Staff

President / Chief Executive Officer - Jonathan N. Lewis

 

JONATHAN N. LEWIS is the President / CEO of Formula Americas Corp. and Director of Marketing for Formula Americas Super GP. Jonathan has a strong 33-year history of owning and managing a team that has raced in the highest levels of the sport, while winning such prestigious races as the Mobil1 12 hours of Sebring. A team that has won races in every major professional Series it has entered, including; American Le Mans, Indy Lights, Trans-Am and Formula 4. View history HERE. Jonathan's marketing expertise is also extensive as he was the Vice President-Marketing for the North American Touring Car Championship and instrumental in the Series’ formation and first year of operation, Director of Marketing for the Germain Racing NASCAR team and Director of Marketing for the company that invented the sport of Paintball. Jonathan has managed motorsports marketing campaigns for AmeriSuites Hotels, Cabo Wabo tequila, Sprint Long Distance, Benihana Restaurants and Slick50 Engine Treatment, among others.

Vice President / Latin America - Flavio Abed

 

FLAVIO ABED is the Vice President / Latin America of Formula Americas Corp. As a racing driver, Flavio was the Champion of the rookie Tourism championship, Winner of the 12 hours of Mexico, Winner of the  Mexico 200 miles oval, 3rd place at the 24 hours of México, Formula ford rookie and ran 1 season in Formula 3 Mexico.
Flavio’s professional career includes; Director of special Events for the FIA Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix from 1986 to 1992, Director of special events for the FIA World Sport Prototype Championship Mexico  1990-1992, CEO of the FIA Formula 3 Mexican Championship from 1992 to 1996 and CEO of the FIA Formula 4 NACAM Championship 2015 to this date

Vice President, Finance - Julie Lewis

 

JULIE LEWIS is the Vice President of Finance for Formula America Corp. Following a 23 year history of financial management in motorsports, Julie brings with her a wealth of experience in the motorsports world. Julie joined Formula America Corp. in 2018 as an administration manager and has quickly demonstrated her ability to manage the financial affairs of the company.

Chief Engineer - Ian Brown

 

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.

Social Media Director - Samantha Eve

 

SAMANTHA EVE is the Director of Social Media for Formula Americas. Samantha is a digital marketing expert and social media guru. Based in South Africa, Samantha is the owner and founder of The Social Butterfly digital execution agency that focuses on content, strategies as well as building and managing communities.Samantha partners with clients across the world and enjoys creating mind-blowing digital communication strategies.With a deep understanding of the value that epic content has to play in the digital space, Samantha is focused on both the realization of short-term revenues and long-term growth opportunities.Her background is set deeply in motorsport as she grew up at the racetracks throughout South Africa watching her father win numerous national motorsport titles.Samantha is a young, vibrant individual with a creative flare and strategic mindset to take brands to their next level in the digital space.

Timing & Scoring Manager - Dennis Chalfont

 

DENNIS CHALFONT is the Manager of Timing and Scoring for Formula Americas. Dennis has spent all of his racing career at the wheel of Timing and Scoring. He was the 1997 SCCA Timing & Scoring Worker of the Year and spent 4 years at the helm of the American City Racing League. Dennis has managed timing & scoring operations for NASCAR, Grand Am, IMSA, World Challenge and Champ Car.