Category Archives: F4

SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

Brian Till named Steward of the Meet for F4 U.S. and F3 Americas championships

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2019)- SCCA Pro Racing has named Brian Till as Steward of the Meet for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda and F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda upcoming season. Till’s primary focus for 2019 will be working with Race Director Scott Goodyear on developing F4 U.S. Championship drivers on and off the track in effort to create more green flag racing. Continue reading SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport confirms second driver of the season

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2019) – Less than two weeks after confirming Brazilian driver Arthur Leist to its roster, reigning team champions Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport added another championship contender to its 2019 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda lineup, signing Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a second season. In his rookie year, Blanco finished sixth overall in the largest F4 championship in the world, earning three wins, six total podiums and 10 top-10 results. Continue reading JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

Oliver Clarke confirms second season with Velocity Racing Development

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2019) – In 2018, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda maintained the largest F4 field in the world, averaging 31 Ligier JS F4 cars for the 17-race season. With teams like Alliance Racing Sponsored by Gas Monkey Energy Drink, DEForce Racing and Jay Howard Driver Development all expanding their F4 efforts for 2019 and the Formula Pro USA F4 West Coast filtering in new drivers, the field for the season opener at Road Atlanta (April 18-20) is on track to surpass last year’s record-breaking season. Continue reading F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

DEFORCE RACING DOUBLES TEAM SIZE FOR 2019 F4 U.S. SEASON

DEFORCE RACING DOUBLES TEAM SIZE FOR 2019 F4 U.S. SEASON

DEForce Racing confirms two Brazilian drivers

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2019) – After a strong championship finish last year, DEForce Racing enters the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season with four Ligier JS F4 machines, doubling its program from 2018. The Houston-based team will field four cars for 2019, filling two seats with young Brazilian drivers Kiko Porto and Guilherme Peixoto.

In 2018, DEForce placed fourth in the team championship and its rookie driver James Raven claimed the F4 U.S. Vice Championship title.

“We are very happy to have a wave of Brazilian talents coming through our team,” said Ernesto Martinez, Co-Owner of DEForce Racing. “I’m sure we are going to have a very competitive squad to fight for the 2019 F4 Championship.”

Peixoto began racing karts at seven years old and went on to win several Brazilian national karting titles. After a very successful karting career will transition into open-wheel competition, debuting in a Ligier JS F4 machine outfitted in the neon blue and white DEForce Racing colors.

“I am very pleased to be joining F4 U.S. with DeForce for the 2019 season,” Peixoto said. “It will be my first season in open-wheels and we chose the North American path as, today, is the most promising way to become a professional racing driver. It will be very challenging, and I believe I have a very strong team around me. I can’t wait for the first race in April.”

Porto returned to the DEForce lineup for his first full F4 U.S. season. In his rookie year, Porto competed in eight championship races, earning five top-10 finishes.

“This will be a very difficult season since there are so many good drivers who already have a lot of experience in Formula 4,” said Porto. “But I hope to achieve the evolution that I need to get my first podium in the American category. I am climbing one step at a time to give way in my career. God willing, we will make this a good year and achieve my goals to help my team.”

Focused on getting back to the competition mindset, Porto and Peixoto are completing a rigorous preseason test schedule with DEForce in preparation for the season opener at Road Atlanta April 18-20.

DEForce Racing is still finalizing its roster for 2019, testing prospective drivers during the off season. Interested parties should contact ernesto@deforceracing.com.

