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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

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