FORMULA AMERICAS ANNOUNCES NEW WINTER SEASON
Due to increased problems with COVID-19 travel and the inability for its overseas drivers to attend events, Formula Americas governing body has decided to add a Winter Series.
Formula Americas Super GP will now run a schedule between November and April making it also attractive to American drivers during the off season. The Series will remain the same in cost and prize money, but the Championship will upgrade its cars to the Mygale F4 car powered by Ford.
“This has been a concern for a while now,” stated Formula Americas President. “With travel between countries due to Covid restrictions being a problem currently, it has made our international drivers have a difficult time committing to run in the Championship. In addition, there are many American drivers who are already set in their plans for 2021. It is our goal to have a well subscribed season during the winter when other series are at rest.”
The new winter schedule will be announced soon and will include international events.
INTERCITY LINES NAMED OFFICIAL TRANSPORT COMPANY
Jensen Beach, FL, (April 27, 2021) – Intercity Lines has been named as the official car transport company of the Formula Americas Super GP Championship. Intercity Lines will be transporting all 12 Mygale FB02 race cars to the events on the 2021 schedule.
“When we looked at the most logistically beneficial way to move all our cars around during the season, Intercity lines came immediately into mind,” stated Formula Americas President. “Over the years, I personally have used Intercity Lines to move some of my cars and have had nothing but the best experience with them.”
At Intercity Lines, we’ve spent years perfecting the transportation of automobiles. As our business has grown, we’ve remained focused on providing the best value and the best customer service to every one of our clients. We stay at the forefront of the industry with customized enclosed auto transport equipment, advanced communication technology, innovative services and highly trained and enthusiastic employees. Our enclosed auto shipping business has grown through thousands of satisfied customers. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every customer, every time we have an opportunity to serve them.
–David and Linda Wilson
Intercity Lines is an enclosed car carrier that has proudly been offering a first-rate service in the enclosed auto transport business since 1980. We are a family owned business that takes pride in providing nationwide door-to-door (some restrictions may apply) enclosed vehicle services with the highest quality fleet of trucks. Our fleet features state of the art, fifty-three foot fully enclosed air ride trailers. Our enclosed auto transport drivers are the best in the business and have years of experience shipping all types of vehicles from antiques to exotics. As a nationwide enclosed car carrier service, Intercity Lines takes pride in providing the highest standard of safety and service available in the enclosed auto transport industry.
FORMULA AMERICAS SUPER GP MAKES RACING EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE
Jensen Beach, FL (April 17, 2021) – Formula Americas Super GP announced today a simplifying of its pricing format, while lowering the cost of racing for its participants.
The price now for an all-inclusive 3-race weekend is only $14,995 and includes crash damage insurance. This brings the cost of a full season in the Championship to only $74,975.
“Our original pricing menu was a little confusing to some, so we decided to streamline it and make it even more affordable to everyone,” stated Formula Americas President.
Drives are still available. For more information, visit the Championship website at: www.FASuperGP.com
FORMULA AMERICAS IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN!!!!
Jensen Beach, FL (April 12, 2021) - Ever dream of a career as a mechanic / technician in auto racing? Do you wonder where to begin? Formula Americas Super GP is looking to hire full-time mechanics at its Jensen Beach, Florida headquarters. “We are looking for motivated young men and women to join our squad of talented technicians,” stated Formula Americas President. “Formula Americas is a unique Championship as it is the first step on the ladder into open-wheel racing from karting or other forms of motorsport. Not only do we train young drivers, but also young mechanics in the challenging world of auto racing.”
Formula Americas is the early learning ground for drivers headed towards series like the Road to Indy or other series. As competitors in the Championship drivers will gain important experience in racing open-wheel race cars and with that experience be able to excel at a much higher rate when entering upper-level series.
So too will its early level race mechanics. Young men and women focused on having an exciting career as a top mechanic in auto racing can join our talented group of lead mechanics as second mechanics and gain experience that can only be found under actual race conditions. With this knowledge and strong recommendations from Formula Americas, a position with the Championship can propel an early level mechanic into positions with well respected teams in the upper levels of the sport like Indycar or IMSA/Le Mans.
Mechanics will gain experience under the tutelage of the Championship’s Technical Director and Crew Chief, C.M. Land. Mr. Land’s Championship-winning history is about as extensive as you can get and he is excited to pass his experience down to new mechanics.
