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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

KYLE KIRKWOOD COMPLETES THE HAT TRICK IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS WEEKEND

KYLE KIRKWOOD COMPLETES THE HAT TRICK IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS WEEKEND

2017 F4 U.S. Champion Kirkwood continues his success in F3 Americas. Leguizamon, Southern and Portante all score podiums on final day.

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 7, 2018)- Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, dominated the world debut of the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda at Pittsburgh International Race Complex Aug. 3-5, sweeping the three-race inaugural weekend. Kirkwood capped off Sunday with a pair of wins, taking the checkered nearly 15 seconds ahead of second place in both races.

“It’s quite an overwhelming feeling to come in and win all three races,” said Kirkwood. “The F3 Americas car has been fantastic. Considering we received the car on the Sunday prior to the event, we were able to get a quick and balanced setup instantly. The Abel Motorsports crew did an incredible job and I couldn’t be happier with the performance we produced over the weekend. We’ve started on a great note and I’m looking forward to carrying this momentum into Mid-Ohio in a couple days.” Continue reading KYLE KIRKWOOD COMPLETES THE HAT TRICK IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS WEEKEND

CROSSLINK-KIWI MOTORSPORT DRIVERS CONTROL RESULTS ON OPENING DAY IN PITTSUBURGH

CROSSLINK-KIWI MOTORSPORT DRIVERS CONTROL RESULTS ON OPENING DAY IN PITTSUBURGH

Jose Blanco scores second F4 U.S. victory, shares podium with Austin Kaszuba and Benjamin Pedersen

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 4, 2018)- The first day of the Keystone Speedfest for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda on Saturday proved to be difficult for the top championship contenders, opening the door for the Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport pilots sitting just outside the top-five in points to start closing the championship gap.

In Round 10, Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto, Rico, took the checkered for his second victory of the season followed by his Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport teammate Austin Kaszuba of Burleson, Texas, in second. Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, rounded out the podium in third Continue reading CROSSLINK-KIWI MOTORSPORT DRIVERS CONTROL RESULTS ON OPENING DAY IN PITTSUBURGH

FROM A WRECK TO A WIN- KIRKWOOD TRIUMPHS IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS RACE

FROM A WRECK TO A WIN- KIRKWOOD TRIUMPHS IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS RACE

Kyle Kirkwood, Baltazar Leguizamon and John Paul Southern Jr. podium in world F3 Americas debut

WAMPUM,PA (Aug. 3, 2018)- A blanket of silence spread through the crowd Saturday as it watched the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda Ligier JS F3 cars pull into their grid spots for the first F1-style standing start of the season. The five red lights switched off, and the turbocharged 270-horsepower Honda Civic® Type-R® engines broke the silence, roaring off the line as the drivers punched the throttle. Flashes from cameras and red blinking lights from recording devices could be seen around each of the 19 turns on the 2.85-mile Pittsburgh International Race Complex track as fans captured the new era of North American racing history. Continue reading FROM A WRECK TO A WIN- KIRKWOOD TRIUMPHS IN INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS RACE

NEWEST F4 ENTRIES PRESSURE F4 LEADERS

NEWEST F4 ENTRIES PRESSURE F4 LEADERS

Mixed track conditions produce mixed results for F4 U.S. competitors in Friday’s practice

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 3, 2018)- With three events left in the season, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda travels to Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the inaugural Keystone Speedfest, maintaining a robust 30-car field. While Dakota Dickerson of San Diego, Christian Rasmussen and Benjamin Pedersen both of Copenhagen, Denmark, battle for the championship, five new F4 entries test where they belong in their first race of the season. Continue reading NEWEST F4 ENTRIES PRESSURE F4 LEADERS

NEW ERA OF RACING INTRODUCED TO AMERICA THIS WEEKEND IN PITTSBURGH

NEW ERA OF RACING INTRODUCED TO AMERICA THIS WEEKEND IN PITTSBURGH

F3 Americas makes world debut at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with 2018 F4 U.S. Champion Kyle Kirkwood leading the field

WAMPUM,PA (Aug. 3, 2018)- With the first production run of cars, the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda will usher in a new era of racing in North America as it makes its world debut during the Keystone Speedfest this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. This next level of open wheel racing meets the demands of racers and teams looking to grow their capabilities into more sophisticated, powerful machinery with a focus on performance, safety and cost control. Continue reading NEW ERA OF RACING INTRODUCED TO AMERICA THIS WEEKEND IN PITTSBURGH

LEGUIZAMON INKS DEAL WITH GLOBAL RACING GROUP FOR INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS SEASON

LEGUIZAMON INKS DEAL WITH GLOBAL RACING GROUP FOR INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS SEASON

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 2, 2018)- After a successful second season in Formula 4 United States Championship powered by Honda, Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, takes the next step in his open-wheel career, entering the inaugural season of F3 Americas Powered by Honda. Leguizamon, 18, signed with Global Racing Group for the inaugural F3 year. The 15-round season kicks-off Aug. 3-5 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

