Swan Enters F1600 & Atlantic Championships
The team’s three-car Atlantic team will feature former SCCA national champion and IMSA Pro Atlantic C2 champion Michael Mällinen in the No. 71 Swift Engineering Mazda 016.a alongside Tyler Hunter in the No. 22 Swift Engineering TRD 014.a and Mark Felsen driving No. 2 Swift Engineering TRD 014.a.
Swan Motorsports will also add a one-car entry in the US F1600 Formula F Championship with 15-year-old Max Mällinen driving.
Mällinen, a champion in international and national karting, inked a multi-year deal with the team, which is owned by Mirl Swan.
“It feels great to sign a multi-year deal with Swan Motorsports,” Max Mällinen said. “I have been able to run many laps at Swan’s test facility in Texas and am now able to focus on competing. I’m very excited to be working with Mirl and Swan Motorsports for the next several seasons. Mirl has won many championships including Indy Lights and Atlantic; he knows how to win.”“I am very happy to enter the 2014 Atlantic Championship and F1600 Championship.” team owner Mirl Swan said. “Our team has enjoyed a lot of success in Formula Atlantic, winning many championships and national titles over the years. We have our sights set firmly on winning the 2014 Atlantic title.”
“It’s also great news for the team to have Max on board for the next two seasons. I have known Max for many years and followed his development. We are excited to have him compete on our team,” continued Swan. “Max has done a fantastic job during testing, posting some good times, and showing great consistency. Max also responds really well to input, provides good feedback. I think he will be a strong contender over the next several years.”