Salem, NH – The USF4 Championship Series will launch a seven-weekend, 21-race 2016 season, Formula Race Promotions announced today. USF4 will join the F2000, F1600 and Atlantic calendars, bringing an evolutionary change to North American open wheel racing. Key partners in the new Series include French manufacturer Mygale Cars and Hoosier Racing Tire, with a projected price point of under $60,000 for a turn-key, state-of-the-art open-wheel race car powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged Ford EcoBoost powerplant.
The US Formula 4 Series will be operated by Formula Race Promotions, which has grown considerably since launching the F2000 Championship Series in 2006. USF4 will follow sporting regulations and provide seven race weekends per year, with three races per weekend and a minimum of three hours of track time per event.
Mygale F4 cars will be imported through partners Mygale North America, which has been both a competitor in the F1600 Championship Series and the importer for the Mygale SJ FF car for the last four seasons.
The French-built car will be mated to a 1.6 liter Ford EcoBoost engine, producing 160hp. Each F4 car will be shod with spec Hoosier tires produced specifically to work within set guidelines.
The F4 specification has already proved successful around the world, with championships running in Italy, England, Germany, and Spain with Australia, China and other countries joining for 2016.
An F4 car was recently on display at the Formula Race Promotions event at the new Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Complete cars are available for order now.
Interested teams and drivers should contact Mygale North America at (727) 504-1414 or the Series at 855-722-3377.
Robert Wright and Al Guibord, Co-Owners, Formula Race Promotions: “F4 represents the next step in open-wheel racing. It has been accepted as a worldwide formula and we are excited to bring it to North America. With a cost-capped philosophy, and great partners in Mygale and Hoosier, we expect a tremendous inaugural year in 2016. We will bring the same idea that made F1600, F2000 and Atlantic viable, which is low cost structure, lots of track time, and an environment run by racers, for racers.”
Bryan Herta, Owner, Bryan Herta Autosport (IndyCar Team).: “The F4 platform has proven to be a success in countries throughout the world due to its’ low price point, controlled operating costs, and the advancements in safety carried through from the higher formula open wheel cars. Mygale has already delivered over 100 of these cars to customers, and I am sure the class is going to be hugely popular in the US. We are proud to partner with Formula Race Promotions as the exclusive importer of cars and plan to provide first class on-site spares and service support for the series.”
Nigel Tuckey, Managing Partner, Mygale N.A.: “For Formula Race Promotions in conjunction with Mygale to be bringing the worldwide and proven F4 open wheel formula to North America is an incredible opportunity for everyone, especially young drivers looking to further their careers. The Mygale F4 car is already promoting driving talent all over the world and has proven to be the perfect fit for creating a new and modern platform to train the next generation of drivers. This is a very big day for US and worldwide Motorsport.”
Bruce Foss, Business Unit Manager, Circuit Racing Tires, Hoosier Racing Tire: “Hoosier Tire is excited to be a part of the USF4 Championship Series. We have enjoyed a tremendously successful partnership with Formula Race Promotions and expanding our relationship with this new series is an exciting opportunity.”