December 22nd, 2012

2013 FCC presented by Goodyear Schedule Announced
14 races, 4 tracks, and the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma all on the calendar for next season
Dave House leads a pack of FCC racers through turn 2 at Infineon Raceway December 22nd, 2012
Sonoma, California

The FCC presented by Goodyear announced their 2013 schedule today. The series will race this upcoming season at Portland International Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and a variety of configurations at Sonoma Raceway. "As has been the model since the series inception, the majority of our events feature exclusive track time for FCC drivers," stated FCC Series Official Ben Hettema.

There are two "diamond" events on the West Coast 2013 calendar being announced today. The first one takes place on the July 5th-7th race weekend at Portland International Raceway. "This event is considered the region's premier event, and is part of the National SCCA Majors Program," added Hettema. "Our series has two exclusive races, but drivers can also opt to participate in the SCCA sessions making the event a quadruple header!"

In August the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is a featured series during the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma alongside the IZOD IndyCar Series. "Drivers come out from all of our regions for this event, and we typically get 35 cars in the field," noted Hettema. Fans will enjoy a full weekend of racing with the SCCA World Challenge rounding out the event. In addition to plenty of on-track action, fans will enjoy Military Appreciation Day, an autograph session, and the only race-day air show on the IndyCar circuit.

"These are what we refer to as our 'diamond' events." stated World Speed Communications Director Mark Milazzo. "This doesn't mean that the other events we have are not exciting. Every event NASA sanctions features all kinds of great racing action. Over the course of the season we will be scheduled alongside the US Touring Car Championship, Pirelli Driver's Cup, Global Time Attack, Porsche Racing Club, American Iron Series, The Spec Miata Challenge, and a host of other interesting racing series."

2013 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear West Coast Region Schedule:

  • March 16-17 Sonoma Raceway with NASA NorCal (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • April 12-14 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with SFR SCCA (GROUP 2)
  • May 18-19 Thunderhill Raceway Park with NASA NorCal (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • June 15-16 Sonoma Raceway with NASA NorCal (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • July 5-7 Portland International Raceway with SCCA Majors (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • Aug 23-25 Sonoma Raceway with IZOD IndyCar Series (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • September 28-29 Sonoma Raceway with NASA NorCal (FCC EXCLUSIVE)
  • October 26-27 Sonoma Raceway with NASA NorCal (FCC EXCLUSIVE)

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About The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear:
3 wide through turn 1 at Infineon Raceway at the Indy GP of Sonoma The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is a regionalized open wheel racing series with an annual national championship. There are multiple regions across the country, and each region has unique features and events.

Once a year the regions meet for the FCC National Championships. The championship features a multi-class format -Formula Mazda (FM), Pro Formula Mazda (PFM), and the FormulaSPEED2.0 (FS2.0). All classes are powered by Mazda, and equipped with Goodyear Racing tires.

Each region is supported by a Region Promoter who is well versed in racing, and who can provide assistance to teams and independent drivers.

The series is partnered with Goodyear, Mazda USA, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Red Line Oil, GoPro and NASA Pro Racing.

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