Unique among this ladder category, drivers get three (3) hours of track time every race weekend, including two (2) free practice sessions, one (1) qualifying session and three (3) races. Starting grids are determined by fast times earned in qualifying for Race 1. Subsequent grids are based off fast times from the previous race. Point scoring is in accordance with global F4 series standards with the top-seven drivers in the overall Championship earn FIA Super License points. Team points are based on the team’s top-two cars in each individual race with prize money being awarded to the top-three drivers after each race. Beginning in 2021, the F4 U.S. Champion will earn a scholarship to advance to FR Americas.
Originally called Crawford F4, this Ligier JS F4 single-seater was selected by the FIA and SCCA Pro Racing to be the exclusive model in the F4 U.S. Championship in 2016. The fully carbon fiber chassis combines safety with the speed of a 2-liter Honda Civic Type-R engine that distributes 160 bhp to the spec Hankook tires.
|April 23-25||Sonoma Raceway||1.99-mile road course|
|April 29-May 01||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||2.238-mile road course|
|June 25-27||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||2.4-mile road course|
|July 16-18||Brainerd International Raceway||2.5-mile road course|
|September 24-26||VIRginia International Raceway||3.27-mile road course|
|November 05-07||Circuit of the Americas||3.427-mile road course|
The mission of JHDD is to develop our own drivers internally by educating and passing down all of our knowledge to help the drivers perform to the very best of their ability.
Our job is to give the drivers all the tools, assets and information to win. If we are able to take a young driver and teach them the correct driving techniques, racecraft and mindset from the beginning, all while building their confidence, maintaining a consistent message and sense of continuity, the driver will be rewarded with results and championships.
Who better to teach this than Team Principal, Jay Howard—former Road to Indy champion, INDYCAR driver and now championship-winning team owner—who has the experience, knows exactly what it takes and how to WIN.