Honda Performance Development (HPD) engines have helped many drivers reach Victory Lane since its inception, but this weekend the manufacturer provided the next generation of open-wheel drivers with a stepping stone to future glories.
The new F4 Championship Powered by Honda debuted this weekend with three races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, each of them won by Konrad Czaczyk. Each of the open-wheel, FIA sanctioned F4-spec series cars is powered by an HPD/Honda K20 engine, the same power plant used in the Honda Civic Type-R.
Czaczyk, who was born in Florida but is studying in Poland, dominated the opening weekend, leading wire-to-wire not only in Saturday’s opener, but also in both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader at Lexington, Ohio.
Fellow Floridian Kyle Kirkwood chased Czaczyk home in each of the three weekend races, scoring a trio of second-place finishes in the opening weekend of F4 competition. Each of the three events saw a different driver finish third, however, and seven drivers earned top-five finishes over the two days of racing.
|Video by||Honda Racing/HPD|
|Event||F4 US: Mid-Ohio|
|Track||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course|
|Tags||autos & vehicles|