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JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
1/31/17 2:16 p.m.

Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) has renewed as a Contingency Sponsor of the 2017 Formula 600 Challenge Series with a New Offering

Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) is a leading supplier of graphics and racing equipment to racers, track day and autocross participants across the country. We combine great service with a unique product lineup for all of your racing needs. Please visit our website at http://www.soloperformance.com

SPS will award gift certificates in a new way as follows:

Regular Races

In order “to spread the wealth around”, the highest finisher in each race who has NOT won the SPS gift certificate of $200 will be awarded the certificate, thus there will be nine different winners.

The Series Points Championship will go deeper:

Series Championship

1st Place = $200
2nd Place = $170
3rd Place = $140
4th Place = $110
5th Place = $80
6th Place = $60
7th Place = $40

Competitors must run SPS decals on both sides of the car in a visible location. Decals are available for free at - http://www.soloperformance.com/contingencydecals. We require a photo of the car with the decals in place, preferably on track. Awards must be claimed by contacting SPS at 877-614-7656 or sales@soloperformance.com.

We thank SPS for joining our sponsor family.

The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

For news, videos and photos, visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com .

For more information contact:

Jim Murphy
jdmurphy47@aol.com
770-861-2337

Fred Edwards
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
260-438-4295

Carl Maier
cmaier@amsoil.com
972-897-9763

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
2/17/17 3:16 p.m.

PEGASUS AUTO RACING SUPPLIES IS RENEWING ITS SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2017 FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES

Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies will award one $25 Gift Certificate to the top driver in each of the nine races who has not won before, then Pegasus will award one $50 Gift Certificate to the top finishing driver in the series points at our race finale at the bucket list track, the Indy Runoffs.

Your IN STOCK source for quality racing supplies! Since 1980 Pegasus has been offering superior customer service along with a huge selection of top quality parts and supplies Auto Racing. Products include safety equipment, competition plumbing supplies, brake parts, Beta Tools, Jabroc skid plate material, Mil-Spec hardware and thousands of other unique and hard-to-find items. Pegasus also offers expert technical advice from current, active racers with more than 200 years of combined experience.

Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
2475 S 179th St
New Berlin WI 53146
Website: http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com

Email:

General Questions, Order Status, etc.: CustSvc@PegasusAutoRacing.com
Technical Product Questions: Tech@PegasusAutoRacing.com

Phone:

Order Toll Free: 1-800-688-6946 (US & Canada)
Local/International Order Line: 262-317-1234
Technical Questions: 262-317-1200
Fax: 262-317-1201

We thank Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies for remaining a member of our sponsor family

The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

For news, videos, photos, etc., please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com

For more information contact:

Jim Murphy
jdmurphy47@aol.com
770-861-2337

Fred Edwards
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com
260-438-4295

Carl Maier
cmaier@amsoil.com
972-897-9763

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
2/20/17 8:40 a.m.

F600 CHALLENGE: WINDING ROAD RACING RE-NEWS SPONSORSHIP FOR 2017

Winding Road Racing, one of the leaders in motorsports equipment retail, is proud to support the Formula 600 Challenge Series through the WRR Contingency Sponsorship program. Our objective, as always, is to support road racing in the United States. The Winding Road Racing Contingency Sponsorship program awards racers, in the form of store credits, when they accomplish certain results. Place first, and get store credits, for example. And, because we know the battle farther back in the pack can be just as intense as it is at the front, we also award store credits for 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th place. The Winding Road Racing sponsorship program also awards store credits when racers become licensed, finish a race, and submit race video footage with the WRR decals in view. The contingency sponsorship program point of contact is Shawn Stout. He can be reached at:
contact@windingroad.com .

Racers can order their decals here (free of charge) and obtain the program rules here:
https://store.windingroad.com/winding-r ... -p601.aspx

For more about Winding Road Racing and to purchase racing gear and equipment, go to:
http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com

Founded in 2013, Winding Road Racing's mission is to offer everything you need to go road racing. Winding Road Racing is focused on providing customers with a wide range of driver safety gear, performance parts, tools, and racing lifestyle products at its three retail locations (Austin, Southern California and National Corvette Museum), online and trackside. Our 4th retail location will be opening the end of February at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA. At our race engineering center, we build, prepare and service race cars. Through our national trackside operations, we provide comprehensive race support services including transport, set up, data analysis and tuning. Our sister company, Winding Road Media, provides comprehensive information for amateur racers. For more information on Winding Road Racing and Winding Road Media, visit -
http://www.windingroad.com.

