The title is of this release is a little dramatic! Then again with the F-Series having one of the most stable and consistent class structures, any change would appear major. The exciting part of the small changes made is that no one is displaced or made to buy yet another engine!
For the past seven years, we have worked aggressively on streamlining this series and making it simpler for racers to compete in large fields. No exception this time, the class structure will be reduced by one class as the F355 Leopard class will now see that engine introduced into the highly popular Formula TAG. We feel that the Leopard being a natural addition to the class will make for even more exciting competition. Formula Tag will be one of the classes to watch next year as the prestige has become very contested throughout the 2016 season. We are happy to report all shifter class rules will remain the same as the energy and participation in these classes is off the charts. Being the only program in the United States to take the Shifter KZ platform serious has led to some exciting interest from European & South American competitors and could see the class become even more fierce then before. Vortex has again promised to make the Rok shifter package even more enticing and we expect a big jump in competition. No changes to the Formula 125, being the backbone of the series will again surprise this industry in staying strong with a huge prestige for its title.
Formula Junior divisions will see what some consider a big change but with the industry evolving we feel we have researched and tested enough to create a fair and even playing field. The introduction of the X125 and X30 is the major change for 2017. We are very aware of multi engine programs and will monitor extensively to deliver a fair and even playing field. Our Mini & Micro Rok programs are staying as is and we are super excited to reveal that the amount of interest and reported engines sold to this division has surpassed any year previously! As mentioned earlier the incentives for Rok products are very impressive and will be revealed shortly.
Having recently released our schedule we are ecstatic with the interest in the series. Anticipating big competition and growing numbers of racers. Please do not hesitate to send us all needed information early to make your season easy. We urge everyone to visit the website to enhance your experience at the Gearup Challenge.