The off-season momentum continues for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda as it gains Sports Car Club of America Club Racing pilot Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas. Global Racing Group confirmed Loomis as its first of four drivers for the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship.
“Participating in SCCA Club prepared me for SCCA Pro Racing. It gave me the experience and knowledge to race other people,” Loomis said. “It’s very exciting to join a professional team like Global Racing Group. The many years of experience represented in its business and sporting advisory boards makes Global Racing Group uniquely positioned to support my career aspirations.”
The 16-year-old competed in the 2016 SCCA Mid-States Majors Conference Championship in a Formula Mazda winning eight races and setting several lap records. Loomis also started on pole in the 2016 SCCA National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course finishing the race with a new track record. After his 2016 success, Loomis earned final-four status for the World Speed Rising Star Award.
"Jacob has a lot of talent and experience, which in combination with his passion, energy and great positive personality makes him an ideal candidate and fit for the Global Racing Group program,” said Global Racing Group President Christian Pedersen. “Jacob has all the ingredients that we’re looking for in a driver. He can campaign for the F4 U.S. Championship and develop further towards the top levels of professional racing.”
Earlier this year Momentum Motorsports with Adirondack Radiation Motorsports announced its first driver, F4 U.S. rookie Kent Vaccaro of Plattsburgh, New York. Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports also confirmed its full five-car line-up which included two season-newcomers Jack William Miller of Westfield, Indiana, and Lawson Nagel of Fort Worth, Texas. For all three rookies, the F4 U.S. Championship is the next step in their racing careers as they transition from karts into cars.
A dozen F4 U.S. rookie entries have been submitted since early registration opened in January.
The first official F4 U.S. Championship test will be held at NOLA Motorsports Park to coincide with the Superkarts! USA Texas Prokart Challenge season opener Feb. 25-26. F4 U.S. teams are examining potential drivers for the upcoming season with many offering opportunities during the test weekend. Interested drivers can visit F4USChampionship.com for a team contact list.