The F600 Challenge Series thanks Winding Road Racing for joining our family of valued sponsors.

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

For news, videos and photos, please visit our website:
http://www.theformula600challenge.com

For more information contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
2/20/17 8:43 a.m.

HOOSIER TIRE RENEWS THEIR PROGRAM FOR THE 2017 CHALLENGE SERIES

Hoosier Tire will continue to offer their tire contingency program to the F600 competitors for the 2017 season. All F600 drivers will need to re-register again with Hoosier at the following link:

Contingency Registration Form: http://www.hoosiertire.com/contingencyprogram/

Also, competitors can print multiple Redemption Forms to take with them to the track so if they win or runner up, they can have the forms available for the Scrutineer to sign:

Contingency Redemption Forms: http://www.hoosiertire.com/contingencyguidelines/SCCA/

All of the awards and guidelines remain the same for 2017:

Program Details: http://www.hoosiertire.com/contingencyguidelines/SCCA/

Any questions, please feel free to send them to Jeffrey Speer, jaspeer@hoosiertire.com or Paula Nate, pnate@hoosiertire.com

Hoosier Tire is very glad to be a part of the Formula 600 Challenge Series again and we are very appreciative of their continued support.

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to F1 cars.

Visit http://www.theformula600challenge.com to find out more.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
2/20/17 2:14 p.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: HAWK PERFORMANCE RE-NEWS FOR 2017

Hawk Performance Managing Director, Todd Romano: “The Hawk Performance Contingency Award Program is designed to provide rewards to not just drivers in the winner’s circle, but everyone involved, and is our way of making racing more accessible to anyone with a passion for the track.” Hawk Performance contingency awards will be presented in product credit as follows:

Per Race –
1st = $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $35

Points Series -
1st = $150, 2nd = $100, 3rd = $75, and 4th through 7th = gift certificates for free pad sets.

Hawk Performance is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance friction products manufactured in ISO-certified facilities for the motorsports and performance automotive aftermarket. Hawk Performance products are engineered to allow users to control, command, and conquer the terrain for which their vehicles are designed. Decades of experience in developing friction materials for aerospace, industrial, military, automotive and motorsports applications give Hawk Performance an advantage over the competition. In the past decade, Hawk Performance friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer. For more about Hawk Performance and to purchase products, go here:
http://www.HawkPerformance.com

Aaron Ellis is our intermediary with Hawk Performance and will provide the Hawk decals and swag along with the promo codes for the finishers. Contact Mr. Ellis ( ellismtsprts@aol.com ) to learn more about how Hawk Performance is offering additional support to drivers and team members.

We thank Hawk Performance for being a member of our family of valued sponsors.

The Formula 600 Challenge Series was developed to help promote an affordable formula car class to showcase talent without a large financial budget.The Formula 600 car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine with a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm reaching speeds in excess of 140 mph. The exhaust sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.

For news, photos, videos and information about the F600 Challenge Series, go to –
http://www.theformula600challenge.com

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
2/24/17 3:43 p.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: SPEED PARTZ HAS RENEWED AS A SPONSOR

Speed Partz, Chambersburg, PA, has renewed its sponsorship as the “Official Gear Supplier” for the F600 Challenge Series for the 2017 season. Speed Partz is a long time supplier to the oval track motorcycle-powered race car market and more recently, the road racing market. Carl Maier will remain as the intermediary for selling gear sprockets at special discounts to the drivers of the F600 Challenge Series. To learn more about Speed Partz, go to their website -
http://www.speedpartz.com/

We are pleased to have Speed Partz as a continuing member of our family of sponsors.

