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The North American Formula 1000 Championship was founded in 2017 with one simple vision: to create a race series where drivers make the rules. As the only driver managed series in North America for F1000 open-wheel racing, the series is unique in that drivers make the rules, select the racing venues, and help determine prize payouts.  We know that racing can be an expensive sport, so we've implemented cost controls like tire allocations, provided prize money for every driver to complete a race, and worked closely with dedicated sponsors to provide exclusive prizes, all in an effort to help drivers manage their racing budgets. 


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WATKINS GLEN RECAP

The North American Formula 1000 Championship raced into Watkins Glen for Rounds 7 and 8 of the Inaugural season, and weather was once again on everyone’s mind.  A downpour of rain during qualifying-one washed out any chance of a fast lap, and drivers chose to sit out the session and roll the dice for better conditions in qualifying-two.   Luck being on their side, 75 degrees and sunshine arrived for Saturday morning qualifying..    

Putting his #77 Technotecs / Wilwood Brakes - Suzuki powered JDR on pole, Alex Mayer was closely followed by Charles Livingston in his #33 Moon’s Super Cycle - Suzuki powered JDR with the #13 Sunrise Solar Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman of Doug Hertz rounding out the top three.   The #14 G-labels - Suzuki powered Galmer of Jose Gerardo and #93 CSI Leasing Suzuki powered JDR of Steve Hamilton made up the top five for go fast day.  

 With the green flag waving on Round 7,  the #14 Galmer of Jose Gerardo went wide around the outside of turn one and moved into second place.  Gerardo’s weekend came to an end less than one lap later while passing a car from another class, touching wheels and sending Gerardo’s Galmer airborne.  At the end of lap two, the #13 Firman of Doug Hertz retired to pitlane with mechanical issues, leaving the top three to the #77 of Alex Mayer, the #33 of Charles Livingston, and the #18 Waterfall Security Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman of Tim Pierce.   Lap after lap the #18 of Tim Pierce and the #93 of Steve Hamilton battled wheel to wheel for third place, with #93 Steve Hamilton coming out ahead in the end.   

Taking the checkered flag under double yellow behind the safety car, due to an incident in another class, the #77 ALex Mayer lead #33 Charles Livingston and #93 Steve Hamilton, with #18 Tim Pierce taking home the Wilwood Brakes Tough Break award for 4th place.  After fighting his way from 8th to 5th, the #9 Kawasaki powered Citation of Jason Slahor takes home the Sunoco Hard Charger award and $200 cash for improving the most positions.

Official Results - Round 7 - Watkins Glen

  1. #77 - Alex Mayer - Technotecs / Wilwood Brakes - Suzuki powered JDR
  2. #33 - Charles Livingston - Moon’s Super Cycle - Suzuki powered JDR
  3. #93 - Steve Hamilton - CSI Leasing - Suzuki powered JDR
  4. #18 - Tim Pierce - Waterfall Security Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman
  5. #9 - Jason Slahor - Slahor Racing - Kawasaki powered Citation
  6. #111- Mike Meyers - Philly Motorsports - Suzuki powered DB-F1000
  7. #31 - Dave O’Leary - Oleary Motorsports - Suzuki powered Mygale
  8. DNF - #14 Jose Gerardo - G-labels - Suzuki powered Galmer
  9. DNF - #13 Doug Hertz - Sunrise Solar Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman

Sunday afternoon showcased Round 8 of the 2017 championship, and once again #77 Alex Mayer led the F1000 field to the green flag.  As the good luck was shining on Mayer, the monkey on the #13 of Doug Hertz continued to cause trouble as Hertz came into contact with a car in a different class and was forced to retire on lap two, for the second day in a row.  The remaining positions on the NAF1000 5-spot post race podium appeared very similar to the Saturday race, with #77 of Alex Mayer taking the top step, #33 Charles Livingston and #93 Steve Hamilton on each side, respectively.  Taking the Wilwood Brake Tough Break award for the second day in a row, the #18 of Tim Pierce came home in fourth with #9 Jason Slahor again winning the big $$$ from Sunoco Racing Fuel for the Hard Charger Award.  

