Joshua Automotive awarded F3 Americas scholarship – EAST AUTO NEWS

Joshua Automotive awarded F3 Americas scholarship

A yr of nice racing and championships had been acknowledged on the season-end Formulation four United States Championship Powered by Honda banquet in Austin, Texas. With a complete of six wins, a further eight podiums and two top-10 finishes, Joshua Automotive of Sydney, Australia, was topped the latest F4 U.S. champion and awarded a complete F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda scholarship valued at $230,000 to progress up SCCA Professional Racing’s open-wheel championship ladder.

The scholarship consists of:

· $25,000 money prize from Phillip’s 66 to make use of on F3 Americas racing bills

· One-year lease on a Ligier JS F3 chassis from Ligier Automotive North America

· One-year lease on the Honda Civic Sort R engine from Honda Efficiency Improvement

· Two units of tires per race weekend from Hankook Tire America

· Paid entries to all F3 Americas racing occasions from SCCA Professional Racing

· Advertising package deal for the 2019 season from SCCA Professional Racing

· A full co-branded go well with package which features a custom-fit go well with, sneakers, gloves and Nomex with a carrying bag from Sabelt

· A {custom} merchandise line from Druck

· A one-of-a-kind champion’s watch from BRM Chronographes

The 2019 F4 U.S. Nationwide Champion additionally acquired an invite to the annual FIA Prize-Giving ceremony, uniting champions from each main disciple of motorsport together with Formulation 1 collectively to obtain their official FIA awards throughout a singular star-studded gala night in Paris subsequent month.

Along with the scholarship and gala invitation, Automotive was offered with the Spirit of Honda Award, recognizing his excellent efficiency as a Honda driver and model ambassador.

“I owe this championship to 1 individual, Patrick Flynn (co-owner of Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport),” mentioned Automotive. “He has opened up his house and coronary heart to me and with out his generosity none of this might have been doable. He took me underneath his wing and have become a fatherly determine to me. He has remodeled me into a greater driver and a greater individual. An enormous thanks to Patrick and I’m so excited to take my subsequent step into F3 Americas with Crosslink Competitors.”

In his first full season in single-seater competitors, Kiko Porto of Pernambuco, Brazil, positioned second within the season-long factors battle. Together with a money prize, Porto was awarded a full day take a look at within the Ligier JS F3 automobile from Velocity Racing Improvement.

Porto claimed eight podium finishes which included three wins, together with a further seven top-10 placements. At 15 years previous, Porto was the youngest driver to ever win an F4 U.S. race.

“My staff and I wished this place within the standings very badly,” mentioned Porto. “Thank God, my household for his or her assist, all who cheer for me and my staff, DEForce Racing, for his or her work all yr lengthy. Could 2020 be even higher.”

Christian Brooks of Santa Clarita, California, rounded out the championship podium in third. Battling 4 different opponents for the final championship title, Brooks’ closing drive within the F4 U.S. races at Circuit of the Americas secured his championship place. Piloting underneath the pink, white, blue and black colours of Jay Howard Driver Improvement, Brooks earned high rookie honors.

Along with his money prize, Brooks additionally acquired a testing alternative in a F3 Americas automobile with Velocity Racing Improvement at its homebase in Georgia.

“I didn’t know what to actually count on coming into my first yr of open wheel racing,” mentioned Brooks. “The season was full of giant highs and low lows. Competing towards Joshua and Kiko was so enjoyable all yr and actually made me a greater driver. I’m stoked for complete the Jay Howard Driver Improvement staff and for my teammate Christian (Bogle) who had a breakout weekend right here at Circuit of The Americas.”

Drivers putting fourth by 10th place had been additionally acknowledged and awarded with money prizes. The highest-10 represented 5 completely different international locations and three of the 10 had been rookies.

Blanco was offered with the Cameron Das Pole Place Award offered by Druck. The Puerto Rican pilot collected 5 pole-position begins, probably the most of any F4 U.S. competitor this season. His constant velocity all year long earned him the award and the $2,000 end-of-season contingency prize from Druck.

Inaugural champion Cameron Das nonetheless holds the file for many quick laps and poles set in an F4 season.

“Cameron is a superb driver and it was an honor to be acknowledged by Druck,” mentioned Blanco. “The Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport staff had an excellent yr with poles and quick laps. This season was lots of laborious work and we got here on robust in the previous few rounds of the season.”

Ligier Automotive North America’s Catherine Crawford offered Chandler Horton of Zionsville, Indiana, with the Catherine Crawford Most Improved Driver Award and $5,000 for his tenacity and dedication that it takes to succeed all through a racing season. Horton additionally acquired a testing alternative from Velocity Racing Improvement within the F3 Americas automobile.

“It was an amazing honor to obtain the Catherine Crawford Most Improved Driver award on the banquet,” mentioned the Alliance Racing sponsored by Gasoline Monkey Power driver. “As a race automobile driver you’re all the time taking a look at methods to enhance and to have been chosen for this award from such a extremely regarded group akin to Crawford Engineering and Ligier Automotive meant quite a bit. I’d wish to thank Max, Catherine and the remainder of the crew for presenting this award and for the alternatives which can be coming from it. An enormous thanks to Toney Edwards and the Gasoline Monkey Power Alliance Racing Group for an amazing season. Additionally, a thanks to the Mordfin Group, Alan Lewis, and Greg Pawlowski, this season wouldn’t have been doable with out their assist. Lastly, a giant thanks to my crew, Greg and Brian, for his or her assist all season lengthy and to my mother and father for his or her unwavering assist and dedication.”

For the second consecutive yr, Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport was awarded a {custom} BRM Chronographes look ahead to claiming the F4 U.S. total staff championship. The staff, composed of largely sophomore full-time drivers, Automotive, Blanco and Leist, together with partial-season drivers Dante Yu, Liam Snyder and Josh Sarchet, and owned by Teena Larsen, Garry Orton and Patrick Flynn, produced top-10 leads to all 17 rounds and visited the rostrum 25 instances, securing a complete of 9 wins. DEForce Racing and Jay Howard Driver Improvement took the honors of second and third within the staff championship.

The F4 U.S. Championship staff title was decided by the staff that scored the very best variety of factors in the course of the season. Factors had been assigned primarily based on the outcomes from the top-two highest putting automobiles for every staff at every occasion.

FIA Tremendous License factors had been awarded to Automotive, Porto, Brooks, Blanco, Leist, Peixoto and Tavella by ACCUS president George Silbermann.

The FIA Tremendous License is a qualification permitting the license-holder to compete within the Formulation One World Championship. The license is issued to drivers who’ve met the FIA standards of success within the junior motorsport classes. A competitor should get hold of 40 factors inside a three-year interval to use for a Tremendous License. Automotive, the factors’ champion, acquired 12 Tremendous License factors. Subsequent positions earned between 10 and one level relying on their closing placement.

The night concluded with SCCA Professional Racing Common Supervisor Sydney Davis Yagel reminiscing on the profitable 2019 season and delivering perception into the 2020 season. The complete 2020 F4 U.S. schedule can be introduced within the upcoming weeks.

2019 Driver Standings

2019 Group Factors


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