F4 U.S. Championship Breaks Entry Record with 37 Cars for Season Opener

History will be made as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda returns to Virginia International Raceway April 27-29 with a record-breaking 37 entries for the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend, shattering the previous 34-car record set in 2017. Last year during its 20-race season, the F4 U.S. field averaged 32 cars.

The 37-car grid is more diverse than ever before, comprised of 22 rookies and 15 returning F4 U.S. drivers, representing 12 states and 10 countries.

“We are extremely pleased to return to Virginia International Raceway with such a strong field of drivers,” SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth said. “After announcing the F3 Americas Championship at COTA last October, we thought we would see a dip in entries as drivers graduated from F4 to F3. On the contrary, since the announcement, we’ve seen a boom in interest in both F4 U.S. and F3 Americas. The continued series growth is a testament to F4 U.S. remaining the most economical series in the United States for drivers who want to progress their open-wheel racing careers.”

Racing backgrounds across the field are vastly different this season. The grid spans from drivers graduating from karts to cars like Eduardo Barrichello, Dylan Tavella, Arthur Leist and Teddy Wilson, to former sprint-car and Legend drivers like Will Edwards, to seasoned open-wheel veterans like Steve Bamford and Jim Goughary Jr.

The F4 U.S. VIR lineup is also filled with national champions from various motorsport’s disciplines and special award winners like 2015 Team USA Scholarship recipient Dakota Dickerson, 2017 SCCA President’s Cup winner Matt Cowley, 2017 New Zealand’s SpeedSport “Star of Tomorrow” Scholarship recipient Conrad Clark, 2017 Motorsport Ireland/Sport Ireland Young Driver of The Year Jordan Dempsey and Jake French, who accepted the 2017 SuperKarts! USA S1 Pro Stock Honda F4 U.S. Scholarship after winning the SKUSA! S1 class national championship.

"All the competitors entered are very talented,” said Oseth. “Fans should expect to see intense wheel-to-wheel racing from the front of the grid to the back. It is going to be an exciting season of close competition.”

The F4 U.S. drivers will participate in a promoter test day on Thurs., April 26, followed by two practices on Friday. Qualifying and Race 1 will be held on Saturday, and the weekend will conclude on Sunday with the final two rounds of competition. Fans can view the full schedule and entry list at F4USChampionship.com.

VIR Schedule

2018 F4 U.S. VIR Entry List

Car #:

Driver:

Hometown:

Team:

Engine:

Sponsors:

3

Aidan Yoder

San Gabriel, CA

Jay Howard Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil

4

Teddy Wilson

Holbeach, UK

Jay Howard Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil

5

Wyatt Brichacek

Johnstown, CO

Jay Howard Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil

6

Christian Rasmussen

Copenhagen, DK

Jay Howard Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil

7

Braden Eves

Gahanna, OH

Jay Howard Driver Development

Honda

 

8

Angela Durazo

Los Angeles, CA

Global Racing Group

Honda

Setpoint Medical

9

Dakota Dickerson

San Diego, CA

DC Autosport w/Cape Motorsports

Honda

 

11

James Goughary

Jupiter, FL

Primus Racing

Honda

Primus Racing Parts

12

James Raven

Portsmouth, UK

DEForce Racing

Honda

 

14

Dylan Tavella

Massapequa, NY

Miller Vinatieri Motorsports

Honda

Diversified Private Wealth Advisor

15

Chandler Horton

Zionsville, IN

Alliance Racing

Honda

 

16

Kent Vaccaro

Plattsburgh, NY

Momentum Motorsports

Honda

Momentum Motorsports

17

Vincent Khristov

Delray Beach, FL

Century Auto Racing

Honda

 

19

Blake Upton

Seattle, WA

Global Racing Group

Honda

 

21

Jacob Loomis

Corinth, TX

Abel Motorsports

Honda

 

22

Jacob Abel

Louisville, KY

Abel Motorsports

Honda

 

24

Benjamin Pedersen

Copenhagen, DK

Global Racing Group

Honda

Dirtfish

28

Will Edwards

Greenwood, IN

Alliance Racing

Honda

 

