New York, NY – Jesse Yorio will be back in 2010 in a brand new Piper DF5C chassis. Joining a 30-car F2000 Championship Series field dominated by Van Diemens, with expected new cars from Radon and Ralph Firman Racing, in addition to standing entries from Citation and Mygale, the new Piper will make it a season of chassis wars in the F2000 world. Yorio, out of New York, will be back for his fourth straight season, driving under the Company Motorsports banner alongside teammate Jeff McCusker.
Montreal, Quebec – Remy Audette and Audette Racing announced today their 2010 F2000 Championship Series program for the #21 Dimension Doors Van Diemen/Zetec. The Canadian will be contesting his third season in the series, after taking a sole victory at Lime Rock Park, multiple poles, and setting numerous lap records en route to a third place finish in the standings last year. In 2008, Audette finished ninth in the standings having run just four out of seven weekends.
New York, NY – CellMark Paper announced today that it would sponsor the 2010 F2000 Championship Series Hard Charger Award, becoming an associate sponsor of the series. The CellMark Paper Hard Charger Award will recognize the driver that improves his or her position the most from the starting grid to the finishing order during all 14 races.
It is with deepest regret that we need to inform the F2000 Championship Series family, the larger open wheel community past and present, and all racers everywhere that Joe Stimola has taken his last checkered flag and died at 10:30AM Saturday February 13 of complications following open heart surgery in Florida.
New York, NY – For 2010, the up-and-coming drivers of the F2000 Championship Series will be vying for the Taylor Race Engineering Rookie of the Year Award. Last season, the battle for Taylor Race Engineering Rookie of the Year honors went down to the wire at Mid-Ohio, with American Benjamin Searcy stamping his name on the trophy by taking a commanding victory on Saturday afternoon.
Candia, NH - GTP Motorsports, a long-time F2000 Championship Series team, has confirmed a five-car effort for 2010 highlighted by the new Radon chassis. GTP will field 2009 Masters Class champion Tom Fatur, alongside Watkins Glen winner Phil Lombardi in Radon-equipped Van Diemens. Peter Gonzalez and Blake Teeter will contest the full season in brand new Radon Rn-10 cars, while Paul Farmer completes the five car lineup in a Mygale.
New York, NY – SMR Motorsports announced today the formation of a new two car F2000 Championship Series team. SMR took delivery of two Van Diemens in 2009 and is vigorously preparing to contest the full 2010 schedule. 24-year old American Timothy Paul will drive the team’s #06 CellMark Paper Van Diemen/Zetec. Paul moves to the F2000 Series after years of success in sprint car and midget racing.