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F4 U.S. DRIVERS COLLECT WINS IN SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS DEBUT McCusker, Finlayson, Loomis and Lazier participate in largest Runoffs in SCCA history

F4 U.S. DRIVERS COLLECT WINS IN SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS DEBUT
McCusker, Finlayson, Loomis and Lazier participate in largest Runoffs in SCCA history

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 2, 2017)- Two Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers won big in the 54th Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday and Sunday. Austin McCusker of Glen Head, New York, and Elliot Finlayson of Yorkville, Illinois, claimed national championships in their rookie Runoffs appearance.

“All the F4 U.S. guys raced phenomenally this week in Indy,” said SCCA Ventures Board of Directors President Dan Helman. “So much exposure comes with winning a Runoffs and the extra seat time they get here and during club-racing events benefits their professional racing craft.” Continue reading F4 U.S. DRIVERS COLLECT WINS IN SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS DEBUT McCusker, Finlayson, Loomis and Lazier participate in largest Runoffs in SCCA history

BENJAMIN PEDERSEN DOMINATES F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP COTA EVENT Kyle Kirkwood Clinches Season Championship after Claiming Two Podium Finishes

BENJAMIN PEDERSEN DOMINATES F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP COTA EVENT
Kyle Kirkwood Clinches Season Championship after Claiming Two Podium Finishes

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Sept. 16, 2017)- Global Racing Group pilot Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, dominated Circuit of the Americas Friday, winning both races and capturing pole position in qualifying and in Round 16. This was the highest finish for Pedersen in his two years of competing in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda. Continue reading BENJAMIN PEDERSEN DOMINATES F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP COTA EVENT Kyle Kirkwood Clinches Season Championship after Claiming Two Podium Finishes

LONE STAR LE MANS WEEKEND BREAKS ENTRY RECORD FOR F4 U.S

LONE STAR LE MANS WEEKEND BREAKS ENTRY RECORD FOR F4 U.S
34 Cars Registered for Penultimate COTA Event

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 13, 2017)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda will make history this weekend as it enters its largest field since its 2016 debut. Thirty-four cars will take the track at the prestigious Circuit of the Americas for the FIA World Endurance Championship Lone Star Le Mans Aug. 14-16. Continue reading LONE STAR LE MANS WEEKEND BREAKS ENTRY RECORD FOR F4 U.S

LOOMIS AND FINLAYSON MOVE FORWARD IN TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP SHOOTOUT

LOOMIS AND FINLAYSON MOVE FORWARD IN TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP SHOOTOUT

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 1, 2017)- As a result of his experience in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, an exciting opportunity has emerged for Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas. The Global Racing Group driver will compete in the Team USA Scholarship Driver Shootout September 8-9 at M1 Concourse facility in Pontiac, Michigan. The two-day evaluation will be held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil School of Racing. Continue reading LOOMIS AND FINLAYSON MOVE FORWARD IN TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP SHOOTOUT

RIVERS IN ACTION: CANADIAN DRIVER DONATES PRIZE MONEY TO HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY

F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION: CANADIAN DRIVER DONATES PRIZE MONEY TO HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY

Steve Bamford and JRi Shocks Give $1000 to Reunite Displaced Pets to Their Families

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 31, 2017)- Animal lover and Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda pilot Steve Bamford of Toronto donated his JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award winnings from Virginia International Raceway to the Houston Humane Society. After seeing dozens of images of pets displaced from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on social media and the news, Bamford knew he had to help.

“I have friends and business partners who live in Houston and have been hit hard by the aftermath of Harvey. There are so many great organizations helping with victims, it was extremely hard to pick one, but being an animal lover, this can help save and reunite someone’s furry family member,” said Cape Motorsports pilot Bamford.  “Many people have lost their homes and the thought of not having your pet rescued is just one more very emotional and difficult thing we would like to help people avoid.”

JRi Shocks was touched by Bamford’s generosity and decided to match the $500 contribution to increase the donation to $1000.

“When we found Steve Bamford was going to donate his contingency award to the Houston Humane Society, we were happy to match his donation,” stated Marty Flannery, JRi Shocks Sportscar & Open Wheel Market Manager.

Hundreds of animals were separated from their owners during the chaos of Hurricane Harvey. According to NBC News, local shelters that typically house no more than 30 dogs and 60 cats were over capacity, currently housing more than 200 cats and dogs by using a garage as overflow space.

