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MULTI-CAR F4 U.S. TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F3 AMERICAS

MULTI-CAR F4 U.S. TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F3 AMERICAS

Abel Motorsports commits to the inaugural season of the F3 Americas Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda sophomore team Abel Motorsports confirmed it will campaign for the 2018 F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda championship as a single car operation. Abel Motorsports is the second F4 U.S. team to commit to the new formula-spec ladder. Earlier this month, Global Racing Group announced its expansion.

“When we became aware of the development of the new Ligier F3, we knew that it was going to be a great car. With the 270-horsepower twin turbo Honda powerplant combined with the Ligier carbon fiber chassis, the car will be the next logical step for our drivers’ advancement,” said Abel Motorsports team principal Bill Abel. “The car not only has tremendous leading-edge safety technology built in, it also offers a higher level of sophistication in operation and data gathering which is exactly what drivers coming from F4 are expecting.”
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RASMUSSEN FALLS TO FELLOW COUNTRYMAN IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

RASMUSSEN FALLS TO FELLOW COUNTRYMAN IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

F4 U.S. vets Pedersen and Dickerson take lead in points after consistent top-five finishes at Road Atlanta

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018)- After rookies dominated the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda opening rounds at Virginia International Raceway, the series veterans rose to reclaim their ranks during the second event at Road Atlanta last month.

Global Racing Group veteran driver Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, claimed one win, a podium and a fourth place at Road Atlanta, knocking rookie and fellow Danish countryman Christian Rasmussen from first down to fourth in standings. After collecting a pair of wins in his F4 U.S. debut event in Virginia, Rasmussen went scoreless at Road Atlanta. Continue reading RASMUSSEN FALLS TO FELLOW COUNTRYMAN IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

GLOBAL RACING GROUP COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

GLOBAL RACING GROUP COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

F4 U.S. team Global Racing Group expands operation into F3 Americas

INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2018)- Global Racing Group confirmed its purchase of two F3 Americas cars to vie for the inaugural F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda championship season slated to start Aug. 3-5 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, appointing GRG as the first Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda team committed to expand its operation into the next step of the SCCA Pro Racing’s formula-spec ladder. Continue reading GLOBAL RACING GROUP COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP TIRE TEST SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP TIRE TEST SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

Development continues for the new F3 Americas Championship package

INDIANAPOLIS (June 6, 2018)- The Ligier Crawford JS F3 chassis equipped with the 270-horsepower Honda Civic® Type-R® turbocharged K20C1 motor, a set of Pirelli P Zero slicks and the first North American application of a race car halo is slated to hit the iconic Circuit de Nevers Mangy-Cours in France on Mon., June 11, for continued Pirelli tire testing. Continue reading F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP TIRE TEST SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING GETS EVEN GREATER FOR JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOMENT

THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING GETS EVEN GREATER FOR JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOMENT

Jay Howard hosts members from his F4 U.S. JHDD team at Indianapolis 500 events

INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2018)- It’s difficult to walk through the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda paddock without bumping into a team owner, engineer, mechanic or coach who hasn’t participated in an Indianapolis 500 at one point in their careers. Team principles like Jay Howard and Dr. Jack Miller and former F4 driving coaches like Scott Harrington, Raphael Matos and Gabby Chaves combined have a dozen Indy 500 starts. Continue reading THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING GETS EVEN GREATER FOR JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOMENT

THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING HOSTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONDA FAN ZONE

THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING HOSTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONDA FAN ZONE

Jay Howard Driver Development F4 U.S. car to be displayed at 102nd Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2018)- For the third consecutive year, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda car will be on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Indianapolis 500 weekend.

