Formula Car Challenge
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|Category||Open Wheel Racing|
|Constructors||World Speed Inc. (FS2.0) Moses Smith Racing (FM) Star Race Cars (PFM)|
|Official website||The Official Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Website|
The Formula Car Challenge is a National Auto Sport Association-affiliated car racing series, operating in four different regions across the United States: West Coast, South West, East Coast and Mid West. There is also an annual championship involving all four regions. While each region varies in terms of events, the series itself has three classes of competition, all powered by Mazda, with Goodyear Racing tires: Formula Mazda (FM), Pro Formula Mazda (PFM), and the FormulaSPEED2.0 (FS2.0).
The Formula Car Challenge was started in 2005 to allow for a high level of competition in a quality environment without "pro racing budgets." By 2009 there were four regions in place in key markets of the United States. Goodyear presenting sponsorship was secured in 2010, as was a National Auto Sport Association sanctioned national championship. Mazdaspeed Contingency Awards associated with the Formula Car Challenge National title have included close to $30,000 in cash, and eligibility for the MAZDASPEED Career Advancement Award.
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- Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear
- Formula Car Challenge Alumni Report
- National Auto Sport Association
- Formula Car Challenge Forums
- Information on the FormulaSPEED2.0 racing car
- Information on the Formula Mazda racing car
- Information on the Pro Formula Mazda racing car
- Info on the 2011 MAZDASPEED Career Advancement Award