Fresh from his debut in the British GT championship, Robin Shute will be returning to the USA to compete in the 2016 Formula Car Challenge Triple Crown National Championships. Shute has joined EFM Racing as part of his title bid in the Pro Mazda Class.
Shute has been racing Sports Cars both in the USA and Europe over the last six months and is now returning to the Formula Car Challenge series after a partial 2015 campaign in the Formula Pro Mazda.
Robin Shute: “The package we will be bringing to the 2016 championship is looking really strong. 2015 was a very competitive year for the series, but still I was able to run at the front and take race wins. 2016 is looking to be yet another competitive field for the series; I’m stoked to be getting behind the wheel of a Formula Car once again and taking the challenge to these Hot Shots. Maximizing our full potential at each race was proving to be our biggest challenge for 2015, but partnering with EFM Racing removes these challenges whilst also capitalizing upon Eric Purcell’s experience running the Pro Mazda. It’s very much the Dream Team for 2016!”
The 2016 national champion is determined by best performances in the 6 races that make up the FCC Triple Crown. The first two races take place on the July 4th race weekend at Portland International Raceway. This event is considered the Oregon region’s premier event, and is part of the SCCA US MAJORS Program. In September, the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear has a featured double header during the GoPro Grand Prix alongside IndyCar at Sonoma. The final two races take place at the Pacific Coast Road Racing Championships (PCRRC) in October at Auto Club Speedway. 2016 Triple Crown Champions are automatically qualified as semi-finalists in the MRT24 $100,000 scholarship program.