It was recently announced that Hankook Tire America Corporation would be the official tire supplier to the 2019 Formula Pro USA F3 and F4 Western Championships. Hankook Tire has actively sponsored talented up and coming drivers as an official corporate sponsor of FIA Formula 3 since 2012, and FIA F4 since 2015. SCCA Pro Racing’s Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda and the new F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda also recently announced that Hankook would be their exclusive tire supplier starting in 2019.
“We put extra effort into securing this sponsorship because we believe in the future of Formula racing in the United States,” says Danny van Dongen, the founder of the Hankook’s motorsports division. “We have a full range of competition sizes from 13 to 19 inches, but we have previously only sponsored GT and prototype cars. Formula 3 and 4 really help us showcase everything our brand can do.” Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment.
The Formula Pro USA Western Championships in affiliation with SCCA Pro Racing features the most affordable, contemporary formula cars in the world. Strict price controls and limited travel expenses make this series one of the best deals in open-wheel racing. The Formula Pro USA events take place at a great mix of tracks based on the west coast, utilizing the FIA certified Ligier JS-F4 designed by the legendary Max Crawford. It is powered by a durable, fast and reliable 2.0-liter Honda K20C1 four-cylinder engines built in Ohio pumping out 160 hp. The 2019 schedule begins with a dedicated Winter Series based in California, and then goes on to feature a full twelve race championship that travels the western seaboard from Los Angeles to Portland Oregon.
Competitors must order Formula Pro USA F4 and F3 Hankook Tires directly from Exclusive MotorWorks Inc. Required ordering forms are available on the series competitor page.