Primus Racing Team confirmed its Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda roster, supporting a two-car lineup for the 2018 season. The 2017 Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Jordan Dempsey of Mullingar, Ireland, will make his international racing debut with the team during the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at Virginia International Raceway April 27-29.
Primus Racing also combined forces with Justin Gordon Racing. Justin Gordon of Lake Worth, Florida, will pilot the No. 57 Ligier JS F4 machine and will earn points under Primus Racing Team.
“It has been a very productive off season and the whole team is feeling prepared heading into the opening weekend at VIR,” Primus Racing Team Principal Derich Cutshaw said. “The F4 platform is a perfect for Jordan to showcase his natural ability and pre-season testing has shown him to be one to watch. Justin ran a few races with us in the GPFour Championship Road Racing series last season, so we know exactly what he is capable of. Both Jordan and Justin have the pace to be up front.”
With the support of Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland, the Team Ireland initiative and new commercial partner Digital Planet, Dempsey is firmly focused on making the most of the opportunity, relocating to the United States to fully concentrate on his racing program.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the Primus Racing Team in F4 U.S.,” said Dempsey. “I’ve worked with these guys for a few weeks now and can see just how hard they work. There is no stone being left unturned for this season. A massive thank you to Digital Planet, Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland and Team Ireland for getting me here. I can’t wait to get racing this weekend at VIR.”
Primus Racing Team is one of the most successful multi-car teams in the F4 U.S. paddock. Over the past two seasons, the Florida-based team racked up two wins with 12 additional podium visits, 23 top-10 finishes and placed third in the team championship during the series’ inaugural year. Former Primus competitor James Goughary Jr. also holds the F4 U.S. record for the most consecutive top-10 finishes (17), which spanned over two seasons.
Supporting Pirelli World Challenge, the record-breaking F4 U.S. field returns to VIR for its opening weekend. Drivers will participate in a promoter test day on Thursday. Official practices start on Friday with qualifying and Round 1 on Saturday. The weekend concludes with the final two rounds of racing on Sunday. Live timing and scoring will start on Friday and is available at F4USChampionship.com.