F4 U.S. PARTNERS WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER
JRi Shocks to Present Cash Prize to Event Hard Charger
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 3, 2016) – Competitors in the 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda will have the opportunity to increase their total cash prize earnings by $3,000 during the six-event 2017 season with the new JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award.
The F4 U.S. Championship competitor who passes the most cars during the three-race event weekend will now earn a $500 cash prize from industry leader JRi Shocks. One competitor during each event will be recognized in victory circle at the end of the weekend’s final race. Continue reading F4 U.S. PARTNERS WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER
2017 F4 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED AT PRI
SCCA Pro Racing adds COTA, IMS, Mosport and VIR to 2017 schedule
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 9, 2016) – The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda has expanded its 2017 season from five events to six, visiting some of the most prestigious open-wheel tracks in North America with stops at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Continue reading 2017 F4 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED AT PRI
DAS SPENDS A NIGHT WITH THE STARS
F4 U.S. champion Cameron Das recognized at annual FIA Prize Giving Gala
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2016 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season culminated for inaugural season champion Cameron Das on Friday evening as the up-and-coming star was honored on the same stage as Formula One World Championship champion Nico Rosberg during the FIA Prize Giving Gala at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria.
The year-end event celebrates the achievements of the FIA championship-winning drivers and teams from around the world.
Highlights of Das’ evening were walking the red-carpet bordered by Austrian fans, meeting racing hero Rosberg and being seated next to F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo and Executive Director of the Mercedes F1 team Paddy Lowe.
“Being around my racing heroes was surreal,” said Das. “There was no longer a barrier between us, and I felt a part of the international racing community. It also made me realize just how small the world is.”
Additional honorees were, F1 World Championship competitors Lewis Hamilton and Ricciardoo, four-time FIA World Rally Champion crew Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, victorious WEC Porsche LMP1 drivers, Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb, as well as all-conquering WTCC ace José María López, WRX champion Matthias Ekström and Formula E champion Sébastien Buemi.
NEW F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HAS A WINNING FORMULA
Steve Newey and Dean Durrett join the 2017 F4 U.S. field as Indy Motorsport Group
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 21, 2016) – Indianapolis 500 winning team-owner Steve Newey and Dean Durrett of Durrett Racing Group will merge to form the multi-car race team Indy Motorsport Group to contest in the 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season.
The group will provide a driver-development focused platform for competitors making their first foray into junior open-wheel racing. Continue reading NEW F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HAS A WINNING FORMULA
OPPORTUNITIES ARISE FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
Group-A Racing selected to host winner of inaugural Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series
INDIANAPOLIS (November 15, 2016) – Emerging opportunities continue to arise for the participants of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda. F4 U.S. team Group-A Racing was selected by the Lucas Oil School of Racing committee to host the winner of the inaugural Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series for a day of testing as part of its champion award package.
The champion will spend one full day working with Group-A Racing, testing his or her choice of the F4 U.S. Championship Crawford F4-16 chassis or one of the team’s other open-wheel seats at MSR Houston, the winter base of Lucas Oil School of Racing in Angleton, Texas. Continue reading OPPORTUNITIES ARISE FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION TO RECEIVE F4 UNITED STATES SCHOLARSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2016) – As part of an emphasis on assisting in the development of the next generation of racers, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda partners SCCA Pro Racing, Onroak Automotive North America Co. (formerly Crawford Composites) and Honda Performance Development will present the SuperKarts! USA S1 class champion an award package valued at nearly $18,000 during the SKUSA Supernats in Las Vegas from Nov. 16-20.
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FIRST-YEAR VICTORIES SOLIDIFY THE FUTURE OF THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS (October 28, 2016) – From making its public debut at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 to awarding more than $77,000 in cash prizes, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda experienced several milestones during its inaugural season and is gaining momentum as the championship heads into its second season.
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F4 U.S. CHAMPION DAS ENTERED TO MAKE EUROPEAN FORMULA 3 DEBUT THIS WEEKEND
Cameron Das will compete for the BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy
INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2016)- Opportunities continue to unfold for Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda competitors. Inaugural F4 U.S. Championship titleholder Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, is slated to make his European racing debut Saturday during the BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
The one-off season closer allows teams to evaluate potential new drivers for the 2017 season, offers additional mileage for current BRDC British F3 drivers and permits drivers looking to get their first experience with the F3 car to enter.
“The competition here is really competitive. I’m very excited to be participating in this year’s Autumn Trophy,” Das said. “It’s been an easy transition for me from F4 to F3 with some minor challenges. F4 U.S. helped me improve my race craft and bridged the gap from karts to the higher downforce of the F3 cars. This series also uses Pirelli Tires which has made the learning curve a bit easier.”
