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 Kershaw, South Carolina but serving the entire United States, Momentum Motorsports’ major focus is the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, the FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda and the Formula Race Promotions Series.
Located in the Southeastern part of the country, Momentum Motorsports is located trackside at Carolina Motorsports Park and is only a short drive away from many of North Americas top motorsports. While some locations are close to home, Momentum travels to major venues across the United States for both test and race events.
The FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda offers young talent the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international platform while keeping affordability and safety as key elements of the program. Having the FR Americas chassis manufactured in the United States by Onroak Automotive, the Honda Civic Type R motor built in Anna, Ohio, and the Hankook tires marketed and distributed out of Nashville, Tennessee, aids in affordability and availability.
Stepping into the FR Americas series builds upon the progression offered from the F4 U.S. Championship both on and off the track. With driver training, unmatched affordability and strong manufacturer support, competitors can grow and succeed into the higher levels of motorsports.
FR Americas offers plenty of track time for drivers. Race meetings will offer three 30-minute races with qualifying and two 30 minute practices built into the race weekend. Altogether, the drivers have around three hours of track time available per race meeting, allowing them to increase their experience in open-wheel racing.
One of FR America’s greatest strengths, compared to other young driver categories, is the analytical work that must be carried out by the drivers in cooperation with their engineers. The series is a spec series, allowing multicar or single car teams the same opportunity of success with capped costs; however, the cars allow for significant setup adjustments, which increases the drivers’ technical knowledge and gains experience required for moving up the open wheel ladder, whether with a large or small team.
For more information on the series, see their website at www.framericas.com.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.
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 www.f4uschampionship.com.
With F4 U.S. and FR Americas devised as the initial steps on the Road to F1, the newly-rebranded Ligier JS F4 Series will strengthen the current ladder system while providing another avenue for drivers to race single-seater cars. When the FIA-certified F4 U.S. Championship transitions to the new Ligier JS F422 chassis and Ligier Storm power in 2024, the Ligier JS F4 Series will provide teams and drivers that own the existing chassis with a place to compete. Open to drivers 14 years old and older, the series also offers an additional development opportunity for drivers moving up from karts to single-seater racecars until they meet the age requirements of F4 U.S. competition.
Formula Race Promotions (FRP) is the East Coast’s premiere hosting body for formula car racing. From the highly competitive F1600 series to our core F2000 series, Atlantic and informal Right Coast Formula Ford Series, FRP offers a wide array of championships for teams and drivers alike to partake in.
For more information on the series, see their website at www.racefrp.com.