The Right Coast Formula F Series (RCFFS) announces that:
On Saturday afternoon, we met with Bruce Foss and John Miller of Hoosier Racing Tire. The kind folks at Hoosier have been watching you, the drivers of Right Coast, coming out and supporting our races. This has given them confidence that open wheel at the club level is coming back. They are so pleased with what they are seeing, that Hoosier Racing Tire let us know that they will be supporting the Right Coast Formula F Series in 2018. The details and level of support will be worked out in the coming weeks, but we have been assured that we will have tires to give away to our drivers at each race next season. I am completely blown away by this development. Hoosier is a great company and they want to help; thanks to all of you for showing up to race with us. This is huge and simply amazing!
On Sunday morning, we met with Rick Mitchell (the current RE of the Atlanta Region), Bob Hudson (the incoming RE of the Atlanta Region), AJ Schram (the Assistant RE) and Clark McInnis (Atlanta Region Board Member) regarding Right Coast participation at the ARRC. The kind gentlemen from the Atlanta Region let us know that they were thrilled with the level of support that you, our drivers, demonstrated by coming to race. They were so pleased that they asked if we would return to the 2018 ARRC. We agreed to include the 2018 ARRC on the Right Coast schedule. So, please block off the first weekend of November 2018 on your race calendars for this thrilling event.
Additionally, we discussed the 50th Anniversary of Formula F (Formula Ford) in the United States. Again, based upon our participation at the 2017 ARRC; the regional executives have confirmed that the Atlanta Region is going to partner with the Right Coast Series to present the 50th at Road Atlanta as part of the 2019 American Road Race of Champions. So, as we have been reporting, this is now a confirmed event, not a rumor. We have already begun the planning process and have an extensive milestone and action item list at this very early point in time.
These amazing things have only happened because all of you have chosen to come out and race with us.
So, thank you all very, very much!
Joe Marcinski, CF 04
The 2017 Right Coast Formula F Series (RCFFS) presented by American Pen Company closed out its season at Road Atlanta this past weekend on a mostly high note. We would like to sincerely thank the folks from the Atlanta Region of the SCCA for including us in the American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) program. Next, we would like to thank the American Pen Company for their season long presenting sponsorship of the Right Coast series. Also, for supplying us with some really, really cool new pens to present to the podium finishers of this season finale.
This was a very significant weekend for Right Coast both in terms of good racing and in the plans for the 2018 season and beyond. So first, some racing…
The Friday qualifying sessions for the ARRC championship race saw 22 FF and CFF drivers plus 5 F5 drivers take times. Andy Brumbaugh in his Van Diemen Honda FF took the pole with Cliff Johnson in his Piper Honda FF three tenths behind in second. Stuart Jackson (Van Diemen Ford FF), Sam Lockwood (Spectrum Honda FF) and Chris Smith (Van Diemen Honda FF) rounded out the top five.
Steve Brooks (Van Diemen Ford CFF), Dave Petzko (Spectrum Honda FF), Phil Kingham (Zink Ford CFF), Steve Roux (Wyvern Honda FF) and Greg Rice (Reynard Honda FF) completed the top ten. Dave Harmison (Royale Ford CFF), Don Baggett (Crossle’ Ford CFF), Craig Laprade (F5), Mike Rand (Crossle’ Honda CFF) and Wayne Nicolette (Lola Ford CFF) were the next five.
Derek Holmes (Swift Ford FF), Kevin Brumbaugh (Crossle’ Honda CFF), Shayne Frebert (Van Diemen Ford FF), John Mark Gray (Zink Ford CFF) and John Walbran (F5) were 16th thru 20th. Doug Fisher (Zink Ford CFF), Jeff DeLong (F5), George Bugg (F5), me (Royale Ford CFF) and Sam Eyer (Zink Ford CFF) were 21st through 25th. Mo Makki (F5) and Tim Voth (Van Diemen Ford FF) rounded out the field.
The ARRC championship race on Saturday was fabulous! I got to witness the last lap and a half of the battle for the Club Formula F (CFF) win. John Mark Gray, Doug Fisher, and I had a really fun race. We three went back and forth for positions 6 thru 8. It was huge fun and when Steve Brooks and Phil Kingham came up to lap us they went by with barely the length of a nose cone between them. As they approached the turn in point for Turn 1 going into the last lap, Phil poked his nose out to the right. Steve tapped the brakes and Phil took the lead. They continued, nose to tail, until they got to Turn 7 and headed up the straight. Steve got by Phil some place between 7 and the finish line, but I can’t tell you the details.