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

For news, videos and photos, please visit our website:
http://www.theformula600challenge.com

For more information contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
3/10/17 12:11 p.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: FIRST TIME AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK

A change in the Runoffs qualifying requirements forced a last minute change in the schedule from the Road Atlanta Major race to the NOLA Super Tour one week earlier. During the course of the weekend, the drivers and crew had to work extra to fix damage caused by the rough track surface. For the Saturday qualifying, Clint McMahan, after racing in USF2000 series for the 2016 season, quickly learned the track and qualified on the pole with a 1:46.591, breaking the track record of 1:52.134 set in 2014 by over 5.5 seconds; this was not unique, however, as FF driver, David Livingston, also broke his class record by over 4.5 seconds. Second on the grid was Sven DeVries with a 1:50.818, also under the old record. In the Saturday race, Clint checked out and won going away with Sven finishing second, followed by Carl Maier, Zak Morvik and Jeff DeLong.

For the Sunday qualifying, Clint McMahan again took the pole with Sven DeVries in second and Jeff DeLong improving significantly to qualify for third on the grid. In the Sunday race, Clint again jumped ahead only to be hit on the third lap by the rough track gremlin who had been beating up all the other drivers over the weekend as his Watts link broke, ending his race. Sven DeVries won this race, his first win, with Jeff Delong in second, for his best finish yet, followed by Zak Morvik, also his best finish, Carl Maier and Clint McMahan.

After the first round the series points standing are as follows:

  1. Sven DeVries 24
  2. Clint McMahan 22
  3. Jeff DeLong 20
  4. Carl Maier 20
  5. Zak Morvik 20

This three way tie for 3rd will not last long as Round #2 at VIR is coming up on April 14-16.
The two races can be watched live at http://www.scca.com/live
The race schedule is located here - http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/sc ... 1488564656

We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have make this series possible:

Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
4/20/17 8:52 a.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE SERIES: VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY VIR is a great track that is 3.27 miles long with many different corners and straights. The SCCA Hoosier Super Tour totally packed all the available paddock spaces with even several drivers in the back straight paddock – a long way from the main paddock. Beautiful weather for most of the weekend saw that the qualifying for the first race would be strong and it was. Perennial front runner, Clint McMahan, qualified on the pole with a 1:59.149 followed by Calvin Stewart, 2015 Daytona Runoffs Winner, first time at VIR, with a 2:02.617 and third, Sven DeVries with a 2:02.864 and then followed by Jeff Delong, Zak Morvik and Mo Makki. The Saturday race was one of attrition as Jeff Delong won with Clint McMahan in 2nd with a bad fuel pump, Mo Makki in 3rd still learning the track, Sven DeVries in 4th with a small electrical fire and Zak Morvik in 5th with a bad master switch.

Jeff, Zak and Mo improved their times for the Sunday race and with Calvin racing on Sunday, there was hope that this would be a fun race to watch. Alas, it was not to be as almost every green lap a car, mostly FF’s, was involved with some incident and off course excursion, one of which in the first lap involved Calvin who was able to continue but too far behind to catch up. Finally the race was checkered under a full course yellow when time expired. This time, there was no attrition as Clint, once again, won ( https://www.scca.com/videos/2031764 ) with Sven in 2nd, Jeff in 3rd, Zak in 4th, Mo in 5th and Calvin in 6th. Both Jeff and Zak significantly improved their lap times over the course of the weekend.

Weekend points are as follows:

  1. Clint McMahan 24
  2. Jeff Delong 22
  3. Sven DeVries 20
  4. Mo Makki 18
  5. Zak Morvik 16
  6. Calvin Stewart 14

The Series points standings are as follows:

  1. Clint McMahan 46
  2. Sven DeVries 44
  3. Jeff Delong 42
  4. Zak Morvik 36
  5. Carl Maier 20
  6. Mo Makki 18
  7. Calvin Stewart 14

The next race is at Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas, May 12-14. Here is the link to the Motorsport Reg - https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/return-to-heartland-park-majors-scca-kaw-valley-race-group-040911

We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (www.metalloidcorp.com )
Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( www.shrieve.com )
Hoosier Racing Tire ( www.hoosiertire.com )
Honda Performance Development (www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (www.soloperformance.com)
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
Speed Partz (www.speedpartz.com )
Hawk Performance ( www.hawkperformance.com )
Winding Road Racing (www.WindingRoadRacing.com )

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

Please visit our website at www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards

260-438-4295

f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier

972-897-9763

cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
5/8/17 4:19 p.m.