Formula Americas mechanics will work full-time in the race shop preparing the Championship’s cars for each event and will travel with the team to all events with transportation, hotels and meals provided by the Championship.
“More and more, young women are becoming interested in auto racing, not just as drivers but entering the field as mechanics and technicians. We are doing our part to help them have a place to start and learn by working alongside our experienced group.”
To learn more about how you can begin your career in auto racing, contact Formula Americas at: FASuperGP@gmail.com or call / text: 239-994-5888.
A FIRST-CLASS TELEVISED CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE PRIZE MONEY AND SCHOLARSHIPS ABOUND
Jensen Beach, FL (March 28, 2021) – At first glance you might think that Formula Americas Super GP is just another junior formula car series. But, you would be wrong and far from it. There are many things that separate this Championship from others in the sport.
Prize Money; $360,000 in cash prize money is available to win in the Championship. Top drivers can actually win more than it costs to race in a season. Unheard of in any other series. The Grand Prize for the Champion is $100,000 in cash!
Scholarships; The Champion will also receive a Scholarship with their choice of a fully paid season in the FIA NACAM F4 Championship in lieu of the Grand Prize money or keep the Grand Prize and also receive a second season in Formula Americas Super GP at no cost.
Television; Another thing that sets Formula Americas Super GP apart from other junior series is its television package. While other series have no coverage or limited coverage through highlight shows, Formula Americas Super GP will have eight 1-hour broadcasts in a reality-show format. Every driver in the Championship will be highlighted and featured in depth during broadcasts, making them well-known to the viewing audience. Of course, the program will also feature exciting on-track action from all 15 races.
Last but certainly not least, the cost. While the cost of competing in other series hovers around $200,000 or more, a full all-inclusive season in Formula Americas Super GP costs less than $79,000. By all-inclusive, it means everything but the drivers own personal safety gear is included. Even crash damage insurance is included.
The cars are all owned by the Championship and set up to be equal so winning comes down to driver talent, not who has the most money. The cars of the Championship are the Mygale FB02 made famous from the Formula BMW Championship, however they have been updated with newer aerodynamics and paddle shifters. They are FIA homologated carbon chassis race cars with a higher power to weight Ratio than Formula 4. They were the early choice of such drivers as Alexander Rossi, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel to name just a few.
Formula Americas Super GP schedule consists of 5 triple header events (15 races) with the 2021 season running from July to October at top-level circuits along the east coast. Plans are to expand the Championship into two seasons in 2022 with west coast and international events.
If you’re a young driver looking to break into professional open-wheel racing or a driver just looking for a cost effective way to go racing and have the opportunity to win great money, Formula Americas Super GP deserves a good look.
FORMULA AMERICAS ANNOUNCES FULL-SEASON SIGN ON BONUS
CRASH DAMAGE INSURANCE INCLUDED IN PRICE
West Palm Beach, FL (March 24, 2021) – Formula Americas Super GP announced today an early full-season sign on Bonus. All drivers who sign on for the full-season Program by April 24, 2021 will receive two reserved seat tickets to this year’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th. “We have some exciting special surprises to go along with this Bonus,” stated Formula Americas’ President. “We’ll be announcing them at a later date.”
In addition, Crash Damage Insurance has been included in the price of entry to the Formula Americas Super GP Championship. “We believe in keeping the cost of racing to a minimum for our drivers. Crash damage can end up being a big part of their budget and many times by no fault of their own. We’ve seen drivers drop out of a season in other series due to high damage bills. That is not what we want” With Formula Americas operation, there are no added costs associated with racing other that personal travel and hotels. “We are committed to making Formula Americas Super GP a true all-inclusive Championship.”
Open testing for the Formula Americas Super GP Championship begins in June with the Official 2-day Pre-season Test later in the month. The season begins on July 4th weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
For more information, contact Jonathan at: info@FASuperGP.com or call/text to: 239-994-5888.
FORMULA AMERICAS ANNOUNCES TWO KEY MEMBERS
West Palm Beach, FL (March 23, 2021) – Formula Americas Super GP added two key hires for the Championship in Ian Brown (Engineer) and C.M. Land (Crew Chief). “We are very excited to have Ian and Charles with the Championship and them having worked together before in a Championship-winning effort, they know each other’s style,” stated Formula Americas’ President. “They both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Formula Americas Super GP and our drivers can feel comfortable that they will all have great cars in which to compete.”
