The passion and determination to capture the checkered flag and a championship is a multifaceted and intertwined mission. Drivers, mechanics, engineers, and team owners strive to push the limits in order to achieve success. However, the dream of a championship victory should not begin and end with an over inflated budget.
The Formula Lites series was created to provide an economical, technologically advanced race vehicle with an emphasis on safety, to give drivers the opportunity to develop their skills to progress into higher levels of open-wheel racing.
The series, sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing is currently in the midst of its inaugural 2015 Championship Season schedule. The Formula Lites program aims at developing drivers interested in entering professional motorsports, including those who seek to make the leap from karting to open-wheel racing.
The formation of the Formula Lites series and the debut of the Crawford Formula Lites (FL15) chassis is a collaboration between Dennis McCormack, a 43-year motorsports veteran, Ryan Arciero, a SCORE Baja Champion driver, and Max Crawford of Crawford Composites, LLC, the designer and manufacturer of the carbon composite Formula Lites vehicle.