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Das emerges in top three during season opener pre-race practice rounds

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Das emerges in top three during season opener pre-race practice rounds

INDIANAPOLIS (April 14, 2017)- Inaugural Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda winner Cameron Das of Baltimore looks ahead this weekend to his next big challenge as the opening round of the 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship beckons at Oulton Park in Cheshire, England April 15-17. Continue reading Das emerges in top three during season opener pre-race practice rounds

AN EVENTFUL SUNDAY FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP WRAPS-UP SEASON DEBUT

AN EVENTFUL SUNDAY FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP WRAPS-UP SEASON DEBUT

Timo Reger and Raphael Forcier take home wins

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA (April 10, 2017) – Raphael Forcier of Montreal claimed the second race of the weekend, while Timo Reger of Houston, Texas, scored his second victory as the season debut of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda concluded Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Reger, who was announced to the F4 U.S. roster by JDX Racing two weeks ago, had a big day, winning Race 3 after finishing second earlier in the afternoon in Race 2. Continue reading AN EVENTFUL SUNDAY FOR F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP WRAPS-UP SEASON DEBUT

CAMERON DAS LEAVES HIS MARK ON THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

CAMERON DAS LEAVES HIS MARK ON THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

The inaugural season champion to have award named in his honor

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA (April 8, 2017) – With nine victories, 14 fast lap times and 11 pole positions seized, Cameron Das of Baltimore reigned over the inaugural season of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.

To memorialize his historic achievements, SCCA Pro Racing will present the Cameron Das Fast Qualifier Award presented by Pro-Sim to the F4 U.S. Championship competitor who captures pole position during each qualifying round. Five-hundred dollars per event will be on the line for the 33 drivers fighting for that first grid spot. Continue reading CAMERON DAS LEAVES HIS MARK ON THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

LAST MINUTE ENTRIES INCREASE F4 U.S. GRID TO MORE THAN 30 CARS

LAST MINUTE ENTRIES INCREASE F4 U.S. GRID TO MORE THAN 30 CARS

Benjamin Pedersen and Konrad Czaczyk return to lineup. John Paul Southern Jr. enters as rookie.

INDIANAPOLIS (April 43, 2017) – Last minute entries for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda continue to intensify the competition, increasing the grid to 32 entries for the season debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, April 8-9.

Returning to the F4 U.S. lineup is second-year driver Benjamin Pederson of Copenhagen, Denmark, with Global Racing Group and competing for a partial season under Group-A Racing is inaugural season first runner-up Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida. John Paul Southern Jr. of Westlake, Ohio, was also confirmed by Jay Howard’s Motorsport Driver Development as its fourth driver. Continue reading LAST MINUTE ENTRIES INCREASE F4 U.S. GRID TO MORE THAN 30 CARS

THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES TO ATTRACT DRIVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES TO ATTRACT DRIVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

New Zealand’s Brendon Leitch entry adds more diversity to the grid

INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2017) –The United States joined the world last season when the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda debuted as the 12th F4 Championship supported by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

As Formula 4 racing in the United States enters its second season, it is the world that is starting to join the F4 United States Championship. Thirty competitors from around the globe are slated for the F4 U.S. season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9. From New Zealand to Jamaica, eight countries on five continents will be represented in the North American-based championship lineup. Continue reading THE F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES TO ATTRACT DRIVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

F4 U.S. INAUGURAL CHAMPS RETURN TO LINEUP WITH SEASONED F4 VET

F4 U.S. INAUGURAL CHAMPS RETURN TO LINEUP WITH SEASONED F4 VET

Blake Mount signs with JDX Racing for a second season

INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2017) – JDX Racing and Mount Motorsports confirmed that second-year Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda driver Blake Mount of Denver, Colorado, will return to the series in an all-out assault after spending the off-season working with a specialized trainer and nutritionist to improve his on-track stamina.

Mount fills the first of three seats for the inaugural season championship team, sporting the yellow and navy colors of Expedia in the No. 7 Crawford F4-16 chassis.

“We are excited to have Blake back after a successful rookie season,” said JDX Racing team owner Jeremy Dale. “Blake’s off-season work will pay dividends in the highly completive F4 U.S. Championship. We are honored to be competing for a second year and we are confident Blake will give our team plenty of time at the front of the field.” Continue reading F4 U.S. INAUGURAL CHAMPS RETURN TO LINEUP WITH SEASONED F4 VET

INDYCAR CONNECTION RUNS DEEP IN NEW F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

INDYCAR CONNECTION RUNS DEEP IN NEW F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Abel Motorsports enters a two-car team for 2017 campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (March 23, 2017) –Abel Motorsports confirmed it will make a campaign for the 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda with two F4 newcomers Jacob Abel of Louisville, Kentucky, and John Andrew Entwistle of Katonah, New York.

The newest F4 U.S. crew was built from a combination of a second-generation friendship and IndyCar Rookie of the Year Scott Harrington’s Indy Racing League team. Harrington is the childhood friend of Abel Motorsports’ team principal Bill Abel. The Big Three American Motorsport competitor will serve as the team’s driving coach. Parts of Harrington’s former IndyCar crew also made the jump to the formula franchise. Mark Gibbs functions as the team manager and Larry Nash serves as chief engineer. Continue reading INDYCAR CONNECTION RUNS DEEP IN NEW F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

INDYCAR DRIVER JAY HOWARD ENTERS YOUNGEST TEAM IN F4 U.S PADDOCK

INDYCAR DRIVER JAY HOWARD ENTERS YOUNGEST TEAM IN F4 U.S PADDOCK

Howard to use 101st running of Indianapolis 500 as learning tool for F4 U.S. team

INDIANAPOLIS (March 15, 2017) – The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda is a youth-focused, cost-contained series serving as a building block to open-wheel racing for competitors transitioning from karts to cars. Veteran IndyCar driver and Motorsports Driver Development lead principal Jay Howard is encompassing the series mantra with full-force, entering the overall youngest team in F4 U.S.

Howard confirmed his three-car lineup with two of the three entered coming straight from his karting program. Sam Paley, 14, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Max Peichel, 15, of Edina, Minnesota, and Parker Locke, 15, of San Antonio, Texas, round out the grid for the Indianapolis-based team. Continue reading INDYCAR DRIVER JAY HOWARD ENTERS YOUNGEST TEAM IN F4 U.S PADDOCK

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP RECIEVES ITS 20TH ENTRY FOR 2017

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP RECIEVES ITS 20TH ENTRY FOR 2017

Global Racing Group signs Justin Sirgany as its second driver

INDIANAPOLIS (March 9, 2017) – The 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda line-up continues to flourish with its 20th entry coming from Justin Sirgany. The 14-year-old Jamaican filled the second seat for Global Racing Group. The team announced Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas, as its first confirmed driver in February.

The second season of the F4 U.S. Championship has seen significant growth over its inaugural year. Sirgany marks the 13th rookie entry as SCCA Pro Racing officials expect 30 or more cars for the season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, April 8-9. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP RECIEVES ITS 20TH ENTRY FOR 2017

SEASON TWO OF “F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY” CONFIRMED FOR 2017

SEASON TWO OF “F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY” CONFIRMED FOR 2017

First footage captured during series test in NOLA

INDIANAPOLIS (March 7, 2017) – Just two months after the season one finale of “F4 U.S. Championship Today” premiered, several national and international networks have picked-up season two of the seven-episode show that follows the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda series.

“Carolina Production Group couldn’t be more pleased to get the second season of the F4 U.S. Championship underway. Filming has already started with the first official series test at NOLA Motorsports Park,” said Carolina Production Group’s award-winning motorsports broadcaster and host of “F4 U.S. Championship Today” Rick Benjamin “We’ll be covering all the action for the season two premiere of “F4 US Championship Today”. We know that with the quality of both returning and new race teams, along with a terrific group of young drivers and veterans, the racing will be even tougher! I’m looking forward to hosting the second season of our show and showcasing this important new racing series.”

