Progression to be made for the Lee Racing Team
Miami, FL –
Dan Thorogood, Jim Morgan, Larry Hendrickson, and Rick Bernard dice it up under the warm Florida sun, all driving their quick and nimble Formula Fords. Close affordable racing, set in a fun and low-pressure atmosphere is what regional racing is all about. The quartet and stable of the Lee Racing F1600 club drivers continue to get faster and enjoy racing in its purest form as the weekends go on. They will soon be joined by John Robinson and Patrick Kinsella, later in the year.
In the F1600 Championship Series, which is the biggest and most competitive development series in the U.S (outside of the Road to Indy), Jonathan Lee grabs the championship lead after the first weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park. The Lee Racing team was able to walk away with two- 2nd place finishes and many lessons learnt. According to his father, “this is Jonathan’s first time driving against a group filled with quality drivers/teams and he needs a better team effort to help boost his chances to win.”
At Mid-Ohio, both Mark Defer and Jonathan Lee ran under the Lee Racing banner. Defer who has been out of racing for almost 10 years, continued to make strides and ends his weekend in the middle of the pack. Team owner James Lee reports that “Mark had a wonderful weekend and if he is willing to put in the work and drive more often, we see no problem with him moving closer to the pointy end of the F2000 field. My son Jonathan proves to be one of the top drivers and had podium pace all weekend in a field that was 26 cars deep (1st -15th was separated by 1 sec). We feel that Jonathan will need to step up his game; his first goal is to win, and his second goal is to win consistently. It will be a difficult task though, this is F1600 racing and anything could happen. Not to mention that Jonathan is competing against some of the best go-kart drivers in North America who are all run by professional teams- like Exclusive Autosport, Team Pelfrey, Rice Race Prep, and K-hill Motorsports.” We will be back for the remaining of the F1600 Championship Series and hope to see a major growth in both our team and driver’s results.