R. Cary Capparelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Active Worldwide Sports LLC, organizers of the United States Formula Three Championship Powered by Volkswagen announced that the Internacional Formula Three Championship of Mexico will run with the United States Formula Three Championship at the season finales at San Diego, California, November 3-4-5, 2000. Two 100 kilometer races are planned.
"The inclusion of the Internacional Formula Three Championship of Mexico within the USF3 format at San Diego will greatly increase our field and afford Formula Three race fans a thrilling conclusion to two championship seasons. These races are possible because both series' run with Volkswagen power plants," said Capparelli.
Up to fifteen spec Reynard Formula Three cars are expected to run along with the regular USF3 field in the two San Diego races slated.
Although both championships use Volkswagen motors, the Mexican motor produces about 240 horsepower compared to about 205 horsepower of the USF3 units. Bertil Sollenskog, President, Bertils Racing Engines, Inc., will introduce an equivalency formula to assure both motors will be competitive.
It is noted that the two championships will run in the same race but not against each other. Separate points will be allocated to the two respective series accordingly. SCCA Pro Racing rules will be applied.
The two championships plan to run similar race events together in the future as a full FIA class.