Competitors representing Formula Race Promotions (FRP) will return to racing virtually via the popular iRacing platform. Headlined by Hoosier Racing Tires – a longtime supporter and official tire brand of FRP – the FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tires will combine drivers, and even mechanics, from all ranks of FRP participants in an all-out battle on track while continuing to practice social distancing. Utilizing the Skip Barber car within the popular iRacing program, the three event, six race series will be free to enter for FRP competitors and take place on three consecutive Wednesday’s beginning April 15, 2020. Featuring three tracks that will be fun to both drive, and watch, each race event will feature a practice, qualifying and two races that will be live streamed via ApexRacingTV as well as feature championship prizes that can be applied towards 2020 season competition.Virtual Sporting Regs
“Zachary Rivard is your Series II Champion”
Zachary Rivard (Thursday Pools Rivard Racing) and Dylan Christie (Team Pelfrey) returned to the top step of the podium during rounds five and six of the FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Tires at the VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) this past Thursday.In nail-biting finishes for both races that involved some last lap carnage, the second virtual series has come to a close with Rivard claiming the oveall championship and accompanying prize towards his 2020 campaign.
Simone Sikes (Rice Race Prep) led the field to green for round five and immediately jumped to the point, holding the inside line through the opening corner. With Max Esterson (Team Pelfrey) applying pressure from the outside line and eventually getting around Sikes on the exit, Sikes overshot turn three and dropped a wheel falling back to the fourteenth position. Further drama during the opening lap ensued as Jackson Lee (Rice Race Prep) dropped back to ninth and championship hopeful Justin Hille (Everard Motorsports) made contact falling back to P15. More contact saw Jean-Christophe Trahan (Britain West Motorsports), Brian Farnham (Farnham Racing), Christopher Wright (Korben Dallas Racing), Chris Kierce (Bjerke Motorsports), Omar Khan (Kahn Racing) and Zachary Vanier (Britain West Motorsports) head to the pits during the chaotic opening lap.