INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2016) – 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, Onroak Automotive North America Co. (formerly Crawford Composites) and Honda Performance Development will present the SuperKarts! USA S1 class champion an award package valued at nearly $18,000 during the SKUSA Supernats in Las Vegas from Nov. 16-20.

The F4 U.S. Championship award package was designed to aid young competitors transitioning from karts to cars.

“The cost of the series and the cost of the car are key elements that the award package addresses for competitors to take that next step from karting to the F4 U.S. Championship,” SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth said. “Providing financial assistance with these elements ensures bringing top karting talent into the F4 U.S. Championship.”

The award package includes the following components:

· F4 U.S. Chassis Discount (provided by Onroak Automotive) – $3,500
· F4 U.S. Series Entry Fee Waiver (provided by SCCA Pro Racing) – $7,800 value
· F4 U.S. Engine Lease (provided by Honda Performance Development) – $6,600 value

These awards take immediate effect with the order of a Crawford FL15 F4 U.S. chassis, the signing of a Honda F4 U.S. engine lease agreement and a commitment to the full 2017 F4 U.S. Championship program, which consists of 18 total races at six venues.

“This awards package is another example of how HPD endeavors to support the grassroots racing community,” said Jeff Barrow, Commercial Motorsports Manager. “Many of the great Honda racers got their starts in karting, and we see this as a natural bridge between the two series.”

The Pro Stock Moto SKUSA S1 class is the pinnacle shifter-karting class in the SKUSA series, running a spec Honda CR125 engine, with drivers between 15-30 years old.

“SKUSA is pleased to have a cooperative alliance with SCCA Pro Racing and the F4 United States Championship,” said Tom Kutscher, owner and CEO of SuperKarts! USA. “Both entities represent the premier organizations in their respective circles, and Superkarts! USA is pleased to provide the platform for young talent to flourish. For those interested in pursuing a career in motorsport, or those looking to continue in karting, we couldn’t be more pleased.”

The Coca-Cola JDX Racing F4 car will be on display under the Honda tent during the SKUSA SuperNats. Inaugural F4 U.S. champions Cameron Das and Kyle Kirkwood along with F4 driver Darren Keane will be available for questions and autographs at the booth throughout the week. Fans who have questions about the award, car, series or driver development can talk to a representative during the event or visit for more information.