30

Arthur Leist

Novo Hamburgo, BR

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport

Honda

CIMED

31

Conrad Clark

Taupo, NZ

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport

Honda

 

32

Jose Blanco-Chock

San Juan, PR

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport

Honda

Art-Draft Authority, INC

33

Joshua Car

Sydney, AU

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport

Honda

Crosslink Powder Coating / LVP Powder & Paints

34

Austin Kaszuba

Burleson, TX

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport

Honda

LESA / SRT Equipment Rental / GUNK / Liquid Wrench

35

Chris Archinaco

Pittsburgh, PA

Century Auto Racing

Honda

 

40

Jack William Miller

Westfield, IN

Miller Vinatieri Motorsports

Honda

Indy Dental Group / Blue Marble Ultra Premium Cocktails

44

Ethan Billions

Birmingham, AL

Group-A Racing

Honda

Group-A Racing

57

Justin Gordon

Lake Worth, FL

Justin Gordon Racing

Honda

Justin Gordon Racing

61

John Paul Southern Jr

Westlake, OH

Southern Motorsports

Honda

Pittsburg International Race Complex

66

Parker Locke

San Antonio, TX

Global Racing Group

Honda

 

77

Matthew Cowley

Manchester, UK

Century Auto Racing

Honda

 

88

Kaylen Frederick

Potomac, MD

K-Hill Motorsports

Honda

 

91

Eduardo Barrichello

Sao Paulo, BR

DC Autosport w/Cape Motorsports

Honda

 

93

Cameron O’Conner

Jahannesburg, ZA

Group-A Racing

Honda

Repro Supplies

94

Jordan Dempsey

Mullingar, IE

Primus Racing

Honda

Digital Planet / Motorsport Ireland / Sport Ireland

03

Shehan Chandrasoma

Austin, TX

Group-A Racing

Honda

 

06

Jake French

Royse City, TX

Full Gas Motorsports

Honda

 

07

Steve Bamford

Toronto, ON

DC Autosport w/Cape Motorsports

Honda

 

Car Count 37

 

Comments
william  e.

GOOD LUCK GUYS, GLOBAL, GROUP A  DRIVERS.I  WILL BE AT ROAD ATLANTA DOING HSR... ENJOY AND BE SAFE....

Michael M.

Good update. I suspect there are a few sponsors that have yet to update their profiles. I believe that Optima Anesthesia is sponsoring Jacob Loomis with Able racing.  Also perhaps a first kart racing track sponsoring an open wheel racer is DKC (Dallas Karting Complex) sponsoring Jake French. Besides being a purpose built karting track #DKC also has an extensive LO206 rental racing program with league competition. (additionally they offer driver development and team transport/set up).  It will be interesting to see if there is a measurable uptick in their business as a result of their sponsorship efforts.  Certainly there isn't a better "connect the dots" match of sponsor to driver.  What a great year this is going to be for F4, by far it's best showing imo as there is such a deep pool of talent with well funded teams commited to going the distance this season.  This will also be a great chance to see how much of karting skills are transferable to car.  Certainly anyone that saw young Conner Clark rounding up his season with a spectacular open wheel win will be tuned in and there will be a high bar of expectation for several of the other national champion karters.  It's hard to understand how with FB realtime and so many other social media outlets F4 isn't going to receive some type of broadcast.  As we've seen time and time again this doesn't have to be high tech cameras, toss Mark French a few 6 packs and diner and he's shown he can provide some of the most entertaining and "relevant" man on the grid coverage. (might have to get into the import beers to seal the deal). I really doubt network coverage can do 1/2 the job I've seen Mark do with his phone, walking the pre-race grid then camped out in only 1 corner.  Clone Mark and I think that's a start. ~ 1 week and counting. 

Alyson H.

Please advise how we can watch in the UK. And Cameron Connor all the best my boy can't wait for your first race

Amy Greenway

For the first race the only thing you will be able to watch live is timing and scoring which is available on our website. The video of the weekend summary will be released after the event.