As I turned into 7, I realized that I had lost a little pace paying attention to their race and had forgotten my own! Doug had done a nice job of closing the small gap between us and by the time we turned into Turn 10A; he was right on my gearbox. I had to move to the left a bit after we turned under the bridge to make sure he had enough room to make the final corner, but I was lucky enough to finish just ahead of him with John right behind us.
I believe that Mike Rand, Wayne Nicolette, and Dave Harmison had the same kind of fun as they went at one another for third through fifth places. It is a little harder to write more of report when one is sitting behind the wheel instead of standing at a fence, so that is about all I can relate first hand. Hopefully the other drivers who have not already done so will jump in and detail their races.
Andy Brumbaugh (FF) won from the pole, followed by Cliff Johnson (FF) who came all the way from Stillwell, Kansas to race with us. Then the Club Formula F winner was Steve Brooks followed by Phil Kingham (2nd in CFF), Dave Petzko (3rd in FF), Greg Rice (4th in FF), Mike Rand (3rd in CFF), Wayne Nicolette (4th in CFF) and Dave Harmison (5th in CFF). Next was me (6th in CFF), Doug Fisher (7th in CFF), John Mark Gray (8th in CFF), Sam Eyer (9th in CFF) and Tim Voth (5th in FF) rounded out the cars running at the finish. Mechanicals shortened the race for the rest of the field except for Shayne Frebert who had spun and contacted the wall between Turns 1 & 2.
On Saturday afternoon we held our final social gathering of the season. We reported some news for 2018 and beyond which you will see in our next posting. We also presented the second annual Spirit of DUFFUS Award. This unique award is given to someone who participates in our series, but it is not limited to drivers. We try and select a recipient who demonstrates the qualities of sportsmanship, concern for fellow competitors, and a never say die determination to make the race. This season’s recipient is Shayne Frebert. Shayne only raced in the series once, at Road Atlanta on this weekend. However, at various points in the season; Shayne would appear at the track, usually with parts taken from his own race car. He would proceed to help some other driver get their car repaired so that they could race in the next session or next day. Derek Holmes and Brandon Lavender benefitted from Shayne’s willingness to dismantle his own car, so their cars could race the next day.
So, please congratulate Shayne on this award (even though it is a very large horse’s ass trophy) because it signifies that he is truly one of us and that he demonstrates the qualities we would like all our fellow competitors to exhibit.
As for Sunday, you will not see my trying to “put lipstick on a pig”, the Sunday feature race was pretty ugly! Under that pigskin were a few good battles which were interrupted by the full course cautions which had their root causes in the slippery verge and wet grass. Road Atlanta is a very fast track and the topography places some extreme loads on our cars. When the conditions are not ideal, and you get a little off the line there can, as we saw, be some dire consequences. Fortunately, no one suffered any significant physical injury and, so I will focus on the more positive aspects of the weekend.
But to recap; the Sunday morning qualifying session was foggy and damp. When we all looked at the track we were considering the risk versus reward of taking a qualifying time. Right Coast racing is very competitive, but at the last race of the season with a damp, challenging track and the promise of dry weather at race time; many of us really did not want to take to the track.
As Right Coast is a for fun, non-championship series, we considered simply using the best time from the previous day’s ARRC race to set the grid. The only problem with that is that there were two drivers who could only join us on Sunday and it seemed unfair to place them at the back of the grid. Joel Haas and Graham Earley were the two Sunday only drivers and we would like to thank them for making the trip to support this event. They had both come a long way to join us for one day and we wanted to give them an opportunity to qualify.
So, we proposed a solution which all our drivers agreed to. We agreed that anyone who went out in the wet qualifying session would occupy the front portion of the grid based upon their best lap in the session. Those who chose not to go out would be gridded next by their best time from Saturday’s ARRC race.
Only six drivers chose to make qualifying runs. Sam Lockwood (FF) took the pole followed by Wayne Nicolette (CFF), Greg Rice (FF), Joel Haas (FF), Steve Roux (FF) and Graham Earley (CFF).
When the spray had settled and the yellow flags were put away we had a new set of race winners. Congratulations to Dave Petzko and Phil Kingham who were the winners in FF and CFF respectively. The finishing order was as follows: FF was Dave Petzko, Joel Haas, Steve Roux, Derek Holmes, and Tim Voth. Greg Rice and Sam Lockwood were not running at the finish. CFF was Phil Kingham, Steve Brooks, Mike Rand, Dave Harmison, Kevin Brumbaugh, Doug Fisher, me, Sam Eyer, and Graham Earley. John Mark Gray, Wayne Nicolette, and Don Baggett were not running at the finish.
