Lindenhurst, New York, (APRIL 18, 2018) - Group-A Racing is very pleased to announce its second full season driver for the 2018 F4 US Championship Powered by Honda campaign. Ethan Billions who is part of the Group-A Racing driver development program will step up to make his pro debut this year with the team.
Billions is a 21 year old American, born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. He got a later start to racing than most, with him only competing in his first full season of competition last year in the Lucas Oil School Series. With him looking to speed up his learning process and help guide his career, Ethan joined the Group-A Racing development program after seeing similar drivers like 2016 F4 US Champion Cameron Das, Jackie Ding and many others do that to launch their racing careers.
Despite his late start, Ethan was very fast in the competitive Lucas Oil School Series. He earned his first career win in dominant fashion during the penultimate weekend at Lime Rock Park, and the last quarter of the season, he was the man to beat despite his lack of experience in comparison to many of his competitors. After the season, Ethan was rewarded with opportunity to test an F4 US machine with Group-A Racing at the team’s winter base of MSR Houston, making the step up in machinery very naturally.
“I am very excited to make my professional debut with Group-A Racing. The team worked extremely hard with me last year as a development driver, and I was more than pleased with the success we had. The team is like family to me, and I know that the performance of the car will be tremendous! I am so thankful for the sacrifices that my family and supporters have made to allow me to compete this season, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running in my first Formula 4 race powered by Honda at Virginia International Raceway!”
“I am beyond excited to have Ethan be able to step up to F4 US with us full time this season” said team manager Jonathan Scarallo. “I thoroughly enjoyed coaching him last year in the Lucas Oil Series. He has a lot of natural talent, but works very hard to continue learning and developing. There will be a lot for him to learn making the step up from school series to pro racing, but I am confident he will adapt quickly.”
Opening weekend for the F4 US Championship Powered By Honda is April 27-29 at Virginia International Raceway. Group-A Racing will continue with more full season driver announcements leading into it, along with training more drivers in their driver development program.