- 12 February 2015
Palmetto, FL - Team Pelfrey is delighted to announce the addition of Ben Auriemma to their F1600 stable for the 2015 season, joining Jordan Cane and Robert Megennis to add a strong third car to an exciting line-up. Auriemma, from Manhattan, New York, graduates from the Skip Barber Racing School where he finished second in the 2014 Summer Series Championship and was also selected as one of the six finalists for the famed Team USA Scholarship program.
The F1600 Championship Series is fast becoming one of the recognized championships for young drivers to establish themselves as junior open wheel drivers in North America. "I'm really pumped about becoming a part of Team Pelfrey,” commented Auriemma.
“I think we have a really strong program this year as a team, and I'm looking forward to continuing last year's momentum. After a really productive few days at the pre-season camp, we're ready to get rolling in Palm Beach!”
Auriemma, along with his new teammates Cane and Megennis, head to Palm Beach International raceway later this week to begin their on-track preparations at the Winter Event organized by the series. “We are excited to have Ben joining our F1600 squad for the 2015 season, and alongside Jordan and Rob, I feel we have an excellent team in place to challenge
at the very front once again” commented Team Principal Nigel Tuckey. “We are excited to head to Palm Beach for the Winter Event and the whole team is excited to get back on track.”
Following on from Palm Beach, the team will continue its pre-season preparations before the opening rounds of the 2015 F1600 Championship Series that will take place at Road Atlanta in
Georgia on April 10 – 12.
An additional driver announcement is expected in the near future.