Mazda Motorsports Supports the 2018 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear - #MRTI Mazda Road To Indy

Mazda Motorsports Supports the 2018 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear with Cash Awards

Mazda Motorsports Supports the 2018 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear - #MRTI Mazda Road To IndyIt was announced today that Mazda Motorsports will be offering West Coast Formula Car Challenge competitors a total of $11,250 in cash contingency awards for the 2018 season. Mazda may also provide an opportunity to vie for the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship valued at $200,000 to a 2018 FCC Champion.

“Our series and drivers really appreciate that Mazda recognizes the FCC presented by Goodyear as being worthy of Mazda Motorsports support,” stated Series Official Mark Milazzo. “We are always impressed with the amount of investment that Mazda makes in the sport we all love. Many of our racers, mechanics, and officials drive Mazdas as their everyday vehicles. It’s been really great to watch some of our alumni making it to the top levels of motorsports with assistance from Mazda.” 2012 Formula Car Challenge champion Kyle Kaiser secured the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy in 2017 by winning the Indy Lights Championship.

Five series in North America are on the radar for at-large entry tickets to the Shootout, issued at the discretion of Mazda. The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is one of those preferred series. Mazda has invited 12 Formula Car Challenge drivers to attend the Road to 24 Shootout since 2012, and two FCC champions to the Mazda Road to Indy Shootouts since the MRTI Shootout program started in 2016.

About Mazda, Mazda Motorsports: Mazda Motorsports boasts the most comprehensive auto racing development ladder system of any auto manufacturer in the world. The Mazda Road to 24 program offers a number of scholarships to advance drivers up the sports car racing ladder, beginning with the Global MX-5 Cup series and culminating with the Mazda Prototype team. The Mazda Road to Indy is a similar program that includes Mazda-powered categories of USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights. In grassroots road racing, more Mazdas race on any given weekend in North America than any other manufacturer. Mazda is also the title sponsor of the renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. Follow all of the latest news at MazdaMotorsports.com, @MazdaRacing on Twitter, and MazdaMotorsports on Instagram and Facebook.

Formula Car Challenge To Support IndyCar Season Finale at Sonoma

Racers from around the country will converge to battle alongside the Verizon IndyCar Series 

Race fans will once again be treated to the Formula Car Challenge, presented by Goodyear during the Grand Prix of Sonoma. This will mark the seventh time the Formula Car Challenge (FCC) will be paired with the Verizon IndyCar® Series in the Sonoma Valley. Past events have had over 30 cars on the grid, making this one of the largest open-wheel races in the country.

For the 2018 event the Formula Car Challenge has invited a guest group to participate. The Formula Pro USA Western Championship racers will have their series finale alongside the FCC Championship. “All throughout the 2018 season we will be racing alongside the Formula Pro USA series, and our parent company is providing support to them as they launch their inaugural season,” noted FCC Series Official Ben Hettema.

The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is the premier open-wheel motorsports series on the west coast. It was founded in 2005 to develop future motorsports teams, drivers, engineers and crew members. The series offers a platform in which costs can be carefully controlled, creating a level playing field for drivers. The concept has been fully realized as multiple graduates have made it to IndyCar and other top level positions in motorsports. The FCC features three different classes inside of the championship. All three classes are on track at the same time, but compete for points and championships only within their respective classes. All classes are powered by Mazda, and equipped with Goodyear Racing tires.

The Formula Car Challenge season opener will take place in Southern California at Willow Springs International Raceway March 17th-18th.

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  • FCC Winter Series Champions – Jorge Goncalvez (PFM) Derry O’Donovan (FM)

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  • FCC Pro Formula Mazda Champion – Kevin Woods
  • FCC Formula Mazda Champion – Bill Weaver
  • FCC Winter Series Champions – Billy Goshen (PFM) Shawn Westerhoff (FM)
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – Pro FM – Patrick O’Neill
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – FM – Bill Weaver

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  • FCC Pro Formula Mazda Champion – Patrick O’Neill
  • FCC Formula Mazda Champion – Shawn Westerhoff
  • FCC Winter Series Champions – Mike Hill (PFM) Sean Prewett (FM)
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – Pro FM – Chris Cumming
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – FM – Bill Weaver

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  • Pro Formula Mazda – Stan Kohls
  • Formula Mazda – Chaz Lemmon
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – Pro FM – Patrick O’Neill
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – FM – Bill Weaver

2005 Champions

  • Pro Formula Mazda – Stan Kohls
  • Formula Mazda – Derry O’Donovan
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – Pro FM – Chris Emanuel
  • Star Mazda West Coast Champion – FM – Ken Losch