Ryan Floer, a sixteen-year-old karting graduate from Sydney, BC, snared a win today in his first weekend of car racing. Having displayed talent while working his way through several levels of karting, Floer has ascended to single-seat, open-wheel...
Ryan Floer, a sixteen-year-old karting graduate from Sydney, BC, snared a win today in his first weekend of car racing. Having displayed talent while working his way through several levels of karting, Floer has ascended to single-seat, open-wheel car racing where he immediately established himself as championship material.
Competing in the CASC-OR (Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs - Ontario Region) Formula 1600 Championship series, which began with a two-race event this weekend at Mosport International Raceway near Bowmanville, Ontario, Floer claimed second in Saturday's race which included an intense multi-car battle for the top positions. Today, the young racer drove his Britain West Motorsports / Floer Racing car from pole position to the win.
"This is like something you dream about," said Floer. "You can be confident that you're going to do well, but until you get out there and race, you really can't be totally sure how you stack up."
Ryan stacked up just fine, thank you. He showed great speed in qualifying, missing Saturday's pole by a few hundredths of a second, and was not intimidated by experienced competitors during the race. Though he was masterful at the wheel, Floer was quick to point out the contribution of his race team.
"The Britain West guys were great. They got the car set-up the way I wanted so I felt okay to push hard. Most of all, I have to thank my Dad. He's been devoted to helping with my racing career and I wouldn't be here without his help."
With first and second-place finishes to his credit, Floer leads the rookie standings and heads the overall championship. He will attempt to bolster his impressive start when the Formula 1600 series heads to Shannonville Motorsport Park near Belleville, Ontario, for another double-header on the June 2-3 weekend.