As another decade fades away, we are still here. Sticking to our core beliefs, we will continue our tradition of excellence. Lee Racing is a team based on the principals of integrity and hard work, we uphold a strong passion for innovation and winning. To us, motor-racing is much more than sport; it never leaves our mind, it is in our blood, it's our life. We are grateful for an amazing decade, racing has introduced us to the wonderful gifts of life and we are thankful to share that with a team that has become a family.


John Robinson F1600

Preparation started long before the fireworks, eggnog, and turkey. In October of 2019, the decision was made to return to the Formula Race Promotions paddock. John Robinson and Jonathan Lee will contest the 2020 F1600 Series championship, with 2 Lee Racing engineered Swift's. Considered to be the fastest straight-line Formula Ford ever produced, Lee Racing has invested a large amount of time into advancing the original design of the outdated Swift. It has proven to be very fast and has won races against some of the best drivers/teams in the country.



Larry Hendrickson & Rick Bernard F1600

Our gentlemen team consists of Jim Morgan, Rick Bernard, Patrick Kinsella, and Larry Hendrickson. These drivers have 20 to 40 years of racing experience under their belts and are racers for life. This year they will be fighting for the regional SARRC Championship in the southeastern part of the United States. With a healthy field, the races will be full of excitement. It's a pleasure to work with

these drivers and it is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world to see them win, have fun and get better.




So where did 2020 start for us? At the first national event of the year in homestead. Our intention for the weekend was to proceed with testing for the Pro F1600 Series. Going in with a humbled mindset we were able to exceed all expectations. Jonathan Lee and John Robinson qualified 1-2. Robinson was able to win the first race after a nail-biting 25 minutes. The cards came together in Race 2 and the Podium was filled with all Lee Racing Drivers!


The same mentality was brought to the following weekend at the Hoosier Super Tour. With ego put aside and discipline throughout the team, we used the weekend to test. Unfortunately while leading and quickly gaining momentum, Jonathan was forced to retire early after suffering from a damaged car. No worries, we are satisfied with the information gained from our experimentation and it was good to race against the same drivers who will be competing in the Pro F1600 Series.


Lee Racing is also excited to announce that Cole Morgan, John Benson, and Jason Generotti will return for a few select weekends throughout the year. Best wishes to all!



It's now October and the F1600 Southern Series has officially ended. Initially our main goal was to help revive the F1600 class and we would like to thank everyone who participated this year.



Jonathan Lee has been crowned champion after winning the most races.


Veteran Jim Morgan used his patience and experience to finish 2nd in the championship.



John Schimenti made an extraordinary comeback and clinched 3rd, beating Rick Bernard by one point!



Contingencies


Primus Racing Parts is providing the following people credit to use towards a purchase:

Jim Morgan $175

Jonathan Lee $125

Rick Bernard $125

John Robinson II $100

John Schimenti $75

Roel Blok $50

Hannu $50

Alan Oppel $25

Anna Schimenti $25


F1600 Southern Series is giving away new tires to the following people:

Roel Blok - 2 tires

Hannu - 1 tire

Alan Oppel - 1 tire


Lee Racing is awarding Anna Schimenti with 1 day of engineering/driver coaching consultation for her tremendous improvement this year.


It was a fun year, we are honored to bring close racing and good company together. We would like to keep supporting the F1600 class in the future and increase participation, next year we will release the schedule and whoever shows up will be rewarded mainly on attendance, meaning there will be no drops. We will also remove fees (the $25) and possibly the contingencies, we are trying to move our efforts to focus more on car count. If anything, the series will be more of a gathering.

Over the course of three race weekends, F1600 entrants have put together some of the best racing in the south. Each driver has had their fair share of glory and misfortune, which has scrambled the "points standings" in the following weekends. Currently leading the series in points is John Robinson, John Schimentti and Jim Morgan. On weekends with a larger car count we have seen some of the closet nose-to-tail racing ever; wheels crossed, desperate passes, and photo finishes!


All participants have demonstrated good sportsmanship, effort, and competitiveness. Series organizer James Lee said that "this year has really showed what works and what doesn't, we will be making major changes to better the future of the series and the class. Next year we hope to get more drivers to each weekend by choosing better venues and lowering the number of race weekends. We will be working very hard to try and improve race quality while keeping the price low." As of now, the series has three weekends left and we will finish up the year at Sebring Long Course. There will be no contingencies for Sebring Short Course and the upcoming Homestead race. At the end of the year, a set of brand new tires will be given away by random drawing. Later in the year, we will be sending out a survey to see what changes each driver wants.


Thank you to everyone who has come out,

Cheers




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