Once again, we would like to sincerely thank all our drivers for making the trip to Road Atlanta to support this event. This was very significant for our series and their presence had a hugely positive effect on our hosts, the Atlanta Region. Please watch for our next posting where will report some significant good news for the series.
This is really important to the future of our series. We are just about 3 weeks away from the final event of the 2017 Right Coast Formula F Series presented by American Pen Company. This event will take place at Road Atlanta as a part of the American Road Race of Champions on November 3, 4, & 5. This event was originally scheduled to be one of our “flash mob” type events, but the very kind folks of the Atlanta Region have agreed to let us have a 50 mile FF/CF only race on Sunday as part of this race program.
The ARRC is a great event and this one is extra special as it has implications for those of us in the Formula F/Club Formula F community well beyond 2017. If we can generate a strong entry of 20 or more cars; there is an excellent chance that we will be able to schedule a longer Right Coast event at the 2018 ARRC.
And as we have already announced, thanks to the efforts of 40th co-organizer Mike Rand, the Atlanta Region has agreed to partner with Right Coast to stage a 50th Anniversary of Formula F in the US event in 2019 as part of the ARRC.
But, for all of this to fall in place it is essential that we have a strong entry for this event. So, please come and join us at Road Atlanta. You will be able to race in both the ARRC championship race as well as the stand alone FF/CF race on Sunday. We welcome all Formula F cars; Ford and Honda powered; Formula F/Club Formula F/Historic Formula Ford; slick or treaded tires. We will keep track of the participants within each sub-group and will award our series kill stickers and trophies to the podium finishers in each class after Sunday’s race.
As this is being written we have fifteen entrants. I know of at least five who will be completing their entries in the next couple of days. Can we get another six and hit a total of 25? Whenever we announce our schedule or survey our drivers; we always get a question regarding scheduling an event at Road Atlanta. Well; we now have one and it is actually going to be a bit more than we had hoped for. And, a strong entry gets us another invitation.
Just in case there is still any doubt, the celebratory 50th Anniversary of Formula F in the US East is not a rumor; it has been confirmed by the Atlanta Region. It is going to happen and while we do not have a definite date from the Atlanta Region; the annual American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) event traditionally falls on the first full weekend of November which would make our date November 1, 2, & 3, 2019.
Road Atlanta is definitely a destination track on many bucket lists. Make this the year that you check that one off and join us in three weeks for the Prelude to the Prelude to the 50th Anniversary of Formula F in the United States.
Registration with schedule and supps is open at www.motorsportreg.com and can also be found on the Right Coast website at www.rcffs.org on the schedule page.
The third race of the 2017 Right Coast Formula F Series presented by American Pen Company will take place at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA on July 28, 29 & 30. We will be racing in support of the Formula Race Promotions Pro F1600/F2000/FAtlantic series that weekend. We are hoping that this PIRC event will be able to duplicate or surpass last year’s event when we had our largest field to date when we had 26 entrants.
During the off season, the older portion of the full 2.8-mile circuit has been repaved and this incredibly interesting race track will be even more fun as it is now smoother and faster. Unanimously hailed as a spectacular facility with a track layout rivaling such icons as Road America and Watkins Glen; PIRC [or Pitt Race or whatever you want to refer to it as…] is challenging to drivers of all experience levels as well as a great racing track featuring three or four excellent passing opportunities each lap. Entry details and links along with a weekend schedule can be found on the “Schedule” page of the Right Coast website at www.rcffs.org.
This will be another all formula car race weekend. You will get to see the pro F1600, F2000 and Formula Atlantic series and the Formula Vee drivers of the Challenge Cup Series.
The Right Coast Series drivers will be on track twice each day. On Friday we have two practice sessions. On Saturday morning we will qualify and race the first of three races on Saturday afternoon. The second and third races of the weekend take place on Sunday.
So please enter early and come join us at this great race track for another great weekend of Formula F and Club Formula F only racing.
Registration for the first event of the 2017 Right Coast Formula F Series presented by American Pen Company is on the Lightning Circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park on June 3 & 4, 2017 on MotorsportReg.com. We would like to thank the South Jersey Region of the SCCA, particularly JD King & Terry Hanushek, for inviting Right Coast back again this season.
