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Parker Nicklin Joins World Speed Motorsports for the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear 2013 Season

February 2nd, 2013
Sonoma, CA


2012 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear championship winning team World Speed Motorsports announced today that Parker Nicklin will be joining their squad for the 2013 season. Nicklin will be competing in the FormulaSPEED2.0 class.

Before entering the Formula Car Challenge, Parker raced in the SCCA, NASA, and Skip Barber, at tracks all across the country. In Parker's first SCCA race he podiumed in the very fast DSR class. He was driving a Stohr WF-1 and finished in 2nd. At the very fast Miller Motorsports Park Parker tested another quick car; the Radical SR3.


"Parker has accumulated some great experience," noted World Speed Motorsports President Telo Stewart. "Driving those fast cars, at a variety of different tracks has provided him with some real world knowledge that will certainly benefit him in the Formula Car Challenge this season. He is a great addition to our team, and we are looking forward to helping him reach his goals."  


World Speed Motorsports and Nicklin have already begun testing in preparation for the 2013 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear season opener March 16th-17th at Sonoma Raceway.


More information on Parker Nicklin can be found at his official website:


Additional driver announcements are expected from the team in upcoming weeks. Meanwhile the team has been testing and racing at Auto Club Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Thunderhill, and Buttonwillow Raceway Park in preparation for the 2013 season.

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Stepping Stone To The Pros
The West Coast FCC series and FS2.0 are two great solutions for drivers looking to move up into The Mazda Road to Indy.

Since 2005 The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear has been graduating racers up into the pro ranks. Starting in 2012 the series has been using a new class of car (the FS2.0) to provide racers with a cost effective way to gain the optimum amount of track time and experience.

Michael Whelden and Kenny Rodrigues II both raced in the FormulaSPEED2.0 class in 2012, and are both moving into the Pro Formula Mazda class for 2013. "Both drivers want to eventually get on the Mazda Road to Indy, but realize that they can gain a massive amount of experience for their money in the FCC," noted Series Official Ben Hettema. "Having an affordable arrive & drive program in the FS2.0 gave them an opportunity to be gaining on-track experience, as they also worked off-track finding companies to partner with them on their rise up the ladder." Here's what the drivers had to say:

"Racing the FormulaSPEED2.0 with World Speed Motorsports was a fantastic learning platform for open-wheel racing.  Driving the FormulaSPEED2.0 was great for learning excellent car control and helped me progress as a driver.  World Speed Motorsports was exceptional at teaching me how to communicate with engineers to get the best setup for the race weekend.  Together, they have prepared me for an exciting 2013 Formula Car Challenge season in the Pro Formula Mazda.  I am very excited to have progressed forward in the series, and with the help of World Speed Motorsports, I can continue to improve my driving and find success at the top."           - Michael Whelden

The transition from the FS2.0 to the Pro Mazda with World Speed has been absolutely seamless. The two cars handle similarly and perform great on track. The decision to come back for a second season in a Pro Mazda with World Speed was a no brainer. The amount of experience they have along with their history is something you can't find anywhere else. I'm truly excited to get the 2013 season started under their roof.
                                       - Ken Rodrigues II

The 2013 schedule has 16 races including the FCC Nationals with the IZOD IndyCar Series. Budget includes: transport, support, tires and more for less than $50k.

More information:

2013 Arrive and Drive Budget

2013 FCC presented by Goodyear West Coast Region Schedule: 

  • March 16-17 Sonoma Raceway
  • April 12-14 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • May 18-19 Thunderhill Raceway Park
  • June 15-16 Sonoma Raceway
  • July 5-7 Portland International Raceway
  • Aug 23-25 Sonoma Raceway with IZOD IndyCar Series
  • September 28-29 Sonoma Raceway
  • October 26-27 Sonoma Raceway
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Where Will You Be Winning in 2013? 

Contact us with what your racing goals are and we will develop a program to meet your parameters.

World Speed Motorsports provides arrive and drive services for the Formula Car Challenge, the IMSA GT3 Challenge, the Pirelli Driver's Cup, the Pro Mazda Championship, and also the SFR and CalClub Region SCCA. Let us know where you want to race and we will develop a successful program just for you.

World Speed Core Values:

� To do the right thing in all things

� To fulfill the visceral love people have for speed, competition and technology

� To be the best run and operating business in the racing world

� To have a positive effect on the world that we live and work in