Momentum Motorsports is owned and operated by long time racing enthusiast Phil Picard. As a former driver turned business owner, Phil understands the motorsports industry and what is needed for success both on and off the track. Being involved in motorsports for more than 30 years, Momentum Motorsports has always been operated by passionate racers. With the goal to provide exceptional, personal service at the best price possible, Momentum Motorsports is a professional, yet cost effective trackside support program, prep shop and championship winning team. Located in Montgomery, New York but serving the entire United States, Momentum Motorsports’ major focus is the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.
Located in the Northeastern part of the country, Momentum Motorsports is central to many tracks including the Monticello Motor Club, Lime Rock Park, Pocono, Thompson, New Hampshire International Raceway, Watkins Glen, New Jersey Motorsports Park and more. While some locations are close to home, Momentum travels to major venues across the United States for both test and race events.
Throughout its history, both the SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing have had a desire to grow open wheel racing here in North America. Their support of the F1600, F2000, Formula Lites and Formula Atlantic programs has kept these classes at the forefront of open wheel motorsports, both at the club and pro level. Looking ahead, the SCCA sees FIA F4 as a means to modernize entry-level open-wheel racing for participants starting at age 15, around a contemporary, cost conscious formula. The SCCA has chosen partners that embrace these ideals and can support this vision with appropriate technology and products.
From Motocross to Formula Ford and Formula Continental, Phil Picard was not only a racer and a race team owner but also holds an Automotive Engineering Degree and two open wheel championships. Outside of the racing world, Phil consults and trains automotive manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Honda, Volvo and Kia. With a background in both technical and driving skills, Phil is more than just your average race team owner, he is involved in every aspect to ensure that his drivers have the best chance possible to learn and garner the results that they deserve.
The selected F4 powerplant is based on the engine currently used in the Civic® Type R® recently launched in Europe, detuned to meet FIA-mandated output of approximately 160 Hp. The engine and the ECU will be sealed to help with parity and compliance. The F4 chassis is a modern, robust, and highly capable chassis that is conducive to exceptional performance at various engine power levels. Both the engine and chassis will meet FIA homologation requirements. New Formula 4 tires have been developed specifically for junior single-seater racing by Pirelli engineers in Milan and incorporate learning from Pirelli’s participation in Formula One and feeder categories GP3 and GP2.
For more information on the series, see their website at https://www.f4uschampionship.com.