Victorious Start for Lee Racing in 2020
Updated: Aug 16
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.
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Formula Ford ever produced, Lee Racing has invested a large amount of time into advancing the original design of the outdated Swift.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.
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!