Oct 5th, 2011

Guasch & Anderson Win it All at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Rounds 11 and 12
16 FCC Racers Battle It Out in Monterey inside of the SCCA Double Regional Races
Podium on Saturday of the GoPro Grand Prix October 5th, 2011
Monterey, California

This past weekend sixteen Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear drivers competed at the Sunoco Championship Series Double Regional event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Although some rain was in the forecast, both days ended up being perfect weather.

Most FCC races are exclusive events run with NASA sanctioning, but this weekend was different. "This is the one race weekend this season that we share the track with cars outside of our series, and the total field was over 30 cars," stated Series Official Ben Hettema. This made for a lot of additional action, as drivers had a lot more traffic to work. This worked to their advantage or disadvantage depending on their on-track choices."

In round 11 qualifying Lloyd Read put his Pro FM on pole with a 1:23.91. Mike Anderson was on pole in the Formula Mazda class with a 1:29.19. Round 12 qualifying was based on fastest lap in round 11, and this put Mike Guasch on pole in PFM and Mike Anderson on pole for FM.

"Both races were on Sunday, and there was only a short time in between for car preparation," added Hettema. "Luckily round 11 went very smoothly flag to flag, and most competitors were in good shape for the upcoming race. Unfortunately that wasn't the case for round 12 as a few of the racers got tangled with only a few laps to go and the race finished under yellow."

Round 11 Formula Mazda Podium

  • 1st Mike Anderson
  • 2nd Bill Weaver
  • 3rd Stew Tabak
Round 11 Pro Formula Mazda Podium
  • 1st Mike Guasch
  • 2nd Lloyd Read
  • 3rd Dave House

Round 12 Formula Mazda Podium

  • 1st Mike Anderson
  • 2nd Stew Tabak
  • 3rd Peter Workum
Round 12 Pro Formula Mazda Podium
  • 1st Mike Guasch
  • 2nd Dave House
  • 3rd Lloyd Read

Up next for the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is the FCC Winter Series which opens at Infineon Raceway on November 12th. The FCC Winter Series is 5 races over 2 weekends and is open to Pro FM, FM, and FS2.0 drivers.

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GoPro's team is currently editing two highlight shows about the GoPro Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Grand Prix, and the GoPro Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear National Championships. Both shows are expected to be released on the FCC and GoPro websites in upcoming weeks.

About The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear:
The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear is a regionalized open wheel racing series with an annual national championship. There are multiple regions across the country, and each region has unique features and events.

Once a year the regions meet for the NASA National Championships. The championship features a multi-class format -Formula Mazda (FM), Pro Formula Mazda (PFM), and the FormulaSPEED2.0 (FS2.0). All classes are powered by Mazda, and equipped with Goodyear Racing tires.

Each region is supported by a Region Promoter who is well versed in racing, and who can provide assistance to teams and independent drivers.

The series is partnered with Goodyear, Mazda USA, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Red Line Oil, GoPro and NASA Pro Racing.

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