Discovery Parts is a New Sponsor

Guys,

Ron's announcement is so big and beautiful (check out the last photo) that the best way to get it out to ya'll is via this link below:

http://www.discoveryparts.com/content/15-press-realease-discoveryparts-announced-as-formula-600-sponsor

We are extremely appreciative of Discovery Part's support of our series.

Jim

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
5/18/17 3:17 p.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: RETURN TO HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

Formula 600 Challenge Series returned to Heartland Park Topeka for the first time since 2013. The track has just re-opened with brand new repaving which proved to be challenging in the first track sessions until some rubber was built up. Thus, everyone’s lap times were noticeably slower than before. Saturday’s qualifying saw a new name on the pole – Sven DeVries eked out over perennial favorite, Clint McMahan, by about 7 tenths – 1:44.053 to 1:44.764. Aaron Ellis returned to the Series in 3rd followed by Jeff Delong and Carl Maier. For the race, Clint McMahan lowered his lap time to 1:43.052 and again took the lead followed by Aaron Ellis, improving his time by about 4 seconds, then Sven DeVries, Carl Maier and Jeff Delong.

Sunday’s qualifying saw Clint on the pole with Sven in 2nd, Aaron in 3rd followed by Jeff and Carl. For the race, Clint won, lowering his time to a 1:42.428, with Sven in 2nd with a new track record of 1:42.158 set while trying to catch Clint in the later part of the race, then Aaron who ran out of tires and could not keep up, followed by Carl and Jeff. Here is Sven deVries’ onboard video of the race -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTjG87inRw

After three rounds, the series points standings are as follows:

  1. Clint McMahan 70
  2. Sven DeVries 66
  3. Jeff Delong 58
  4. Carl Maier 38
  5. Zak Morvik 36
  6. Aaron Ellis 20
  7. Mo Makki 18
  8. Calvin Stewart 14

Our fourth round will be at the June Sprints at Road America, June 16 – 18. The race schedule is here -
https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/us ... 1491931724
We are race group #2. For live timing, audio and video go to http://www.scca.com/live

We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )
Discovery Parts ( http://www.discoveryparts.com )

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6-speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
6/22/17 3:58 p.m.

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: JUNE SPRINTS AT ROAD AMERICA

With over 350 entries for this race the June Sprints continues as the second largest SCCA race next to the Runoffs. So, we had the largest entry field as well with sixteen entries. In practice and qualifying for the Saturday race, Clint McMahan continued as the perennial favorite for the pole with a 2:23.747 followed by Calvin Stewart, 2015 Runoffs and Mark Donohue winner, with a 2:25.339. Third was Barry Luterek, 2:25.627, fourth was Aaron Ellis, 2:27.385, fifth was Eric McRee, 6th was Sven DeVries, 7th was Hunter Brayton, 8th was Zak Morvik and 9th, Carl Maier. Jeff Delong crashed on Friday and was unable to return to the track. Near the end of qualifying, Clint suffered a left front brake fire and he went straight to the hot pits to have it put out. This meant that Clint and Dan had to replace the entire wheel assembly – upright, hub/bearing, rotor and caliper. And for good measure, replace the right front wheel assembly as well, this meant a long night on Friday. Jeff’s crashed car was the donor for several of these parts. Also, Carl suffered both vibration and ratcheting issues which resulted in his slow times. The last qualifying session showed why Carl was having this trouble as his rear axle broke in half causing Carl to miss the Saturday race.

