Lindenhurst, NY – After a hiatus from the F2000 Championship Series, Group-A Racing is back in the formula, having last contested a full year in 2009 with a two-car campaign. Group-A has also announced prize packages for any drivers competing under its awning at F2000 races in 2012 and beyond.
Group-A Racing will the use the chassis and motor combination, the Van Diemen/Zetec, that has won more races in the F2000 arena than any other and continues to win against the newer technology. The New York-based team has two Van Diemen chassis that have recently been built from the ground up.
Last running in 2009, Group-A had a successful year with two rookie drivers, Jonathan Scarallo and Colin Alexander, both making a massive leap from the Bertil Roos Racing School. The season saw both cars regularly in the top-ten and top-five against a tough field.
Over the years, Group A has placed connections in the industry to create economical testing opportunities for drivers to get their careers starting in pro racing.
“The F2000 category is a great entry level category to allow drivers to move up from a school series to real race cars. It’s a very nice jump in horsepower, mechanical grip and aerodynamic grip, but it does not give them too much, too soon. Plus it’s a nice affordable platform which has launched many of today’s great race names, and we look forward to making new ones here at Group-A Racing,” Said Group-A Racing President Joe Scarallo Sr., or connect with the team on Twitter @GroupARacing.
Group-A Racing was originally formed in the 90’s racing go-karts locally on Long Island. As time passed they grew to be a major force, winning countless regional races and championships along with two Duffy National Championships. They then moved to have success in Legend Cars on the ovals and made their debut in pro racing with the F2000 category in 1996 at Walt Disney World Speedway as a part of the inaugural event for the Indy Racing League. As a rookie team and with a rookie driver they came out with guns blazing, placing the car out on the outside pole in a field that had over 60 cars entered. They have also gone on to race in many other categories such as World Challenge GT, Trans-AM, and AGT. Most recently in 2011 they dominated a reality show TV race series, Circuit Battles.