Hot on the heels of industry shaking announcement last week by Honda Racing HPD that will award the 2020 F3 Americas season champion with a scholarship to level up to Indy Lights in 2021, the Formula Pro USA Presented by Exclusive Racing program is partnering with Honda as well. With the start of the 2020 season just five weeks away, series officials are pleased to announce an engine lease program for the 2020 Formula Pro USA F4 champion to compete in the hotly contested F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in 2021.
“This is a great way to be able to transfer our series competitors to the national stage,” explained Exclusive Racing Owner and Series Promoter Brent Morgan. “We aim to become the official feeder series to the national program from the West Coast and partnering with Honda gives us that first step to help our champions contend nationally. A huge thanks to Honda Racing HPD for all their support on not only our western series, but motorsports in general across the board.”
Founded in 1993, Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) is the American Honda racing company within North America. HPD specializes in design, development and production of race engines/chassis and manufacturing of prototype and production parts for race application. HPD also offers programs, parts and services to Honda and Acura grassroots motorsports racers. HPD is located in Santa Clarita, California.
With the Honda engine lease in hand, the Formula Pro USA Presented by Exclusive Racing Champion will be a hot commodity for any 2021 team.
“We have a plethora of talent out here, but our geographical location restricts some of our drivers from easily entering the national series,” Morgan continued. “Assistance like this from Honda will provide a shot in the arm for both our series and our 2020 champion.”
Continuing to add to their partners and prize fund for 2020, the Formula Pro USA F4 Championship Presented by Exclusive Racing is pleased to confirm an entry package to the series champion and vice-champion to the final round of the 2020 F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda. Following the goal of the series to help progress drivers to the national stage, Exclusive Racing has reserved two entry packages through SCCA Pro Racing to the season ending event at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) over the October 23-25 weekend.
Exclusive Racing will have several more partnership announcements in the coming weeks. Closing deals to supply each and every competitor with discounts, contingencies and money saving efforts, series officials are calling all competitors and teams on the West Coast to bring their cars to Thunderhill Raceway Park for round one and experience the Exclusive Racing hospitality.
Morgan added, “We are focused on growth this year and will do that by providing the best bang for our racers’ buck. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”
The 2020 Exclusive Racing Regular Season takes the green on the March 13-15 weekend at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Stay tuned for more news and information via the Exclusive Racing website and social media pages.
The 2020 Exclusive Regular Season
March 13-15 – Thunderhill Raceway Park – Rounds 1 & 2
April 3-5 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Rounds 3 & 4
May 2-3 – Buttonwillow Raceway Park – Rounds 5 & 6
June 6-7 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Rounds 7 & 8
June 26-28 – Sonoma Raceway – Rounds 9 & 10
September 19-20 – Portland International Raceway – Rounds 11 & 12
October 22-25 – Circuit of the Americas – Presidents Cup
For more information on the Formula Pro USA Presented by Exclusive Racing Western Championship, please visit them online at www.ExclusiveRacing.com or contact the series via email to Info@ExclusiveRacing.com. Also, be sure to follow Exclusive Racing on social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.