After sweeping the top step of the F4 Championship Powered by Honda podium at the last event with championship point leader Hunter Yeany, Velocity Racing Development is welcoming Nick Persing to their driver lineup. Joining Yeany and round ten podium finisher Erik Evans at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, VRD will enter a three-car effort in the F4 program with only six races and two event weekends remaining.
“We welcome Nick to the team with open arms and have no doubt that we will be able to help him achieve success,” explained VRD’s Dan Mitchell. “We have proven that our program works and that we can elevate drivers to the front of the field despite their experience. Nick has had some strong runs in the series this season and should be able to challenge for podium results and race wins this weekend.”
With two fourth place results to date this season, Persing scored points in four of nine races but was forced to miss the Sebring rounds. Looking to take advantage of the extra day on track courtesy of the Thursday’s Promoters Test Day, Persing will aim to get up to speed with the ultra-fast VRD program as he sets his goals high this coming weekend.
“I’ve been privileged to watch the success of VRD throughout the season and am excited to join their ranks at Homestead this weekend,” expressed Persing. “I look forward to being a part of their success and can’t wait to hit the track.”
Mitchell continued, “Nick is the perfect complement of a driver to both Hunter and Erik. He has the skills to compete and will provide a powerful 1 – 2 – 3 punch for our efforts this weekend. If all goes well, we would love to see him back behind the wheel of a VRD machine next month at the Circuit of the Americas.”
With a Promoters Test Day planned for Thursday, official competition will get underway Friday through Sunday as the Atlanta, Georgia based team looks to continue their success, this time with a trio of competitors behind their race winning F4 machines.
For more information on Velocity Racing Development and to find information on how to be involved with their F4 US Championship Powered by Honda or FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda programs, please feel free to contact Daniel Mitchell via email to Dan@DanMitchellMotorsport.com or by phone to 954.594.2686.
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