This race weekend is an SCCA Regional race and is a New Jersey Road Racing Series and Mid Atlantic Road Racing Series event as well as our season opener. You will be able to race four times this weekend if you so choose. Race Group 3 is the regional race group (FF, F500,FV, FST & CF) that we will be qualifying in. This qualifying session sets the grid for the NJRRS/MARRS races AND the grid for the first Right Coast Race. The grid for the second Right Coast race will be set by the fastest lap achieved from either the qualifying session or the first RCFFS race.
You can enter the Regional only, the Right Coast race only or enter both events and get a qualifying session, a 15 lap regional qualifying race, a 20 lap regional race and two 20 lap Right Coast Formula F Series races. That would be 15 minutes of qualifying and 65 laps of racing for $550. There is a test day on Friday which is an additional cost for those who want some extra time on the Lightning circuit.
Registration is now open on www.MotorsportReg.com. Those who previously entered on the DLB site have had their entries transferred over and no further action is required. Look for Lightning Challenge on June 1-4. You can register for the test days and the races in one fell swoop. Please let me know if you should have any questions.
So, please enter as quickly as you can or let us know if you are coming so we can get a headcount for this event. It would be great if we could begin the season with 25 drivers racing, so please let us know.
One new feature that we are instituting this season is that at the evening social at the end of the first day of each race weekend we will vote on which of the two races on the final day will be the “feature” race with the podium finishers being awarded our unique trophies. This would allow those who have towed long distances and would like to get on the road early to have an opportunity to have a chance to race for a trophy.
We are not trying to hustle people out of the track; but we do recognize that we sometimes do not have a great deal of control over the schedule. So we would like to give our drivers this choice.
So, please come and join us at NJMP in June 3 & 4.
Maneuvering the 2017 Formula Race Promotions and Right Coast and USAC relationship and how not a problem it is…
As you probably know already, FRP and by definition Right Coast will be racing under a United States Auto Club (USAC) sanction for the coming season for the three Right Coast events to be held in conjunction with FRP USAC weekends. This is different than previous years when SCCA was the sanctioning body.
What this Means for RCFFS Drivers and Crew
For Right Coast drivers, your SCCA License will be accepted at face value, allowing for the issue of a USAC membership, required to run the three Right Coast events to be held in conjunction with FRP USAC weekends. USAC’s Participant Accident coverage is comparable to SCCA’s, which we have all enjoyed having access to for many decades now.
Getting a USAC Card
You will need to sign-up for your USAC Driver or Crew hard card. This requirement has to do with the driver and crew being included under USAC’s Participant Accident Insurance, which is only available to USAC Members. You will need to get a USAC license which may take well over a few minutes to fill out online when you go to the license portal; ‘RCFFS’ is one of the options. To complete the form you will need a head shot, just as your SCCA license and photo ID do, just use the same SCCA photo, or take a “selfie” and upload it. There is no cost for apply for the FRP USAC Driver or Crew hard card. When you enter your first FRP/RCFFS/USAC race, the membership fee is invisibly included.
We recommend that you not wait to register for the hard card until the week of your first FRP/RCFFS/USAC race, simply to assist in expediting the process. Register early and hard cards will be mailed directly to the participant, otherwise they can be picked up at the track.
Go to http://www.frplicense.com to get started!
Registering for Events
Registering for FRP RCFFS events is also easy. FRP provides a 2017 Race Registration page where you can register for one or more of the RCFFS events. Once on the registration page, fill in the fields at the top and select RCFFS as the Race Class; the list of RCFFS races will automatically be shown.
Go to http://www.frpentry.com/ to get started.
Problems or Issues?
Problems or issues or concerns please contact Robert Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-722-3377 ext. 701
Right Coast Yoda
Right Coast Full Races
Right Coast’s 2017 schedule of four race weekends has been announced but bears repeating here.
With our Flash Mob events for 2017, we trying to increase FF/CF participation in two classic events at these aspirational circuits with the hope that this will lead to RCFFS stand alone FF/CF races at these venues.
The FRP race events will be operated under United States Auto Club (USAC) sanction. USAC membership is required in order to be covered by USAC Participant Accident Insurance and SCCA licenses will be accepted. More information regarding getting your USAC photo ID and getting your car registered will be sent to all shortly. It’s easy by the way!
