Karters from New Castle Motorsports Park Named as Scholarship Recipients
INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2022) – In a joint venture between Radford Racing School and Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.), two more scholarship recipients of Radford Racing School’s F4 U.S. Scholarship Award School have been announced, as Eli Warren and Logan Adams have been selected by New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) to participate in the program.
“We are thrilled to have Eli [Warren] and Logan [Adams] join us for Radford Racing School’s F4 U.S. Scholarship Award School,” said Scott Goodyear. “New Castle Motorsports Park is one of the finest karting facilities in the country, with every major karting series visiting the track. Just like their facility, I’m certain the selected drivers will be top caliber.”
“On behalf of myself and NCMP manager, Mike Adams, I would like to sincerely thank Radford Racing School, F4 U.S., Tony Parella and Scott Goodyear for putting this opportunity together—and for including NCMP,” said NCMP owner and accomplished racer, Mark Dismore. “It is a great step for young drivers to be able to experience a real race car. Both drivers selected from NCMP are very excited and will no doubt showcase the amount of talent that NCMP has to offer.”
Located in New Castle, Ind., NCMP is home to the Kart Racers of America, a club kart racing organization with 14 races a year and events averaging over 200 entries. Owned by Mark Dismore, an INDYCAR race winner and the winner of IMSA’s 1993 24 Hours of Daytona, the facility hosts many National Karting touring events with groups like United States Pro Kart Series, SuperKarts! USA, World Karting Association National, Cup Karts Grand Nationals and Divisional Karting Championships, as well as local club races and special events every year.
“Becoming a professional racer is a very hard task and having this opportunity is a very big step toward that,” said Eli Warren, a 14-year-old selected to the program. “I am thankful for everyone who has helped me get to this point, including New Castle Motorsports Park for choosing me to represent them, and to F4 U.S. and Radford Racing School for this program.”
“I am very honored to receive this nomination,” said Logan Adams, who has been karting for more than half a decade. “I have hoped to end up in an open wheel car since I began racing. I am looking forward to representing New Castle Motorsports Park to the best of my ability. I would like to thank Mark Dismore, Parella Motorsports Holdings and Radford Racing School for this amazing opportunity.”
Scheduled for December 2-3, with an optional third lapping day on December 4, Radford Racing School’s F4 U.S. program is designed to help scholarship winners transition from karts to racecars. 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.