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 F3 series standards with the top-nine 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 FR Americas Champion will earn a scholarship to advance to the Indy Lights Championship provided by Honda Performance Development.
Ligier Automotive was selected by the FIA and SCCA Pro Racing to design and produce the single-seater dedicated to the FR Americas Championship. The Ligier JS F3 carbon chassis complies with the FIA F3 Regional regulations and incorporates the halo in its design. The chassis is powered by a 2-litre Honda Civic Type-R engine that distributes 303 bhp to the spec Hankook tires.
|March 26-28||Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta||2.54-mile road course|
|May 14-16||Road America||4.048-mile road course|
|July 16-18||Brainerd Inernational Raceway||2.5-mile road course|
|August 13-15||Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières||1.53-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.