2014 FCC PFM National Champion

Michael Whelden returned to defend my Pro Formula Mazda national championship title in 2014 at the NASA Western States Championships.  It was a three race format, with two qualifying races and a championship race.  Points across all three races would constitute the national title in the Formula Car Challenge.  Whelden qualified second for the first race and got a great… Read more →

National Championship Schedule

Michael Whelden is competing this weekend.  Here is the real schedule for this weekends Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear National Championship. Thursday Test: 8:55-9:30, 10:55-11:25, 1:35-2:05, 3:25-3:55 Friday: P10:20-10:40, Q2:30-2:50, R4:25-4:55 Saturday: R11:10-11:40, R2:50-3:20 Saturday Night Banquet: 5:30-7:30 World Speed Shop Read more →

Formula Car Challenge National Championship

November 6-9, 2014 will be the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear National Championship.  The Formula Car Challenge will be running with the NASA Western Championship presented by Toyo Tires.  It will be a weekend full of action packed racing.  The #3 World Speed Pro Formula Mazda will be ready to start where it left off with last years National… Read more →

United States Touring Car Championship

Michael Whelden is competing this memorial day weekend in the United States Touring Car Championship sponsored by Nitto Tires.  Whelden will be racing with Life’s Good Racing in their 2005 Lexus IS300 #21.  Michael is getting his first taste of touring car racing in his career.  “It is going to be a great learning experience driving a larger car than… Read more →

VMB Driver Development Rising Star Award Judge

I will be heading down to ButtonWillow on March 3rd to be a judge for the inaugural VMB Driver Development Rising Star Award.  This is a competition between young drivers around the country for a full season in the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear in the FormulaSPEED2.0 class.  I won both the regional and national championships in this car… Read more →

I Survived The 25

We finished the 25 Hours of Thunderhill , and I am very proud of what we at N1 Racing and Lexus accomplished. The car was on the showroom floor just over two months ago, and finished a grueling 25 hour race. We had brake problems from the beginning and spares were sparse.  Driving at night was a pleasure with this car. I… Read more →

25 Hours of Thunderhill

Michael Whelden will be competing in the 2013 Untied States Air Force 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the longest endurance race in the world.  Whelden will be competing with N1 Racing and Lexus USA in a 2014 IS250 USTCC in the E1 class.  Whelden will be joined by Mark McManus, Allan McCallum, Kai Goodard, and Dave Smith.  The team is sponsored… Read more →

Runner-up for Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

Buttonwillow on Monday hosted the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout.  Five finalist from all over the country attended to compete for a cash prize of $75,000 to compete in the 2014 MX-5 Cup.  Michael Whelden was selected to be a finalist from a pool of 18 drivers.  The competition consisted of on-track driving, business proposal presentations, and data and technical… Read more →

2013 Formula Car Challenge PFM West Coast Champion

Yesterday was an amazing day. I lead every lap to claim victory number 10 on the season and sealed the 2013 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Pro Formula Mazda West Coast Regional Championship. I would like to thank my team World Speed for the incredible effort all season to make this possible. I would like to thank Mazda for… Read more →

Finals of the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

  Mazda Shootout Finalists Announced Five Racers Eligible For The Biggest Prize in All of Club Racing October 23, 2013 (IRVINE, Calif) The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing.  Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks.  The $75,000 prize funds a drive in the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Cup. Eighteen… Read more →