(26 May 04)--Allen Berg, North American Formula Renault's newly appointed Manager, Driver/Team relationships, jetted off from the Mont Tremblant event to visit Mosport for the FF Zetec Championship race this weekend. Since starting his new role,...
(26 May 04)--Allen Berg, North American Formula Renault's newly appointed Manager, Driver/Team relationships, jetted off from the Mont Tremblant event to visit Mosport for the FF Zetec Championship race this weekend. Since starting his new role, Berg has been inundated with requests for information from teams and drivers evaluating participation in the North American Formula Renault category, and the visit was a good opportunity for Berg to meet with some of these potential racers.
"Team owners talk to other team owners no matter what series they are running, and so everyone has heard about how fantastic a platform the Formula Renault 2000 is," Berg said. "It offers tremendous reliability, something that team owners are of course very interested in, as well as some incredible technology. Crew members have also raved about how easy it is to work on these cars as well."
Berg, a former Formula One driver who himself has experience as a team owner, having contested several seasons in the Atlantics category, knows exactly what kind of information teams are looking for as they build for their futures.
"There is a lot of interest in North American Formula Renault right now, and so its important for me to be making sure everyone has all the information they need to make a good decision. There are some experienced teams and very talented drivers in the field, and joining the Formula Renault Championships will provide them with a good step up, particularly with the Formula Renault V6 Championship next season."
Round three of the North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship will take place at the famed Watkins Glen circuit in New York on the weekend of June 18-20 as part of the Sahlen's 6 Hours of The Glen 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 series held its first-ever race weekend in April 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 North American Formula Renault 2000 season in advance of the 2005 championship.