Formula 4 coming to America for 2016

Aspiring formula racing drivers in America will have a new series to contest starting next season. Formula Race Promotions has announced the creation of a new USF4 Championship. The series will follow the new Formula 4 guidelines set down by the FIA that has already seen similar series take form in South America, Mexico, Italy, Germany, the UK, China, and Japan. But instead of forcing up-and-coming American drivers to relocate overseas, this one will be taking place right here in North America.

Though the exact dates and locations for the 2016 USF4 calendar have yet to be announced, the organizers have confirmed that it will consist of 21 races split between seven, three-race weekends. Formula Race Promotions also runs the F1600, F2000, and Atlantic championships in America, and could piggyback F4 on the same calendar. This year's schedule had the junior single-seaters racing at Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, VIR, Mid-Ohio, and two weekends in Pittsburg sandwiching another in New Jersey.

While other F4 series around the world have used different suppliers, the backbone of the USF4 series will be a French-made Mygale chassis. Power will be provided by a 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost engine, sending 160 horsepower to the track through Hoosier rubber. The turn-key package is set to cost less than $60,000, providing a relatively budget-friendly point of entry for aspiring racers.
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USF4 Launching for 2016 Race Season

04 August 2015

Salem, NH – The USF4 Championship Series will launch a seven-weekend, 21-race 2016 season, Formula Race Promotions announced today. USF4 will join the F2000, F1600 and Atlantic calendars, bringing an evolutionary change to North American open wheel racing. Key partners in the new Series include French manufacturer Mygale Cars and Hoosier Racing Tire, with a projected price point of under $60,000 for a turn-key, state-of-the-art open-wheel race car powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged Ford EcoBoost powerplant.

The Series will be operated by Formula Race Promotions, which has grown considerably since launching the F2000 Championship Series in 2006. USF4 will follow the global FIA F4 sporting regulations and provide seven race weekends per year, with three races per weekend and a minimum of three hours of track time per event.

Mygale F4 cars will be imported through partners Mygale North America, which has been both a competitor in the F1600 Championship Series and the importer for the Mygale SJ FF car for the last four seasons.

The French-built car will be mated to a 1.6 liter Ford EcoBoost engine, producing the FIA mandated 160hp. Each F4 car will be shod with spec Hoosier tires produced specifically to work within FIA guidelines.

The F4 specification has already proved successful around the world, with championships running in Italy, England, Germany, and Spain with Australia, China and other countries joining for 2016.

An F4 car was recently on display at the Formula Race Promotions event at the new Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Complete cars are available for order now.

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