Stewart in third with a 1:44.795; 4th was Aaron Ellis, 5th was Sven deVries, 6th was Hunter Brayton, 7th was Eric McRee, 8th was newcomer Joe Palmer, 9th was John Pickle, 10th was Zach Morvik, 11th was Carl Maier and 12th was Jeff Delong.

    For the National Championship race, there was a surprise when Clint McMahan spun off during the pace lap and slotted back in at 7th place and had to work his way back up to the front by getting back to 2nd place by the first turn behind Barry Luterek, the leader. By the 2nd lap, Clint had gotten by Barry and set sail off into the distance, setting the fastest time of the race at a 1:42.860. Behind these two, Calvin Stewart, Aaron Ellis and soon Sven DeVries (from 5th place) were in a multi lap battle until the 11th lap when Calvin lost his motor which he had run for 3 years and Aaron dropped back after pushing halfway off at the exit of turn 12 about mid race and then his fuel pressure was dropping in two left hand turns with 5 laps to go. This left Sven to gain on Barry and catch Barry, who was getting loose in the corners, about the 12th lap, Sven started pressuring Barry almost everywhere until Barry, on the 14th lap, overshot Turn #1, crossed over the grass, and spun out, stalling the motor. Due to the fast action of the track crew in moving Barry out of the way, Clint was not faced with a full course yellow which would have bunched up the field. Clint ensured that he stayed ahead of the charging Sven to win the national championship. Clint and Sven finished 1st and 2nd with Aaron Ellis 3rd, Hunter Brayton 4th, Joe Palmer 5th, Jeff Delong 6th, Barry Luterek 7th, Calvin Stewart 8th, John Pickle 9th, Zach Morvik 10th, Carl Maier 11th and Eric McRee 12th. Note that Clint was penalized for breaking the rule that if you spin out on the pace lap that you are to re-join at the back of the pack. He was given a 10 second penalty and a three race suspension. Since his lead at the finish was 11.1 seconds, his finish was not changed. Also note that Sven was running a borrowed car that had not been run outside of Michigan and that Sven had only two race weekends (see his videos on our website) in it before the Runoffs. See his exciting onboard race video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oByN6HM3nxU
    Thank you, Sven, for these excellent race videos.

    Additional race coverage from SCCA is here –
    https://www.scca.com/articles/2008224-m ... ormula-500

    The link to the SCCA online video of this race will be announced shortly.

    The race points are as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 24
    2. Sven deVries 22
    3. Aaron Ellis 20
    4. Hunter Brayton 18
    5. Joe Palmer 16
    6. Jeff Delong 14
    7. Barry Luterek 12
    8. Calvin Stewart 11
    9. John Pickle 10
    10. Zach Morvik 9
    11. Carl Maier 8
    12. Eric McRee 7

    Clint’s win breaks the tie in the series points as follows:

    1. Clint McMahan 114
    2. Sven deVries 112
    3. Jeff Delong 72
    4. Zach Morvik 61
    5. Aaron Ellis 58
    6. Carl Maier 57
    7. Calvin Stewart 38
    8. Barry Luterek 34
    9. Hunter Brayton 30
    10. Eric McRee 21
    11. Mo Makki 18
    12. Joe Palmer 16
    13. John Pickle 10

    Mechanic of the Year is Tom Tarleton who works with Mo Makki and Sven DeVries.

    Hard Luck Award goes to Carl Maier.

    We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

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    Discovery Parts ( http://www.discoveryparts.com )
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    jdmurphy
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    22 Oct 2017 03:10 PM
    I am so very proud of Clint and Dan McMahan after eight years of trying.
    Go here for the race and onboard videos -

    www.theformula600challenge.com ;

    The first race video is the SCCA's online of the F500 race.
    In addition to Clint winning in my car -
    Near the end of this video when the interview is just starting, you hear my name mentioned
    more than once. Also you will see me in the background with a radio headset, green hat
    and sunglasses.

    The next race video below the SCCA video is Sven's onboard video of the same race - even more interesting.

    Please share with all who would enjoy these videos.

    Enjoy,

    Jim


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