Vintage Racer Group (VRG), the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series and the Right Coast Formula F Series are delighted to announce their first collaborative effort to create a very appealing weekend of Formula Ford, Club Ford and Historic Ford racing at Watkins Glen on October 7, 8 & 9. This unique event will see all vintages of Formula F cars on the historic WGI circuit all at the same time in a multi-race format. We believe that this is the first time since the monumental 40th Anniversary of Formula Ford that slick & treaded tire shod, Ford and Honda powered FF, CF & HF cars will be on track in the same sessions. All Right Coast and other non-member Formula F drivers and crew are also invited to our usual Royale Series barbecue on Friday night to get to know one another and will be welcome to join us at the VRG cocktail party (free apps & cash bar) and dinner on Saturday night following the Annual General Meeting (dinner to cost $40 a head).
This three-day weekend will see all cars on track three times on Friday, twice Saturday and twice on Sunday. There is an additional feature race on Saturday for all cars that meet the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series rules, (Ford engines and treaded tires, including pre-aero, post-club cars). A copy of the rules can be found at http://vrgonline.org/ff_challenge/rules.html.
SCCA competition licenses are accepted by VRG and VRG membership is not mandatory for this event. The entry fee schedule for this weekend will be as follows: Early bird entry for VRG members is $395, for non-members $450. Entry thereafter is $450 for members and $500 for non-members. Non-VRG members who are willing to pay an additional $30 get an annual VRG membership good through 2017 included in the entry. Online entry will be on MotorsportReg.com and will open the week commencing August 29. Sign in and credentials will be available at the registration buildings at the upper entrance to the facility.
The Right Coast Formula F Series drivers will be signing in with VRG and will be subject to VRG code of conduct and will be required to attend a driver orientation meeting on Friday morning. The location of the meeting will be announced in the official entry packet. VRG does require a full safety tech inspection of the race car and drivers gear. The location of tech inspection will be announced in the official entry packet.
The starting grid for the first race of the weekend will be determined by fastest lap from qualifying; thereafter, each driver’s fastest lap of the weekend will form the subsequent race grids. It has been determined split starts will be utilized with the Right Coast cars in the first group followed by the cars competing in the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series.
2hours 15mins of track time at the newly resurfaced Glen Long circuit from as little as $395 (almost 2.75 hrs if you qualify for the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series race. VRG, Royal Challenge and Right Coast hope that all FF, CF and HF drivers will choose to join us at Watkins Glen for a really unique event that we hope will be the first of many of its kind.
Lightning Challenge at NJMP with South Jersey Region of SCCA
First I want to pass along my sincere thanks to all the drivers and crew who chose to spend the weekend racing for $7 horse’s hindquarter trophies and 33 cent kill stickers. I also want to thank the kind folks of the South Jersey Region who treated us like royalty and made us feel genuinely welcome. Special thanks to The SJR Men in Black Tech crew and Meg Meyer in Timing & Scoring who were so accommodating and wonderful to work with.
The drivers of the 2016 Right Coast Series kicked the season off to a spectacular start at NJMP this past weekend with 20 drivers showing up to race with us and putting on a show that had everyone turning toward the track when they were racing. Thanks to the efforts of JD King, the race chairman, this was a combined weekend of SJR regional/divisional racing as well as the single class Right Coast series. Each of the drivers entered in both the regional and the Right Coast portion of the program were able run a 20 minute qualifying session and 75 laps of racing. The 15 lap regional qualifying race and Sunday morning 20 lap regional race featured the same kind of competition described below.
The first Right Coast race of the weekend on Saturday afternoon was classic Formula F with most of the race being contested in two packs of cars changing positions several times a lap. The lead pack consisted of polesitter Ross Devoe, Wayne Nicolette, Max King, Dave Petzko all nose to tail for more than half the 20 lap race distance. The left hander at Turn 7 just beyond the overpass was the scene of numerous "piece of paper between the sets of wheels" passes. It was only a couple of laps before Mike Rand had moved up from his 10th place starting position to join the train. From that point on positions changed with incredibly tight racing and passing, but no contact, for the remainder of the race.
The second pack of Bill Atherholt, Sam Youngman, Chuck VanNostrand, Dave Gernert and Derek Holmes engaged in the same tight, but clean racing. Max King has posted a video on ApexSpeed that does a far better job of showing how many times the lead was exchanged before Reilly got in front of Max with just a hundred yards or so to go. Really, really fun to watch and it made me very angry with myself for not having my own car ready to race yet. The “whoas” and “wows” of the spectators standing with us in the Turn 7 grandstand could be heard almost continuously from start to finish.
Reilly Harris in his Gemini Club Ford set was to be the fastest lap of the weekend and capture the American Pen Company Fastest Lap of the Weekend award at a 1:10.295 with Max registering a 1:10.532 and Ross clocking at 1:10.470. The Formula F podium was Ross Devoe in his VanDieman, Dave Petzko in an 84F Reynard and Bill Atherholt in his Swift DB-1. The Club Ford podium was of course Reilly, Max King is the King family Zink Z-10 and that sneaky old guy, Mike Rand in his trusty Crossle’ 30F.