Das, 16, was recruited by the UK-based F3 race team Carlin to compete this weekend and hopes that this opportunity will land him a permanent seat to race in the 2017 BRDC British F3 season.
Das takes on the challenges of Snetterton on Saturday and Sunday over the course of two qualifying sessions and four races. Event test days are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
Timing and scoring for the event will be updated on BritishF3.com.
F4 U.S. DRIVER KIRKWOOD HEADS TO ENGLAND TO REPRESENT TEAM USA
Kirkwood to compete in Formula Ford Festival as Team USA Scholarship recipient
INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) – While the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season ended Oct. 9, driver Kyle Kirkwood’s racing days are still thriving.
As a member of Team USA, the 17-year-old jetsetter from Jupiter, Florida, flew straight from Homestead-Miami Speedway to London, England on Oct. 9 after the F4 U.S. Championship banquet. Continue reading F4 U.S. DRIVER KIRKWOOD HEADS TO ENGLAND TO REPRESENT TEAM USA
VICTORY NEVER TASTED SO SWEATY, THE SHOEY REACHES THE UNITED STATES
F4 U.S. driver Leguizamon follows in Formula 1 footsteps by performing the “shoey” on the podium
INDIANAPOLIS (October 12, 2016) – For young Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers, most want to follow in the footsteps of their Formula 1 role models. Sixteen-year-old F4 U.S. driver Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, proved not only do the young athletes admire the F1 drivers for their work on the track but also their actions off the field. Thus, Leguizamon has introduced the “shoey” to the United States.
On Sunday after completing a season-high second-place finish during the final F4 U.S. Championship race, Leguizamon celebrated his victory on the podium by taking off his right neon green OMP racing shoe and filling it with the celebratory F4 U.S. champion’s sparkling grape juice.
Leguizamon then pressed his race-worn shoe against his lips, guzzled down the juice and threw deuces over his head to symbolize his second-place finish.
“The taste was amazing because I was on the podium,” said Leguizamon, who drives for Miller Vinitieri Motorsports.
Leguizamon’s unconventional celebration, which is called a “shoey,” was mimicked after Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo first showcased the “shoey” after he placed second in the German Grand Prix earlier this year. Ricciardo honored the podium placement by drinking champagne from his racing shoe. Ricciardo continued his signature Australian trademark on the Italian Grand Prix podium and after winning his first F1 race of the season in Malaysia. On the Malaysia Grand Prix podium, Ricciardo had his Red Bull Racing mate Max Verstappen and Nico Rosberg to join in.
“I saw the Red Bull guys Ricciardo and Verstappen celebrate that way on the podium,” Leguizamon said. “I like Ricciardo and Verstrappen because they are aggressive drivers like me. I love that driving style. I wanted to honor my podium and these drivers by drinking from my shoe just like them.”
Leguizamon hopes to return to the F4 U.S. Championship for season two in 2017 to continue the “shoey” ritual during a podium win.
DAS DOMINATES SEASON FINALE, CROWNED FIRST F4 U.S. SEASON CHAMPION
Das sweeps championship weekend at Miami-Homestead Speedway
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (October 10, 2016) – Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, won his eighth consecutive Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda race on Sunday, capping off a dominating season to become the first F4 U.S. National Champion.
Das, who won nine of 15 F4 U.S. races this season, swept all three races over the weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and earned a $25,000 grand prize for leading the season-long points list.
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DAS CONTINUES F4 U.S. WINNING STREAK AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI
Das wins sixth consecutive F4 U.S. race during first round of championship weekend finale
HOMESTEAD, Florida (October 8, 2016) – Despite Hurricane Matthew, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda competitors battled each other Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the chance to win the $25,000 championship grand prize.
Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, continued his winning streak during the first round of the F4 U.S. Championship weekend finale. Das captured his sixth consecutive checkered flag at Homestead-Miami, resulting in winning seven out of the last eight races. He leads the championship chase by 37 points over Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida. Continue reading DAS CONTINUES F4 U.S. WINNING STREAK AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI
F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WRAPS UP THIS WEEKEND WITH A $25K GRAND PRIZE
Inaugural F4 U.S. season champion to be determined after final races this weekend at Homestead-Miami
INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2016)– The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda competitors will race for more than bragging rights during the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway October 8-9.
The inaugural season points’ champion will walk away with a grand prize of $25,000. First runner-up will be awarded $10,000 and third place will receive $5,000.
Five F4 U.S. competitors are mathematically eligible for the championship podium heading into the final event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, Jim Goughary Jr. of Jupiter, Florida, and Skylar Robinson of Augusta, Georgia, are all in contention to finish in the top three. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WRAPS UP THIS WEEKEND WITH A $25K GRAND PRIZE
OPPORTUNITIES KNOCKING FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS
Kyle Kirkwood, Konrad Czaczyk to participate in Team USA Scholarship Driver Shootout
INDIANAPOLIS (September 21, 2016) – As a result of their experience in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, an exciting opportunity has emerged for Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, and Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida.
