Century To Field Trio Of Honda F4 U.S. Champ Entries In 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (December 22, 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.
Last week, F4 U.S. added another championship team to its arsenal. Geoff Bushor, owner and operator of three-time championship-winning Team Pelfrey 1600, formed Century Auto Racing to campaign for the 2018 F4 U.S. title. Bushor, who was exposed to the rapidly growing series in 2017 as an engineer, will field three cars under Century Auto Racing.
Kirkwood Takes F4 Bows At FIA Ceremony
INDIANAPOLIS (December 11, 2017) – The 2017 season culminated for Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda champion Kyle Kirkwood on Friday evening as the up-and-coming star was honored on the same stage as Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton during the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony at the historic Palace of Versailles in France.
The year-end event celebrates the achievements of the FIA championship-winning drivers and teams from around the world.
Honda Powers US F4 Championship Into Full 2018 Schedule
INDIANAPOLIS (December 11, 2017) – The momentum of the 2017 powerhouse-schedule continues with Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda hosting 17 races and expanding its official series tests from one to three in 2018. F4 U.S. opens its third season at Virginia International Raceway in April, traveling with North America’s largest top production car-based racing championship, Pirelli World Challenge, for the first time and will return to closeout its season at Circuit of the Americas in October with Formula 1 during the United States Grand Prix.
The schedule announcement was made today during a press conference held at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis.
HPD Expands Civic Racing Program In 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 11, 2017) – Continuing the strong racing momentum during 2017 for the new Honda Civic racing platform, Honda Performance Development (HPD) is pleased to announce the debut of the Civic Spec Series Concept Race Car, and the availability of fiberglass Civic bodywork for touring car and drag racing customers. Unveiled at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show, these products create additional opportunities to utilize the modern, highly capable and aerodynamic Civic in other racing series.read more
Simulators Aid Pedersen’s COTA F4 Domination
INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2017) – As technology advances, the way it’s integrated in sports’ training does as well. With strict testing rules this season in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, drivers were not allowed to test on tracks that the series competed at in 2017. So instead of stepping into a car to practice, some used virtual racing to supplement seat time.read more
Benjamin To Call SCCA Runoffs On CBS Sports Network In December
TOPEKA, Kan. (November 30, 2017) – For the first time in several years, households across the United States will be able to experience the energy and excitement of SCCA® racing when select National Championship Runoffs® events from Indianapolis Motor Speedway air on the CBS Sports Network in December.
Starting at 3 p.m. on December 10, motorsport fans will be treated to the 72-car Spec Racer Ford Gen3 spectacle from IMS.
F4 Drivers Locke And Kirkwood Spread Holiday Cheer
INDIANAPOLIS (November 30, 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.
Multiple Winners In Daytona Trans Am Finale
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. [November 11, 2017] – The 2017 Trans Am Finale at Daytona International Raceway saw teams and drivers battle early showers, multi-class traffic and an ever-changing track with Ernie Francis, Jr., and Tony Buffomante grabbing TA and TA2 class victories to close out the 2017 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli. Sharing in the spoils were Tim Kezman, in the TA3 class, and Todd Napieralski, finally capturing a 2017 TA4 victory after five second place finishes and nine podiums.
For Francis, who locked up the TA class championship two rounds ago, the victory marked his 10th of the season in the No. 98 FramelessShowerDoors.com Ford Mustang. However, early showers seemed set to spoil Francis’ day, as the early stages of the race belonged to Tomy Drissi, in the No. 8 Murder on the Orient Express Chevrolet Corvette, who was the only member of the TA class to take to the 3.56-mile Daytona track with Pirelli rain tires.