View our photos on flickr

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

View our videos on YouTube

The FCC is the most popular junior open wheel series on Facebook!


With over 2600 fans on Facebook the series has become the most popular junior open wheel series on the internet.


Don't just let the drivers have all the fun! 

If you have photos, videos, or stories about the Formula Car Challenge share them with the whole gang!

The Formula Car Challenge is a registered trademark of World Speed Incorporated.
29687 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476
Drop Shadow Accent Image

Three Classes of Mazda Powered Racers Battle it Out at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Wet and Dry Conditions

With four races complete, points leaders are Keyes in PFM, Conwright in FS2.0, and Parsons in FM


Willows, CA
April 29th, 2014


The FCC Mazda powered open wheel racers visited Thunderhill Raceway Park this weekend for the first of two double headers that will take place here during the 2014 season.


The weather was temperamental, making setup and tire decisions a little trickier than if the track had been dry every session. Many of the drivers took advantage of the extra test day on Friday, and were looking forward to the challenge the weather was providing.


Saturday Pole Positions

Pro FM - Alex Keyes

FS2.0 - Jaden Conwright

FM - Stew Tabak


Right from the drop of the green flag TJ Fischer and Parker Nicklin were putting pressure on pole winner Alex Keyes. Keyes spun cresting turn five and Nicklin took the lead. Fischer then passed Nicklin going into turn seven. For the next eight laps Nicklin and Fischer battled for position. Suddenly, Fischer had an engine issue and was sidelined for the weekend. Keyes worked hard to reel Nicklin in, and for awhile was gaining some ground. Once Keyes was getting close, Nicklin really started putting in some fast laps, and pulled away for the overall and Pro FM win.


In FS2.0 VMB Scholarship winner Jaden Conwright got a strong lead, and held off hard-charging new comer Jake Pipal for the win. In Formula Mazda Stew Tabak had a flag-to-flag victory, and his first race win of the season.


Saturday Pro FM Podium

1st - Parker Nicklin

2nd - Alex Keyes

3rd - Stan Kohls 


Saturday FormulaSPEED2.0 Podium

1st - Jaden Conwright

2nd - Jake Pipal

3rd - Mark Richard


Saturday Formula Mazda Podium

1st - Stew Tabak

2nd - Cameron Parsons

3rd - Tazio Ottis


Pole positions on Sunday in PFM and FS2.0 were once again secured by Keyes, Tabak, and Conwright.


Sunday Pole Positions

Pro FM - Alex Keyes

FS2.0 - Jaden Conwright

FM - Stew Tabak


In Pro FM Alex Keyes lost the lead to Parker Nicklin in turn one. Nicklin, who was the 2013 FCC FS2.0 West Coast Champion, kept the lead for six laps. Keyes got a run on him coming out of turn 14, and took back the lead. Keyes went on to win overall and in the Pro FM class.


In FS2.0, rookie Pipal got off to a great start and took the lead from Conwright on the first lap. Conwright was right on his tail until a bobble in turn nine cost him six seconds. Conwright charged back running fastest laps in class, and the two drivers fought hard for the final three laps with Pipal holding on for the win. Tabak completed a perfect weekend with another win in Formula Mazda on Sunday.


Sunday Pro FM Podium

1st - Alex Keyes

2nd - Parker Nicklin

3rd - Stan Kohls


Sunday FormulaSPEED2.0 Podium

1st - Jake Pipal

2nd - Mark Richard

3rd - Jaden Conwright


Sunday Formula Mazda Podium

1st - Stew Tabak

2nd - Cameron Parsons


Next up for the West Coast Region is the second of two double headers at Thunderhill Raceway on May 24th - 25th with the National Auto Sport Association. This season, both the series opener, and the finale are being held at Sonoma Raceway. The finale is also scored as the FCC National Championship Event, and will be held during the FIA WTCC US race weekend in September.


More information:

Registration for May 24th -25th at Thunderhill is open

Photos from the event

Updated FCC Championship points

Event results (warmup, qualifying, and race - Group F)

Drop Shadow Accent Image



Goodyear is the most successful tire supplier in Formula One history, with more starts, wins, and constructors' championships than any other tire supplier. Goodyear Racing tires have been on all FCC racing cars since the series' first season (2005.) In 2011 the series partnered with Goodyear to design a new racing car; the FormulaSPEED2.0.

Goodyear is currently the sole tire supplier to NASCAR's top three racing series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Craftsman Truck. Goodyear is also the lone supplier to NHRA's top two series: Top Fuel and Funny Car. Goodyear Racing Tires are computer-designed using state-of-the-art technology and manually-built by highly trained tire builders. The tires are then closely inspected, radial force variation (RFV) tested, and balanced before they're deemed ready for the extreme heat, pressure, and motion of racing. It's that commitment to quality that's allowed Goodyear Racing Tires to propel racers to the winner's circle since 1901.

Drop Shadow Accent Image
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 GoodyearMazda USAMAZDASPEED Motorsports DevelopmentRed Line Oil, GoPro, and NASA Pro Racing.