The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear was formed in 2005. Many of the original drivers were graduates of the Jim Russell school's racing series, and so the series was aptly nicknamed the "Russell Pro Series." This series originally took place exclusively at Sonoma Raceway. Management of the Russell Pro Series also operated the Star Mazda West Coast Series which took place at a variety of tracks. Both series were getting extremely popular, and so in 2009 the decision was made to combine them under one trademarked monicker; the Formula Car Challenge.
The Formula Car Challenge has graduated drivers into the highest levels of motorsports, and FCC Alumni have won some incredible races and championships. With support from some great partners, the series has grown to be the best place on the West Coast to build your racing resume and develop your talent.