CLINT MCMAHAN WINS THE INAUGURAL FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE
Clint McMahan Wins the Inaugural Formula 600 Challenge
Race at Road Atlanta.
The Formula 600 Challenge Series pro race began at the 2012 ARRC at Road Atlanta with Clint McMahan taking first place honors in his Formula 600 sponsored FDS MK8. Clint led all 20 laps from the pole and was unchallenged throughout the race. The race started with a major pile up at the drop of the green flag with all four Formula 600 making it through and running 1-4. Finishing second was Fred Edwards; Jason Fitzpatrick took third place honors and Chris Ross finished fourth.
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 drive chain revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds capable in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these drivetrains at 13,000 rpm with their 6 speed sequential transmissions is like a F1 car.
The Formula 600 challenge series will have six races in 2013 and composed of cash and prize awards for the top finishers, along with tow fund payments. The six race series next year will be at tracks located in most SCCA divisions with the final race coming back to the 2013 ARRC at Road Atlanta.
The six tracks will be announced soon.
Look for further press releases about The Formula 600 Challenge website and next years races.