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THE 2021 WINTER SEASON

The 2021 Winter season is limited to 18 available seats and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. To register your interest or for additional information, please contact us. A Registration Form is available for download at the bottom of this page for those drivers who would like to secure their spot in the 2021 Winter Championship.

Why do we limit the field to 18 cars?
Racing in packed fields of 30 plus cars is exciting at the start, but paying for crash damage isn't. We find at this level of racing large fields of cars result in numerous crashes and extended caution periods, which result in very few green flag race laps. What are you supposed to learn in 4-5 laps of racing? And, it's not much fun, especially when you're taken out by someone else and have to pay for crash damage. Plus, your opportunity to win prize money is much greater with less cars. So, we limit the field to 18 cars. This gives our drivers more room to maneuver and results in a greater amount of green flag track time, while producing
exciting and very competitive racing. We also set our races at 50 miles in length or 35 minutes, so drivers can receive the maximum amount of racing for which they paid.

Lowest Cost early-level Professional Championship: The total all-inclusive cost for a full season in Formula Americas Super GP is $89,500 usd, payments of: $35,000 usd with signed agreement, and four payments of $13,625 usd twenty days to each event starting with the second event.

Largest Cash Prize Payout of any early-level Championship 

$325,000 usd Cash Prize Purse  (PAID AT THE EVENT)

             POSITION      PER EVENT *  CHAMPIONSHIP         ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP BONUS

                1st Place               $10,000                    $75,000                            $25,000

                2nd Place              $5,000                      $50,000                     

                3rd Place               $4,000                      $25,000

                4th Place               $3,000                      $15,000

                5th Place               $2,000                      $10,000

                Pole Position       $1,000 

* Per event Prize Money rewards consistency and will be paid to the top-5 drivers who earn the most points during each event and 1st race Pole Winner.
And, Yes, all prize winning drivers go home with a check at every event.

Championship Bonus: In addition to the Championship Prize Money, the Overall Points leader "Champion" will receive a Scholarship for a fully funded season in the FIA NACAM Mexican F4 Championship.

Elite Class Bonus: The Elite class is for drivers 20 and up and the cars will have a slightly higher minimum weight. Elite class drivers are eligible for the full prize purse, as well as the Elite Championship Bonus and the Elite Champion will also receive a full Scholarship for the following season in the Formula Americas Super GP Championship. A minimum of three full-season Elite Class drivers is required to be eligible for the Elite Class Bonus Money and Scholarship.       

Formula Americas Super GP Championship Points System

1st:

35pts  

        6th:

17pts  

        11th:

10pts  

        16th

5pts

2nd:

29pts

        7th:

15pts

        12th:

9pts

        17th        

4pts

3rd:

24pts

        8th:

13pts

        13th:

8pts

        18th       

3pts

4th:

21pts

        9th:

12pts

        14th:

7pts

             

5th:

19pts

      10th:

11pts

        15th

6pts

       

Pole Position     1pt  (Pole Position for first race of each weekend)            

Custom Trophies: Trophies for the top-three finishers and 1st place Elite driver will be awarded for each race.
The exclusive $35,000 Robert F. Gurnsey Cup "The Gurns" designed by Thomas Lyte in England and standing approximately 2-1/2 feet tall will be awarded to the Formula America Super GP Champion.

"This gives our drivers more room to maneuver and results in a greater amount of green flag track time, while producing exciting and very competitive racing."

Limited Damage Liability: To assist in keeping our driver's costs to a minimum, Formula Americas offers a Damage Reduction Policy for $3,500 usd / event. This policy limits the maximum damage liability per claimed incident, as follows:

  • 1st incident: $5,000 usd
  • 2nd incident: $7,500 usd
  • 3rd incident: $10,000 usd

The Series will have spare cars on-hand, should a car be rendered non-repairable at an event.

Driver EligibilityFormula Americas Super GP is an international competition open to drivers around the world. The minimum age to participate in the Formula Americas Super GP Series is 14 years of age. Drivers who are not yet 14, but turning 14 during the season may be allowed depending on experience. Minimum requirement is graduation of a recognized racing school and/or school racing series or extensive karting resume. 

More Green Flag RacingAll events will average over 4 hours of track time consisting of two 30-minute free practice sessions, a 20-minute qualifying session and three feature races per weekend. Races are set by distance (avg. 50 miles), not time limits. Starting grids for race #1 will be determined by its own qualifying session, while races 2 & 3 of each event will be determined by each driver's fastest lap in the preceding race.

Two Seasons: Starting in January 2021, Formula Americas Super GP will consist of two seasons per year. The Winter season will run from January through May, while the Summer season will run from June through October. Each season will consist of 5 events (15 races) with one event per month.

Rolling Starts: Formula Americas Super GP will feature rolling starts. Our young drivers coming out of karting will have plenty to learn about race craft in cars as it is without adding standing starts on their plate. We also find that standing starts at this level add to massive pileups on the first lap, which are not productive. Standing starts are best left to the next level like F4.

Premier Schedule: The Formula Americas season will run at some of the most prestigious race circuits in North America. Premier race tracks where you'll be racing as you advance in your career. Formula Americas Super GP events are 2-day venues (Saturday & Sunday), so our drivers can arrive late Friday evening and leave late Sunday afternoon. This is designed so our drivers won't have to miss school or work to participateThe Official schedule will be announced later this year. 


TENTATIVE 2021 WINTER SCHEDULE: 

January 23-24 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
February 27-28 Monterrey, Mexico
March 27-28 Autodromo Fittipaldi, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
April 17-18 NOLA Motorsports Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 22-23 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida