All-inclusive Arrive & Drive Formula Series in America
"THE ULTIMATE ARRIVE & DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP"
Coming to America in 2021
Showcasing Talent, Developing Race Craft, with a Focus on Seat Time while Making Racing More Affordable and Financially Rewarding!!!
The Formula America Super GP Championship is a professional open-wheel competition in identically prepared carbon chassis, FB02 race cars designed by Mygale and built to stringent FIA homologation safety standards, sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, while showcasing each driver’s talent, not their checkbook. Designed as an entry-level competition for drivers looking to advance in professional auto racing, a full season of racing in Formula America costs just $89,500 and consists of 15 races held over 5 race event weekends at some of the most popular circuits across America. Formula America is a "One Make, One Team, One Cost" Championship producing a level playing field for all participants and at the most affordable price of any professional racing series in North America with cars that incorporate all the latest technology. 12 races count towards the Formula America Super GP Championship which means you can drop your 3 least favorible races or even miss an event. Cash Awards and Scholarships totaling $500,000 with the Champion having the potential of taking home $130,000 in cash and a $100,000 Scholarship towards a full season in any 2022 F4 Championship around the world with your team of choice.
Drivers like; Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Robert Wickens, Alexander Rossi, Nico Hulkenberg, Marcus Erickson, Gabby Chaves and Felipe Nasr all honed their skills and competed in Mygale FB02 race cars to win Championships in the early stages of their careers.
The Formula America Super GP Championship is the ideal formula car series to gain winged car experience coming out of karting of other junior formula. Racing in Formula America will provide cost-effective and extensive experience before jumping up to much more expensive series and will provide you with proper preparation for entry into series like the F4 United States Championship or other open-wheel Series.
The 2021 season is limited to 20 available seats and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. To register your interest or for additional information, please contact us.
Why do we limit the field to 20 cars? Racing in packed fields is exciting at the start, but paying for crash damage isn't. We find at this level of racing large fields of cars result in numerous crashes and extended caution periods, which result in very few green flag race laps. What are you supposed to learn in 4-5 laps of racing? And, its not much fun, especially when you're taken out by someone else. So, we limit the field to 20 cars. This gives our drivers more room to maneuver and results in a greater amount of green flag racing, while still remaining exciting and very competitive. We also set our races at 45-50 miles, not 25-30 minute time limits, so drivers can receive the real racing they paid for.
Lowest Cost Early-level Professional Championship: The total all-inclusive cost for a full season in Formula America is $89,500 (includes Registration Fee) or a Registration Fee of $7,500 and $17,500 entry fees per each 3-race event.
Largest Cash Prize Payout of any early level Championship
$325,000 Cash Prize Purse PAID AT THE EVENT
POSITION PER EVENT * CHAMPIONSHIP ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP BONUS
1st Place $10,000 $75,000 $25,000
2nd Place $5,000 $50,000
3rd Place $4,000 $25,000
4th Place $3,000 $15,000
5th Place $2,000 $10,000
Pole Position $1,000
* Per event Prize Money rewards consistency and will be paid to the top-5 drivers who earn the most points during each event and 1st race Pole Winner. And, Yes, all prize winning drivers go home with a check at every event.
Championship Bonus: In addition to the Championship Prize Money, the Overall Points leader "Champion" will receive a $100,000 Scholarship towards the 2022 F4 United States Championship to use with any team they choose.
Elite Class Bonus: Elite class is for drivers 26 and up and the cars will have a slightly higher minimum weight. Elite class drivers are eligible for the full prize purse, as well as the Elite Championship Bonus and the Elite Champion will also receive a full Scholarship for the 2022 season in the Formula America Super GP Championship. A minimum of three full-season Elite Class drivers is required for the Bonus Money and Prizes.
Custom Trophies: Trophies for the top-three finishers and 1st place Elite driver will be awarded for each race. The exclusive $35,000 Robert F. Gurnsey Cup "The Gurns" designed by Thomas Lyte in England and standing approximately 2-1/2 feet tall will be awarded to the Formula America Super GP Champion.
Limited Damage Liability: To assist in keeping our driver's costs to a minimum, Formula America offers a Damage Reduction Policy for $3,500 / event. Maximum damage liability per claimed incident:
1st incident: $5,000, 2nd incident: $7,500, 3rd incident: $10,000
To save the maximum amount of money, its best not to process a claim until you really need it
The Series will have several spare cars on-hand, should a car be rendered non-repairable at an event.
Sanctioning: The Formula America Super GP is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and caries with it General Liability and Participant Accident Insurance. All drivers must be SCCA Members.
Stars of Tomorrow: The Formula America Super GP Championship features up and coming young future stars and is open to drivers around the world with the minimum age of 15 who hold a valid competition license from a recognized sanctioning body or series. Drivers who have significant karting experience and/or are graduates of an accredited racing school and/or school racing series may also be admitted on a case by case basis. All drivers must apply and be approved for an SCCA Pro Racing license.
More Green Flag Racing: All events will average around 3.5 hours of track time consisting of two 30-minute free practice sessions, a 20-minute qualifying session and three feature races per weekend. Races are set by distance (avg. 45-50 miles), not time limits.
Prime Schedule: The Formula America season will run at some of the most prestigious race circuits in America. Prime race tracks where you'll be racing as you advance in your career. The Official 2021 schedule will be announced in the fall of 2020.
Live Global Audience: The Formula America Super GP Championship will receive worldwide exposure through free live streaming of all races via the internet with the latest cellular technology, as well as free on-demand race video for continued viewing availability. The cars will carry on-board cameras with live feed for inclusion in the live streaming production. The Series and its participants will also be heavily promoted through all the various current and emerging social media sites and motorsport publications.
