Matt Barry is our first rookie from the FEL – Automotive Learning + Promotion Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series to be recognized. Pitting under the Brian Graham Racing banner for the 2019 campaign, the teenager from Innisfil, Ontario was a welcome addition to the paddock. Among a BGR trio vying for Rookie-of-the-Year honours, Barry emerged with the title based on all-around consistency. He was on the podium in his first career start, and returned to the blocks in four of the five rounds that followed, the last three producing double-podium results. He was on the podium nine times in total, which led to third place overall in the A class championship. Barry also earned the MK Technologies Most Improved Driver award for developing his race craft over the course of the season, improving his lap times each race event. Congratulations Matthew!
Photo Credit Richard Coburn