- 14 February 2019
Burton Kyle August will join Rice Race Prep for the 2019 FRP F1600 Championship driving the #07 Mygale.
Burton Kyle August will join Rice Race Prep for the 2019 FRP F1600 Championship driving the #07 Mygale. The 24 year old was born and raised in Rochester NY and recently graduated from LeMoyne College with a B.S. and an MBA in Business Management and Leadership. He has 7 years of high performance driving experience including racing SCCA FV and vintage Mustangs. The RRP Mygale will be sponsored by Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Monro, Inc. is a leading independently-owned and operated auto service and tire provider in the United States. The Company went public in 1991 and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol MNRO. Monro, Inc. operates more than 1150 stores, has 98 franchised locations, 9 wholesale locations and 3 retread facilities in 28 states, serving the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and portions of the Great Lakes, Midwest and Southeast. The RRP team has been preparing with SCCA events at Thompson, Homestead, and Sebring. The team's next and final preparation event will be at Road Atlanta in Georgia for a SCCA event in March.
The FRP F1600 Championship starts at Road Atlanta in April and will run 21 races at 7 race tracks including Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio, PIRC, VIR, Summit Point, and NJMP. Rice Race Prep team owner, Greg Rice comments,
"This is the kind of collaboration that shows what our team is about. Kyle was going to the track with his father and raced in SCCA club racing in FV. He actually had an ex-RRP FV and was using the same 07 number, through pure coincidence. We will be announcing other drivers who have been active club-racers, and who I expect will continue to be active in our sport, with their families, for many years to come. I started in club racing as a teenager and I am supporting club racers 40 years later. That is so rewarding."