The South American-native fostered a deal with the multi-platform team after a productive two-day test earlier in the week at the newly expanded 2.85-mile PITT Race track. Continue reading LEGUIZAMON INKS DEAL WITH GLOBAL RACING GROUP FOR INAUGURAL F3 AMERICAS SEASON

HONDA 200 WINNER ALEXANDER ROSSI SHAKES DOWN F3 AMERICAS CAR AT PITT RACE

HONDA 200 WINNER ALEXANDER ROSSI SHAKES DOWN F3 AMERICAS CAR AT PITT RACE

Alexander Rossi visits Pittsburgh International Race Complex for F3 Americas test

WAMPUM, PA (Aug. 1, 2018)- Fresh from his maiden Honda 200 win, Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi attended the first F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda test day at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on Monday, July 30. Rossi tested the F3 Americas car at the newly FIA accredited 2.8-mile circuit to provide valuable insights and feedback on the car’s performance and setup for race teams eager to get their cars on track for the Championship’s world debut on Friday. Continue reading HONDA 200 WINNER ALEXANDER ROSSI SHAKES DOWN F3 AMERICAS CAR AT PITT RACE

F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION- ARCHINACO RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH WITH MOVING ARTWORK

F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION- ARCHINACO RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH WITH MOVING ARTWORK

The livery of Chris Archinaco’s car for Pittsburgh will feature artwork from CHP patients

WAMPUM, PA (July 31, 2018)- The glimmering gold livery of Chris Archinaco’s No. 35 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Century Auto Racing car will have a special colorful design applied over it for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda Keystone Speedfest at Pittsburgh International Race Complex Aug. 3-5. The hometown driver will whip around the 19-turn, 2.8-mile track with original artwork from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh patients worked into his livery. Continue reading F4 U.S. DRIVERS IN ACTION- ARCHINACO RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH WITH MOVING ARTWORK

BENJAMIN PEDERSEN SET TO COMPETE IN BOTH F3 AMERICAS AND F4 U.S. AT PITTSBURGH

BENJAMIN PEDERSEN SET TO COMPETE IN BOTH F3 AMERICAS AND F4 U.S. AT PITTSBURGH

Pedersen enters F3 Americas Championship inaugural season

WAMPUM, PA (July 30, 2018)- In an attempt to win two championships in one season and become part of history, Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, will suit-up for the inaugural season of the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda with Global Racing Group while still campaigning for the 2018 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda championship. Pedersen lead the championship after the second F4 U.S. weekend, but after the mid-season event, trails in third by a close 17 points. Continue reading BENJAMIN PEDERSEN SET TO COMPETE IN BOTH F3 AMERICAS AND F4 U.S. AT PITTSBURGH

F4 U.S. CAR AND DRIVERS TO REPRESENT HONDA AT HONDA INDY 200

F4 U.S. CAR AND DRIVERS TO REPRESENT HONDA AT HONDA INDY 200

LEXINGTON, OHIO (July 26, 2018)- Before traveling to Pittsburgh International Race Complex, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda car will be on display in the Honda Fan Zone at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Honda Indy 200.

Ohio-native John Paul Southern Jr.’s carbon fiber black F4 U.S. Championship car will be at the center of the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers / AHM Display on the Manufacturers Midway July 27-29. Continue reading F4 U.S. CAR AND DRIVERS TO REPRESENT HONDA AT HONDA INDY 200

F4 U.S. TEAMS BREAK TWO RECORDS AT MID-OHIO

F4 U.S. TEAMS BREAK TWO RECORDS AT MID-OHIO

Jay Howard Driver Development tops team championship standings after dominating performance in mid-season event

INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2018)- The record for the most teams to score points at a Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda event was broken at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 29-July 1 after 10 of the 13 teams entered produced top-10 results, but Jay Howard Driver Development dominated the standings, earning the most points ever collected by a team at a single event.

The four-car team lost its first-place standing to Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport after Event 2 at Road Atlanta, trailing by four points leading into Rounds 7-9. However, in dominate fashion, JHDD reclaimed the lead with a combined six podiums from Christian Rasmussen of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Teddy Wilson of Holbeach, England, heading the team championship standings by 79 points after the midseason event. Continue reading F4 U.S. TEAMS BREAK TWO RECORDS AT MID-OHIO

DICKERSON TAKES LEAD IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER MID-SEASON EVENT

DICKERSON TAKES LEAD IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER MID-SEASON EVENT

Championship gap narrows as 15 different drivers score points at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

INDIANAPOLIS (July 18, 2018)- Three events down. Three different point leaders. The competition in the third season of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda is closer than any previous season- which became even more evident after the qualifying session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, when the top-14 times were separated by less than a second and a record-breaking 15 competitors scored points during the mid-season event June 29-July 1. While some of the same faces have topped the podium, not one driver has pulled away in points. Continue reading DICKERSON TAKES LEAD IN F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER MID-SEASON EVENT

