F3 Americas announces Masters Cup contingency

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F3 Americas announces Masters Cup contingency

SCCA / SportsCar Magazine

F3 Americas announces Masters Cup contingency

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The debut of the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda has introduced the next generation chassis for the Formula Atlantic class in SCCA Road Racing competition. In an effort to attract drivers who are looking to maximize their racing opportunities with a cost-effective competition package that doesn’t sacrifice safety, speed or style, the F3 Americas program developed a new contingency program targeted to drivers age 35 and over. With more than $15,000 in cash and prizes available, the Masters Cup contingency package will award top drivers who are at least 35 years old with cash prizes at each event. The Masters Cup points-leading driver at the end of the season will receive the Masters Cup champion contingency prize package.

The next generation chassis at left with a classic Formula Atlantic car.

“The Ligier JS F3 chassis is a fantastic opportunity for drivers to not only participate with the F3 Americas Championship, but continue racing with Formula Race Promotions or run at the SCCA Road Racing regional or national level.” said SCCA Pro Racing General Manager Sydney Davis. “Our goal with the Masters Cup is to provide a platform for drivers to get the most out of their investment by giving them multiple on-track participation opportunities.”

Eligible F3 Americas Masters Cup drivers will automatically be entered in to the program when applying for an F3 Americas license. Being a Masters Cup driver does not exclude competitors from F3 Americas Championship event podiums and payouts as long as they comply with all the 2019 F3 Americas Sporting Regulations.

The top-five finishing Masters of each race will be awarded contingency points. After the final race of the weekend, the top driver will be awarded Masters Cup contingency award during the final victory podium celebration, receiving a $500 cash prize.

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs will offer Masters Cup drivers another opportunity to compete in their Ligier JS F3 race cars. Drivers can use two of their F3 Americas starts to count toward qualification for the National Championship event at Virginia International Raceway. A top-three finish at the Runoffs qualifies drivers for additional contingency awards from SCCA Pro Racing and its F3 Americas partners.

SCCA National Competition Runoffs Prizes:

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

SCCA Pro Racing- $700

HPD- $1500

Hankook- TBA

SCCA Pro Racing- $500

HPD- $1,000

Hankook- TBA

SCCA Pro Racing- $300

HPD- $500

Hankook- TBA

At the conclusion of the season, the top three F3 Americas Masters Cup drivers who have accumulated the most points will be awarded trophies and a contingency package at the Champions Banquet in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 3. While the full end-of-season prize packages are still being developed, the SCCA Pro Racing has determined the following cash contingency amounts.

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

$3000

$2000

$1000

From the Ligier JS F3 chassis to the 303-horsepower Honda Performance Development version of the new Honda Civic Type R turbocharged K20C1 motor and the Hankook tires designed specifically for the series, the car is completely made and assembled in the United States. The F3 Americas’ teams race chassis that meet the most current global FIA safety specification, including the first North American application of a race car Halo. Affordability is a key component to this single-engine, single-chassis spec competition with the full package meeting the FIA price cap of $134,000.

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