Honda Racing Dayton OH
Got any dreams or aspirations to race in the Indy500 or to take part in a Formula One race? Scared off by the impossible costs of paying for it? Honda has come to the rescue. Or at least, Honda has stepped in to give engines for a new racing circuit that multiple other companies are giving bits and pieces to that the SCAA Pro Racing series, Formula Lite, can produce the cheap, and relatively easy to participate racing series.
Honda will be donating its K24 2.4-liter four cylinder engines. Those engines will be placed in a new carbon fiber FL15 chassis from Crawford Composites, which will be mounted on tires supplied by the company Pirelli. Honda’s engines will be able to achieve about 200 horsepower, which should be plenty to make the races exciting, even if its manned by amateur racers.
SCAA Pro Racing’s Formula Lite should begin with a few events in late 2014, but will go into full effect come 2015 as they hope to provide the first stepping stone for those looking to get into racing, before they ascend to the next level of racing like the Formula Vee circuit, which itself is an eventual lead into things like IndyCar and the Formula Vee.
Of course, any racer looking to break in would definitely want Honda in their corner. As one of the largest motor companies in the world, Honda has 205 race victories, 15 drivers’ championships, six manufacturers’ championships and nine consecutive Indianapolis 500 victories between 2004 to 2012.