Honda Automobiles: Formula Lites Selects Honda Power

Posted on 07. Jun, 2014 by in Honda Canada

  • Engine interconnected with Crawford FL15 CO combination chassis
  • Next step in Honda growth ladder from karting and Formula F

Honda Performance Development is gratified that it has been comparison to supply Honda’s prolongation 2.4-liter, four-cylinder Honda K24 engine to energy a new Formula Lites framework being constructed by Crawford Composites for a new racing array promoted by High Performance Group.

Formula Lites is a new maestro racing series, headed by motorsports maestro and HPG principals Dennis McCormack and Ryan Arciero, and authorised by SCCA Pro Racing. Scheduled to launch during name events in 2014, with a full report of events designed for 2015, a array is directed during building young, maestro drivers.

“We couldn’t be some-more tender with this Formula Lites automobile and their skeleton for a series,” pronounced Jeff Barrow, HPD manager, blurb motorsports. “In operative with HPG and Crawford Composites, it was their idea to keep costs down and trustworthiness up. I’m happy to contend that a prolongation Honda K24 engine will accommodate their mandate for cost and reliability, and during a same time yield good energy to this illusory looking car. we would pattern that many of a stream Honda Racing Line participants would adore to get behind a circle of one!”

Created by a pattern group led by Crawford Composite’s Andy Scriven during a company’s Denver, N.C. headquarters, a Formula Lites CO combination framework is built to stream FIA Formula 3 technical regulations, including state-of-the-art wiring and an in-house designed paddleshift delivery system.

“Crawford Composites is positively gay to have one of a long-standing partners, Honda Performance Development, providing a engines for a new Crawford FL15,” pronounced Max Crawford, boss of Crawford Composites. “HPD produces some of a tip engines in motorsports, and their long-standing joining to automobile racing has been tremendous. Together, a Crawford FL15 will be unusually affordable and, during a same time, a high tech automobile enabling immature drivers to continue to rouse their racing skills in a new Formula Lites series.”

Series organizer High Performance Group is headed by racing maestro Dennis McCormack, who began his motorsports career in 1968. Working his approach adult by a ranks as a mechanic, organisation chief, group manager and eventually an Indy automobile group owners with a arrangement of McCormack Motorsports.

“We are gratified to announce HPD as a central engine retailer to a Formula Lites series,” pronounced Dennis McCormack. “HPD is a personality in motorsports growth and has a story of compelling weed roots racing. Their joining to Formula Lites will give drivers an event to take a subsequent step in maestro racing.”

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About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 as a opening arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of foe engines for lane applications from karting and Quarter Midgets adult to Indy cars and antecedent sports cars; and showcases “fun to drive” products for professional, pledge and entry-level efforts.

No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in IndyCars, that includes 205 foe victories, 15 drivers’ championships, 6 manufacturers’ championships and 9 uninterrupted Indianapolis 500 victories (2004-2012). In 2013, Honda powered maestro Scott Dixon to 4 foe wins and a 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship; and Tristan Vautier to array Rookie of a Year honors.

HPD’s antecedent racing efforts have resulted in some-more than 70 victories and mixed American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers’ championships.The company’s sports-car racing entrance in 2007 during a 12 Hours of Sebring noted a initial win for HPD’s LM-V8 engine and a initial for a Honda racing engine designed and grown outward of Japan. HPD won a LMP2 pretension in a initial 2012 World Endurance Championship and given 2010 has twice won a LMP2 difficulty during a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2013, HPD and Honda again swept a LMP1 and LMP2 manufacturers’, engine, group and drivers’ championships in a American Le Mans Series; while HPD-equipped Strakka Racing claimed a LMP1 private group category win during a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

HPD participates in foe on both dual wheels and four. The association offers a finish line of foe and bin engines.  Its business operation from weed roots to apex motorsports. For some-more information about HPD and a company’s racing and travel opening product lines, greatfully revisit

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