- 28 March 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2013) – Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing is pleased to announced that Jake Eidson has joined the team to compete for the 2013 F1600 Formula F Championship. Eidson, the 2012 Skip Barber Summer Series Champion, will move up to USF2000 in 2014.
"I'm extremely excited to be racing this season in the F1600 Championship Series with the defending champions, Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor racing,” Eidson said. “I want to thank Dominic and Nicholas Cape for their confidence in me. I know how much the team is committed to winning and my goal for the season is to do the same and contend for the championship in the No. 10 Spectrum Honda. The Spectrum chassis had seven wins and nine poles last season, and I’m excited to be driving such a powerful car.”
Eidson, 17, has only been racing for three years, but he has proven himself on the track. In addition to his Skip Barber Summer Series Championship, in 2012, he was awarded the Skip Barber Rookie of the Year award for the Winter Series, and in his rookie season in 2010, he finished 4th overall in the Skip Barber Winter Western Series.
“We’re very happy to have Jake on our team,” said team owners Dominic and Nicholas Cape. “He is talented driver, and we hope to help him develop his skills and hopefully win a championship this year in F1600
and next year in USF2000.”
Eidson will drive the No. 10 Spectrum Honda and his high hopes for the season. The team and its driver Matias Köykkä claimed the team and drivers championships in 2012. Cape Motorsports also swept the USF2000 Championships in 2012 with driver Henrik Furuseth,
The 2013 F1600 Formula F Championship kicks-off April 11-14 at Virginia International Raceway. The schedule will bring the team to Road Atlanta May 9-11, Lime Rock Park May 24-25, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 26-28 and Summit Point August 23-25.
For more information, please visit www.f1600series.com. You can follow the team on Facebook and Twitter (CMwithWTR) for updates.