With the SCCA Runoffs now behind him, Austin Hill has shifted his focus to the FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda. Taking on the series’ penultimate event this weekend, Hill will tackle the VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in a privateer entry as he aims to compete with some of the nation’s best.
“It will not be an easy weekend, but I am excited and anxious to get going,” explains Austin Hill. “We have performed very well in the open wheel side of our program, and this will be another good challenge and opportunity.”
The last FR Americas event at New Jersey Motorsports Park resulted in a damaged engine that has since been replaced, and the car prepped for VIR this weekend. Aiming for top-five results, Hill is hoping to overcome previous issues that have hindered his performance.
Hill adds, “A fuel pump issue in New Orleans and a turbo issue at Road America hurt our results while at Mid-Ohio, I had the fastest race lap in race three and finished in the top-five. We are hoping that all the issues are now behind us, and we can 100% focus on results and gaining the experience needed for the future.”
Set to hit the track Thursday for four test sessions, Friday will feature two more practice sessions and qualifying. Saturday will feature the first two wheel-to-wheel races of the weekend, with the third and final race on Sunday. Stay tuned to the Austin Hill Motorsports social media pages for news, information, photos, and results from the event weekend.
Austin Hill would like to thank his 2023 partners: Aluma Trailers, Ferris Commercial Mowers, Southern Ohio Equipment Co. LLC, Buckeye Trailer World, Dr. Scott McCallum, CM Truck Beds, PJ Trailers, Big Tex Trailers, AKE STOP FYRE, Red Line Synthetic Oil, G-LOC Brakes, Enforce MG, McKee – Your Doorway to Opening & Dock Solutions, Bernie and Max Stained Glass Studio, Sunoco Racing, Bazell Race Fuels, Smart Racing Products, GEN-Y HITCH, Sabelt America, Fragola Performance Systems, Rod End Supply, Candelaria Racing Products, Cambox, Monit Motorsport, Halterman Equipment, LLC, Anze Suspension, Scott Young Enterprises, Antigravity Batteries, Hoosier Racing Tire, PWR North America, Simpson Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Price Family Eyecare Professionals, LLC, FRAM, Mazda Motorsports, and Chillout Systems.
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