Three-time Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Champion Given Opportunity to Drive F4 U.S. Car
INDIANAPOLIS (November 11, 2022) – Scholarship recipients are being announced for the upcoming joint venture between Radford Racing School and the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.) to help transition young drivers from go-karts to racecars. Patrick Woods-Toth is the first driver to be announced to the Radford Racing School F4 U.S. Scholarship Award School through a nomination from the Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship.
“We’re excited to have Patrick attend the F4 U.S. Scholarship Award school with Radford Racing School,” said Scott Goodyear, F4 U.S. Race Director. “I’ve known Ron [Fellows] for a long time and have watched the quality drivers that come out of the Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship program—I’m certain Patrick will be no different.”
“The Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship is thrilled to have one of its deserving kart drivers chosen to be included in the scholarship provided by Formula 4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda,” said Ron Fellows. “Patrick Woods-Toth is a terrific talent and we’re excited to help provide him this three-day opportunity to drive an F4 car at the Radford Racing School.”
A 19-year-old from Montreal, Woods-Toth was the 2022 Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship Champion, the Motomaster Canadian Karting Championship Champion and the Canadian Open Champion. When he’s not on the track, Woods-Toth keeps busy with his studies in sciences at John Abbot College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in Quebec.
“I am as excited as I am grateful to have been chosen for this opportunity,” said Woods-Toth. “A lot of hard work and dedication has come together preparing me for an opportunity like this one. I am so thankful to everyone who made this possible, and I am looking forward to making the most of it.”
Scheduled for December 2-3, Radford Racing School’s F4 U.S. program is designed to help scholarship winners transition from karts to racecars. Motomaster Ron Fellows Karting Championship will also provide Woods-Toth with the optional third day of school, lapping day, on December 4. Nominated by some of the world’s best karting programs, scholarship recipients will travel to Radford’s facility in Chandler, Ariz., to participate in the program that utilizes the same combination that F4 U.S. uses in competition—a Ligier JS F4-16 chassis, a Honda 2.0-liter engine and Hankook tires. With ground school, skid control, lead-follow sessions, braking, shifting and handling drills, the program is uniquely designed to account for the fact that participants are some of the top karters in the world.
Additional details about the school, including more scholarship recipients, will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
About Formula Regional Americas Championship & Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda: The FIA-certified Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.) & Formula Regional Americas Championship (FR Americas) are designed as entry-level open-wheel racing series offering young talent the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international platform while keeping affordability and safety as key elements. The Championships align with the global FIA development ladder philosophy of using common components to provide a cost-efficient, reliable and powerful racing structure as drivers ascend through the levels on their way to U.S. or global racing success. The F4 U.S. Champion is awarded a scholarship to compete the following season in FR Americas, while the FR Americas Champion is awarded a Super Formula Scholarship from Honda Performance Development and Honda Motor Co. Motorsports Division.