Denver, CO (November 2009) – Waterman Racing proudly announces a fifth-place ranking for driver Chris Waterman in the inaugural F1000 National Championship presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering.
“This is a great validation of the effort we put in during our rookie year in F1000,” said Team Manager and Owner Stuart Waterman.
Formula 1000, also known as F1000 or Formula B, is a new National formula car racing class for the Sports Car Club of America. The 1000-lb cars, powered by stock 1000cc motorcycle engines, top 145 mph and exceed 2g in cornering grip, racing on two to four mile road-racing courses.
The prestigious award puts team driver Chris Waterman solidly in the spotlight for one of the SCCA’s fastest-growing and highest-speed classes. At 19 years old, Chris is one of the youngest racing drivers in this class. Racing since he was eight years old, first in Quarter Midgets and then in Shifter Karts, Chris earned his SCCA Regional racing license in mid-2008 and his National license in 2009, just in time to enter the F1000 championship.
Stuart added that his team’s success would not have been possible without the support of many, including Rilltech Racing, a major sponsor of the F1000 Championship. “We had a fuel fire during qualifying at the June Sprints and we only made it to the race thanks to huge efforts by Richard Cottrill and the whole Rilltech team,” he explained, “Throughout the year, we had a lot of help from good people in the SCCA.”
Chris explained that the biggest thrill for him was to be recognized alongside some of the SCCA’s quickest and most well-known drivers: “It’s a thrill to earn my place among drivers with the reputations of these guys. Now that we’ve worked most of the bugs out, I can’t wait until next season when we’ll start to show what we’re capable of,” he predicted.
The recognition dovetails with Waterman Racing’s recently announced plans for a much larger National racing effort during the 2010 season.
The team has also added Race Engineer Matt Cavalier to the roster and will continue to make the most of Logistics Chief Geremy Kornreich. Team Waterman campaigns a 2008 Speads F1000, imported by Racing Concepts LLC and available through Rilltech Racing in Longmont, Colo.
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