Brichacek joins F4 team Jay Howard Driver Development
As the FIA Formula 4 United States Championship gears up for its third season, Jay Howard Driver Development announces Colorado driver Wyatt Brichacek will join the team for its 2018 campaign.
Team Principal Jay Howard said, “The Jay Howard Driver Development team is happy to announce Wyatt Brichacek as our first driver to sign for this year’s F4 season. Wyatt tested with our team during the summer months in 2017 and immediately he showed great pace. As a team, we all knew we wanted to have Wyatt on the program for the Championship. We have high expectations for him this year.”
16 year old Wyatt, originally of Noblesville, Indiana, started driving karts with Colorado Junior Karting Club in 2009. International Karting Federation (IKF) Regional and National Championships followed, then the move to cars in 2014-15 with National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula First. Last year Wyatt broadened his skills further in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Summer Series and Skip Barber Racing School Winter Series alongside testing in F4 with Jay Howard’s team.
Wyatt quoted “I am very excited to be making the move to F4US for the 2018 season. It has been a goal of mine since the series debut 2 years ago. I think it is a great fit with the Jay Howard race team. After a few testing session, with them, everything just seemed to flow. Jay has a lot of experience and I am sure he will lead me in the right direction to further my career. I am looking forward to the 2108 season, and I am confident it will be a successful one.”
Jay Howard Driver Development is the team of IndyCar driver Jay Howard. A former national karting and single seater champion in the UK, British born Jay moved to the USA in 2005. He has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500, he was the 2005 USF2000 champion and 2006 Firestone Indy Lights champion. Jay’s mission is to mentor young drivers to prepare them for the top levels of the motorsport ladder. www.jayhoward.com
FIA Formula 4 was launched in 2014 as a globally recognised step between karting and F3. In 2015 the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda was born. With Formula 1-style standing starts; points from 1st to 10th, and FIA Super Licence points at stake, the Championship is a proving ground for the next generation of racers. www.f4uschampionship.com