2011 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear championship winning team World Speed Motorsports announced today that Michael Whelden will be joining their squad for the 2012 season. Whelden will be competing in the new FormulaSPEED2.0 class.
“Michael raced in the Jim Russell Racing Championship series back when the Formula Car Challenge used to compete on the same weekends,” stated WSM Team Owner Telo Stewart. “He had a lot of success in the fastest group, and already knows some of our other drivers who are also Russell alumni. He is a great addition to our team, and we are looking forward to helping him reach his goals.”
“Racing the new FormulaSpeed2.0 this season in the Formula Car Challenge is a great opportunity. World Speed Motorsports has a world class racing program and they have a lot to offer young drivers like me,” stated Whelden. “I am honored to be a part of the World Speed Motorsports FS2.0 program. The FormulaSpeed2.0 is a great development car for drivers of all ages and sizes. The car’s performance and safety make it the perfect platform to start racing open wheel cars. The FormulaSpeed2.0 is a true driver’s car and I can’t wait for the season to start!”
World Speed Motorsports and Whelden have already begun testing in preparation for the 2012 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear season opener March 10th-11th at Infineon Raceway.