After a successful 2022 Formula Pro USA Western Championship program, series officials are ready to grow the series in 2023. Working with several industry members to put together a prize package currently valued at $100,000 for the F4 drivers, the Series Champion and Vice-Champions will reap the benefits of this unique partnership.
“We are honored that the industry would come together as they have to support our program,” expressed BD Morgan. “It took a few phone calls to get the ball rolling but once it started it was hard to slow down. A huge thank you to Ligier North America, Parella Motorsports Holdings, Hankook Motorsports, Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport, World Speed Motorsports and Exclusive Racing for the support and contributions to the huge prize fund.” Morgan added, “The National F4 Program produces a platform for drivers to enter the pipeline to the top of motorsports in North America. The Formula Pro USA Western Championships are the perfect fit for drivers on the West Coast looking to get a taste of national competition. Now with the collaboration of several in the industry, together we have made it possible to advance a driver’s career.”
At the conclusion of the 2023 Formula Pro USA Western Championships, the series winner will receive a significant prize package to help them with their move into the National Championship in 2024. The champ will get 50% off the season entry fees for the 2024 F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda courtesy of Parella Motorsports Holdings. They will also receive six full sets of Hankook race tires courtesy of Hankook Motorsports. The biggest portion of the prize package will come from Ligier North America, Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport and Exclusive Racing with the champion being awarded the use of a new Ligier F422 race car courtesy of Ligier North America and if the champion chooses Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport as their 2024 team, the use of a new Ligier Engine for the complete 2024 race season provided by Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport.
While the spoils go to the victor, the Vice Champion will also receive a valuable prize package as well, with a two-day test in a Ligier JS-F3 courtesy of Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport and Exclusive Racing at a yet-to-be-determined track, going to the second-place finisher in the FPUSA Western Championship. The third-place finisher is not left out in the cold, as they will receive a one-day test in a Ligier JS-F3 courtesy of World Speed Motorsports and Exclusive Racing.
“We are excited to be involved with this Formula Pro USA Prize fund,” explained Teena Larsen from Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport. “We have supported the West Coast Series for a few years now with great events on some of the most iconic tracks and it has been very successful for us. We look forward to having some of our drivers run in the 2023 Western Championships.”
“We have been involved with the FPUSA Western Championships since their inception,” stated Telo Stewart of World Speed Motorsports. “We are excited to see the program evolve and are looking forward to running drivers in the 2023 season.”
Stay tuned for more information from the Formula Pro USA Western Championships in the coming weeks.
For more information on the Formula Pro USA Western Championships, please visit them online at www.FormulaProUSA.com or contact the series via email at Info@ExclusiveRacing.com. Also, be sure to follow Exclusive Racing on social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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