The two F4 U.S. drivers will compete in the one-day Team USA Scholarship Driver Shootout on Thursday at Lucas Oil School of Racing at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida.
Czaczyk, 19, and Kirkwood, 17, along with four additional finalists, were chosen from 11 drivers who were nominated. Two will win the ultimate prize to represent the United States in the Formula Ford Festival in Brands Hatch, England, October 21-23 and the opportunity to race for the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone November 4-6. Continue reading OPPORTUNITIES KNOCKING FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS
DAS DOMINATES ROAD ATLANTA, WINS ALL THREE F4 U.S. RACES
Das wins fifth consecutive race and sixth overall in inaugural F4 U.S. season
BRASELTON, Georgia (September 18, 2016) – Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, was unbeatable during the penultimate race weekend of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, sweeping victories in all three races held at Road Atlanta Saturday and Sunday.
Das, who joined Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida, as the second F4 U.S. driver to win three races in one weekend, seized fast-lap times in both practices, qualifying and all three races and claimed pole position for each of the rounds.
Sunday’s victory marked the fifth consecutive race Das has found the top of the podium and gave him his sixth victory of the season in just 12 races. Continue reading DAS DOMINATES ROAD ATLANTA, WINS ALL THREE F4 U.S. RACES
DAS LEADS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS RACE HEADING INTO PENULTIMATE EVENT
Event 4 of the Formula 4 U.S. Championship headed to Road Atlanta this weekend
INDIANAPOLIS (September 15, 2016) – Two wins and a fifth-place finish during Event 3 of the Formula 4 United States Championship was just the right combination to catapult Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, from third to first place in championship points heading into the series penultimate event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, this weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to Road Atlanta,” Das said. “It’s a track with lots of elevations, a long straightaway and most importantly, speed. I’ve practiced hours on the simulator, but it will be interesting to see how the real track feels. I think we will see some intense drafting down the long back-straight. I will have to work extra hard this weekend to stay first in points standings.” Continue reading DAS LEADS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS RACE HEADING INTO PENULTIMATE EVENT
2015 INDYCAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR SUPPORTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
IndyCar driver Gabby Chaves tests F4 U.S. cars
SOUTH HAVEN, MICHIGAN (September 13, 2016) – As the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda points race narrows, teams are deploying all of their resources to make their cars faster.
GMV Motorsports, co-owned by five-time IndyCar winner and ESPN on ABC color analyst Scott Goodyear, three-time Indy 500 starter Dr. Jack Miller, and four-time Super Bowl champion and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, invited 2015 IndyCar Rookie of the Year Gabby Chaves to test their two F4 U.S. cars at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, before the championship’s penultimate race of the season. Continue reading 2015 INDYCAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR SUPPORTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
CAMERON DAS TAKES BACK-TO-BACK F4 U.S. VICTORIES IN NEW JERSEY
Das, Czaczyk, Robinson round out podium in Races 2 and 3 at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MILLVILLE, New Jersey (August 29, 2016)- Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, stole the show claiming a pair of victories in Races 2 and 3 as the Formula 4 United State Championship mid-season event came to a close at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday.
“It feels amazing to come in so quick and do well through the entire weekend,” Das said. “It shows that the hard work in the beginning really pays off in the end.” Continue reading CAMERON DAS TAKES BACK-TO-BACK F4 U.S. VICTORIES IN NEW JERSEY
QUICK ON-TRACK DECISIONS PAY-OFF FOR NEWEST F4 U.S. WINNER
James Goughary Jr. wins first Formula 4 U.S. Championship race
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY (August 27, 2016) – A new Formula 4 United States Powered by Honda victor emerged Saturday as James Goughary Jr. of Jupiter, Florida, won Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park after lap 1 commotion tangled most of the young field.
Jackie Ding of Shenzen, China, was in position two when his rear swung out from behind him, spinning him in the middle of the track’s apex. As most of the field tried to dodge contact by going wide of the incident, Goughary used his 30 years of racing experience to his advantage by taking the inside of the turn to avoid traffic and contact. Continue reading QUICK ON-TRACK DECISIONS PAY-OFF FOR NEWEST F4 U.S. WINNER
F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAP NARROWS HEADING INTO THIRD RACE WEEKEND
Kirkwood, Czaczyk and Das lead the F4 U.S. Championship in Inaugural Championship Standings
INDIANAPOLIS (August 25, 2016) – The competition will intensify this weekend as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda heads to New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, for its third event of the season.
Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, hold the top three positions in the inaugural F4 U.S. Championship point standings. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAP NARROWS HEADING INTO THIRD RACE WEEKEND