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BGR Opens Season with Podiums

Opening rounds of the 2016 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship 

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park hosted the opening rounds of the 2016 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship with some very tough weather conditions to test the competitors and teams.  BGR/ Piper Racecars drivers Ben Hurst and Roman De Angelis both had stellar weekends with triple podium visits for a strong opening weekend. Rookie De Angelis steered his Piper DL7/Quicksilver Honda to a sweep of 2nd place finishes and sophomore Hurst did the same with a sweep of 3rd place finishes. 

The conditions throughout the weekend varied from wet conditions including a session or two with snow to a semi dry track and finally a dry final. Both BGR drivers dealt very well with the changing track and made the most of their opportunities. 

"We are very happy with our results this past weekend; both drivers adapted well to a very cold and sometimes wet track and never missed a beat. I am proud of them as well as our crew who kept up with the changing conditions in difficult circumstances with the weather. We now move to the opening rounds of the 2016 Formula Tour 1600 Series at Mont Tremblant “comments team owner Brian Graham. 

BGR Piper Racecars is the Canadian distributor for the ultra-successful California built Piper chassis. The factory supported team will contest the full Ontario and Quebec F1600 Championships and has seats still available for selected events.  The all new Piper DL7 debuted with immediate success and grabbed its first win at CTMP winning the Al Craighead CanAm Cup.   BGR has put more drivers in the winner’s circle than any other team in OFFC history and has an incredible run winning the Rookie of the Year 9 of the last 10 years.  With an alumni list that boasts drivers who have gone on to Championships all over North America to several starters in the Indy 500, BGR is well known as the place to begin a career in open wheel racing. 

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