“The number of pets displaced in a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey in need of shelter, food, necessary vaccinations and preventative care is immense,” said Jeff Ryan, JRi Shocks General Manager. “We are honored to help the Houston Humane Society and their selfless efforts as our pets are family members too.”

DRIVERS IN ACTION: F4 U.S. DRIVERS DONATE RACE WINNINGS TO HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

DRIVERS IN ACTION: F4 U.S. DRIVERS DONATE RACE WINNINGS TO HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

Dakota Dickerson and Jordan Sherratt Pledge $1000 to American Red Cross

ALTON, VIRGINIA (Aug. 28, 2017)- Dakota Dickerson of San Diego and Jordan Sherratt of Durban, South Africa, donated a portion of their Virginia International Raceway race-winnings to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers, along with a donation-match from SCCA Pro Racing, contributed $1000 to support the American Red Cross efforts to provide clean water, safe shelter and hot meals to disaster victims when they need them most. The pair both have personal ties to the areas affected by the storms. Continue reading DRIVERS IN ACTION: F4 U.S. DRIVERS DONATE RACE WINNINGS TO HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON AND JORDAN SHERRATT CLAIM MAIDEN VICTORIES AT VIR

BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON AND JORDAN SHERRATT CLAIM MAIDEN VICTORIES AT VIR

F4 U.S. Puts on a Show at Virginia International Raceway

ALTON, VIRGINIA (Aug. 27, 2017)- Tears of joy, faces of anguish and nail-biting moments created an exciting day of racing for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. Underdogs rose to the top to claim first victories and fumbles from point-leaders left fans on the edge-of-their seats, watching as the story unfolded. After strenuous battles combined with a bit of patience, Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Jordan Sherratt of Durban, South Africa, were heroes to their teams as the pair collected their maiden wins. Continue reading BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON AND JORDAN SHERRATT CLAIM MAIDEN VICTORIES AT VIR

F4 U.S. BRINGS BIGGEST FIELD SINCE SEASON OPENER TO VIR

F4 U.S. BRINGS BIGGEST FIELD SINCE SEASON OPENER TO VIR
Jay Howard MDD adds two new drivers to expand entry list to 33

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 24, 2017)- Thirty-three Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda cars will compete at the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship weekend at Virginia International Raceway Aug. 25-27. Entries from the newest F4 U.S. multicar-team DEForce Racing and two new drivers joining Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development expanded the Event 5 field, creating the largest field since the series’ season debut in April.

“We’ve averaged 30 or more cars at each event this season, but it’s nice to see that number back at 33,” SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth said. “Our growth is continuing and we anticipate an even larger field for the remaining championship events.” Continue reading F4 U.S. BRINGS BIGGEST FIELD SINCE SEASON OPENER TO VIR

EXTREME WEATHER CREATES INTENSE RACING CONDITIONS FOR F4 U.S. COMPETITORS

EXTREME WEATHER CREATES INTENSE RACING CONDITIONS FOR F4 U.S. COMPETITORS

Leitch and Robinson win big at Mid-Ohio Challenge

LEXINGTON, OHIO (Aug 12, 2017)- From three-wide battles to multiple lead changes in the rain, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda delivered two dramatic rounds of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Friday. Inclement weather dictated team strategy. Those who gambled with the conditions conquered the track, creating two new champions. Continue reading EXTREME WEATHER CREATES INTENSE RACING CONDITIONS FOR F4 U.S. COMPETITORS

JAY HOWARD’S MOTORSPORTS DRIVER DEVELOPMENT ADDS FIFTH CAR TO F4 U.S. ROSTER

JAY HOWARD’S MOTORSPORTS DRIVER DEVELOPMENT ADDS FIFTH CAR TO F4 U.S. ROSTER

Sanzaru Games Karting Champion Colin Mullan to fill extra MDD seat

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug 7, 2017)- Just days before the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda mid-season event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development has expanded its line-up to include a fifth car piloted by Colin Mullan of Danville, California. Mullin was selected to complete the season with MDD after a successful team-test at Gingerman Raceway in June.

“Colin did an impressive job at Gingerman during his testing session,” said MDD team owner Jay Howard. “We are looking forward to him joining the team for Mid-Ohio, and seeing what he can do on track. We are excited to have him in the program.”

