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.




LIGIER JS F3 · Carbon composite monocoque built to FIA technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Cockpit halo bar · Anti-intrusion side panels · Adjustable wings front and rear



Honda 2.0-Liter · 4 cylinder · Turbocharged · 303 hp



Hankook FR



LED Backlit Color Display · CAN controlled Power Management · 3-axis plus yaw accelerometer · Damper potentiometers · High Speed 4GB Logger



6-speed sequential · Pneumatic paddle shift system



2920 mm wheelbase · 1850 mm width · 650 kg


March 24-27Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta2.54-mile road course
April 08-10NOLA Motorsports Park2.748-mile road course
May 19-22Road America4.048-mile road course
June 23-26Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course2.4-mile road course
July 29-31New Jersey Motorsports Park2.5-mile road course
October 06-09VIRginia International Raceway3.27-mile road course
November 03-06Circuit of the Americas3.427-mile road course

Our mission

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.