Formula TR 2007 Championship Resumes - Rounds 5 and 6 The 2007 Formula TR Championship Series resumes this weekend after a six week hiatus with Rounds 5 and 6 on May 5 and 6 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. While Sergio...
Formula TR 2007 Championship Resumes - Rounds 5 and 6
The 2007 Formula TR Championship Series resumes this weekend after a six week hiatus with Rounds 5 and 6 on May 5 and 6 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. While Sergio Pena is currently leading the 1600 Series and John Knudsen is on top in the 2000 Series there are still 16 rounds of competition remaining which means everyone in the series still has a chance at the titles. It promises to be an excellent week in the high desert of Southern California. Series competitors have two testing opportunities at the Willow Springs circuit this week in preparation to resume the series this weekend.
Formula TR has an exclusive test day for series participants on Wednesday and the track has open testing scheduled for Friday. Steve Henry, series owner and chief steward explains, "We have two test days scheduled this week principally because the open testing on Friday does not allow drivers under the age of 15 and a half due to insurance restrictions. We will have scheduled the Wednesday test day and will use our insurance to ensure that the younger drivers in the series have the opportunity to test on this very quick circuit."
While Formula TR has not seen action for several weeks several of its alumni have been very busy and doing well. Darryl O'Young was tenth in the opening round of the Porsche Super Cup Series in Bahrain; Brad Coleman took the poll and finished 9th in the Busch Series race at Talladega; Colin Braun secured the poll with a new lap record and finished second in the Grand American Rolex Series at VIR; and Carl Skerlong convincingly took 2nd in his third Champ Car Atlantic start on the streets of Houston. About Formula TR Formula TR (Tatuus Renault) provides a development series for young drivers progressing from karting into professional formula car racing as early as age 14.
The series was established in 2002 and features both 1600cc and 2000cc carbon fiber open wheel chassis built by Tatuus and powered by Renault. The series consists of 20 races conducted over 10 weekends at tracks throughout the western US.