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F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

More than 35 F4 U.S. cars are slated to compete in the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at VIR April 27-29

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2018)- History will be made as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda returns to Virginia International Raceway April 27-29 with a record-breaking 37 entries for the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend, shattering the previous 34-car record set in 2017. Last year during its 20-race season, the F4 U.S. field averaged 32 cars.

The 37-car grid is more diverse than ever before, comprised of 22 rookies and 15 returning F4 U.S. drivers, representing 12 states and 10 countries. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

SCCA Pro Racing to honor late chassis designer Andrew Scriven

INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2018)- SCCA Pro Racing will honor the late Andrew “Andy” Scriven, Onroak Automotive’s chief designer of the JS F4-16 and Ligier JS F3 chassis, by dedicating its annual Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season opener as the Andy Scriven Memorial Race.

More than 30 F4 U.S. cars are anticipated to participate in the inaugural Andy Scriven Memorial Race April 27-29 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Each F4 U.S. chassis will be adorned with a cowboy hat decal, inspired by Scriven’s signature style. Continue reading OPENING F4 U.S. EVENT CHRISTENED AS ANDY SCRIVEN MEMORIAL RACE

SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

Justin Gordon enters 2018 F4 U.S. Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2018)- Following in the footsteps of legends like Roger Penske, Dorsey Schroeder and Chip Ganassi, Justin Gordon of West Palm Beach, Florida, will take the skills he developed in the Sports Car Club of America to the next level in his motorsport career. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs finalist confirmed his entry for the third season of SCCA Pro Racing’s Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, running independently under Justin Gordon Racing.

“I’m ecstatic to compete in F4 this year,” Gordon said. “I feel that this is the best place for young, talented drivers, like myself, to showcase their skills, especially with the car count almost doubling every year. We are confident in the team that we have compiled, and I would like to give a special thank you to John Zuccarelli who has been my supporter and mentor throughout my racing career.”

The 18-year-old club-racing standout placed second in the Formula Enterprise class during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017 and went on to win the American Road Race Championship in a SCCA Enterprises FE. Early on in his formula club racing career, Gordon captured multiple podiums and was voted Rookie Driver of the Year for the Southeast SCCA Division in 2016.

“SCCA club racing is a perfect training ground through which to enter pro racing,” SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth said. “F4 U.S. has benefited greatly with contributions from club racing standouts like Jim Goughary Jr., Steve Bamford, Austin McCusker and Jacob Loomis.”

Gordon marks the 27th early entry for the 2018 F4 U.S. season. During its 20-race 2017 season, F4 U.S. averaged 33 cars per event and is anticipating even more growth in the upcoming season.

Gordon and the rest of the F4 U.S. field will make its 2018 debut at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29. For more information on the championship, schedule and entries visit F4USChampionship.com.

AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT

AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT

Dakota Dickerson set to compete in Formula Pro USA Western Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

BUTTONWILLOW, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 17, 2018)- Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda driver Dakota Dickerson of San Diego took his talents to the west coast with his new partner Amethyst Beverage this week at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California. Dickerson was selected by Honda Racing/Honda Performance Development to test adjustments made to the F4 car’s Honda Civic Type R engine and participate in the Formula Pro USA Western Championship (FP4) race event. Continue reading AMETHYST BEVERAGE SUPPORTS DICKERSON IN HONDA RACING HPD TEST AND FP4 EVENT

JOHN PAUL SOUTHERN JR. LEAPS INTO F3 AMERICAS WITH K-HILL MOTORSPORTS

JOHN PAUL SOUTHERN JR. LEAPS INTO F3 AMERICAS WITH K-HILL MOTORSPORTS

Southern makes his F3 season announcement at crowded Pittsburgh International Auto Show

PITTSBURGH (Feb. 17, 2018)- On a stage surrounded by a crowd of Pittsburgh International Auto Show patrons, John Paul Southern Jr. of Westlake, Ohio, announced he will make the transition from the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda to the new FIA Formula 3 Americas Powered by Honda for its inaugural 2018 season. Continue reading JOHN PAUL SOUTHERN JR. LEAPS INTO F3 AMERICAS WITH K-HILL MOTORSPORTS

INTERNATINAL TEAMS JOIN FORCES IN A BID FOR A DOUBLE WIN IN AMERICAN SINGLE SEATERS

INTERNATINAL TEAMS JOIN FORCES IN A BID FOR A DOUBLE WIN IN AMERICAN SINGLE SEATERS

Kiwi Motorsport and Crosslink Racing Form New F4 U.S. and F3 Americas Multicar Team