Mullan began his racing career in 2008 at age six. Now 15, Mullan has built up an impressive resume of accomplishments across a variety of racing platforms, including karting, quarter midgets, Mini Cup stock cars, spec Miata, and FormulaSpeed cars. In 2016, he was crowned champion of the Sanzaru Games Karting series in Junior Rotax, competed in the Skip Barber Formula school, and was awarded the VMB Driver Development Scholarship, among many other accomplishments. Mullan also competes in the 2017 Formula Car Challenge, racing in the FormulaSPEED class.

“I am excited to be joining Jay Howard and the MDD program at Mid-Ohio and competing at an international level,” Mullan said. “I was truly fortunate to have the opportunity to test the F4 U.S. car at and it was fantastic all around. I am hoping I can have the opportunity to compete for a full season next year.”

After nine rounds, MDD ranks sixth in team standings, experiencing its most successful weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two podiums, one top-five and a top-10 finish. MDD is the overall youngest team in the F4 U.S. paddock with its drivers’ ages averaging just over 15 years old.

The MDD team and the rest of the F4 U.S. field is back in action Aug. 11-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Fans can visit F4USChampionship.com for more event information.

KYLE KIRKWOOD CAPTURES F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS LEAD AFTER CTMP

KYLE KIRKWOOD CAPTURES F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS LEAD AFTER CTMP

Battle for the top-10 heats up heading into Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2017)- New competitors have emerged in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda top-10 standings. After six consecutive wins, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, slipped into first place, stealing the spot from Timo Reger of Houston. Thirty-one points now separate the sophomore Cape Motorsports pilot from the second-place JDX Racing rookie.

“It feels amazing to be first in points after struggling the first event in Homestead,” Kirkwood said. “Cape Motorsports has given me a fast car, and we will continue to push the rest of the season.”

Raphael Forcier of Montreal sits in third but not without pressure from rookie Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas. Only three points separate the pair. Mathias Soler-Obel of Bogota, Colombia, secured the last spot in the top-five, moving from ninth to fifth place after having his best race weekend since the first season event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 15-years-old, Soler-Obel is the youngest competitor in F4 U.S. history to be top-five in championship points.

“We have been working hard since the start of the season,” said Soler-Obel. “It is an honor to be the youngest competitor in the top-five of the standings. My goal is to be the youngest competitor to ever win the F4 U.S. Championship.”

With two second-place podiums and a top-10 finish in his F4 U.S. debut, Dakota Dickerson of San Diego scored enough points at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to position himself into sixth place. Jordan Sherratt of Durban, South Africa, who won the JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award in the series opener after making 47 position changes, saw the biggest jump in standings after CTMP. The Crosslink Motorsports driver shot from 15th to eighth in points. Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, rounds out the top-10, tying for ninth with rookie Ben Waddell of Denver.

Brendon Leitch from Intercargill, New Zealand, John Paul Southern Jr. from Westlake, Ohio, and Austin McCusker of Glen Head, New York, scored their first points of the season at CTMP. After three events, 24 of the 37 drivers entered in the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship season have put points on the board.

F4 U.S. points are calculated based on FIA rules and regulations.

At the end of the season, the top-seven drivers will be presented FIA Super License points to aid in their racing career advancement to Formula 1. The F4 U.S. Championship is the only junior racing series in the United States to offer its competitors Super License points.

The F4 U.S. Championship teams are back in action for Rounds 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 10-12. Fans can view full point standings at, F4USChampionship.com.

LARSEN RETURNS TO CTMP WITH NEWLY EXPANDED F4 U.S. TEAM

LARSEN RETURNS TO CTMP WITH NEWLY EXPANDED F4 U.S. TEAM
Dakota Dickerson joins F4 U.S. roster under Kiwi Motorsport

INDIANAPOLIS (July 6, 2017) – The newest Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda team Kiwi Motorsport expanded its single-car roster just in time for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, adding 2015 Team USA Scholarship recipient Dakota Dickerson of San Diego to its squad. The New Zealand team, co-owned by Garry Orton and former F2000 driver Teena Larsen, partnered with United States-based RJB Motorsports to complete its last-minute lineup change.

