Formula F actionSharon, CT – Just two weeks after initial registration opened for the first ever F1600 Formula F Championship Series in 2011, 31 drivers have already reserved numbers for what is appearing to be a massive inaugural season grid in 2011. A number of chassis are represented on the initial list, including Van Diemen, Swift, Piper, Mondiale, Citation, Bowman and Crossle.

Sixteen registrants have listed Ford Kent power, 13 have listed Honda Fit power and two remain question marks. Chassis and engine wars will be a huge storyline as the season opens at VIR, April 8 – 10.

Series officials expect the registrations to keep flowing throughout the winter.

After VIR the F1600 tour heads north to Watkins Glen with the Grand-Am Series, June 3-5. The Series opens the month of July at Mid-Ohio, June 30-July2.  In September, it’s Lime Rock with the NASCAR Modifieds, September 16-17, and the season concludes at the highly popular Watkins Glen, October 14-16.

"This initial response certainly indicates real enthusiasm in the entrant base for this Series and we are pleasantly surprised by the numbers already registered in the two weeks since we opened registration,” said Series Managing Director Michael Rand.

"The 2011 season looks to be a very busy one for our staff between well subscribed F2000 grids for our sixth season and new large fields for F1600 Formula F,” he added.

Ages run from Colin Thompson who will be 17-years-old by VIR to Bill Ehrlinger at 63.

Stay tuned to F1600Series.com for the latest news and more.

F1600 Registration List (as of December 7 2010):

2   Mike Scanlan  Swift DB6Fi

3   Ric Baribeault  Piper DF5  Fit

4   Bob Detrick  VD RF 98K Kent

5   Colin Thompson   Swift DB6 Fit

7   Matt McDonough

8   Steve Maxwell     Piper Kent

11   Doug Stout   Swift DB1Kent

13   Greg Rice   VD RF Kent

14   Ross Devoe   VD RF93 Kent

17   Dan Layton   VD RF98 Fit

19   Tim Dunn  Swift  DB6 Fit

19   John Robinson   Swift DB6 Fit

20   Mike Agnifilo   Swift DB1 Kent

21   Art Foster   VD RF00 Kent

21   John Butkovitch  Swift DB1   Kent

22   Bill Ehrlinger   DB6 Fit

31    Brian Copperthite   Citation Kent

33    Len Amato   VD RF04  Fit

35    Todd Bardwell   Swift DB1  Fit

42   Lee Williams  Mondiale M89S Kent

44   Ed Callo  Bowman BC-5 Kent

63   John Grooms

66   Eric Oseth   VD RF97 Fit

68   Caitlin Johnston   VD RF97K Kent

71   Forrest Hull    VD Kent

72   Steve Oseth   Citation FF94 Fit

83   Bill Valet   Swift DB6 Kent

86   Andy/Kevin Brumbaugh  Crossle 35F  Kent

88   Tim Kautz   Fit

89   Todd McAfee   Swift DB1 Kent

99   Sean Maisey   Citation SF95 Fit