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FRegional Americas reveals 2022 calendar, new drivers join latest round

by Ida Wood

Photo: FR Americas

The calendar for next year’s Formula Regional Americas season has been revealed, and consists once again entirely of races in the United States.

In 2020 and ’21 the championship organiser attempted to add a round in Canada at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, but on both occasions the COVID-19 pandemic led to its cancellation.

The focus has been kept on one country, meaning the series will go five seasons without ever visiting another North American nation other than the USA.

A FRegional Americas winter cup will kick off next year’s action, taking place at Road Atlanta on March 24-27, before the six-round regular season begins at NOLA Motorsports Park on April 8-10.

Road America (May 19-22), Mid-Ohio (June 23-26), New Jersey Motorsports Park (July 29-31) and Virginia International Raceway (October 6-9) follow before a trip to Circuit of the Americas on November 3-6 which is unlikely to be supporing Formula 1’s US Grand Prix.

The US Formula 4 championship will support FRegional at all events, including the winter cup, and both series are set to award scholarships once more. This year’s FRegional champion will recieve a scholarship through Honda for Super Formula, while the US F4 champion gets a prize fun to help them step up to FRegional.

Both series have races this weekend at Virginia, and with several revisions to the entry lists.

In FRegional, Hunter Yeany is absent due to a family bereavment and has been replaced at Velocity Racing Development by part-time F4 racer Arias Deukmedjian, Team Crosslink is entering two cars with the returning Kiwi Motorsport for Ryan Yardley and Cooper Becklin (who were both set to race for the Crosslink/Kiwi alliance in F4) and Radical Cup North America team WISKO has joined the grid with Canadian racer Kevin Janzen.

Velocity’s USF2000 racer Erik Evans has joined the team’s F4 line-up, while Chase Gardner moves from his family team to Crosslink/Kiwi, and Christian Weir will drive for Gonella Racing with the support of his Road to Indy team Turn 3 Motorsport.

Kerong Li, who recently raced in the inaugural season of F4 Eastern against Weir, joins Jensen Global Advisors for his national championship debut.