Preview: Season Opener at Laguna Seca

After 3 months of waiting, the racing season is finally here! The 2016 Formula Car Challenge Championship season opener will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, rounds 1 & 2 of a 14 round championship. I'm feeling very confident heading into this season as I have a great group of people around me. 

I will be piloting the #24 VMB Driver Development Car for Worldspeed Motorsports

I will be piloting the #24 VMB Driver Development Car for Worldspeed Motorsports

This season I'll be racing with many new faces, beginning with my team, Worldspeed Motorsports. They are a great team and won the last two championships with Jaden Conwright (2014) and Michael Avansino (2015). I hope to bring home another championship to them this season.

Also helping me is VMB Driver Development. They have already given me access to learn more about vehicle dynamics, public speaking, and sponsorship. I am thrilled to be racing for Steve Brisentine's program and I look forward to the journey I'll have with them this season.

Lastly, my teammates for this season will be Carter Williams (#55) and Howard Sklar (#16). I look forward to racing and working alongside them. 

Worldspeed Motorsports prepping the cars for Laguna!

Worldspeed Motorsports prepping the cars for Laguna!

There are 14 rounds in this season and I can't think of a better place to kick off the season than Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. I have raced at Laguna before and I love the track. It has a lot of elevation changes, tight corners and few passing spots. My strategy for the weekend is to have consistent laps, maintain my focus, and keep the car on track. The entry list so far has about 30 drivers, so lap traffic will be another factor to monitor.

Things are always exciting at Laguna!

Things are always exciting at Laguna!

Finally, my goal for the weekend is to have strong start to my season. The team and I have been working incredibly hard, so I plan to showcase all the hard work we have put in by getting some strong results for Rounds 1 & 2.

For updates throughout the weekend be sure to check out my Twitter and Facebook page.

- Jonathan