It's a Wrap
The 2016 Monoposto Racing season came to a close a couple of weeks ago at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. It was a tremendous weekend, and we need to be grateful to the folks at COTA and SVRA for pulling off such a large event so close on the heels of highly destructive weather. If you thought the weather for the Formula 1 races looked bad, it was only the warmup for the weekend between that event and ours. The skies cleared and we had perfect weather with the exception of some rain on one day.
Congratulations to our class champions for 2015! They are:
Paul Buttrose, Formula Vee
Bill Demarest, Formula Ford
Chris Forrer, Club Ford
Travis Engen, Formula B
Tom Pixley, Formula Super Vee
Marc Giroux, Indy Lights
Complete results can be found on www.monoposto.com. We will start distributing the trophies for the named champions at events next spring. In the other classes there were no competitors who completed the necessary three events so keep this in mind as you plan your 2016 activities. There could be a trophy in your future next year!
A special thanks goes out to all who hosted parties this year. We had one at nearly every event this year and the folks who attend really appreciate it. At COTA it was Sharon and Graham Adelman who showed great hospitality and provided a paddock for lively conversation. (Sharon, 2014 Formula Junior Champion, is pictured above in her Brabham BT6 as she was waiting for a race start at COTA.) As a way to do your part in keeping Monoposto members engaged you can choose to host a party next year!
I would also like to say thanks to all who participated this year. Our participation levels and numbers are important to help drive grids we like and to make racing highly enjoyable. Please encourage your friends and competitors to join us and to go to our events; certainly they can’t be driven off by the (lack of) dues!
We have started work on the schedule for 2016 and hope to get it out by the end of the year. If you have suggestions (to add or drop) please let me know. We won’t be growing the total number of events as we don’t want to encourage too much dilution of grids, but we certainly want inputs.
Enjoy the holiday season and then it’s time to begin the big winter maintenance and safety check process on your car.
President, Monoposto Racing