Official Results - Round 8 - Watkins Glen

  1. #77 Alex Mayer - Technotecs / Wilwood Brakes - Suzuki powered JDR
  2. #33 Charles Livingston - Moon’s Super Cycle - Suzuki powered JDR
  3. #93 Steve Hamilton - CSI Leasing - Suzuki powered JDR
  4. #18 Tim Pierce - Waterfall Security Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman
  5. #9 Jason Slahor - Slahor Racing - Kawasaki powered Citation
  6. #111 Mike Meyers - Philly Motorsports - Suzuki powered DB-F1000
  7. DNF - #13 Doug Hertz - Sunrise Solar Solutions - Suzuki powered Firman
  8. DNS - #14 Jose Gerardo - G-labels - Suzuki powered Galmer
  9. DNS - #31 Dave O’Leary - O’Leary Motorsports - Suzuki powered Mygale 

The next event in the 2017 North American Formula 1000 Championship will be held on July 22 and 23 from New Jersey Motorsports Park.  All qualifying sessions, races, and post race celebrations are broadcast live on Facebook.  

Alex Mayer wins back-to-back at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

Taking the green flag from pole on both days, Mayer drove his #77 Technotects-Wilwood Brakes Suzuki-powered JDR F1000 to victory lane to take a commanding lead in the 2017 North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by American Racer Tire.

Round 5 - Saturday, May 13th 2017

Weather was the talk of the weekend for Round 5 and Round 6 of the 2017 NAF1000 Championship, as rain was threatening all weekend. The threat held off during track time, and mother nature was nice enough to only rain during the night.

Qualifying saw the points leader, #77 Alex Mayer take pole position from the #9 suzuki-powered Citation of Jason Slahor and #93 CSI Leasing Suzuki-powered JDR of Stephen Hamilton rounded out the top three for go fast day.

When the green flag fell, the #77 of Alex Mayer jumped out to an early lead, with #9 Slahor and #93 Hamilton followed closely behind. Lap after lap, the NAF1000 championship cars screamed around the 2.8 mile, 19-turn road course, showcasing the greatest sounds in American motorsports.

When the checkered flag flew, #77 Alex Mayer took his third win in the 2017 championship, with the #9 of Jason Slahor in second, and #93 Stephen Hamilton in third.

In his first race with the NAF1000 championship, the #111 Suzuki-powered Firman of Mike Meyers came home the big winner in Round 5, taking home the Sunoco Hard Charger award for improving the most positions in the race, and the Wilwood Brakes Tough Break Award, for finishing in 4th place.

Race Results

1. #77 - Alex Mayer - Technotects - Wilwood Brakes - Suzuki-powered JDR
2. #9 - Jason Slahor - Slahor Racing - Suzuki-powered Citation
3. #93 Stephen Hamilton - CSI Leasing - Suzuki-powered JDR
4. #111 Mike Meyers - American Racer Tire - Suzuki-powered Firman
5. #2 Zane Gibbs - American Racer Tire - Suzuki- powered Firman
6. #31 Dave O’Leary - Suzuki-powered Mygale

Round 6 - Sunday, May 14th 2017 - Happy Easter!

Qualifying once again was dominated by the #77 of Alex Mayer, taking pole position for Round 6, followed by the #9 of Jason Slahor, and the #93 of Stephen Hamilton taking the third starting spot.

As the NAF1000 cars approached the starter stand, the #77 of Alex Mayer timed the jump perfectly and when the flag flew, Mayer had put three cars from other classes between himself and the rest of the NAF1000 field. Lap after lap, Mayer battled wheel to wheel with a car in a different class, ultimately ending in a crunched-in sidepod for Mayer, and a bent front wing for the other car.

Behind the damaged car of Mayer, the #9 of Jason Slahor was unable to take advantage due to being in the crosshairs of the #2 American Racer Tire - Suzuki-powered - Firman of Zane Gibbs. Slahor and Gibbs were set to have a great battle headed into the final laps, when a lapped car from another class was caught in between the two, ensuring back-to-back second place finishes for the #9 of Jason Slahor. The #2 of Zane Gibbs would come home third, and take home the Sunoco Hard Charger Award, coming from the back. Rounding out the podium for Round 6 of the 2017 North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by American Racer Tire, was the Wilwood Brakes Tough Break Award winner, the #93 CSI Leasing - Suzuki-powered - JDR of Stephen Hamilton.