F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP CAR ‘INSPIRES CONFIDENCE’ IN ZACH VEACH

F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP CAR ‘INSPIRES CONFIDENCE’ IN ZACH VEACH

IndyCar Driver Zach Veach turns first laps on American soil in F3 Americas car

LEXINGTON, OHIO (July 12, 2018)- With a crowd of young drivers lined down the pit walls, Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver and Ohio native Zach Veach dazzled as he squealed the Pirelli P Zero slicks on new F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda car down pit lane at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Veach turned the first laps on American soil as a demonstration before the Championship’s world debut in August. Continue reading F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP CAR ‘INSPIRES CONFIDENCE’ IN ZACH VEACH

RASMUSSEN SCORES FOURTH WIN AT F4 U.S. MID-SEASON FINALE IN MID-OHIO

RASMUSSEN SCORES FOURTH WIN AT F4 U.S. MID-SEASON FINALE IN MID-OHIO

F4 U.S. field overcomes extreme temperatures at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for an action-packed Sunday

LEXINGTON, OHIO (July 6, 2018)- Battling extreme heat last Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers pushed their Ligier machines to the limits, offering close, wheel-to-wheel action that has become the hallmark of the F4 U.S. Championship. Continue reading RASMUSSEN SCORES FOURTH WIN AT F4 U.S. MID-SEASON FINALE IN MID-OHIO

DICKERSON DOMINATES SATURDAY AT MID-OHIO, WINS FIRST F4 U.S. RACE

DICKERSON DOMINATES SATURDAY AT MID-OHIO, WINS FIRST F4 U.S. RACE

Jay Howard Driver Development teammates Christian Rasmussen and Teddy Wilson finish on the podium

LEXINGTON, OHIO (July 1, 2018)- Dakota Dickerson of San Diego approached the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda mid-season event with one goal– to win– and after 11 combined second and third place finishes, the DC Autosport with Cape Motorsports pilot finally put a tally in the win column.

“I feel really great after my first win that I can’t wipe the smile off my face,” said Dickerson. “The DC Autosport guys worked really hard to get us where we are. We went testing earlier this week. Don (DC Autosport team owner) and I have been putting our heads together to figure out how to get more speed out of me and the car. The win gave us the push we needed to takeover first in the championship. We are looking to have the same fast results and add a few more wins on Sunday.”
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INDYCAR DRIVER ZACH VEACH SET TO DEMO F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP CAR AT MID-OHIO

INDYCAR DRIVER ZACH VEACH SET TO DEMO F3 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP CAR AT MID-OHIO

The F3 Americas car to make North American on-track debut Friday

LEXINGTON, OHIO (June 28, 2018)- Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver and Ohio native Zach Veach will pilot the all-new Ligier JS F3 race car at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Fri., June 29, for its North American on-track debut. Veach will take a lap on the Mid-Ohio circuit in the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda car to provide a look at the car at speed on an American track.

An American driver success story, 23-year old Veach has shown great promise in this year’s IndyCar series and currently lies second in the Rookie of the Year standings.

“It’s an honor to have Zach drive the new F3 Americas Championship car,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth. “This is the first time we get to see the car in action, so we are extremely excited for the North American debut to happen at a Honda track that F4 and SCCA Pro has such a rich history with, piloted by a driver who is relatable to our drivers and goals.”

The Ligier JS F3 chassis equipped with the 270-horsepower Honda Civic® Type-R® turbocharged K20C1 motor, a set of Pirelli P Zero slicks and the first North American application of a race car halo is slated to hit the 2.25 mile, 12-turn track after its reveal at 12:05 pm ET.

“We really felt that it was important to do another reveal of the car to drivers, teams, fans and media because the car has changed drastically in look and design since the launch at COTA in October,” said F3 Americas chassis manufacturer and Onroak Automotive North America General Manager Max Crawford. “The original was a concept and test mule, we have done a massive amount of work in Computational Fluid Dynamics and wanted to show everyone the finished product. “

MULTI-CAR F4 U.S. TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F3 AMERICAS

MULTI-CAR F4 U.S. TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F3 AMERICAS

Abel Motorsports commits to the inaugural season of the F3 Americas Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda sophomore team Abel Motorsports confirmed it will campaign for the 2018 F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda championship as a single car operation. Abel Motorsports is the second F4 U.S. team to commit to the new formula-spec ladder. Earlier this month, Global Racing Group announced its expansion.

“When we became aware of the development of the new Ligier F3, we knew that it was going to be a great car. With the 270-horsepower twin turbo Honda powerplant combined with the Ligier carbon fiber chassis, the car will be the next logical step for our drivers’ advancement,” said Abel Motorsports team principal Bill Abel. “The car not only has tremendous leading-edge safety technology built in, it also offers a higher level of sophistication in operation and data gathering which is exactly what drivers coming from F4 are expecting.”
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