For the Saturday race, Clint McMahan, took off from the pole and had the lead when he suddenly slowed down and stopped on the track on the 3rd lap – they later found a wire for the electric fuel pump had come loose. This left the race lead open for both Sven DeVries and Barry Luterek to duke it out and they did with Sven (suffering a broken exhaust) eking out the win over Barry. Third was Zak Morvik, still learning the track and dialing in his car, 4th was Aaron Ellis, driving a new red car with teething problems, 5th was Clint and 6th was Eric McRee. In addition to Carl and Jeff not running, Hunter had car trouble and Calvin was not present. The grid for Sunday’s race is based on the best lap time each driver has during qualifying and the Saturday race, thus, the order for the grid changed a little. Clint stayed on the pole with Calvin in 2nd, Barry in 3rd, Sven moved up to 4th , Aaron in 5th, Eric in 6th, Hunter in 7th, Zak in 8th and Carl in 9th, driving Aaron Ellis’ familiar white car graciously provided by Larry and Aaron Ellis – the Ellis’s had brought the white car as a backup.

In the Sunday race, Clint did not lead from the pole with Calvin and Barry ahead of him but he got back around them by the end of the first lap and set sail. Later, there was a full course yellow that finally cleared up in time for the now bunched up pack to race for a two lap shoot-out but Clint took control and won with a fastest lap of the weekend of 2:21.819. Calvin was second and Barry finished third. Fourth was Sven DeVries with a replacement exhaust that was borrowed from Carl Maier’s broken car, 5th was Hunter Brayton with his best showing of the weekend dialing in his heavily revised car, 6th was Zak, 7th was Carl who ran out of gas on the 9th lap, 8th was Aaron and 9th was Eric McRee who suffered some loose lug nuts.

Here is the winner’s interview video - https://scca.com/videos/2032560

The weekend series points are as follows:

  1. Sven DeVries 24
  2. Barry Luterek 22
  3. Clint McMahan 20
  4. Aaron Ellis 18
  5. Zak Morvik 16
  6. Eric McRee 14
  7. Calvin Stewart 13
  8. Hunter Brayton 12
  9. Carl Maier 11

The updated series points as of the June Sprints Round #4 are as follows:

  1. Clint McMahan 90 (tie breaker = more race wins & faster lap times)
  2. Sven DeVries 90
  3. Jeff Delong 58
  4. Zak Morvik 52
  5. Carl Maier 49
  6. Aaron Ellis 38
  7. Calvin Stewart 27
  8. Barry Luterek 22
  9. Mo Makki 18
  10. Eric McRee 14
  11. Hunter Brayton 12

There is a virtual tie for first place going into the series finale at the Indy Run-Offs and 3rd, 4th and 5th are still up for grabs as they are close together.

Here is all the information on the upcoming Indy Run-offs - https://www.scca.com/runoffs

We are very thankful for our valued sponsors who have made this series possible:

Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas ( http://www.shrieve.com )
Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line)
Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com)
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com)
Speed Partz (http://www.speedpartz.com )
Hawk Performance ( http://www.hawkperformance.com )
Winding Road Racing (http://www.WindingRoadRacing.com )
Discovery Parts ( http://www.discoveryparts.com )
Bottoms Up Chop Shop (http://www.bottomsupchopshop.com )

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car series to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. There are no paid staffers and one hundred percent of all sponsorship monies and product goes directly to the drivers in our series mostly as a tow fund payment for each race. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6-speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 140 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

Please visit our website at http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

Please like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Formula600Challenge/ and post comments, photos and videos regularly.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Murphy
770-861-2337
jdmurphy47@aol.com

Fred Edwards
260-438-4295
f.edwards@metalloidcorp.com

Carl Maier
972-897-9763
cmaier@amsoil.com

JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
10/11/17 1:45 p.m.

F600 CHALLENGE SERIES FINALE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY RUNOFFS

With close to a thousand race cars and almost as many trailers of all sizes the infield was packed like a “can of sardines” – this iconic bucket list track has never seen anything of this huge scale. Many had to park outside the track and take a shuttle in. Heavy traffic (as well as golf carts, motorcycles, bicycles, motorized skateboards . . . you name it) was controlled by track marshals at every intersection. Not including test days, the whole event took seven full days of qualifying and racing . . . can you say “run-ons”. There were 38 entries from all over the country so it was very crowded on the track for each session and no one got more than one or two clean laps for qualifying. After four qualifying sessions, Clint McMahan took the pole with a 1:43.136 followed closely by Barry Luterek with a 1:43.588 and Calvin Stewart in third with a 1:44.795; 4th was Aaron Ellis, 5th was Sven deVries, 6th was Hunter Brayton, 7th was Eric McRee, 8th was newcomer Joe Palmer, 9th was John Pickle, 10th was Zach Morvik, 11th was Carl Maier and 12th was Jeff Delong.

