- 13 March 2018
Salem, NH – Mike Scanlan will be back in the No. 2 Spectrum/Honda for the 2018 F1600 Championship Series season. The series veteran took home some serious hardware in 2017 with multiple trips to the Masters Class podium with a handful of class wins for Drivers Services.
Looking ahead to Road Atlanta, a two-day Formula Race Promotions weekend to open the seven-weekend season, April 21-22, Scanlan said his car got a frame-up rebuild over the winter.
“We are still trying to shave off those last few pounds,” said Scanlan. “We were pretty happy with the car the second half of last season and are looking forward to building on that momentum. ANZE gave the Penske shocks a freshening, along with a freshening up of the engine after two full seasons on the Honda.”
Scanlan hopes he can make a few test days happen, weather permitting, before the long drive from Long Island to Atlanta in April to kick off the 21-race season. The racer can also be found at the wheel of his tow vehicle heading to and from all events.
“Coming back for a full season in the ultra competitive F1600 Series was a no brainer, no better bang for the buck as far as dollars per lap is concerned,” Scanlan continued. “I'm hoping I'll have Chuck Horn's Spectrum joining us at Drivers Services again this season, as having a drafting partner is so important in this series and he and I worked well together.”
A schedule revamp also means Scanlan is looking forward to two iconic tracks that are making a comeback for 2018: Road Atlanta in April, and a Watkins Glen weekend in May.
“As for goals for the season, I'm looking to build on the success and pace that we found in the Spectrum the second half of last season,” Scanlan said.