“Planned from the other side of the world, our goal was always to start Kiwi Motorsport with one car and add an additional car as the season progressed,” Larsen said. “Ryan Barth of RJB Motorsports heard firsthand about the success of the F4 U.S. Championship. Knowing that Kiwi Motorsport wanted to add another car to its program, he got involved to help make this happen.” Continue reading LARSEN RETURNS TO CTMP WITH NEWLY EXPANDED F4 U.S. TEAM

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2017)- From doubling its grid size to announcing its first appearance alongside Formula 1 at the United States Grand Prix, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda has experienced quite a year since its global racing inauguration one year ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“The cost-effective program that F4 U.S. represents is continuing to attract new customers to our Championship with sales that continue to be very strong,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth. “The addition of F4 U.S. as a support race for Formula 1 at the Circuit of the Americas in October presents a huge bonus to those participating in our series.”
Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX

Canadians Steve Bamford and Raphael Forcier slated to compete at CTMP

INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2017)- Less than a month after competing at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda will travel across the border to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, for its international race debut. Thirty-three drivers, including Canadians Steve Bamford and Raphael Forcier, are slated to compete at the Mobile 1 SportsCar Grand Prix July 8-9. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX

F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: ENTWISTLE AND ABEL SPREAD JOY AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: ENTWISTLE AND ABEL SPREAD JOY AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 23, 2017)- Armed with enough balloons and stuffed animals for an entire floor of children, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers John Andrew Entwistle of Katonah, New York, and Jacob Abel of Louisville, Kentucky, made their way through the burn unit at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, to spread a bit of cheer. Continue reading F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: ENTWISTLE AND ABEL SPREAD JOY AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

KYLE KIRKWOOD CLAWS HIS WAY TO SECOND IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

KYLE KIRKWOOD CLAWS HIS WAY TO SECOND IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Timo Reger and Raphael Forcier finalize top-three after second event

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 20, 2017)- After the second Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event of the season, new names start to emerge in the top-five Championship standings. With a string of three consecutive wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, jolted from 14th to second in F4 U.S. Championship points, separating the Cape Motorsports driver from first-place Timo Reger of Houston, by just 14 points. Continue reading KYLE KIRKWOOD CLAWS HIS WAY TO SECOND IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

F4 U.S. TO COMPETE AT 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

F4 U.S. TO COMPETE AT 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

SCCA Pro extends F4 U.S. schedule to include USA Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas

INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2017)- The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda added another monumental event to 2017, extending its six-event schedule to seven to conclude at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Oct. 20-22.

This will be the first time that F4 U.S. cars have appeared alongside the F1® cars as a supporting race which is a major boost for the FIA’s United States’ junior open-wheel series. Continue reading F4 U.S. TO COMPETE AT 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

LEGUIZAMON RECEIVES JRI SHOCKS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT IMS

LEGUIZAMON RECEIVES JRI SHOCKS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT IMS

INDIANAPOLIS (June 15, 2017) – In a tough battle that lasted through the last laps of the final Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, emerged victorious as the JRi Shocks Hard Charger.

Leguizamon finished the three-race weekend with a combined 27 forward positions changes, earning him the $500 cash award from JRi Shocks. Continue reading LEGUIZAMON RECEIVES JRI SHOCKS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT IMS

GET OUT THE BROOMS, KYLE KIRKWOOD MAKES CLEAN SWEEP IN INDY

GET OUT THE BROOMS, KYLE KIRKWOOD MAKES CLEAN SWEEP IN INDY
Kirkwood beats-out 31 other F4 U.S. cars in three races for his most successful F4 U.S. weekend to date

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2017) – Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, was unbeatable during the second Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event, sweeping victories in all three races held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday and Sunday.

Kirkwood, who joins ranks with Konrad Czaczyk and Cameron Das as the third F4 U.S. driver to ever win three races in one weekend, seized fast-lap times in one practice, qualifying and two of the three races, claiming pole position for two of the three rounds. Continue reading GET OUT THE BROOMS, KYLE KIRKWOOD MAKES CLEAN SWEEP IN INDY

KIRKWOOD FINDS SUCCESS IN INDY Kyle Kirkwood, Braden Eves and Ben Waddell capture podium finishes at IMS

KIRKWOOD FINDS SUCCESS IN INDY
Kyle Kirkwood, Braden Eves and Ben Waddell capture podium finishes at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS (June 10, 2017) – The last moments of Round 4 of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway grew more intense by each closing lap. With several position changes in the last moments, spectators watched closely to see which F4 U.S. driver would cross the yard of bricks in the top-three.

Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, dominated Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kirkwood started on the pole after stealing fast-lap time on the closing lap from Braden Eves of Gahanna, Ohio, in qualifying. The Cape Motorsports driver never conceded his first-place position, leading to his first victory since the inaugural season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Series newcomer Eves and Ben Waddell of Denver rounded out the top-three. Continue reading KIRKWOOD FINDS SUCCESS IN INDY Kyle Kirkwood, Braden Eves and Ben Waddell capture podium finishes at IMS