Race Results
1. #77 Alex Mayer - Technotects - Wilwood Brakes - Suzuki-powered - JDR
2. #9 Jason Slahor - Slahor Racing - Suzuki-powered Citation
3. #2 Zane Gibbs - American Racer Tire - Suzuki-powered Firman
4. #93 Stephen Hamilton - CSI Leasing - Suzuki-powered JDR
5. # 111 Mike Meyers - American Racer Tire - Suzuki-powered Firman
6. #31 Dave O’Leary - Suzuki-powered Mygale

Random Drawing Awards - Friday, May 12, 2017

Unlike most racing series, in the North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by American Racer Tire, EVERY DRIVER WINS MONEY! At each event, the NAF1000 series hosts a Friday evening driver social and random awards banquet to award multiple random drawing awards, thanks to the wonderful sponsors.

This weekend, thanks to #93 Stephen Hamilton, the NAF1000 series served up baked chicken, pulled pork, brownies, apple pie, and much more!

When the random drawings began, the winners started out with the #2 of Zane Gibbs and the #9 of Jason Slahor receiving a FREE TIRE thanks to American Racer Tire.

Taking home CASH thanks to Taylor Race Engineering, was the #2 of Zane Gibbs, and the #77 of Alex Mayer. Even more CASH was won by #9 of Jason Slahor thanks to Jongbloed Racing Wheels. Continuing to give away CASH, thanks to Hurley Race Products, the #93 of Stephen Hamilton walked away a little richer.

Beginning with the NAF1000 championship random drawing discount and certificates, #31 of Dave O’Leary and the #111 of Mike Meyers took home HUGE discounts to George Dean Racing Engines. Continuing with major discounts on parts, the #93 of Stephen Hamilton and the #111 of Mike Meyers have a slightly lower racing bill thanks to Rilltech Racing. One thing every driver needs in the NAF1000 championship is a reliable gear to ensure all the power is usable in the monster 1000cc engines, and thanks to Rebel Gears, the #2 of Zane Gibbs and the #77 of Alex Mayer have a spare ready and waiting in the hauler.

The next event for the North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by American Racer Tire will be held on June 24 - June 25 at the historic Watkins Glen International Raceway.

Alex Mayer Sweeps Race 3 and 4 at VIR

Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia (April 15-16, 2017) – Alex Mayer drove his JDR racecar to back-to-back victories to sweep Race 3 and 4 of the North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by America Racer Tire, Sunoco Fuels, Taylor Engineering, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, George Dean Engines, Rilltech Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Rebel Gear, and Hurley Race Products.

Race 3 on Saturday saw the majority of the race follow the pace car after several cars in the mixed field ended their day in multiple events on lap 2. As a result, polesitter Mayer was never challenged and with the exception of Doug Hertz who passed one car to win the Sunoco Hard Charger award the positions on the track were the same as they were after qualifying.  Shane Prieto took second with Jason Slahor rounding out the podium in third.

Sunday’s race 4 was a different matter as it went flag to flag without any major incident. Mayer once again leading from pole finished ahead of Shane Prieto with Charles Livingston in 3rd.

North American Formula 1000 Championship, Race 3, April 15, 2017 Results and Awards

  1. Alex Mayer Harleyville, PA, 2014 JDR $300
  2. Shane Prieto, Lake Worth, FL, 2009 Firman  $200
  3. Jason Slahor, Ellicott City, Md, 2008 Citation $100
  4. Tim Pierce, Leland, NC, 2010 Firman $50
  5. Doug Hertz, Mount Kisco, NY, 2015 Firman $50
  6. Zane Gibbs, Richmond, VA, 2010 Firman $50
  7. Charles Livingston, St. Louis. MO, 2013 JDR $50
  8. Richard Franklin, Wilmington, NC, 2003 Stohr, $50
  9. Kevin Boeckle, Norwalk, CT, 2008 Elan $50
  10. Stephen Hamilton, Incline Village, NV, 2014 JDR $50
  11. Thomas Copeland, Milpitas, CA 2000 Van Diemen $50
  12. David O’Leary, Cranberry Township. PA, Mygale SJ04 $50
  13. Jose Gerardo, El Paso, TX 2014 Galmer $50

Sunoco Hard Charger Award – Doug Hertz   $200
Taylor Engineering Award –   Thomas Copeland    $100
Wilwood Tough Brake Award – Tim Pierce

North American Formula 1000 Championship, Race 4, April 16, 2017 Results and Awards

