Dakota Dickerson Clinches the F3 Americas Championship at Road America
Elkhart Lake, WI (August 25, 2019) – This weekend, Dakota Dickerson clinched the Championship during Rounds 12 & 13 of the F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda at the fabulous 4.1-1mile Road America circuit. One could say it was a repeat performance of last year, when he won the F4 US Championship with several races left in the season. And, he admits that winning back-to-back Championships feels pretty fantastic.
Road America is listed among every driver’s favorite track. Surrounded by nature, its beautiful grounds filled with trees and camping sites attract many fans from all over, year after year. The drivers all agree that Road America has great race fans.
After a disappointing finish in Friday’s Round 12, Dickerson and his #72 Stress Engineering Services car were ready for Saturday’s race. Although Dickerson was starting from the back of the field, he knew he had a good car for the race. As soon as the race went green, the Californian had a great start and wasted no time moving up towards the front of the field all the way up to second place and drove consistently until the end of the race. His 2nd place finish was all it took for him to clinch the Championship.
Dickerson was elated when he stepped out of the car and was quick to give credit to his Global Racing Team for all their hard work throughout the season.
“It’s an awesome feeling being able to clinch the Championship today” he said. “It was an uphill battle in the race having to start from the back, but we got a flying start and made our way up to second in the first lap. From there, it was just a matter of staying consistent and getting the points that we needed. I can’t thank the Global Racing Team enough for their tremendous effort and support. We’ll celebrate this weekend and keep our heads down to look for some wins at Sebring.”
Dakota Dickerson is already looking forward to the final three races of the season on September 13-15 at Sebring International Raceway where he will be joined by his Texas supporters. Fans will be able to follow live timing and scoring on F3Americas.com or on the Race Monitor app.
Dakota Dickerson’s race fans can follow him on his website dakotadickersonracing.com, Instagram (@dickersonracing), Facebook (Dakota Dickerson Racing) and on Twitter (@DickersonRacing).
About Dakota Dickerson Racing:
Dakota Dickerson is a third-generation racer from San Diego, CA. The 22-year old has been racing since he was 6 years old and is currently racing with Global Racing Group in the F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda. In his first two years of racing cars, he won a Driver Development scholarship from Bryan Herta Autosport (2-time Indianapolis 500 winning team), a Karts to Cars scholarship from Skip Barber Racing School, was chosen to be one of two drivers to represent the United States overseas via the Team USA Scholarship and was the 2016 USF2000 Mazda Scholarship Driver. Most recently, he won the 2018 F4 US Championship. With this success, he hopes to continue on to the NTT INDYCAR Series.
About Global Racing Group:
Global Racing Group is one of the leading Professional Junior Racing Teams in North America, with a focus on the F3 Americas Championship and targeted driver development programs. Its racing and commercial activities are strongly supported by three distinct advisory boards that specialize in the fields of business, motorsport competition and sports management. The personalities on these boards have years of experience in motorsport and can call on motorsport executive and Fortune 2000 company contacts around the world when there is a commercial requirement. With this in mind, Global Racing Group offers high-level sponsor and brand development services to businesses and brands that are interested in launching dynamic and bold engagement programs in motorsport.
About F3 Americas Championship:
The F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda continues the evolution of affordable, competitive and technologically advanced open wheel racing that was established by the successful Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda that debuted in 2016. This next level of open wheel racing meets the demands of racers and teams looking to grow their capabilities into more sophisticated and powerful machinery. The F3 Americas Championship aligns with the global FIA development ladder philosophy of using common components to provide a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful racing structure as drivers ascend through the levels on their way to U.S. or global racing success.
About SCCA Pro Racing:
SCCA Pro Racing is a division of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. – a 60,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series like F4 U.S. Championship and Trans Am. SCCA Pro Racing is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) – the FIA delegate for this country.