The full second season will air on national cable and broadcast networks like MAV TV, Rev’N TV, The Action Channel, Tuff TV Network, Altitude Sports and Untamed Sports TV. It will air regionally in Los Angeles on FOTV USA and in Wisconsin on WIFS TV57.

“F4 U.S. Championship Today” will also makes its international television debut in 2017 airing in the Caribbean Islands and Canada on Caribvision.

The networks are available on DirecTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-verse, making the program accessible to millions of households across the United States.

Additional networks, airdates and times for season two will be added at a later date.

The first season of “F4 U.S Championship” gained an estimated 1.7 million viewers per episode.

Season one reruns can be watched Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET on MAV TV or on F4USChampionship.com.

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST TEST BRINGS NEW DRIVERS TO THE LINE-UP

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST TEST BRINGS NEW DRIVERS TO THE LINE-UP

Lucas Oil School of Racing Formula Race Series champion to compete in F4 U.S.

AVONDALE, Louisiana (Mar. 3, 2017) – The second season of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda kicked-off in The Big Easy during Mardi Gras weekend at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana, Feb. 25-26 for the first of two official series tests. Eighteen drivers on six teams, eleven of whom were series rookies, participated in the SCCA Pro Racing sanctioned event.

“It was really encouraging to see the turn-out for the NOLA test,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth. “There were a lot of new drivers who got valuable seat-time before the season starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9. With returning veterans and talented rookies, this season will be extremely competitive.” Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST TEST BRINGS NEW DRIVERS TO THE LINE-UP

MOMENTUM MOTORSPORTS SIGNS SKYLAR ROBINSON

MOMENTUM MOTORSPORTS SIGNS SKYLAR ROBINSON

Top-five F4 U.S. Championship inaugural season driver returns for a title

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 23, 2017) – Full-season entries continue to roll-in for the 2017 season of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda. Skylar Robinson of Augusta, Georgia, confirmed that he will return to F4 U.S. for his chance to capture the championship title with Momentum Motorsports. Continue reading MOMENTUM MOTORSPORTS SIGNS SKYLAR ROBINSON

INDY MOTORSPORT GROUP CONFIRMS FOUR-CAR TEAM

INDY MOTORSPORT GROUP CONFIRMS FOUR-CAR TEAM

Davis Durrett, Raphael Forcier, Chris Archinaco and Vincent Khristov to Expand F4 U.S. Grid

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda continues to attract new teams and drivers for its second season. Indy Motorsport Group (IMG), a new Indianapolis-based multi-car race team formed by Indianapolis 500 winning team-owner Steve Newey and Dean Durrett of Durrett Racing Group, confirmed its four-car line-up. Continue reading INDY MOTORSPORT GROUP CONFIRMS FOUR-CAR TEAM

SCCA CLUB RACER JACOB LOOMIS STEPS-UP TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

SCCA CLUB RACER JACOB LOOMIS STEPS-UP TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

Global Racing Group confirms its first 2017 F4 U.S. rookie entry

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 15, 2016) –The off-season momentum continues for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda as it gains Sports Car Club of America Club Racing pilot Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas. Global Racing Group confirmed Loomis as its first of four drivers for the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship. Continue reading SCCA CLUB RACER JACOB LOOMIS STEPS-UP TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

DE LA VARA CELEBRATES VICTORIES IN OFF-SEASON F4 U.S Championship driver competes in F4 NACAM

DE LA VARA CELEBRATES VICTORIES IN OFF-SEASON

F4 U.S Championship driver competes in F4 NACAM

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2016) – For Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda competitor Moises de la Vara of Guadalajara, the off-season has been busy. Before the inaugural F4 U.S. season concluded, de la Vara suited-up for his second competition season in the FIA Mexican F4 Championship, F4 NACAM, making him the first North American competitor to ever compete in two FIA F4 championships simultaneously. Continue reading DE LA VARA CELEBRATES VICTORIES IN OFF-SEASON F4 U.S Championship driver competes in F4 NACAM

F4 U.S. PARTNERS WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER

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

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

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

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

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