  1. Alex Mayer, Harleyville, PA, 2014 JDR $300
  2. Shane Prieto, Lake Worth, FL, 2009 Firman  $200
  3. Charles Livingston, St. Louis. MO, 2013 JDR $100
  4. Jason Slahor Ellicott City, Md, 2008 Citation $50
  5. Zane Gibbs, Richmond, VA, 2010 Firman $50
  6. Jose Gerardo, El Paso, TX 2014 Galmer $50
  7. Tim Pierce, Leland, NC, 2010 Firman $50
  8. Stephen Hamilton, Incline Village, NV, 2014 JDR $50
  9. Richard Franklin, Wilmington, NC, 2003 Stohr $50
  10. Kevin Boecke, Norwalk, CT, 2008 Elan $50
  11. David O’Leary, Cranberry Township. PA, Mygale SJ04 $50
  12. Thomas Copeland, Milpitas, CA 2000 Van Diemen $50
  13. Doug Hertz, Mount Kisco, NY, 2015 Firman $50

Jongbloed Racing Wheels Award – Thomas Copeland $100
George Dean Award – Thomas Copeland
Wilwood Tough Brake Award – Jason Slahor

Tim Pierce Takes Surprise Win at Atlanta in NAF1000 Inaugural Race

Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia (March 11, 2017) - Tim Pierce outlasted his rivals to takes a surprise victory at the very first race of the new North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by America Racer Tire, Sunoco Fuels, Taylor Engineering, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, George Dean Engines, Rilltech Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Rebel Gear, and Hurley Race Products.

On a day that saw temperatures in the low 50's, a cold track, and overcast threatening skies Alex Mayer took the top qualifying time in Formula 1000 in his American Racer Tire JDR with a time of 1:24.1.

The race started as sprinkles of rain fell over the competitors as they took the green flag. Within a few laps the first of multiple double yellow flags came out as the conditions caught out several drivers in the mixed class field. Polesitter Alex Mayer developed mechanical troubles early ending his chances of victory. Jose Gerardo in the Galmer took over from Mayer only to have battery issues slow him and ruin his chances for claiming the top spot. As cars continue to drop out of contention for the lead Tim Pierce suddenly found himself first amongst his Championship competitors going on to claim a surprise Race One win.

Top 6 Results and Awards:

1. Tim Pierce $300
2. Jose Gerardo $200
3. Alex Mayer $100
4. Thomas Copeland $50
5. Charles Livingtson $50
6. Zane Gibbs $50

Sunoco Hard Charger Award - Tim Pierce $200
Taylor Engineering Award - Alex Mayer $200
Jongbloed Racing Wheels Award - Zane Gibbs $100
Hurley Race Products Award - Jose Gerardo $100
George Dean Award - Charles Livingston
Rebel Gear Award - Zane Gibbs
Wilwood Tough Brake 4th Place Award - Thomas Copeland
Rilltech Racing Award - Charles Livingston
American Racer Free Tire Award - Thomas Copeland

 

Jose Gerado cruises to win race 2 at road atlanta

Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia (March 12, 2017) - Jose Gerardo saw his closest competitors drop out as he ran away to an easy victory on Race 2 of the 2017 North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by America Racer Tire, Sunoco Fuels, Taylor Engineering, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, George Dean Engines, Rilltech Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Rebel Gear, and Hurley Race Products.

Sunday saw near freezing temperatures and an overcast skies greet the competitors as the green flag flew. Alex Mayer once again developed mechanical woes that saw his race end early. Saturday race winner Tim Pierce took second with Zane Gibbs rounding out the podium in third. The race less eventful as on Sunday saw the competitors mostly battle the cold track conditions. On the final lap the chain on Copeland's car loosen off the sprocket just as he crested the final turn under the bridge, he managed to limp the car slowly down the hill into the pits where he took the checkered flag.

Top 6 Results and Awards:

1. Jose Gerardo $300
2. Tim Pierce $200
3. Zane Gibbs $100
4. Charles Livingston $50
5. Thomas Copeland $50
6. Alex Mayer $50

Sunoco Hard Charger Award - Awarded to all drivers (split equally) $200
Taylor Engineering Award - Thomas Copeland $200
Jongbloed Racing Wheels Award - Tim Pierce $100
George Dean Award - Jose Gerardo
Rebel Gear Award - Charles Livingston
Wilwood Tough Brake 4th Place Award - Charles Livingston
American Racer Free Tire Award - Alex Mayer


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