The real measure of a race can often be found after it is over and I wish you all could have seen the grinning drivers in the impound area!
The regional qualifying race was just as exciting from beginning to end with Ross Devoe prevailing over Reilly Harris and Max King after another real exhibition of close, clean racing mixed in with F500’s and Formula Vees.
On Sunday, the 20 lap regional race was again superbly entertaining. Max King took the overall victory over Reilly Harris and Ross Devoe. There was a really high chance for rain, but JD somehow bribed Mother Nature and the rain held off until about 30 minutes after the second and last race of the weekend for the Right Coast field was completed and the podium ceremony was finished.
The second race was not as closely contested throughout the field, but for the first portion of the race; again, Reilly, Max and Ross were back and forth for the overall lead. Ross eventually began to fade to an eventual 2nd in FF finish due to a bent valve. Reilly drove his Gemini to a 20 car length lead, but about 6 laps from the end Max began to close and took the lead. Those two traded the overall lead several times before Reilly put his stamp on 1st and finished about 8 -10 car lengths in front of Max.
The Formula F podium had Dave Petzko in the Reynard taking the American Pen Company Formula F winner award over Ross Devoe’s wounded VanDieman and a fast closing Ed Callo in his Bowman coming from 11th on the grid to 6th overall and third in FF. The Club Ford Podium was Reilly Harris in the Gemini taking the American Pen Company Club Ford winner award, Max King in the Zink and another podium finish for Mike Rand in the Crossle. The Stonebridge Cryogenics Hard Charger of the Race award went to Chuck VanNostrand who drove from 13 on the grid to a 7th place overall and 4th in Club Ford finish.
Thanks to our great corporate partners, we had some really nice additional awards to present during the weekend. I sincerely hope that our partners do not take offense to criteria that we (well really me) decided to use. Anytime something is left to my discretion; there is good reason to cringe or roll your eyes as I have trouble spelling discretion, let only applying it……………….
That said, many times contingency awards wind up going to the faster competitors and while they are certainly deserving; we thought that perhaps we would try to direct some of the awards to those competitors who might be in the most need of those credits, discounts and services.
So, in addition to the awards that were mentioned above; we presented the following awards to the drivers listed for the reasons/excuses that are also listed. We added some sub-titles to the awards to provide some context to our decisions. Please bear in mind that one of the tenets of the Right Coast is not to take one’s self too seriously and to have some fun racing. So, with tongue firmly planted in cheek; this is all in good fun:
ANZE Suspension Award or Car Most in Need of New Dampers or Damper Service - Shayne Frebert for his multiple spins during the weekend.
CCE Composites Award or Car Most in Need of New Bodywork - ding, ding Shayne Frebert for the misfortune of another spin causing his nose to look as though someone forgot to latch the hood.
Primus Racing Parts Award or I had a Really Rough Mechanical Weekend – Steve Roux whose very cool self-built Wyvern sat forlornly on jack stands all weekend because he had the misfortune to break a stub axle on Friday and did not have a spare. Steve subsequently rented an FA and raced in the regional to a win on Sunday.
Quicksilver Race Engines Award or Car Most in Need of Engine Service – Rookie Tom Venturino who did a fine job in his first race weekend, but seems like he could use a little more snot down the straights.
Williams Racing Developments Hard Fader Award. There is no sub-title needed here. Lee Williams specifically requested that we give his discount certificate to the driver losing the most positions from his grid position. We genuinely appreciate that Lee truly understands the stuff that DUFFUS/Right Coast is made of! - Wayne Nicolette who unfortunately did not finish the final race after a mysterious ignition shutdown.
And, the final award of the weekend; since we had no Historic Ford competitors racing with us, we found ourselves with a very fine pen to award. Sometimes you just get lucky and when you can’t find an answer, the answer finds you.
American Pen Company or Spirit of DUFFUS Award/Because We Thought You Deserve It – Ed Callo for persevering on to the finish of Saturday’s Right Coast race. Ed was feeling poorly, but started the race anyhow and when his vision was partially obscured by some type of gastric fluid; he still kept going and finished the race explaining “that the Rain X on the inside of the shield keeps the puke from sticking”.
Now if that is not enough evidence that you can have fun racing with the Right Coast Formula F Series……………………………………………………