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2018) – In a strategic partnership packed with experience and ambition, Kiwi Motorsport and Crosslink Racing merged to become one in an effort to defeat all-comers in 2018. The top-two international Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda teams united in a bold attempt to win both the 2018 F4 U.S. Championship and the inaugural Formula 3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda. Continue reading INTERNATINAL TEAMS JOIN FORCES IN A BID FOR A DOUBLE WIN IN AMERICAN SINGLE SEATERS

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP ADDS ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING TEAM TO ITS LINEUP

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP ADDS ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING TEAM TO ITS LINEUP

Geoff Bushor’s Century Auto Racing set to field three cars for 2018 campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2017) – The off-season has been anything but quiet for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda since its season finale at Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in October. Entering its third season, the series announced its 17-race schedule that starts with supporting Pirelli World Challenge at Virginia International Raceway in April and finishing for the second consecutive year at COTA with F1 in October. The grid-size has also started to expand for 2018 as teams like Miller Vinatieri Motorsports announce their team roster and new teams like Team Benik add F4 U.S. to their development and competition programs. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP ADDS ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING TEAM TO ITS LINEUP

CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F4 U.S.

CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F4 U.S.

Team BENIK joins F4 U.S. for 2018 season

INDIANAPOLIS (November 29, 2017) – The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda gird continues to grow in its offseason with the addition of its newest multicar team. Championship karting Team BENIK announced that its operation expansion into F4 will start in 2018, fielding two cars.

“Going into the F4 U.S. program is an obvious step for us,” explained Team BENIK Manager Nick Mitchell. “It makes complete sense for our internal ladder system and we can’t wait to get going. We feel it’s the perfect cost-effective training ground for young drivers and the series seems to be super competitive.” Continue reading CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING TEAM EXPANDS OPERATION INTO F4 U.S.

F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: PARKER LOCKE AND KYLE KIRKWOOD SPEND TIME OFF TRACK GIVING BACK

F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: PARKER LOCKE AND KYLE KIRKWOOD SPEND TIME OFF TRACK GIVING BACK

INDIANAPOLIS (November 28, 2017) – As Americans joined together last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, two Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers learned that their actions outside of the car can be more impactful as the actions inside of it.

Parker Locke of San Antonio and Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, spent the holidays serving others in their community.
Continue reading F4 DRIVERS IN ACTION: PARKER LOCKE AND KYLE KIRKWOOD SPEND TIME OFF TRACK GIVING BACK

F4 U.S. DRIVERS GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE AT SUPERKARTS! USA SUPERNATIONALS

F4 U.S. DRIVERS GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE AT SUPERKARTS! USA SUPERNATIONALS

LAS VEGAS (November 18, 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 making taking that next step from karts to cars. Several F4 U.S. drivers like Jack William Miller of Westfield, Indiana, John Paul Southern Jr. of Westlake, Ohio, Austin McCusker of Glen Head, New York, and Lawson Nigel of Fort Worth, Texas, started their racing careers whipping around hairpin turns, developing their race craft in karts.

Some F4 U.S. drivers still participate in the Superkarts! USA series. Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development driver Braden Eves of Gahanna, Ohio, entered the SKUSA Supernationals, the largest karting event in the world, this weekend to continue to develop his skills behind the wheel. Continue reading F4 U.S. DRIVERS GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE AT SUPERKARTS! USA SUPERNATIONALS

SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION JAKE FRENCH TO RECEIVE F4 U.S. SCHOLARSHIP

SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION JAKE FRENCH TO RECEIVE F4 U.S. SCHOLARSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS (November 14, 2017) – As part of an emphasis on assisting in the development of the next generation of racers, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda partners SCCA Pro Racing, Honda Performance Development, Onroak Automotive North America Co. and Pirelli will present the SuperKarts! USA S1 class champion Jake French, an award package valued at nearly $22,000 during the SKUSA! Supernats in Las Vegas from Nov. 15-19. Continue reading SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION JAKE FRENCH TO RECEIVE F4 U.S. SCHOLARSHIP

FIA SUPER LICENSE POINTS AWARDED TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS

FIA SUPER LICENSE POINTS AWARDED TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS

Kyle Kirkwood, Benjamin Pedersen and Timo Reger recognized as F4 U.S. FIA championship winners

INDIANAPOLIS (November 9, 2017) – At the end of each Formula 4 United States Championship Powered By Honda season, the top-seven drivers entered in the championship points reserve are presented FIA Super License and FIA championship points to aid in their racing career advancement to Formula 1.
Kirkwood, Pedersen and Reger were also recognized as the winners of the F4 U.S. FIA Championship. Continue reading FIA SUPER LICENSE POINTS AWARDED TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS

HANKOOK 24H COTA USA 2017 LIVE STREAM NOW AVAILABLE

HANKOOK 24H COTA USA 2017 LIVE STREAM NOW AVAILABLE

SCCA Pro Racing sanctions first CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook event at Circuit of the Americas

Austin, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – Fans won’t miss a second of the action during the inaugural Hankook 24H Circuit of the Americas USA 2017 CREVENTIC SEIRES powered by Hankook season finale Nov. 10-12. The FIA Silver Series grand finale is available by LIVE stream through the SCCA Pro Racing website (SCCAPro.com) or by visiting the series site (24hseries.com/scca/). Continue reading HANKOOK 24H COTA USA 2017 LIVE STREAM NOW AVAILABLE

JAY HOWARD’S MDD COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS WITH BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON

JAY HOWARD’S MDD COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS WITH BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON
Leguizamon confirmed as first driver in inaugural F3 Americas season

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 7, 2017)- IndyCar driver Jay Howard confirmed today that Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will compete under his Motorsports Driver Development team in 2018 in the newest SCCA Pro Racing championship, Formula 3 Americas Powered by Honda. MDD is the first team to sign a driver for the new series, making Leguizamon the first competitor to commit to the season. Continue reading JAY HOWARD’S MDD COMMITS TO F3 AMERICAS WITH BALTAZAR LEGUIZAMON

PEDERSEN CELEBRATES THIRD COTA WIN AT THE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX DEBUT

PEDERSEN CELEBRATES THIRD COTA WIN AT THE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX DEBUT

F4 U.S. Championship drivers Kyle Kirkwood and Dakota Dickerson complete podium

AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 21, 2017) – The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda drivers showed Austin, Texas, and the rest of the world how exciting junior-open wheel racing can be with an action-packed race from start to finish. Thousands of fans were on their feet cheering as Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, passed pole-sitter and F4 U.S. National Champion Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, for the lead in the final moments of the race. The cheers and gasps continued as Dakota Dickerson, who had chased Braden Eves of Gahanna, Ohio, for most of the round, made a calculated sling-shot pass on the inside to claim the last spot on the podium.

“The fan support here at COTA has been amazing. I could hear the fans cheering through my helmet over my Honda engine,” said Pederson, who has won three of the last four races at COTA. “To hear the Danish national anthem play after my win was amazing and to be on the top spot of the F1 podium was even better.”

Pedersen shared the front row with Kirkwood. Kirkwood’s car launched from the F1-style standing start like a rocket ship, leaving Pedersen to play catch up. The pair zoomed around the red, white and blue COTA corners, creating more than a second gap between Eves, Brendon Leitch of Invercargill, New Zealand, and Dickerson. Finally, the Global Racing Group driver wore down Kirkwood and made a pass on the outside of Turn 5. Pedersen held off advances from Kirkwood until he took the checkered.

“Pedersen raced me clean the entire race,” said Kirkwood. “He’s extremely calm and has been the best driver to race against in the championship.”

Dickerson, who started P5, was patient most of the race, waiting for Eves to wear the rubber off his Pirelli PZero tires. After passing his Kiwi Motorsport teammate Leitch, Eves was next on Dickerson’s hitlist. Eves defended his racing line as Dickerson tried multiple overtakes, but one wide turn in T20 from the Jay Howard Motorsports Driver Development driver left just enough room for Dickerson to whip inside on the penultimate lap.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity that SCCA Pro Racing and F4 U.S. has given us,” Dickerson said. “Being on the F1 podium was unexpected and was a dream of mine my entire life. I will remember this moment forever and hopefully tomorrow the U.S. national anthem will be played as I collect my first win of the season.”

The win from Pedersen jolted him from fifth place in the national championship to third, respectively. Unofficially, Forcier still holds second with Dickerson in fourth. Jordan Sherratt of Durban, South Africa, dropped to fifth in standings but only trails Pedersen by 12 points and Dickerson by two.

The F4 U.S. field returns to COTA tomorrow at 11:20 a.m. CT for the season finale.

NINE DRIVERS BATTLE FOR F4 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

NINE DRIVERS BATTLE FOR F4 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
Global Racing Group adds last minute entry to challenge F4 U.S. field
AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 21, 2017) – The season finale of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda takes place on the largest world-stage its experienced to date, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas Oct. 20-22. More than 300,000 fans are anticipated to fill the stands during the three-day event.
Thirty-one F4 U.S. drivers will share the same track as their F1- racing idols, but each have a different goal for the two-race weekend culmination. Frederik Vesti of Billund, Denmark, tests where he belongs in his first ever F4 U.S race, while, nine drivers fight for position for a national championship. Continue reading NINE DRIVERS BATTLE FOR F4 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

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