Street circuits, Canadian race for F3 Americas in 2020

Street circuits, Canadian race for F3 Americas in 2020

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Street circuits, Canadian race for F3 Americas in 2020

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The F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda returns for its third season with an action-packed schedule that includes a variety of top  American road circuits, a street course and an international stop for the series in 2020.

The 19-round calendar will include new and returning venues with a Winter Warm-up scheduled January 13 at Palm Beach International Raceway for teams and drivers to test and experience series procedures before the first race of the season.

In effort to assist with team and driver budgets, the the FIA-approved championship will travel with the Formula 4 United States Championship for most of the season.

“Our goal is to always pack our schedule with FIA-graded legendary raceways where not only our drivers will enjoy competing, but will also prepare them for their racing future as they ascend through the echelons of racing,” said Sydney Davis Yagel, General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing. “The 2020 schedule achieves that with a mix of street courses and iconic road courses.”

The official 2020 season will commence with a three-round weekend on the tight turns and intense elevation changes of Road Atlanta April 9-11. F3 Americas will join F4 U.S., Formula Race Promotions and the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup North America Series for a full weekend of open-wheel racing.

The championship breaks from racing in May to allow for drivers and crew members to attend the Indianapolis 500. The action resumes with a three-round battle at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, June 5-7.

The second half of the season starts with a schedule staple, The Andy Scriven Memorial at Virginia International Raceway, July 17-19, honors the late Andrew “Andy” Scriven, Ligier Automotive North America’s chief designer of the JS F4-16 and Ligier JS F3 chassis.

The historic technical track kicks off a three-event, eight-race sprint through two countries as the Honda-powered series go from the Virginia rolling hills to the Alabama summer heat at Barber Motorsports Park July 31-Aug. 2. F3 Americas then heads north to Canada, making its international street course debut during the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in Quebec Aug. 7-9.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières took a page from its golden years playbook, as the event will feature major stock-car and single-seater on one weekend ticket. F3 Americas will support NASCAR Pinty’s Series for two action-packed rounds on the historic 11-turn, 1.53-mile course.

“I’m so excited for our F3 drivers to race in Canada, my home country,” said F3 Americas and 11-time Indy 500 starter Scott Goodyear. “I’ve raced at Trois-Rivières many times and there is nothing better than standing in Victory Circle in front of the Canadian fans who love racing. The excitement of this event rivals that of the Montreal Grand Prix. It’s also a perfect event to showcase our field of talented drivers on the championship’s first temporary street circuit.”

The final leg of the 2020 calendar starts Sept. 25-27 at Sebring International Raceway, followed by the October season finale that will be announced after the new year.

For more information on F3 Americas visit F3Americas.com.

2020 F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda Schedule

January 13: Palm Beach International Raceway, Winter Warm-up with F4 U.S.

April 9-11: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with F4 U.S., FRP and Radical Cup

June 5-7: Circuit of The Americas with F4 U.S.

July 17-19: Andy Scriven Memorial at VIRginia International Raceway with F4 U.S. and FRP

July 31-Aug. 2: Barber Motorsports Park with F4 U.S. and Radical Cup

Aug. 7-9: Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières with NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Sept. 25-27: Sebring International Raceway with F4 U.S.
October finale: TBA

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