Simon Sikes will return to RiceRace for the full FRP F1600 Championship Series, bringing support from Group 6 Apparel, joining team sponsors Susi Uhl Art, Fox40, and Ruthie's Rental Cottage. Simon will drive the number 6 Mygale in the RiceRace team livery of blue, black, and pink. The team will prepare for the 7-event FRP F1600 series by attending the Hoosier Super Tour at Road Atlanta in March.
Simon began in karts and moved to cars in 2017 when he was the 2017 Skip Barber Winter Series Champion and one of ten candidates for the 2017 Team USA Scholarship process. He made his FRP debut in October with RiceRace at NJMP and raced in the top 4 in all 3 races. He won the opening race of the 2018 FRP F2000 championship at Road Atlanta and was a Team USA nominee again. Simon was a part-timer in 2019 and returned for 3 events with RiceRace, winning 2 of 3 FRP races at PIRC, and sweeping the 3 races at the 50th Anniversary of Formula F. Team owner Greg Rice reports "Simon has done a spectacular job in our cars, and we worked very hard to get him in our car for a full championship effort. We will announce Simon's teammate in the next week, and expect to have a very competitive team. We have not confirmed our 3rd driver, but we are still hoping to add a 3rd car for FRP."
RiceRace has been a constant in FRP F1600 since the very first event almost a decade ago. The team has won many F1600 and F2000 races during this time, highlighted by the 2016 F2000 Championship with Steve Bamford. Greg Rice has been involved in the sport for 4 decades as driver, mechanic, coach, and consultant. Greg manages the effort, and engineers the cars. Andrew Spencer and Alan Oppal bring their years of experience with junior formula cars, as the lead crew personnel. Group 6 Apparel markets apparel for karting that has custom molded protective padding that is SFI Foundation Inc. compliant. Susi Uhl Art produces unique abstract pebble art that makes for a very personal gift. Fox40 USA sells sporting goods, featuring the Fox40 whistle, the world's best whistle.. Ruthie's Rental Cottage is a luxury rental property on Lake Seneca near Watkins Glen, NY. RiceRace uses Hoosier racing tires and Quicksilver race engines.
For more information about the RiceRace F1600 team or becoming a team driver, please contact Greg Rice at RiceRacePrep@gmail.com. Please visit our website RiceRacePrep.com. You can follow the team on Instagram as RiceRacePrep.