Starting on Carb Day, the freshly wrapped, red, black and metallic blue No. 5 Jay Howard Driver Development F4 U.S. Championship car will be on exhibit in the Honda Fan Zone, located in the Fan Midway inside IMS. Continue reading THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING HOSTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONDA FAN ZONE

GLOBAL RACING GROUP MAKES HUGE GAINS AT ROAD ATLANTA

GLOBAL RACING GROUP MAKES HUGE GAINS AT ROAD ATLANTA

BRASELTON, GA (May 22, 2018)- Fielding four cars, Global Racing Group continued its podium-finish streak in the second Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event at Road Atlanta. Danish-American Benjamin Pedersen extended his season-win tally to two after taking the checkered in the opening round. Pedersen followed up his victory with a top-five finish in Race 2 and claimed another podium in Race 3. The successful weekend jolted the Global Racing Group veteran into first place in championship standings, and the points Pedersen accumulated from both F4 U.S. weekends, tied Global Racing Group for third in team points.
Global Racing Group rookie Blake Upton and Parker Locke both experienced their best finishes of the season at Road Atlanta. Overall, Upton completed the weekend with 19 gained positions, passing 11 of those 19 competitors in the final round. F4 U.S. sophomore Locke continued his rapid development under GRG at Road Atlanta, finishing the weekend with 13 overtakes, 11 of which were in Race 3. Continue reading GLOBAL RACING GROUP MAKES HUGE GAINS AT ROAD ATLANTA

JAMES RAVEN AND JOSE BLANCO CELEBRATE MAIDEN VICTORIES AT ROAD ATLANTA

JAMES RAVEN AND JOSE BLANCO CELEBRATE MAIDEN VICTORIES AT ROAD ATLANTA

Multi-car crash in Round 6 retires a quarter of the field

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2018)- The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda delivered two action-packed rounds Saturday at Road Atlanta with two new faces emerging victorious. James Raven of Portsmouth, England, scored his first F4 U.S. career win in Round 5 followed by a brilliant win from Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to close out the weekend. Continue reading JAMES RAVEN AND JOSE BLANCO CELEBRATE MAIDEN VICTORIES AT ROAD ATLANTA

PEDERSEN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH F4 WIN IN ROAD ATLANTA

PEDERSEN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH F4 WIN IN ROAD ATLANTA

James Raven and Dakota Dickerson join Pedersen for Round 4 podium

BRASELTON, GEORGIA (May 12, 2018)- Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, celebrated his 19th birthday on the tallest podium step after claiming his second win of the season during Round 4 of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda at Road Atlanta on Friday. James Raven of Portsmouth, England, captured his first podium with a second-place finish and Dakota Dickerson of San Diego rounded out the top-three. Dickerson is the only competitor to visit the podium in every round of the 2018 season. Continue reading PEDERSEN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH F4 WIN IN ROAD ATLANTA

F4 U.S. AMPS UP FAN EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE RACE WEEKEND STREAMING

F4 U.S. AMPS UP FAN EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE RACE WEEKEND STREAMING

SCCA Pro Racing partners with Worldwide Streaming to deliver first-class pay-per-view event

INDIANAPOLIS (May 10, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda is continuing its efforts to deliver action-packed wheel-to-wheel racing straight to fans’ fingertips. Starting on Friday at Road Atlanta, fans can access live qualifying and race streaming provided by the series newest partner Worldwide Streaming. The first-class pay-per-view event will incorporate LIVE color-commenting by veteran announcer John Fippin, a combination of 8-12 manned and static camera views, aerial track coverage and pre and postrace driver interviews. Continue reading F4 U.S. AMPS UP FAN EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE RACE WEEKEND STREAMING

F4 U.S. RETURNS TO ROAD ATLANTA WITH STRONG LINEUP

F4 U.S. RETURNS TO ROAD ATLANTA WITH STRONG LINEUP

Sam Paley joins the championship fight

INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2018)- The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda returns to the challenging Road Atlanta for the first time since its inaugural season for the Drift Atlanta presented by Papa John’s weekend May 10-12. After a record-breaking debut just 10 days ago, 32 drivers are slated to compete in Rounds 4-6.

“We are very pleased to sustain such strong and competitive field for Road Atlanta,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth. “This type of participation emphasizes the value F4 presents to all of our teams and competitors. We continue to remain the most cost-effective professional open-wheel championship in the United States.”

