- 04 April 2019
Rice Race Prep and Advantage Motorsports have formed an alliance to run a part-time entry in the FRP F1600 Championship Series. Scheduled to start at the Mid-Ohio event on June 28-30, they will contest several other FRP events before finishing at the SCCA Runoffs at VIR in October. The program is designed to increase entries in FRP F1600 using the 3rd Rice Race Prep Mygale, while introducing Advantage Motorsports to Pro F1600 competition.
Rice Race Prep has been involved in FRP since the inaugural F1600 event, scoring numerous wins and Masters championships, also winning the overall F2000 Championship in 2016. Advantage Motorsports has also been running a successful race preparation business, focusing mostly on FV. Advantage also fields entries in vintage FF, and FE, winning the 2017 NE GPFour Championship.
Greg Rice reports, "Dave Scaler and I have been working quietly for the last year to try and put something together. I have been impressed with their driver development efforts and general operation. I hope that Dave and his team can eventually move into FRP F1600 as a full-time team, and this will be a transition step. I can provide a car and engineering support while Dave's crew will run the car. I am also hoping that my operation will benefit from their general and driver development experience. One of my drivers, Kyle August, came through their FV program and was well prepared for F1600. Both Rice Race Prep and Advantage Motorsports are committed to providing aspiring racers with a path through Club Racing to more serious forms of racing at reasonable cost. I am also excited to have Alex Scaler driving a Mygale F1600 cap. I believe Alex can be a contender at every event that he enters, specifically the SCCA Runoffs."
Alex Scaler has had some strong outings in his brief car racing career. Alex has 3 top-10 results at the SCCA Runoffs in FV, highlighted by pole position in 2016, then fastest lap and Bronze Medal in 2018. He was the NE Division GPFour Champion in 2017, and finished 5th at the SCCA Runoffs that year. Advantage Motorsports offers professional race car Arrive and Drive race car rentals, full race car preparation including at track support, Haase Racing Karts, and racing data acquisition training, sensors and data analysis. Based in Flemington NJ, Dave Scaler and is crew have been very active in the Northeast for over 20 years. Their drivers scored 9 FV wins in 2018. Visit AdvantageMotorsports.com for more information.