For the National Championship race, there was a surprise when Clint McMahan spun off during the pace lap and slotted back in at 7th place and had to work his way back up to the front by getting back to 2nd place by the first turn behind Barry Luterek, the leader. By the 2nd lap, Clint had gotten by Barry and set sail off into the distance, setting the fastest time of the race at a 1:42.860. Behind these two, Calvin Stewart, Aaron Ellis and soon Sven DeVries (from 5th place) were in a multi lap battle until the 11th lap when Calvin lost his motor which he had run for 3 years and Aaron dropped back after pushing halfway off at the exit of turn 12 about mid race and then his fuel pressure was dropping in two left hand turns with 5 laps to go. This left Sven to gain on Barry and catch Barry, who was getting loose in the corners, about the 12th lap, Sven started pressuring Barry almost everywhere until Barry, on the 14th lap, overshot Turn #1, crossed over the grass, and spun out, stalling the motor. Due to the fast action of the track crew in moving Barry out of the way, Clint was not faced with a full course yellow which would have bunched up the field. Clint ensured that he stayed ahead of the charging Sven to win the national championship. Clint and Sven finished 1st and 2nd with Aaron Ellis 3rd, Hunter Brayton 4th, Joe Palmer 5th, Jeff Delong 6th, Barry Luterek 7th, Calvin Stewart 8th, John Pickle 9th, Zach Morvik 10th, Carl Maier 11th and Eric McRee 12th. Note that Clint was penalized for breaking the rule that if you spin out on the pace lap that you are to re-join at the back of the pack. He was given a 10 second penalty and a three race suspension. Since his lead at the finish was 11.1 seconds, his finish was not changed. Also note that Sven was running a borrowed car that had not been run outside of Michigan and that Sven had only two race weekends (see his videos on our website) in it before the Runoffs. See his exciting onboard race video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oByN6HM3nxU 
Thank you, Sven, for these excellent race videos.

Additional race coverage from SCCA is here – 
https://www.scca.com/articles/2008224-m ... ormula-500 

The link to the SCCA online video of this race will be announced shortly.

The race points are as follows:

1. Clint McMahan 24
2. Sven deVries 22
3. Aaron Ellis 20
4. Hunter Brayton 18
5. Joe Palmer 16
6. Jeff Delong 14
7. Barry Luterek 12
8. Calvin Stewart 11
9. John Pickle 10
10. Zach Morvik 9
11. Carl Maier 8
12. Eric McRee 7

Clint’s win breaks the tie in the series points as follows:

1. Clint McMahan 114
2. Sven deVries 112
3. Jeff Delong 72
4. Zach Morvik 61
5. Aaron Ellis 58
6. Carl Maier 57
7. Calvin Stewart 38
8. Barry Luterek 34
9. Hunter Brayton 30 
10. Eric McRee 21
11. Mo Makki 18
12. Joe Palmer 16
13. John Pickle 10

Mechanic of the Year is Tom Tarleton who works with Mo Makki and Sven DeVries.

Hard Luck Award goes to Carl Maier.

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JimMurphy
JimMurphy New Reader
10/22/17 2:07 p.m.

I am so very proud of Clint and Dan McMahan after eight years of trying.
Go here for the race and onboard videos - 

www.theformula600challenge.com ;

The first race video is the SCCA's online of the F500 race.
In addition to Clint winning in my car - 
Near the end of this video when the interview is just starting, you hear my name mentioned
more than once. Also you will see me in the background with a radio headset, green hat 
and sunglasses.

The next race video below the SCCA video is Sven's onboard video of the same race - even more interesting.

Please share with all who would enjoy these videos.

Enjoy,

Jim

 

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