“Very much looking forward to providing a stable learning platform for Formula Americas drivers. It’s an ideal car for learning all of the fundamental techniques required to be successful. Drivers will be able to learn about aerodynamics, tires, and shock absorbers, with these cars. All of this will apply very nicely as drivers progress,” commented Ian Brown. “Teamed up with vastly experienced Charles Land again, I know we can produce a very good package for Formula America's drivers.”
“I believe that these Mygale FB02 race cars are constructed within the strictest and highest safety levels demanded by the FIA and all International Racing Sanctions,” said C.M. Land. “The size, weight and horsepower rating of these open wheel racing vehicles are perfect for honing your skills and learning the proper way for car control and track etiquette, which will enable you to propel yourself up the ranks to be considered a fast ‘Professional Driver’. It will be a pleasure again to be working with the highly regarded Vehicle Engineer, Mr. Ian Brown. Last time we operated a team together, we won the 1981 S. A. Formula Atlantic Championship for Ralt Race Cars.”
IAN BROWN is the Chief Engineer for Formula Americas Super GP. Ian’s accomplishments are well known. USF2000 Rookie of the Year—with Garret Grist: one victory, three seconds, and third overall in Championship. Created unique dampers (year to develop), resulting in V8 Supercar Championship. Did damper valving and settings, resulting in Bathurst 1000 Victory—Won race from pole position, a track record that stood for 7 years, CAM Shock Specialist of the Year, Recognized by CART racing community as outstanding Damper Tech of the Year. The teams and drivers he has worked with reads like a Who’s who in auto racing, including; Patrick Racing (CART), Tom Walkinshaw Racing (GTP), Budweiser Racing (CART) to name a few and drivers like; Kyle Kirkwood, James Hinchcliff, Tanner Faust, Adrian Fernandez, Roberto Moreno, Raul Boesel, Davy Jones, Scott Pruett, Danny Sullivan, Willy T. Ribbs and Teo Fabi.
C.M. LAND is the Technical Director/Crew Chief for Formula Americas Super GP. He has specialized in mechanical and automotive technology since 1973. Design, modification, preparation, and maintaining race car chassis, engines, gearboxes, electrical and Aero devices has been his devotion and life’s work for the past forty eight years.
Whether a designer, inventor, crew chief, engine builder, gearbox specialist, or chief mechanic, he has been on the frontline of innovation and exploration of the future. His tenure includes design, modifications, maintenance, management and restorations from Formula Ford to Indy Champ Cars, F 1, F 2, F 3, Porsche, Ralt, Swift, March, Lola and Ferrari race, show and street vehicles. He is currently working on a yet to be manufactured hydrogen vehicle. Crew Chief and lead mechanic for such drivers as Derek Bell, Roberto Moreno, Danny Ongais, Randy Pobst and many others.
Open testing for the Championship will begin in June at Sebring and Palm Beach Int’l Raceway. For more information, contact Jonathan at: info@FASuperGP.comor call/text: 239-994-5888.
FORMULA AMERICAS TO START ON AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY
West Palm Beach, FL (March 8, 2021) - The opening event for the Formula Americas Super GP Championship has been rescheduled for the 4th of July weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The change was made to address Covid-19 travel restrictions.
“We have a lot of interest from drivers in Europe and Latin America with current restrictions on travel making it very difficult for them to make it to the events,” stated Formula Americas’ President. “We are hoping with the current ramp up in vaccines, that by July some of those restrictions will have been lifted. Moving our inaugural date back a couple months gives our drivers more time to get their travel plans in order.”
The second event, which was originally scheduled for Lime Rock Park has been changed to the July 24-25 weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway, which is also the site of the Official Pre-season Test Days. All other events remain unchanged.
Formula Americas Super GP is a professional arrive & drive open-wheel Championship with $360,000 in Prize Money and an all-inclusive full-season cost of only $78,525. The Championship consists of fifteen races held over five weekends with all events televised.
