F1600 ActionNew York, NY – Honda Performance Development (HPD) and The Mid-Ohio School, corporate partners to the F1600 Formula F Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series, are lending major support to the double weekend for both championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 30 – July 2.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_WGIJune_sun_IMG_7452.jpgFour good days of racing in the Finger Lakes region of New York produced the third winner in Series history, Bill Valet, and the first repeat winner in Series history , Tim Kautz, who charged from 11th to the top step of the podium on Sunday. Kautz leads the 2011 standings over Valet (-21), John Robinson (-40), Jim Goughary ( -78) and Caitlin Johnston (-84).

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_WGIJune_sun_IMG_7360.jpgWatkins Glen, NY – Tim Kautz somehow recovered from an opening lap excursion that sent him back to 11th place to win at Watkins Glen in his #88 Piper/Ford. It was Kautz’s second win of the year, and fourth straight top-five finish. Bill Valet finished a very-close second, after winning on Saturday, in an entertaining closing-stages battle with Kautz. John Robinson completed the podium.

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A wild start for F1600 at Watkins GlenWatkins Glen, NY – Bill Valet started on pole, taking back the lead on the first lap and fighting off a very fast Tim Kautz late in the race to take his first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race win in the #83 Swift/Ford. Championship leader Kautz finished second, driving a Piper/Ford, setting the fastest lap of the race at 1:57.9. Colin Thompson completed the podium in a Swift/Honda.

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Goughary was fastest.Watkins Glen, NY - Jim Goughary paced F1600 Friday practice at Watkins Glen in a Piper/Honda, with a lap of 1:58.554 in a very quick early-AM session ahead of Bill Valet, Forrest Hull, championship points leader Tim Kautz, all in Ford-powered cars, and Colin Thompson, in a Swift/Honda.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_11season_WGIJune_preview_carbonealegra.jpgMiami, FL – 2010 F2000 Championship Series title-winner Alegra Motorsports will offer an F2000 test to the top placing F1600 Formula F Championship Series driver, aged 21 or younger, at the end of the 2011 season.

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Kautz overcame a battle for the lead at VIR to win the second race of 2011.Watkins Glen, NY – The F1600 Formula F Championship Series heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for its second event ever, with an entry list checking in at just over 30 cars. Coming off an action-packed inaugural event at VIR, veteran Tim Kautz leads the points with one race win over John Robinson, Jim Goughary, Bill Valet and Caitlin Johnston.

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