With the close of the 2020 F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda just around the corner, Velocity Racing Development (VRD) will enter a pair of drivers at the final event this coming weekend in Austin, Texas. Taking place at the famed Circuit of the Americas (COTA), recent race winner Erik Evans and team newcomer Nick Persing will carry the VRD flag as Hunter Yeany bows out of the finale having already secured the title.
“It has been a good year for the team, but we have a goal to finish it strong in Texas,” explained Team Manager Dan Mitchell. “COTA is a long track with a lot of passing opportunities but a loss of momentum or being a few tenths off per lap could be the difference from first and tenth. We have the cars and equipment to run at the front of the field, as we have proven all season long, and confidence in our drivers to ensure that we are there.”
With three top-ten results including a win at the most recent Homestead-Miami Speedway event, Evans enters the 2020 finale with a wave of momentum and will look to continue to build upon his recent success. Progressing leaps and bounds throughout the season, Evans enters the weekend as one of the favorites to climb to the top step of the podium, Making his debut with the VRD program in Florida, Nick Persing will race alongside Evans as the duo showed great pace in the Sunshine State in both wet and dry weather competition. Persing was the victim of some unfortunate racing luck in his team debut, but with the first race now under his belt, success could be on the horizon. With teammate and series champion Hunter Yeany not entered, Evans and Persing will look to fly the VRD colors in the F4 ranks.
Mitchell continued, “While 2020 is not over yet, we are already working on our 2021 campaign. We will have one of our new drivers on site at COTA to be a part of the team, learn how we operate as a program and gain some off-track experience for next season. Stay tuned for a driver announcement coming soon.”
With load in taking place on Thursday, Evans and Persing will have two practice sessions on Friday before qualifying and the first race of the weekend on Saturday. Sunday will be the home of two wheel-to-wheel races as the 2020 season will conclude with the final checkered flag on Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned to the VRD social media pages for news, information, photos and results from the event weekend.
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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