The Formula 5000 Drivers Association released their racing schedule for 2009. Building on the success of the 40th Anniversary races in 2008, the Association has announced an expanded race program for 2009 consisting of four events spanning from the west to the east coast of the U.S.
According to Seb Coppola, president of the Formula 5000 Drivers Association which organizes the F5000 racing activities in the U.S., “The response we had to the 40th Anniversary races in 2008 was phenomenal. We were encouraged by our members and other participants to build on our achievements and continue our racing activities into future years. We are excited to commit to a true revival of the Formula 5000 racing series in the USA into the future.”
“Racing fans enjoy the sound and look of Formula 5000 cars. As drivers, owners and participants, we are delighted to be able provide a great show at some of the best and historic tracks in the U.S., added Coppola.”
2009 Formula 5000 Vintage Racing Schedule
May 16-17, Thunderhill Raceway with CSRG
June 25-28, Mid-Ohio with SVRA
July 16-19, Road America with Kohler International Challenge
September 11-13, Watkins Glen with SVRA
The Formula 5000 Drivers Association is a membership car club established to promote the registration, restoration and use of historic Formula 5000 race cars. The Association organizes vintage racing events and other activities for its members. In addition, the Association manages a registry of Formula 5000 cars.
The Association is still seeking a marquee sponsor and other sponsors to support financially the racing series during 2009. For more information, visit www.F5000Registry.com.
[Source: Formula 5000 Drivers Association]