TTM Racing announced today the signing of Ayrton Triolo from Saskatoon, Canada as a driver for the team’s Formula 1000 Championship operation. At just 18 years of age, the young Canadian talent has proven to be a formidable force in open-wheel racing.
“We are very excited to have Ayrton on our team,” stated TTM boss. “Ayrton comes to us from one of the best training grounds in Canada and has learned a great deal from his participation in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship. We look forward to placing him on top of the podium in the Formula 1000 Championship Series.”
“I’m honored to join a team like TTM Racing and continue my career path, they have a history that runs deep into motorsports,” said Triolo. “I can’t wait to get some experience in the F1000 Phoenix car, the standing starts and utilizing full aerodynamics, downforce & racing slicks. This will be a dramatic change from the F1600! Thanks to everyone for putting this together and making it all possible.” Ayrton would also like to thank all his past and present corporate partners for helping me to get here, www.cwrebar.com, www.hcdrapery.com, www.raceglobe.com, and www.frpmfg.com.
Ayrton Triolo is one of Canada’s brightest up and coming racers. Ayrton is carving a mark in the racing world and is focused on achieving his aspirations of reaching the upper echelons of the professional racing world. He sees the Formula 1000 Championship Series as a springboard that will launch him into achieving a professional racing career.
The season kicks off on in May at Mosport Int’l Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. For more information about Ayrton Triolo visit: www.AyrtonTriolo.com.
The 2012 F1000 schedule is finalized race fans. A June 8-10 event at New Jersey Motorsports Park has been added to the 2012 Formula 1000 Championship Series schedule and will replace the Watkins Glen event previously scheduled. The Championship will run with USGT at New Jersey, as it will at VIR.
“We are very excited to be going to New Jersey with USGT in June,” commented F1000’s Jon Lewis. “Although Watkins Glen would have been a great event for the Series, New Jersey offers some increased benefits. The Championship and teams will receive more track time and better time slots, hotel costs will be half the cost and not being back to back weekends will save our teams time away from their other responsibilities. It will also be less costly for our drivers under 18 as they will not have to go through the minor emancipation process required for Watkins Glen.”
Lewis continued, “Dealing with NARRA on our events at New Jersey and VIR has been a real pleasure and they have been very accommodating. The Championship will have premium on-track time and will cost most teams less than our previously announced date. We are always looking at ways we can keep costs low to the majority of our teams while providing the greatest amount of quality track time. There will be no further changes to our schedule for 2012.”
The Formula 1000 Championship Series will share the billing of the New Jersey event with the United States GT Championship on the 2.25 mile, 14 turn circuit.
2012 F1000 Schedule:
Rounds 1 & 2 – Mosport(NASCAR & Trans-Am)
Rounds 3 & 4 – New Jersey (USGT)
Rounds 5 & 6 – VIR (USGT & Dodge Viper Cup)
Rounds 7 & 8 – Mid Ohio (Indycar & ALMS)
Rounds 9 & 10 – Road Atlanta (HSR Historics)
TTM Racing announced today the signing of Canadian Ryan Verra as a driver for the team’s Formula 1000 Championship squad. Ryan will pilot the team’s Phoenix F1K-09, car# 5.
“We are very excited to sign Ryan on our team,” stated TTM boss Mike G. “We look forward to giving him all the tools to get on the podium in the Formula 1000 Championship Series.”
“I am very excited for the opportunity to race in the Formula 1000 Championship Series with TTM Racing,” said Verra. “I believe with such a high caliber team head by the experience of Mike G, and a very competitive car built by Phoenix Race Works, will allow me to put my driving to the test where the sign on the door of opportunity can only read “Push”. With such an array of strong, experienced and talented drivers on the roster, I can only look forward to learning from the best; as you can only learn from a better opponent.”
Ryan hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is an entrepreneur in various business ventures and TV production. He started racing motocross at the age of 8 and won the Bridgestone Academy race at Mosport where he hopes to follow up with a win in Formula 1000.
TTM Racing is looking to run two Phoenix F1K-09’s in 2012.
The season kicks off on in May at Mosport Int’l Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. For more information about the Formula 1000 Championship Series, visit: www.F1000champ.com.
Happy New Year to everyone from Phoenix Race Works! We hope that everyone has another successful race year and big thanks to everyone for your continued support of Phoenix Race Works and the Formula 1000 Championship Series!
The Formula 1000 Championship Series announced today that the dates of Rounds 7 & 8 at Mid-Ohio have been confirmed for August 3-5. The Championship will run in support of Indycar and the American Le Mans Series.
“We are very excited about this announcement,” stated F1000’s Jon Lewis. “We’ve been actively pursuing this date as it’s the biggest event on the Mid-Ohio calendar. To be a support series for Indycar and ALMS is great and we’ll be assured to have a large crowd to see our races.”
This confirms four of the five events on the 2012 Formula 1000 Championship schedule with the fifth event scheduled to be announced soon. “We hope to have the entire schedule confirmed by the PRI Show,” Lewis continued. “We just have to wait till the organizer has everything in place to be able to fit us in.”
The 2012 schedule currently consists of:
Rounds 1 & 2: TBA
Rounds 3 & 4: May 18-20 Mosport (NASCAR, Trans-Am)
Rounds 5 & 6: June 29-July 1 Watkins Glen International (Grand-Am)
Rounds 7 & 8 : August 3-5 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Indycar & ALMS)
Rounds 9 & 10 Sept. 13-16 Road Atlanta (HSR)