SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS FINALIST GOES PRO

Mar 19, 2018

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.

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About SCCA Pro Racing:

SCCA Pro Racing is a division of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. — a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanctioning for numerous professional racing series such as Trans Am® and Formula E.

About the SCCA Pro Racing F4 U.S. Championship:

FIA F4 is designed as entry-level open-wheel racing for participants, around a contemporary, modern, cost conscious formula. SCCA Pro Racing and its chosen partners that embrace these ideals and support this vision with appropriate technology and products. The selected F4 powerplant is a production-based engine powering the Honda Civic® Type R® recently launched in Europe, tuned to meet FIA-mandated output of approximately 160 Hp. The engine and the ECU are sealed to provide parity and compliance.

The JS F4-16 carbon fiber chassis is manufactured in the United States by Onroak Automotive North America. From the Pirelli Tires, the Honda engine to the Onroak Automotive chassis, the F4 U.S. car is assembled and made in the United States.

F4 U.S. 2018 Schedule

Jan. 13-14 MSR Houston Series Test

March 31-April 1 NOLA Motorsports Park Series Test

April 27-29 Virginia International Raceway with Pirelli World Challenge

May 10-12 Road Atlanta with Formula Drift

June 11-12 Pittsburgh International Race Complex Series Test

June 28-July 1 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with Formula Race Promotions

Aug. 3-5 Pittsburgh International Race Complex with TransAm

Sept. 14-16 New Jersey Motorsports Park with Formula Race Promotions

Oct. 19-21 Circuit of the Americas with Formula 1