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by Ryan Stringfield
Posted October 19, 2013 at 10:16 am Other

The Pacific F1600 and F2000 Series wrapped up its season earlier this month with Colton Herta claiming the crown in F1600 — winning 10 of 15 races — and Bob Negron claiming both the Masters and overall title in F2000.

In the F1600 Formula F Championship, it was Team USA driver Jake Eidson who claimed the championship title. Check out an interview with him here. And while you’re at it, make sure to view the third edition of the internet television program for American Formula F racing: F1600 in Focus.

Tim Minor won the F2000 Championship Series and swept the season finale at Summit Point.  In sad news, the F2000 community lost Vaughn Horvath in a motorcycle accident. Read a few words from fellow competitor Chris Livengood here. Our condolences go out to the Horvath family.

In a special to The Malibu Times, Ed Kamen wrote a piece on former karter and F2000 racer Miles Maroney. Maroney is currently competing in the sports car ranks.

The USF2000 and Pro Mazda series held their annual awards banquet earlier this month in Florida with Scott Hargrove (USF2000) and Matthew Brabham (Pro Mazda) both earning Mazda Road to Indy scholarships. Check out all the awards here.

The Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test dates were announced earlier this month. The two-day test will feature USF2000, Pro Mazda, and Indy Lights racers carving their way around the Barber Motorsports Park circuit on Dec. 9-10.

Harrison Scott, 17, of the Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain, was chosen by an expert panel to take part in the December test, lapping both a USF2000 and Pro Mazda car. Scott earned 16 podiums (including one win) in 30 starts to finish second in the 2013 championship.

The fourth annual Winterfest will begin on the 2.75-mile, 16 turn “North” Circuit at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, La. The 2014 Cooper Tires Winterfest will be held over six days and will feature two tripleheader events for USF2000 (six races) and two doubleheader events for Pro Mazda (four races). For the first time, the schedule will also include four days of open testing for Indy Lights.

Last but not least, make sure to keep up with the Team USA driver blogs for Joey Bickers and Jake Eidson and follow all the Team Canada Scholarship news here.

For up-to-date news and views on karting and junior formula racing follow @JOWT on Twitter or follow on Facebook.

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