Group-A Racing expanded its team for the second championship event, entering its largest lineup since joining F4 U.S. in 2016. Sam Paley of Cincinnati completes Group-A Racing’s three-car squad. Paley competed in three of the seven F4 U.S. events last season, capturing three top-10 finishes. Continue reading F4 U.S. RETURNS TO ROAD ATLANTA WITH STRONG LINEUP

LATE ONROAK AUTOMOTIVE CHIEF DESIGNER ANDY SCRIVEN REMEMBERED DURING OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT

LATE ONROAK AUTOMOTIVE CHIEF DESIGNER ANDY SCRIVEN REMEMBERED DURING OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT

INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2018)- Dozens of people from around the United States gathered to honor the late Onroak Automotive North America chief designer Andrew “Andy” Scriven at a luncheon held during the inaugural Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29.

Scriven was instrumental in the establishment of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda JS F4 16 chassis design and the creative innovator of the Ligier JS F3 Americas chassis. More than 35 F4 U.S. cars were adorned with a cowboy hat decal, inspired by Scriven’s signature style. Continue reading LATE ONROAK AUTOMOTIVE CHIEF DESIGNER ANDY SCRIVEN REMEMBERED DURING OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT

ROOKIES OUTNUMBER SERIES VETS IN STANDINGS AFTER OPENING WEEKEND

ROOKIES OUTNUMBER SERIES VETS IN STANDINGS AFTER OPENING WEEKEND

Rasmussen leads in championship points after VIR

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda rookies challenged the season vets in standings during the Andy Scriven Memorial Race opening weekend at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29. Eight of the 14 point-holders are competing in their first year of the junior-professional series.

Jay Howard Driver Development rookie Christian Rasmussen of Copenhagen, Denmark, dominated the scores, leading F4 U.S. sophomore Dakota Dickerson of San Diego by 20 points after the opening round. Series veteran Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, trails Dickerson by just one point in third-place with rookies Teddy Wilson of Holbeach, England, and Joshua Car of Sydney, Australia, completing the top-five in a close battle. Car was the only F4 U.S. driver outside the top-three to score points in every round. Continue reading ROOKIES OUTNUMBER SERIES VETS IN STANDINGS AFTER OPENING WEEKEND

JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOPMENT SCORES BIG DURING F4 DEBUT

JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOPMENT SCORES BIG DURING F4 DEBUT

Nearly half of the F4 U.S. teams add points to team championship standings

INDIANAPOLIS (May 3, 2018)- Jay Howard Driver Development dominated the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda team standings during its debut at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29. Two wins and a second-place finish from Christian Rasmussen of Copenhagen, Denmark, two podiums from Teddy Wilson of Holbeach, England, and a pair of top-10 finishes from Wyatt Brichacek of Johnstown, Colorado, jolted JHDD to a comfortable 54-point lead over the recently combined Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport team.

Seven of the 15 teams entered recorded team championship points. Continue reading JAY HOWARD DRIVER DEVELOPMENT SCORES BIG DURING F4 DEBUT

DANES STEAL THE SHOW IN OPENING ROUND OF ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL

DANES STEAL THE SHOW IN OPENING ROUND OF ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL

Benjamin Pedersen, Christian Rasmussen and Dakota Dickerson finish F4 U.S. debut on top

ALTON, VA (April 29, 2018)- It was a battle of the Danes during the opening round of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda at Virginia International Raceway Saturday, as Copenhagen-natives Benjamin Pedersen and Christian Rasmussen fought for the first win of the season. The wheel-to-wheel combat lasted to the checkered with Pedersen prevailing by a nose. Rasmussen crossed the line .122 seconds behind his fellow countryman for a P2 finish and Dakota Dickerson of San Diego captured third. Continue reading DANES STEAL THE SHOW IN OPENING ROUND OF ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL

ANGELA DURAZO SHATTERS GLASS CEILING DESPITE SUFFERING FROM RA

ANGELA DURAZO SHATTERS GLASS CEILING DESPITE SUFFERING FROM RA

Award-winning actress enters F4 U.S. as first female driver

ALTON, VA (April 27, 2018)- The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda entry list for the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at Virginia International Raceway is the most diverse since its inauguration in 2016, representing several states, multiple countries and for the first time ever, different genders.

