New York, NY - The long winter break for the drivers and teams of the F2000 Championship Series comes to a close this Thursday as the series opens its fourth season at the 17-turn Virginia International Raceway. A full field of 30 cars is expected to take the green for rounds one and two of the 12-round 2009 season, giving the F2000 Series the largest field in American open wheel racing.
The green flag is about to be thrown on the F2000 Championship Series’ fourth year. As in the last three years, we again start the season at Virginia International Raceway, a fantastic venue at which to get things rolling. Especially in April, when spring is bursting out in all its grandeur and the weather is usually very pleasant.
New York, NY – The 2009 edition of the F2000 Championship Series promises to be the most competitive season yet. The series will feature an exciting crop of rookie drivers and teams, all looking to contend for race wins and the overall championship.
After a very successful two-day test at Putnam Park, young karting standout and Skip Barber graduate Benjamin Searcy has signed with ZSports Midwest to run the highly competitive 2009 Formula 2000 Championship Series.
Let’s review a little background. I’m older than you, …hell, I’m older than dirt. I’m almost as old as Rand. I started hanging on fences watching road races in 1962. I camped in the infield at Road Atlanta in 1970 for the first Runoffs at that famous venue. I have always had a special attraction to open wheel racing, especially the highly competitive small bore classes.
But, hey, that may be a good thing. There is a lot of racing history in the Dan River area of Virginia. For serious roundy-round guys there is almost no more famous track than South Boston Speedway. And just up the road a piece from Danville is Martinsville. Watching the NASCAR big boys play in that bullring is about as exciting as racin’ gets. Reach out and touch the cars on the track, or the freight train rumbling by under the east stands.