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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

F4 U.S. FIELD INCREASES TO 32 CARS FOR INDY WITH LAZIER AND EVES ENTRIES Group-A Racing and Jay Howard’s MDD add new drivers to Indy

F4 U.S. FIELD INCREASES TO 32 CARS FOR INDY WITH LAZIER AND EVES ENTRIES
Group-A Racing and Jay Howard’s MDD add new drivers to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2017) – As the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda race day countdown to Indianapolis Motor Speedway dwindles, its entry list continues to swell. Two additional late entries were confirmed today by Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development and Group-A Racing, expanding the F4 U.S. field for Indy to 32 cars. Continue reading F4 U.S. FIELD INCREASES TO 32 CARS FOR INDY WITH LAZIER AND EVES ENTRIES Group-A Racing and Jay Howard’s MDD add new drivers to Indy

F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION: ABEL MOTORSPORTS EXTENDS ITS RACING FAMILY

F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION: ABEL MOTORSPORTS EXTENDS ITS RACING FAMILY

Children from St. Joseph Children’s Home Visit F4 U.S. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (June 6, 2017)- The kids at St. Joseph Children’s Home in Louisville, Kentucky, have been working hard all school-year for the opportunity to attend the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda Open Wheel World Challenge event with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.

For the last three seasons, Abel Motorsports has partnered with St. Joseph, inviting select kids from the home on a day trip to experience racing first hand.

“Our mission with the St. Joseph invitation is to transport these kids to a better place by letting them be a part of our racing family for the day. We want all of them to have a positive experience and leave with smiles on their faces,” said Abel Motorsports team principal Bill Abel. “As a 79-year-old, third-generation, family business, we know the value of being part of a family. The kids at St Joe’s are all from very diverse backgrounds, and each one is lacking the family support that we so value. Our family and company have been blessed, so we are always looking for ways to give back to our community; especially, to those in need.”

This year, a group of ten children ranging from six to 14-years-old, who maintained good grades, attendance and behavior all school year will join Abel Motorsports at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a day of racing, autographs and most importantly, fun.

“We are so fortunate to have a place like St. Joe’s in Louisville,” said F4 U.S. Abel Motorsports rookie Jacob Abel. “This is my first year to be able to escort them around the track. It is a happy event intended for the kids to just be kids. We want to have fun, which helps them, but it honestly helps me too.”

For nearly 170 years, St. Joseph Children’s Home has opened its doors to children, providing a safe and loving home to kids removed from their households due to neglect, abuse, domestic violence or substance abuse. St. Joseph has served more than 75,000 children since its start.

STRONG ENTRY LIST FOR F4 U.S. HEADING INTO INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

STRONG ENTRY LIST FOR F4 U.S. HEADING INTO INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Chris Gumprecht joins the fight for the Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2017)- The asphalt has barely cooled from the 101st Indianapolis 500 as the open-wheel stars of tomorrow compete in the second Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 10-11 during the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Open Wheel World Challenge.

After its season debut race in April, the F4 U.S. field still holds strong with 30 cars slated to compete. Continue reading STRONG ENTRY LIST FOR F4 U.S. HEADING INTO INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOTS RUN DEEP IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOTS RUN DEEP IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

Former and current Indy 500 drivers pass their knowledge down to the next generation of drivers

INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2017)- The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda is the newest professional junior-open wheel series to hit the United States, however, the players inside the paddock are not exactly new to the game. Team principles like Jay Howard and Dr. Jack Miller and team driving coaches like Scott Harrington, Raphael Matos and Gabby Chaves combined have nearly a dozen starts in the Indianapolis 500 throughout their racing careers. Co-owner of F4 U.S. team Indy Motorsport Group Steve Newey even won the greatest spectacle in racing as a team owner in 2011. Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOTS RUN DEEP IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2017) – For the second 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. 14 Jay Howard Motorsports 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 THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING HOSTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HONDA FAN ZONESPECTACLE IN RACING HOSTS F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HONDA FAN ZONE

INAUGURAL F4 U.S. TEAM CHAMPION JDX RACING CONTENDS ITS TITLE AS POINTS LEADER

INAUGURAL F4 U.S. TEAM CHAMPION JDX RACING CONTENDS ITS TITLE AS POINTS LEADER

Ten F4 U.S. teams score championship points at Homestead-Miami Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2017)- JDX Racing continued its winning ways during the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9. Two wins and a second-place finish from Timo Reger of Houston, and two top-10 finishes from Ben Waddell of Denver, jolted the 2016 points champion team to a comfortable 42-point lead over first-year team Indy Motorsport Group. Continue reading INAUGURAL F4 U.S. TEAM CHAMPION JDX RACING CONTENDS ITS TITLE AS POINTS LEADER

INAUGURAL F4 U.S. CHAMPION CAMERON DAS SCORES FIRST WIN ABROAD IN FORMULA 3

INAUGURAL F4 U.S. CHAMPION CAMERON DAS SCORES FIRST WIN ABROAD IN FORMULA 3

Das captures second-place in points battle after successful weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2017)- Inaugural Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda champion Cameron Das of Baltimore celebrated his first victory abroad in the second BRDC British Formula 3 Championship event at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, England, April 28-30.

“It feels really good to get my first win of the season,” said Das. “I knew that we had a strong car but I didn’t expect to get a win quite this soon in the season. I’ve managed to get in to the groove quickly and equally our preparation has been really good so I’m extremely pleased to be on the pace from the beginning of the year.” Continue reading INAUGURAL F4 U.S. CHAMPION CAMERON DAS SCORES FIRST WIN ABROAD IN FORMULA 3

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