Thursday marked another historical moment for F4 U.S., as its first female competitor Angela Durazo of Los Angeles rolled out onto the 17-turn, 3.27-mile track for the first promoter test day of the season. Durazo, who works as an actress when she’s not behind the wheel of her striking, bright orange SetPoint Medical F4 U.S. machine, was not intimidated by the large 36-car male-dominated field. Continue reading ANGELA DURAZO SHATTERS GLASS CEILING DESPITE SUFFERING FROM RA

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

More than 35 F4 U.S. cars are slated to compete in the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at VIR April 27-29

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2018)- History will be made as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda returns to Virginia International Raceway April 27-29 with a record-breaking 37 entries for the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend, shattering the previous 34-car record set in 2017. Last year during its 20-race season, the F4 U.S. field averaged 32 cars.

The 37-car grid is more diverse than ever before, comprised of 22 rookies and 15 returning F4 U.S. drivers, representing 12 states and 10 countries. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

SCCA Pro Racing to honor late chassis designer Andrew Scriven

INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2018)- SCCA Pro Racing will honor the late Andrew “Andy” Scriven, Onroak Automotive’s chief designer of the JS F4-16 and Ligier JS F3 chassis, by dedicating its annual Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season opener as the Andy Scriven Memorial Race.

More than 30 F4 U.S. cars are anticipated to participate in the inaugural Andy Scriven Memorial Race April 27-29 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Each F4 U.S. chassis will be adorned with a cowboy hat decal, inspired by Scriven’s signature style. Continue reading OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

Justin Gordon enters 2018 F4 U.S. Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2018)- Following in the footsteps of legends like Roger Penske, Dorsey Schroeder and Chip Ganassi, Justin Gordon of West Palm Beach, Florida, will take the skills he developed in the Sports Car Club of America to the next level in his motorsport career. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs finalist confirmed his entry for the third season of SCCA Pro Racing’s Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, running independently under Justin Gordon Racing.

“I’m ecstatic to compete in F4 this year,” Gordon said. “I feel that this is the best place for young, talented drivers, like myself, to showcase their skills, especially with the car count almost doubling every year. We are confident in the team that we have compiled, and I would like to give a special thank you to John Zuccarelli who has been my supporter and mentor throughout my racing career.”

The 18-year-old club-racing standout placed second in the Formula Enterprise class during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017 and went on to win the American Road Race Championship in a SCCA Enterprises FE. Early on in his formula club racing career, Gordon captured multiple podiums and was voted Rookie Driver of the Year for the Southeast SCCA Division in 2016.

“SCCA club racing is a perfect training ground through which to enter pro racing,” SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth said. “F4 U.S. has benefited greatly with contributions from club racing standouts like Jim Goughary Jr., Steve Bamford, Austin McCusker and Jacob Loomis.”

Gordon marks the 27th early entry for the 2018 F4 U.S. season. During its 20-race 2017 season, F4 U.S. averaged 33 cars per event and is anticipating even more growth in the upcoming season.

Gordon and the rest of the F4 U.S. field will make its 2018 debut at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29. For more information on the championship, schedule and entries visit F4USChampionship.com.

AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT

AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT

Dakota Dickerson set to compete in Formula Pro USA Western Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

BUTTONWILLOW, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 17, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda driver Dakota Dickerson of San Diego took his talents to the west coast with his new partner Amethyst Beverage this week at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California. Dickerson was selected by Honda Racing/Honda Performance Development to test adjustments made to the F4 car’s Honda Civic Type R engine and participate in the Formula Pro USA Western Championship (FP4) race event. Continue reading AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT