F3 Americas will support NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America Aug. 22-24
F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda finalized its schedule, adding Road America to its already impressive list of circuits for the 2019 season. As one of the newest FIA regional single-seater, single-chassis championships, the groundbreaking series joins an already stout ticket, supporting the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the Stadium Super Truck Series and the SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Aug. 22-24.
The announcement marks the second consecutive year for F3 Americas acting as the support series to a NASCAR Xfinity Series event.
“We are excited to secure this fantastic venue for our final F3 Americas Championship date,” SCCA Pro Racing General Manager Sydney Davis Yagel said. “I can’t wait to see and hear our Ligier JS F3 cars come to life on this iconic track for our penultimate round.”
A fleet of Ligier JS F3 cars, powered by a 303 HP Honda Civic Type R engine and equipped with Hankook tires, will take on Road America’s legendary four-mile, 14-turn road course that has challenged the world’s best drivers for more than 60 years for two practice sessions, qualifying and three 35-minute races throughout the weekend. The final event schedule will be released closer to the event.
“Many racers have started their careers at Road America and climbed the ladder to the top levels of motorsport," said Mike Kertscher, Road America's President and General Manager. “From racing karts at our CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex, to open-wheel racing, then advancing to INDYCAR, IMSA and even NASCAR. We are very excited to host the F3 Americas Championship and serve as a unique venue where today’s up and coming racers can gain experience and establish lifelong memories at America’s National Park of Speed.”
F3 Americas opens its 2019 season at Barber Motorsports Park with IndyCar April 3-5 with stops at Road Atlanta, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Virginia International Raceway and Sebring International Raceway.
For more information about the F3 Americas’ schedule or season, visit F3Americas.com.
F3 2019 Schedule
- April 5-7: Barber Motorsports Park with IndyCar Series
- April 18-20: Road Atlanta with F4 U.S and FRP
- June 21-23: Pittsburgh International Race Complex with F4 U.S.
- July 26-28: Virginia International Raceway with F4 U.S. and FRP
- Aug. 22-24: Road Americas with NASCAR Xfinity Series, Stadium Super Truck Series and Trans Am
- Sept. 13-15: Sebring International Raceway with F4 U.S.
About F3 Americas Championship:
The F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda continues the evolution of affordable, competitive and technologically advanced open wheel racing that was established by the successful Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda that debuted in 2016. This next level of open wheel racing meets the demands of racers and teams looking to grow their capabilities into more sophisticated and powerful machinery. The F3 Americas Championship aligns with the global FIA development ladder philosophy of using common components to provide a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful racing structure as drivers ascend through the levels on their way to U.S. or global racing success.
About SCCA Pro Racing:
SCCA Pro Racing is a division of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 60,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series like F4 U.S. Championship and Trans Am. SCCA Pro Racing is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.
About Honda Performance Development:
Honda Performance Development, Inc., (HPD) is Honda's racing company in North America and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 1993, HPD is the technical operations center for Honda's high-performance racing programs. HPD specializes in the design and development of race engines, chassis and performance parts, and technical/race support. HPD also offer parts and race support to Honda and Acura grassroots motorsports racers, and are expanding its support of racing series and programs that make Honda racing products available to all racing styles, from karting and Quarter Midgets to the highest levels of pro racing.
About Ligier Automotive:
Founded in 2012, Ligier Automotive is a race car manufacturer established in France, North Carolina, and Malaysia. Since 2013, Ligier designs and produces sports cars such as the Ligier JS P2, Ligier JS P3 or more recently the Ligier JS P217 and Ligier JS P4. Daytona 24h winner, Le Mans 24h winner and World Endurance championship winner, Onroak Automotive in North America is based in Denver, North Carolina. Supporting racing series and teams in DPi, LM P2, LM P3 and F4 in the United States, Ligier Automotive expanded its production capacity in North Carolina in 2017 to build the Ligier JS F3 and to reach the highest level of performance, safety and reliability for the FIA F3 Americas series.
About Hankook Tire America Corp.:
Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook America markets and distributes a complete line of high-performance and ultra-high-performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States. Hankook Tire America is a subsidiary of Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., a Forbes Global 2000 company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and led by President and CEO Hyun Bum Cho.