Series

The FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda offers young talent the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international platform while keeping affordability and safety as key elements of the program. Having the FR Americas chassis manufactured in the United States by Ligier Automotive, the Honda Civic Type R motor built in Anna, Ohio, and the Hankook tires marketed and distributed out of Nashville, Tennessee, aids in affordability and availability.

Stepping into the FR Americas series builds upon the progression offered from the F4 U.S. Championship both on and off the track. With driver training, unmatched affordability and strong manufacturer support, competitors can grow and succeed into the higher levels of motorsports.

FR Americas offers plenty of track time for drivers. Race meetings will offer three 35-minute races with qualifying and two 35-minute practices built into the race weekend. Altogether, the drivers have around three hours of track time available per race meeting, allowing them to increase their experience in open-wheel racing.

Road to Indy – Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Road to Indy provides teams, drivers and sponsors an opportunity to gain valuable experience on and off the track while following a clear-cut path of progression through three development series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The Road to Indy is the only driver development program in the world to feature a champion’s scholarship at every level to advance to the next step of the ladder system.

From the Streets of St. Petersburg to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers in the Road to Indy compete alongside the NTT IndyCar Series in front of the top-tier crowds, team owners, sponsors and media. The Road to Indy puts drivers on the path to competing in one of the top levels of open-wheel racing.

For more information, visit IndyCar.com/RoadToIndy.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – The third and final step of the Road to Indy. Indy Lights has become the backbone of the NTT IndyCar Series with 23 of the 33 started in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 as graduates, including nine Indy Lights champions. In total, 26 Road to Indy graduates were on the IndyCar grids in 2019. The success of Indy Lights as a springboard to IndyCar has never been more apparent.

For more information, visit IndyLights.com.

FR Americas Schedule

FR Americas offers plenty of track time for drivers. Race meetings will offer three 35-minute races with qualifying and two 35-minute practices built into the race weekend. Altogether, the drivers have around three hours of track time available per race meeting, allowing them to increase their experience in open-wheel racing.

DATE TRACK VENUE
July 17-19 Virginia International Raceway 3.27-mile road course
July 31-August 2 Barber Motorsports Park 2.38-mile road course
September 25-27 Sebring International Raceway 3.74-mile road course
October 2-4 Homestead Miami Speedway 2.3-mile road course
October 23-25 F1 United States Grand Prix- Circuit of The Americas 3.427-mile road course

*2020 Indy Lights Season Cancelled

FR Americas Ligier Crawford JS F3

Chassis LIGIER JS F3 · Carbon composite monocoque built to 2018 FIA F3 technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Full 2020 FIA safety compliant · The FR Americas car is the only chassis to feature the Halo in United States for junior-open wheel racing, adding an extra element of safety.
Engine Honda 2.0-Liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, Turbocharged 303 hp
Tires Hankook FR
Electronics LED Backlit Color Display · CAN controlled Power Management · 3-axis plus yaw accelerometer · Damper potentiometers · High Speed 4GB Logger
Gearbox 6-speed sequential shift · Pneumatic shift system-paddle shift
Dimensions Wheelbase: 2920 mm
Length: 4895.5 mm
Width: 1850 mm
Weight: 650 kg

Indy Lights Dallara IL-15

Chassis The Dallara IL-15 is a state-of-the-art, single-seat, open-wheel, Indy car-style chassis manufactured by Dallara Automobili, complete with safety components meeting FIA specifications with INDYCAR standards (headrests, seats, secondary pedal bulkhead, zylon panels).
Engine 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 450 HP, plus an additional 50 HP in Push-to-Pass
Electronics Cosworth wiring looms, data logger, dash display and sensors with Life Racing ECU, paddle-shift kit, “drive-by-wire” throttle control and driver adjustable map settings
Gearbox Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic with Tilton carbon 3 plate clutch technology
Brakes PFC rotors (309mm x 28mm), aluminum monoblock calipers and pads
Wheels / Tyres Patented Motegi Racing aluminum wheels with techno-mesh design wrapped in dry and wet tires to Indy Lights specification supplied by Cooper Tires.
Dimensions Wheelbase: 2971 mm
Length: 4876 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Weight: 626-635 kg