TEAM VRD Commits to 2020/2021 YACademy Winter Series

17 September 2020

2020/2021 YACademy Winter Series

“F4 Championship leading team set for YACademy Winter Series”

September 10, 2020 – Always striving to stand atop the podium and train their drivers against the best competition possible, Velocity Racing Development (VRD) has committed to and is looking forward to the 2020 / 2021 YACademy Winter Series. Taking part in the inaugural program earlier this year, VRD will look to bring a crop of new and returning drivers to the growing Winter Series program as they look forward towards the 2021 season.

“We are halfway into our 2020 racing calendar, but the best teams never get ahead by looking in the rear-view mirror,” explained Team Boss Dan Mitchell. “Gustavo (Yacaman) and his crew at the YACademy Winter Series did a tremendous job in putting all of our rookie drivers through the paces and that helped with our first national event of the season. We will focus on days and days of testing through the winter months before getting back into the racing action in February with Gustavo’s efforts.”

The all-rookie F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda team has had great success this season including multiple race wins, podium results and with all drivers finishing in the top-ten in several races this year. Hunter Yeany, who has scored race wins at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Virginia International Raceway and Barber Motorsports Park, leads the Atlanta Motorsports based program as the current Championship point leader.

“From the standing starts to the planned yellow flag and safety car period to the restarts, the entire set of events at the YACademy program was well thought out and planned,” added Mitchell. “Combining several different open wheel series in test days leading up to the championship decreased the costs for all involved, a valuable benefit to the overall program.”

The 2020/2021 YACademy Winter Series Schedule
December 2-3 – Testing – NOLA Motorsports Park
December 8-9 – Testing – Circuit of the Americas
December 14-15 – Testing – Homestead-Miami Speedway
December 17-18 – Testing – Sebring International Raceway
January 2-28 – Testing – Sebring International Raceway
February 15-16 – Race Event – Sebring International Raceway
February 18-19 – Race Event – Homestead-Miami Speedway

“VRD’s support in the first ever YACademy Winter Series in 2019/2020 was invaluable. Now, for 2020/2021 having them commit this early is very humbling for myself and the whole YACademy staff,” expressed Gustavo Yacaman. “It means we did things the correct way right off the bat. We are already working with sponsors and partners to take the 2020-21 Winter Series to the next level, including LIVE streaming with We are working hard on the background and keeping up with our “graduates” and supporting them through the season any way we can. We look forward to more big teams, as well as the smaller ones, to join the Winter Series for the coming season and we welcome rookies and veterans alike.”

The 2020/2021 YACademy Winter Series will commence in December with four days of testing between Sebring Raceway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway before a two event, six race championship will take place at the same venues in February of 2021.

For more information on Velocity Racing Development and to find information on how to be involved with their F4 US Championship Powered by Honda or FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda programs, please feel free to contact Daniel Mitchell via email to or by phone to 954.594.2686.

F4 U.S. and FR Americas Returns to Television with Strong Broadcast Package

02 September 2020

Amplifying the strength of the Honda-Powered Formula 4 United States and Formula Regional Americas Championships during the 2020 season, SCCA Pro Racing, through its continued partnership with Formula Americas Network, secured a significant broadcast package that will start in September (check local listing for official air dates and times).

Six episodes will be dedicated to each championship, featuring one-hour race recaps from each track.

“The live streaming that FAN has produced over the first half of the season has really elevated our global footprint,” said SCCA Pro Racing President Dan Helman. “We understood that our program was missing television coverage and we are really excited that FAN is able to provide that for our series. This is added value for all of our partners, teams and drivers.”

Introducing streaming at the start of the season, FAN made F4 U.S. and FR Americas accessible to a global audience, reaching over 22 countries with active participation over its real-time interactive platform.

The full season with multiple re-broadcasts will air on a variety of national cable and broadcast networks like MAV TV, REV’N, Altitude Sports Network, Eleven Sports and on a number of regional CW and NBC affiliates, reaching more than 80 million North American households.

In addition, the programming will also be available through most digital on-demand carriers such as ROKU and AppleTV.

Additional networks, airdates and times will be added at a later date.