F3 AMERICAS GAINS MOMENTUM HEADING INTO ITS SECOND SEASON

F3 AMERICAS GAINS MOMENTUM HEADING INTO ITS SECOND SEASON

F3 Americas field grows as new teams and drivers enter for 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 12, 2019)- The F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda ushered in a new era of racing in North America last year. Now with more than a dozen cars purchased and early registration entries rolling in, the 2019 roster is developing with new talent committed to elevating this season’s competition. Continue reading F3 AMERICAS GAINS MOMENTUM HEADING INTO ITS SECOND SEASON

KIRKWOOD SWEEPS INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS COTA WEEKEND IN EPIC RACE TO THE FINISH

KIRKWOOD SWEEPS INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS COTA WEEKEND IN EPIC RACE TO THE FINISH

Kyle Kirkwood wins United States Grand Prix support race after suffering front wing damage

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Oct. 23, 2018)- Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, reminded the world why he is the 2018 F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda regional champion after winning the inaugural season finale at the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 United States Grand Prix on Sunday. In the closest finish of the season, Kirkwood, who suffered substantial front wing damage at the beginning of the race, took the checkered less than three tenths of a seconds before Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark. With a win in the opening round on Saturday, Kirkwood swept his fourth F3 Americas weekend of the season, adding 15 total wins to his season record. Continue reading KIRKWOOD SWEEPS INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS COTA WEEKEND IN EPIC RACE TO THE FINISH

DICKERSON AND RASMUSSEN TAKE VICTORIES AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX IN F4 U.S. SUPPORT RACES

DICKERSON AND RASMUSSEN TAKE VICTORIES AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX IN F4 U.S. SUPPORT RACES

F4 U.S. drivers deliver action-packed races from start to finish at Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Oct. 23, 2018)- Thirty-three Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers staggered across the front straight of the legendary Circuit of the Americas in front of thousands of fans, competing on the same world stage as their Formula 1 heroes serving as the support race for the United States Grand Prix Oct. 19-21. Dakota Dickerson of San Diego and Christian Rasmussen of Copenhagen, Denmark, claimed victories in the final rounds of 2018 in what would be the closest, wheel-to-wheel action-packed races of the season. Continue reading DICKERSON AND RASMUSSEN TAKE VICTORIES AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX IN F4 U.S. SUPPORT RACES

GLOBAL RACING GROUP SWEEPS F3 AMERICAS OPENING ROUND AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK

GLOBAL RACING GROUP SWEEPS F3 AMERICAS OPENING ROUND AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK

Baltazar Leguizamon fights to the finish for second win of the season

AVONDALE, LOUISIANA (Oct. 14, 2018)- Global Racing Group proved that a race isn’t over until the checkered flag drops, sweeping the podium in the final moments of the first F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda round at NOLA Motorsports Park on Saturday. In what would be a storybook finish for Global Racing Group, the Seattle-based squad is the first team in F3 Americas’ short history to have drivers represented on each podium step in a single race.
Continue reading GLOBAL RACING GROUP SWEEPS F3 AMERICAS OPENING ROUND AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK

KIRKWOOD RALLIES IN ROAD ATLANTA FINALE FOR THIRD F3 AMERICAS HAT TRICK

KIRKWOOD RALLIES IN ROAD ATLANTA FINALE FOR THIRD F3 AMERICAS HAT TRICK

Late yellow restart challenges Kirkwood’s lead

BRASELTON, GEORGIA (Sept. 26, 2018)- For the third time in its inaugural season, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupitar, Florida, swept an F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda event, this time at Road Atlanta during the Atlanta Fall Historics Weekend Sept. 21-23, increasing his victory and pole-start tally to 11. While the Abel Motorsports driver carried his team across the finish line for three more victories, it wasn’t without constant pressure from the Global Racing Group squad. Continue reading KIRKWOOD RALLIES IN ROAD ATLANTA FINALE FOR THIRD F3 AMERICAS HAT TRICK

KIRKWOOD TAKES TENTH F3 AMERICAS WIN AT ROAD ATLANTA

KIRKWOOD TAKES TENTH F3 AMERICAS WIN AT ROAD ATLANTA

Global Racing Group drivers challenge Kirkwood in Rounds 10 and 11 of F3 Americas Championship

BRASELTON, GEORGIA (Sept. 23, 2018)- Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, was back to his winning ways in the first two rounds of F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda racing at Road Atlanta Saturday and Sunday, adding two more victories to his already staggering win collection. The two-day checkered conquest marks ten total victories for the reigning F4 U.S. champion.

