STURGIS, Mich. – Officials from the F600 Challenge Series have set the open-wheel tour’s calendar for the upcoming season, featuring five race weekends over a seven-month span.
The emphasis for the series is to have races as close to the center of the country and east of the Mississippi as possible, to help with towing costs for the drivers. To participate in the series points and tow fund, each driver will need to run three races, plus the finale.
Next year’s F600 Challenge Series schedule kicks off as part of the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour event at Road Atlanta, March 15-17, then moves to Virginia Int’l Raceway on April 12-14.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features the middle race on the five-event calendar, bringing the F600 cars to its 13-turn, 2.258-mile course on May 31-June 2.
The fourth race on the schedule is the only one prior to the season finale not held in conjunction with the Hoosier Super Tour, with the Gingerman Regional taking center stage July 20-21 at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway, an 11-turn, 2.14-mile course.
It all comes to a close on Oct. 16-21, when the F600 Challenge Series concludes as part of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Virginia Int’l Raceway, the only facility to host the tour twice next season.
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.
Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a six-speed sequential transmission, revving up to 15,000 rpm and boasting speeds in excess of 140 mph.
2019 F600 Challenge Series Schedule
Date – Venue – Location
March 15-17 – Road Atlanta – Braselton, Ga.
April 12-14 – Virginia Int’l Raceway – Alton, Va.
May 31-June 2 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
July 20-21 – Gingerman Raceway – South Haven, Mich.
Oct. 16-21* – Virginia Int’l Raceway – Alton, Va.
* – designates SCCA Runoffs