Alton, VA – Adrian Starrantino started from pole but traded the lead back and forth countless times with multiple cars to eventually win in the No. 98 Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport in the opening round of F1600 Formula F Championship Series season in a dramatic race. Starrantino passed Jake Eidson on the back straight on the last lap to take the win by three tenths. Steve Bamford finished third.
The race was shortened in part by an early full course caution and eventual red flag for Mike Scanlan and Caitlin Johnston, who came together on the opening lap. Both drivers were okay but the crash required extensive clean-up, giving the field just a handful of laps of green flag again around VIRginia International Raceway as the race officials declared a time race (12 laps, or 30 minutes). Read more ›
Alton, VA – A talented and deep F1600 Formula F Championship field took to the 17-turn VIRgina International Raceway today for two practice sessions ahead of the opening rounds of the 12-round, six-weekend 2013 FF season. Bryan Herta Autosport’s Eighteen-year-old, California native Adrian Starrantino was the fastest in both sessions driving the red and white No. 98 Mygale/Honda.
Starrantino, who ran one event in FF last year, was fastest in both sessions with his fastest time coming in the morning session ahead of Jake Edison, driving for Cape Motorsports in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda, Tim Kautz, Aaron Telitz and Ayla Agren.
Later in the day, it was Starrantino again, slightly slower and ahead of Eidson, Joe Colasacco, Kautz, who is the reigning National Champion, and Ayla Agren in her F1600 pro debut at VIR. Read more ›
Indianapolis, IN – March 28, 2013 – Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) will field three Mygale SJ Honda entries for Ayla Agren, Sam Chastain and Adrian Starrantino in the 2013 F1600 Championship Series. The team will have the full support of Mygale North America in their quest to win the championship.
Driver of the No. 96 Mygale/Honda, nineteen-year-old Ayla Agren hails from Slemmestad, Norway. The 2012 season marked her first in open-wheel cars after a decade of karting in Europe. Agren relocated to St. Petersburg, FL to pursue her racing dream. She took part in the Skip Barber Karting Shootout towards the end of 2011 and was rewarded with a scholarship towards the Skip Barber Summer Series. She showed no signs of being a rookie during her debut as she took the podium four times in just seven race weekends.
“Driving for Bryan Herta Autosport is a really great step up for me,” said Agren, “both on the driving side and the team side, since there are no teams at Skip Barber. I am certain that running with BHA will further improve my driving skills and my ability to work within a team environment.”
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