Global Racing Group pilots Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, supported Kirkwood on the podium in both rounds. Leguizamon placed second in Round 10 and third in Round 11 with Pedersen taking third on Saturday and second on Sunday morning. Continue reading KIRKWOOD TAKES TENTH F3 AMERICAS WIN AT ROAD ATLANTA

KIRKWOOD CLAIMS NINTH CONSECUTIVE F3 AMERICAS POLE AFTER TIGHT QUALIFYING ROUND

KIRKWOOD CLAIMS NINTH CONSECUTIVE F3 AMERICAS POLE AFTER TIGHT QUALIFYING ROUND

F3 Americas drivers deliver closest qualifying session since its inception

BRASELTON, GEORGIA (Sept. 22, 2018)- Following a series tight qualifying session, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, will start on pole for Round 10 of the new F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda today at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. While Kirkwood emerged to the top of the time trials to set the track qualifying record, the field from pole to last place was only separated by about eight tenths of a second.
Continue reading KIRKWOOD CLAIMS NINTH CONSECUTIVE F3 AMERICAS POLE AFTER TIGHT QUALIFYING ROUND

F3 AMERICAS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP INTENSIFIES WITH ADDITION OF NEW DRIVERS

F3 AMERICAS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP INTENSIFIES WITH ADDITION OF NEW DRIVERS

Parker Locke makes F3 Americas debut and Benjamin Pedersen returns to complete growing F3 field

BRASELTON, GEORGIA (Sept. 21, 2018)- The new F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda continues to grow as the series enters its fourth event set for Road Atlanta this weekend (Sept. 21-22). As the back end of the 14-race season approaches, teams are still expanding their lineups, chasing the inaugural team title. Continue reading F3 AMERICAS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP INTENSIFIES WITH ADDITION OF NEW DRIVERS

DICKERSON CLINCHES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PAIR OF WINS SUNDAY AT NJMP

DICKERSON CLINCHES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PAIR OF WINS SUNDAY AT NJMP

Action-packed F4 U.S. finale podium comes down to final lap

MILLVILLE, NJ (Sept. 19, 2018)- Underdogs rose to the top to claim their first top-10 victories and fumbles from point-leaders left fans on the edge-of-their seats, watching as the drama unfolded during the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda penultimate event at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday. Dakota Dickerson of San Diego clinched the 2018 season championship after winning the last two rounds, claiming the title before the United States Grand Prix finale at Circuit of the Americas next month. Continue reading DICKERSON CLINCHES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PAIR OF WINS SUNDAY AT NJMP

LEGUIZAMON SNAPS KIRKWOOD’S UNDEFEATED SEASON IN NJMP FINALE

LEGUIZAMON SNAPS KIRKWOOD’S UNDEFEATED SEASON IN NJMP FINALE

F3 Americas drivers closeout midseason event with intense racing action

MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY (Sept. 20, 2018)- Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, stripped the checkered from Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, in the final round of the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda mid-season event at New Jersey Motorsports Park Sunday, ending Kirkwood’s eight-race win streak. Leguizamon, who’s been the runner-up to Kirkwood five times so far this season, crossed the stripe more than four seconds ahead of the Championship points leader, claiming his maiden victory in the new single-chassis, single-engine championship. Continue reading LEGUIZAMON SNAPS KIRKWOOD’S UNDEFEATED SEASON IN NJMP FINALE

KYLE KIRKWOOD SLAYS NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK ON SATURDAY WITH SEVENTH F3 WIN

KYLE KIRKWOOD SLAYS NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK ON SATURDAY WITH SEVENTH F3 WIN

Series newcomer Jacob Abel and John Paul Southern Jr. take it to the last lap to decide podium

MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY (Sept. 17, 2018)- Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, continued to dominate the F3 Americas Championship Powered Honda, remaining undefeated in the groundbreaking FIA-supported spec, cost-contained championship. Taking the checkered more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Saturday marked Kirkwood’s seventh consecutive win of the season. Kirkwood’s new Abel Motorsports teammate Jacob Abel of Louisville, Kentucky, completed the podium in third in his debut race. Continue reading KYLE KIRKWOOD SLAYS NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK ON SATURDAY WITH SEVENTH F3 WIN