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Discount for Racing School Graduates
Pay per event and receive a 10% discount if you’ve graduated from one of these racing schools within the last 5 years;
- Skip Barber Formula Racing School
- Lucas Oil School of Racing
- Bertil Roos Racing School
- Allen Berg Racing School
- Bob Bondurant Formula Car School
Graduates of these fine racing schools will receive the same discount as Full-season Program drivers without the commitment to race at every event.
Normal Price per event
Discounted Price $15,705
Save $1,745 per event
Save $8,725 over the season
DO YOU WANT TO BE A GOOD DRIVER OR A GREAT DRIVER?
A good driver can get the most out of a car when it’s set up perfectly to their liking, but when all cars are set up equally a Great driver can get the most out of their machine. That’s the philosophy of the Formula Americas Super GP Championship. “We’re not here to make good drivers, we’re here to produce Great drivers,” stated Formula Americas President.
Over the course of a race a car’s handling changes, whether due to tires, track temperature, surface conditions, etc. A great driver learns to adapt their driving style to match the handling of their car. This is a very important thing to learn at this level of racing. “For years, it’s been the wealthy drivers who could afford the best equipment and engineers and we all know having large amounts of money doesn’t necessarily make you the best driver. There have been many very talented drivers who for no fault, but not having the financial resources never advanced beyond the early stages. This is where Formula Americas comes in. We are here to provide a level playing field for all drivers. A Championship to be won based on talent. The most economical open-wheel Championship with the highest cash prize purse at this level. State-of-the-art carbon chassis formula cars, advanced aerodynamics, paddle-shifters, high power to weight ratio, all designed to provide our drivers with a current and relative base from which to advance.”
The Championship features 15 races held over 5 event weekends at tracks like; Road America, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Palm Beach Int'l Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
With other series costing over $200,000 for a season, Formula Americas Super GP tops out at just $78,525 and is all-inclusive. The $360,000 cash Prize Purse enables drivers to win more than it costs to compete. There is also a Scholarship option for the Champion for a fully paid season in the FIA NACAM F4 Championship.
The Championship is open to all ages with the minimum age being 14.
The Championship will also be televised in a reality-style format highlighting every driver making them known to a worldwide audience. This will help them as they seek sponsors now and in the future.
The Formula Americas Super GP field is set at 12 cars. Registrations are coming in, so to secure your seat in the Championship, visit the Formula Americas website: www.FASuperGP.com , download the forms on the forms page and send them in as soon as possible.
February 12, 2021
LOWEST COST PROFESSIONAL OPEN-WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIP
WITH THE HIGHEST CASH PRIZE PURSE
Formula America Super GP is a one-make, Arrive & Drive Championship providing state of the art race cars at the lowest price on the market. But, don’t let the price fool you. Everything in the Championship is first-class and is open to drivers as young as 14.
First of all, the cost. Formula Americas tops out at $17,450 per event and there is a 10% discount if you sign up for the full 15-race schedule. The Championship is all-inclusive. The only thing not included in the cost is each driver’s personal safety gear.
Secondly, the Schedule. There are 15 races (3 per event) over the 5-event schedule. We are talking all top professional circuits like Homestead-Miami Speedway, Palm Beach Int'l Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Road America. Over 3 hours of track-time at every event with races of 35-minutes in length.
Thirdly, the Cars. Formula Americas Super GP utilizes the FIA homologated Mygale FB02 carbon-chassis race cars made famous in the Formula BMW Championship, but with aerodynamic upgrades and the addition of electronic paddle shifters. These cars have produced Champions like Alexander Rossi, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and many more well-known Champions.
Last, but definitely not least, The Prize Purse. $360,000 in cash will be awarded during the season, which includes $25,000 for each event and $235,000 Championship Points Purse that pays to 10th place. The Champion also receives their choice of the $100,000 Championship-winning cash prize and a free second season in Formula Americas Super GP or a scholarship for a fully-paid season in the FIA NACAM F4 Championship in Mexico.
Television. The full season will be broadcast on television in a reality-style format, highlighting each driver through the 8 one-hour episode series. The show will delve into each drivers coming into the Championship, their progress during the season and their future goals. Of course, each broadcast will feature highlights from each race in an exciting package.
The season begins in July and the field is limited to only 12 cars. Seats are filling up quickly, so if you want to participate, We suggest you check it out soon.
