Teen Driver, Justin Sirgany To Represent Jamaica And South Florida In F4 U.S. Championship At Homestead-Miami Speedway
MIAMI – Jamaican Teen Driver, Justin Sirgany will be among the thirty competitors from around the globe slated to join the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda during its season-opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9.
From New Zealand to Jamaica, eight countries on five continents will be represented in the North American based Championship.
Representing Kingston, Jamaica, Justin Sirgany will pilot the Global Racing Group black, white and green stripped No. 39 F4 U.S. car.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to represent both Jamaica and the United States as a rookie driver in the F4 U.S. Championship,” said Sirgany. “Miami is my second home for several reasons. My grandparents moved from Jamaica to Miami in the 1960s. They established our family in South Florida, but they never lost their connection to Jamaica or racing. I look forward to making my countries proud. With the love and support of my extended family-base in Miami, I have been fortunate to achieve great results, and who knows, maybe, one day the Sirgany name will join the ranks of Marley, Bolt, and Stokes; not just in celebration of talent and success, but the reality of a dream come true.”
Justin Sirgany, a 14-year-old became part of Global Racing Group’s unique driver development program earlier this year. The program takes aim at the F4 U.S. Championship and preparing drivers for the next steps in their professional motorsport careers.
“In a display of skill, competency, and professionalism Justin won the attention of the entire Global Racing Group crew during our first two preseason tests,” said Global Racing Group President Christian Pedersen. “He continued to push himself to new levels; always looking to improve and learn, on and off track. Justin has both the talent and the persistency required to go very far in racing, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to help him get there.”
Sirgany started his racing career at a very young age in go-karts, and quickly showed both talent and results. Sirgany has already added a laundry list of results to his resume including highlights such as:
· Winner of the Rotax Micromax Championship for 2012 at Florida Winter Tour
· Second in the Rotax Micromax for 2012 at U.S. Grand Nationals
· Winner of the Rotax Minimax Jamaican Championship for 2013
· Winner of the Rotax Minimax Jamaican Championship for 2014
· Winner of the Rotax Junior Jamaican Championship for 2015
· Second in the Rotax Junior Jamaican Championship for 2016
The young-gun will be eligible for championship points starting at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sirgany turns 15 before the season-opener and under FIA rules can start earning points toward a Super License.
The F4 U.S Championship returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway, expecting to nearly double its grid size from its inaugural season finale at the legendary Roval last October.
The entry-level championship that affordably bridges the gap from karts to cars is anticipated to expand from 16 entries to 30 F4 U.S. open-wheel competitors.
The championship joins the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli for a high-energy SCCA Pro road racing weekend.
General admission tickets are available for purchase in advance of the event at HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com for $10 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Two-day passes can also be purchased online for $20.
General admission tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event. Infield tickets are $15 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Two-day passes purchased at the gate are $25. Children 12 years and younger are admitted for free on both days. Parking is free all weekend and will be located in the infield on Main Street and Road Course South (east portion).
For an event schedule and entry list visit F4 U.S. Championship.