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F-Series Gearup Challenge Suits Up for Final Round in New Jersey


The final round of the 2016 is set for this weekend at New Jersey Motorsport Park. This year’s series finale marks the sixth season and is sure to conclude with lots of excitement.

Eli Trull leads the way in the Micro ROK class with 106 total points. However, Frankie Ladevaia is currently within 15 points of Trull’s lead. Rounding out the Top five are Benjamin Maier, Tanner Garvin and Sam Avrutsky respectively. The Micro ROK 1 st place champion will receive an invitation to the 2017 Mini/Micro ROK Epcot Challenge and Custom Artwork of his/her 2016 efforts.

In the Mini ROK class, #122 William Robousto and #777 Annie Rhule are currently battling for the top spot. As Robousto sits with 15 points over Rhule, each are looking to compete hard during this last series event. The 1 st place champion in this category will an invitation and all event cost trip to the 2016 ROK Cup International race event in Lonato, Italy as well as Custom Artwork of his/her 2016 efforts.

Within just one point of each other, the top three in the Formula Junior class will rely heavily on their performance during this final race weekend. Currently with a tie of 64 points, Raif Shah and Nick Rosengrant lead the class but are quickly followed by Matthew Duncovich. Julian Peacock and Conrad Krawiec round out the top five standings with 56 and 53 points accordingly. Time will unveil who will claim the 1 st place championship title and a 2017 Season pass & $500 in cash plus a Custom Artwork for his/her 2016 effort.

The Formula Tag, Formula 125, Formula 355 1 st place champions will receive a one-day test in a Bertil Roos Formula 2000 car. An opportunity that takes the stakes to an entirely new level! Michael Eastwell sits with a 24-point lead over Remo Ruscitti in the Formula Tag class and will battle this weekend for that coveted top spot. However, the Formula 125 and 355 classes have a larger gap in the standings.

The incentives for each shifter class just keep getting better and better. With the championship on the line, Marco Oldhafer has a huge lead of 86 points and is well on his way to claiming the all inclusive trip to visit Lonato, Italy for the ROK Cup International Final. In the Shifter Honda classes, 22 points separate the current 1 st and 2 nd spot, Rory Van der Steur and Josh Lane respectively. They look ahead this weekend to claim a one-day test in a Bertil Roos Formula 2000 car. In a packed field, these drivers have their work cut out for them.

The final class, Shifter KZ, has shown to be exciting all season. With just 10 points separating the top two spots and 8 separating the third, the first place champion will receive a one-day test in a Bertil Roos Formula 200 car and the 2 nd place champion in the Shifter KZ class will receive a high-quality portable air compressor plus GearUp apparel. As Rory Van der Steur, Alex Manglass and Remo Ruscitti take the field in New Jersey, determination and strategic driving will be essential. Headed in to the final round, the Constructors Cup gets tighter and tighter. Teams are bringing top driver talent to the table, such as Danny Formal and Remo Ruscitti to try and get a presence in the game. Tony Kart still holds the top spot but this weekend will be the final judge of who walks away with F-Series Constructors Cup.

Read more on the championship standings at www.thefseries.com.

About GearUp Challenge
The Gearup Challenge promoted by the F-Series is coming into its sixth year of competition and growing at a steady and furious pace. The program has tripled it’s entry list since the first season and promises to keep going in that direction for 2016. The format and class structure is designed with one objective, to ready the young racers of today for a racing career in the future.


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