New class hopes to attract old faces and new drivers to the series
For 2011, The Formula 1200 Series will be introducing a new championship to the series under Masters rules. The classification for Masters will be any FTDA (Formula Twelvehundred Drivers Association) member that is 45 years of age or older. Drivers in the Masters class will also be eligible for the overall championship. The addition of the Masters class will contribute to multiple inter-race championships, also including the always competitive Rookie of the Year championship.
Based on the 2010 FTDA driving members, the class would contain 7 potential competitors. The hope is that with the addition of this class, it will not only bring a high intensity of competition to the entire field throughout, but also bring in more drivers looking to be competitive towards a championship without battling against the likes of three time series champion Michael Iamundi. While it is unclear as whether or not weekend final race trophies will be handed out to the class winner as of yet, there has been talk that the class winner will be awarded with a bottle of prune juice. A year’s end trophy will be awarded to the Masters champion.
With the beginning of the season quickly approaching, all series competitors are strongly encouraged to hand in their membership forms, which can be found at www.formula1200.com under About 1200 -> Articles -> FTDA Membership Form. Failure to register prior to the first weekend on May 7-8 will result in forfit of that weekend’s points. Registration for the Masters class and the Rookie of the Year can be selected within the form.