January 29, 2021
FORMULA AMERICAS TACKLES EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
First of all, Formula Americas applauds series like the WSeries for attracting more women into the sport and making them more well-known to the general public. There are increasingly more women entering auto racing and its great to see. But, when we’re talking equality, where exactly is women racing against women showing any equality with men?
“It would be tremendous if Formula Americas Super GP had 6 women and 6 men filling its 12 driver seats,” claimed Formula Americas President. “We want to increase equality in auto racing. Often in the past, women in the sport have had to rely on inferior equipment that sometimes wasn’t set up to be as good as others. Some didn’t have the best engineers or didn’t have the financial resources behind them to test as much as the top funded teams. Formula Americas arrive & drive Championship provides equally prepared and set up cars, where its true talent that wins, not who can afford the best. Cars don’t know whether it’s a man or a woman behind the wheel. Formula Americas Super GP hopes to change that and really show what women are made of.”
As far as diversity, not too long ago there was a strong racial threshold that drivers like Willy T. Ribbs had to battle and overcome. Today, we have championship winning drivers of color like Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1 and Ernie Francis, Jr. in Trans Am. The lack of diversity in motorsports isn’t a factor of racism today as much as it is a monetary barrier. Only by lowering the cost of the sport can we really reach true diversity.
“Money has always been an issue in auto racing and every year the costs keep increasing making the sport unreachable to anyone but the very well off. How can we really see a change in diversity until we make the sport more accessible to a wider financial demographic. Formula Americas Super GP Championship has the lowest cost of competition in professional open-wheel auto racing at less than half of other series currently in operation. It is our hope that our cost of competing, along with our generous cash prize structure, will attract and enable more drivers of all backgrounds to enter our sport.”
Formula Americas Super GP was designed to create a cost-effective means of entering into professional open-wheel racing. A level playing field where talent, not the size of the pocketbook determines who wins. The Championship’s Prize structure was also designed to provide financial rewards based on performance to assist drivers by providing funding for their continued participation, while the Championship-winning award provides support to advance to the next step on the motorsport ladder.
For more information;
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Or email: info@FASuperGP.com
January 27, 2021
FORMULA AMERICAS TELEVISION BROADCASTS WILL HIGHLIGHT DRIVERS
Formula Americas Super GP will be broadcast on television in 2021, but it won’t be your typical Racing Show format making it interesting to watch to more than just an auto racing fan-based audience. The Championship will be telecast with drivers heavily featured in each episode. The production will feature in-depth interviews going into the background of each driver, their quest to win the Championship and future goals. More of a reality style format. The show will consist of a Pre-season episode introducing all the drivers to the audience followed by episodes containing all events on the calendar. Of course, every episode will also feature exciting Championship racing action with highlights from each race.
“For so long now, young drivers entering the world of motorsport have lived in virtual obscurity until they reach the higher levels of the sport,” claims Formula Americas’ President. “This makes it extremely difficult for these drivers to secure sponsors, having to rely on family money in the early levels of the sport. By highlighting every driver in the Championship, it is our focus to make them household names, with our viewers becoming fans and following their favorite driver’s advancement, thus making each driver’s exposure value much more attractive to sponsors.”
Twelve drivers will compete in identically prepared Mygale open-wheel formula cars during the 15-race season. Drivers will compete for the largest cash Prize Purse at this level in the sport. Over $360,000 in cash prizes will be distributed throughout the season with the Grand Prize for the Champion being a $100,000 cash award to financially assist their advancement in the sport.
Formula Americas Super GP price point is also the lowest in professional open-wheel racing with costs for the full all-inclusive season topping out at $78,525. This is far less than half of the cost of what is currently available making the Championship more financially obtainable to more young men and women.
“We are hoping that with the low cost of competing in Formula Americas Super GP and with the large Championship Prize Purse, that it will attract and enable a more diverse group of drivers both female and male to enter into the sport and with our television package, help make them well-known to an international audience.”
The One-Hour episodes are being produced by Carolinas Production Group headed by award-winning motorsports announcer, Rick Benjamin who will also be the show’s Host. A variety of national and regional sports networks and local affiliates will broadcast the series. International distribution is also anticipated. The full list of affiliates carrying the telecasts will be released soon. Each episode will also be available free of charge and to a worldwide audience on the Formula Americas Super GP website at a later date.
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