F4 U.S. FRONTRUNNERS STRUGGLE WITH FAST TURNS ON NJMP THUNDERBOLT CIRCUIT

F4 U.S. FRONTRUNNERS STRUGGLE WITH FAST TURNS ON NJMP THUNDERBOLT CIRCUIT

Jose Blanco secures third F4 U.S. win

MILLVILLE, NJ (Sept. 13, 2018)- The fast turns of the Thunderbolt circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park collected drivers from the front to the back of the 32-car field in the first round of the penultimate Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event Saturday. Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto Rico, drove a near perfect race to take his third checkered of the season. Dakota Dickerson, who broke the series record for consecutive points finishes last event, continued to add to his streak, capturing a second-place finish and Arthur Leist of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, rallied in the final laps of the race to secure the last podium spot in an all green flag race. Continue reading F4 U.S. FRONTRUNNERS STRUGGLE WITH FAST TURNS ON NJMP THUNDERBOLT CIRCUIT

F4 DRIVER CALLED UP TO CHALLENGE GLOBAL RACING GROUP IN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

F4 DRIVER CALLED UP TO CHALLENGE GLOBAL RACING GROUP IN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Global Racing Group leads F3 Americas team championship; Abel Motorsports adds Jacob Abel to roster

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 12, 2018)- After a set of back-to-back triple header weekends last month, the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda teams return to action at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, Sept. 14-16. Continue reading F4 DRIVER CALLED UP TO CHALLENGE GLOBAL RACING GROUP IN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

KIRKWOOD REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN AMETHYST BEVERAGE F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

KIRKWOOD REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN AMETHYST BEVERAGE F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

Kyle Kirkwood sweeps second consecutive F3 weekend

LEXINGTON, OHIO (Aug. 11, 2018)- Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, was unbeatable during the second Amethyst Beverage F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda weekend, sweeping victories in all three races held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Friday and Saturday. The Abel Motorsports driver remains undefeated in the newest FIA regional single-seater, single-chassis championship. Continue reading KIRKWOOD REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN AMETHYST BEVERAGE F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

SCCA PRO RACING ANNOUNCES TITLE DEAL WITH AMETHYST BEVERAGE COMPANY

SCCA PRO RACING ANNOUNCES TITLE DEAL WITH AMETHYST BEVERAGE COMPANY

LEXINGTON, OHIO (Aug. 10, 2018)- A multi-year series title sponsorship was announced today by SCCA Pro Racing and Amethyst Beverage Company for the naming rights to the new F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda regional single-seater, single-chassis championship and as the associate sponsor to highly successful Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda series. Continue reading SCCA PRO RACING ANNOUNCES TITLE DEAL WITH AMETHYST BEVERAGE COMPANY

CROSSLINK/KIWI MOTORSPORT SWEEPS PODIUM IN WEEKEND FINALE AT PITTSBURGH

CROSSLINK/KIWI MOTORSPORT SWEEPS PODIUM IN WEEKEND FINALE AT PITTSBURGH

Joshua Car, James Raven and Teddy Wilson finish on podium in Round 11

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 8, 2018)- Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport was in an element all of its own during the fourth Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event held at Pittsburgh International Race Complex Aug. 3-5. The newly combined five-car squad topped the qualifying charts at the start of the weekend, clocking the top-four fastest laps, taking the top two steps in Round 10, a win in Round 11 and completely smashing the competition on Sunday with a complete podium sweep, marking the first time in F4 U.S. history that one team represented each step.

F4 U.S. rookies Joshua Car of Sydney, Australia, Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Arthur Leist of New Hamburgo, Brazil, completed the podium for Round 12, all representing Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport. Continue reading CROSSLINK/KIWI MOTORSPORT SWEEPS PODIUM IN WEEKEND FINALE AT PITTSBURGH