Extensive Social Media Presence: Formula America has contracted the services of a dedicated, professional Social Media company that will utilize all of the various current and emerging social media outlets extensively to promote the drivers, sponsors and the Championship itself with a minimum of three posts per week, keeping the Championship and drivers in the forefront of the fans. Drivers are encouraged to utilize social media as well to increase the awareness of their participation in the Championship.
Level Playing Field: All cars are owned by the Championship, maintained and set up to be identical by the Championship's engineers to ensure a level playing field for all drivers. There will be some individual adjustments allowed, but they will be limited to roll bar settings and wing angles. Formula America is a true Driver's Championship where talent, not money will get you the win. There is no need to purchase your own car or pay a team to run you. There's no worry whether your engineer is better or not from the other guy's, as the cars are all equal. We take care of it all. All you need to do is concentrate on perfecting your driving skills and driving at your very best.
Drivers will receive a different car at each event. All cars have a chassis number and at the conclusion of each race event, drivers will blind pick a numbered ball that will correlate to the car's chassis number that they will drive in the following event. Numbers will be picked at the conclusion of each event, so that the crew can make the proper pedal, steering wheel and weight adjustments for each driver prior to the next event. Drivers will keep their own car number for the full season. We do this to remove any perception of feeling stuck for the season with an unequal car.
Sponsor Promotion: Drivers are welcome to bring their personal sponsors and place their logo identification on their car. Areas other than the vertical plane of the sidepods and front wing end plates are left void of any Series sponsorship just for that purpose. Driver sponsors can not conflict with any Series sponsor. Drivers are encouraged to have several sponsor decals made up as you will be changing cars each event.
Open Data Sharing: Our focus is to have all of our participants become better drivers to further their career into other upper level series, so we are providing open data sharing between all cars to enhance each driver's learning curve.
Tires: Every driver receives three sets of soft compound slick tires per event. Wets will also be available at the events if needed and will be included in the 3-set maximum per event.
All Inclusive Program: Formula America is an all inclusive, Arrive & Drive racing series where your only other expenses are your personal travel, hotel accommodations, helmet and HANS. Included in your full season entry is a Series designed, OMP driving suit. Formula America drivers also receive a Championship branded polo shirt and soft-shell jacket. Driver suits can include Driver's personal Sponsor's Logos at no extra charge if materials are received early in the process. Each Driver will receive 2 passes for themselves and a guest to the Formula America VIP Hospitality unit and the Championship Awards Banquet. Additional passes will be available for purchase.
Official Testing: There will be a mandatory Official 2-day pre-season test for drivers to get acquainted with the cars and crew, and receive their Championship OMP driver suits, shirts and jackets. Drivers will receive a minimum of 4 hours of track time over the two day pre-season test (4 - 30 minute sessions per day). This Official Test is included in the full season entry. There will be more optional Official Test Days during the season. Drivers may request testing dates in addition to the Official Tests scheduled by the Series for an additional fee. However, all drivers in the Championship will be notified of these dates and will be allowed to participate.
Special Guest Seminars: Formula America will have special guests such as professional drivers, motorsports media executives, physical trainers and team owners providing free mini seminars with valuable insight to the world of professional auto racing at select events on the schedule exclusively for Formula America drivers.
Formula America Philosophy: Formula America was designed to provide a level playing field for drivers entering the world of professional auto racing from karting and other junior formula at a cost that is reasonable, while providing modern state of the art, high performance race cars in a highly competitive venue at some of the most popular and challenging race circuits across America.
Participation in the Formula America Super GP Championship will provide the proper racing experience to prepare drivers for a career in professional racing at the next step on the ladder and at a price that won’t break the bank. There is no need to spend all your money in the beginning of your career, when you're going to need it as you climb the ladder. Drivers coming from karting, racing schools and series or other early level formula will gain the proper experience in Formula America to quickly excel in upper level formula without spending a ton of money in the process.
We want our drivers' experience with Formula America to be an exciting and rewarding one. You will find your participation in Formula America to be a highlight in the early stage of your motorsport career.
Series Management: Formula America is made up of experienced motorsport professionals who are professional team owners, race directors, technical directors, drivers, driver coaches, crew chiefs, engineers, technicians, public relations managers and marketing executives. All of whom are focused on giving 100% to all of our drivers to properly prepare them for a career in the world of professional racing.
Premier Driver Coaching: Formula America will have some of the brightest professional driver coaches on-hand at each event offering valuable advice to our drivers. Drivers are also welcome to have their own personal coaches.
VIP Hospitality: Formula America will have its own VIP Hospitality for drivers and guests at every event. All drivers will receive 2 Hospitality passes for all events. Additional passes may be purchased.
Awards Banquet: The season-ending Formula America Awards Banquet will be held on the night of the final race of the season. This special awards gala will feature a gourmet sit-down dinner, during a behind the scenes year-in-review slide show followed by the awards presentation. All drivers will receive 2 tickets to the awards banquet. Additional tickets will be available. The entire Formula America team will be there.
State-of-the-Art Cars: Formula America utilizes a race proven FB02 carbon chassis designed by Mygale, which is built to stringent FIA safety standards. The cars of the Formula America Super GP Championship are powered by race-prepared 4-cylinder engines producing 145 horsepower with a 6 speed paddle-shift activated Hewland gearbox and run on soft compound slick tires. They feature advanced aerodynamics with adjustable multi-element front and rear wings generating significant downforce, weighing only 465kg. All engines are tested to insure parity. All cars carry on-board cameras and data acquisition.
If you have questions or would like to register your interest, call or text or WhatsApp us at: 1-239-994-5888. If we're away from the phone or on another line, please leave a message. We'll get back with you right away.