NA 2000: Inaugural season has strong schedule

North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship boasts strong schedule The North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship boasts a strong inaugural season schedule, with thirteen events taking place across the United States and Canada. The...

North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship boasts strong schedule

The North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship boasts a strong inaugural season schedule, with thirteen events taking place across the United States and Canada. The season will get underway in two weeks time at Phoenix International Raceway on the weekend of April 8-10 for the Grand-Am Phoenix 250.

The schedule will give the drivers experience on a variety of track types, with races on oval-based road courses, natural road courses, and temporary street circuits each providing their own unique challenges.

"We are really happy to have this strong schedule for our first season," commented North American Formula Renault Championships General Manager Brett Ross. "The drivers are going to get seat time at some of the best tracks in the US and Canada, and we will be involved with some high-profile events, so we are looking forward to the season."

Eight of the thirteen race meetings will take place as support events for Grand-Am weekends, giving drivers the opportunity to experience facilities such as the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Watkins Glen and the incredible Barber Motorsports Park providing the drivers the chance to show their talents at some of the best tracks in the U.S.

The 2004 season will also see the series make four visits to Canada, with two races slated for exciting Mont Tremblant, first with Grand-Am in May, and then again in September as part of the Fall Classic. July will feature two consecutive Canadian race weekends, far across the continent, with a visit to Trois Rivieres coming just one weekend in advance of the recently announced Vancouver event for the Molson Indy Champ Car weekend.

The North American Formula Renault Championships are sanctioned by Grand American, and provide a ladder for drivers to develop their talent, with a full in-house open-wheel progression available. The 2004 season will get underway April 8-10 at Phoenix International Raceway.

The Formula Renault V6 Championship is the top rung on the North American Formula Renault Championship ladder, which also includes the North American Formula Renault 1600 Championship and the North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship. The Formula Renault V6 is expected to make its North American competition debut in the latter stages of the 2004 North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship season.

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