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.