SHARON, CONN. (November 23, 2005) - Seeking to fill a void in the entry-level, single-seat racing community, the formation of F2000 Championship Series has been announced by Series Director Michael Rand along with series principals Alan D Guibord and Robert Wright.

Created for Formula Continental drivers currently competing in both amateur and professional events, the F2000 Championship Series will feature both Pinto and Zetec powered F2000 cars. Utilizing the SCCA Club Racing GCR (General Competition Rules), the series will use a soon to be announced spec racing tire and spec track fuel. Providing technical support, GTP Motorsports will attend every event, as the official series parts supplier.

"I truly believe the F2000 Championship Series fills a void in racing," said Rand. "Initially I was skeptical about the concept, but the more I became involved, the more I realized it is not only viable, but needed. With the Zetec engine now accepted in restricted spec form into Formula Continental SCCA Club Racing, the F2000 Championship Series will provide Pinto and Zetec powered drivers the opportunity to experience cost-effective pro racing on a level playing field."

Commencing in May, the season will consist of six doubleheader race weekends. Based in the Eastern United States, the 2006 schedule tentatively includes races at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, Watkins Glen International located in upstate New York, Lime Rock Park in Connecticut and Virginia International Raceway.

Series registration will cost $500, with the entry fee for the doubleheader weekends set at $775. Paying back to 10th place, each race will have a purse of over $6,000 up for grabs.

All potential series participates are requested to contact the series office for more detailed information. Please contact Mike Rand with the F2000 Championship Series at (860) 364-5252, michaelrand@sbcglobal.net or via fax at (860) 364-9362.