A Great Win for Dakota Dickerson in Rounds 7, 8, 9 of the F4 US Championship at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, Ohio (July 1, 2018) – It was a crazy weekend that started off with a bang announcing a new sponsor for Dakota Dickerson. And what a great way to take care of the sponsors than by giving Stress Engineering Services a “win”. Despite many trips to the podium so far this season, this was Dickerson’s first victory in Saturday’s Round 7 of the F4US Championship Powered by Honda.  

 Photo credit: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

Photo credit: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

The young Californian was all smiles when he jumped on the top step of the podium. “We’re all very excited”, he said. The start and re-starts were critical to keep a gap between myself and the other drivers. It’s a shame we finished on yellow though as it would have been a great race. I hope whoever crashed in Turn 9 is okay.”

“I think if we’d had more green time, he added, it would have been a good battle between Christian (Rasmussen) and I. But, I’ll take the win, I’ll take the points. I also can’t thank my sponsors enough, RoxBalden LLC, Stress Engineering Services, and Sabelt. Without them I wouldn’t be here.”

On Sunday morning, Dickerson started on pole for Round 8, but after a fierce battle with the #6 car of Christian Rasmussen, he lost the lead to the Danish driver, and finished 2nd. Another podium and another great run with a well-prepared car by his DCAutosport team.

In Round 9, Dickerson drove another solid race. As soon as the green flag flew, he had a great start and went from second to first place. The San Diego native was on fire as he drove his #9 Honda machine around the 12-turn 2.25-mile track until Lap 5, when Christian Rasmussen took the lead from him. A few laps later, after a short full-course yellow, on the re-start, Dickerson was hit off track by a competitor and caused his #9 car to be airborne off track.  Needless to say, Dakota went from 2nd to 5th. He managed to keep his position after another full course yellow and ended the race in 5th place. A disappointing way to end the weekend, however, the goal to collect more points was successfully achieved. And Championships are won on points.

“All in all, it was a good weekend for us, said Dickerson. We got our first win, scored some good points, and took over the championship lead. The end of the weekend was disappointing to say the least as we could’ve been on the podium but we will focus forward going into the next race weekend. The team and I have put a lot of effort to get where we are currently and we will continue to focus on what we can control to grab the championship.”

Be sure to join us for the next F4US Championship’s official race on August 2-5 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

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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 21 year old has been racing since he was 6 years old and is currently racing with DC Autosport in the F4 US Championship. 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. With this success, he hopes to continue on to the Verizon INDYCAR Series.

About SCCA Pro Racing:

SCCA Pro Racing is a division of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. -- a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanctioning for numerous professional racing series such as Trans Am® and Formula E.

About the F4 U.S. Championship:

FIA F4 is designed as entry-level open-wheel racing for participants, around a contemporary, modern, cost conscious formula. SCCA Pro Racing and its chosen partners embrace these ideals and support this vision through advanced technology and products. The selected F4 power plant is a production-based engine powering the Honda Civic® Type R® recently launched in Europe, tuned to meet FIA-mandated output of approximately 160 hp. The engine and the ECU are sealed to provide parity and compliance. The Ligier JS F4 carbon fiber chassis, the Pirelli Tires and Honda engine are assembled in Denver, North Carolina by Onroak Automotive North America.

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Dickerson Dominates Saturday at Mid-Ohio, Wins First F4 U.S. Race

Dakota Dickerson of San Diego approached the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda mid-season event with one goal-- to win-- and after 11 combined second and third place finishes, the DC Autosport with Cape Motorsports pilot finally put a tally in the win column.

Stress Engineering Services to Support Dakota Dickerson for 2018 F4 U.S. Season

LEXINGTON, OHIO (June 28, 2018)  – Dakota Dickerson Racing announced today the addition of Stress Engineering Services Inc., Houston, Texas, as a new sponsor for its 2018 F4 U.S. Championship program. Dickerson is well aware that none of this would have happened without the precious help of one of his present supporters Roxanna Balden Anslyn (@Roxbalden) of RoxBalden LLC domiciled in Austin, Texas.

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The young California driver was excited to welcome the new sponsor. “I am extremely grateful to be able to represent Stress Engineering Services for the remainder of the F4 United States Championship. We will be fighting hard to give them excellent results and I can’t thank everyone involved enough for making this opportunity turn into a reality.”

Terry Lechinger, Vice-President of Stress Engineering Services, said, “We are proud to be supporting Dakota Dickerson in this year’s F4 U.S. Championship program and we look forward to seeing him win it this year.”

Dickerson who is driving for DC Autosport, has had a great start to the season and is aiming to score more podiums this weekend, as he stands 2nd in the Championship, just six points out of first place. “The goal is the Championship, and nothing less” says the San Diego native.

Be sure to join us for this weekend’s F4 U.S. races this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Race times are as follows:

Saturday:             Race 1 – 4:30 PM

Sunday:                Race 2 – 10:15 AM  |  Race 3 – 1:55 PM

Dakota Dickerson’s race fans can follow him on his website dakotadickersonracing.com, Instagram (@dickersonracing), Facebook (Dakota Dickerson Racing) and on Twitter (@DickersonRacing).

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May 13, 2017 - Heartbreaking finish for NWR at Indianpolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today’s Round 6 of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the USF2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Royal Purple Supporting the Lupus Foundation, saw a tough break for Newman Wachs Racing. The day started off well with the updated official results from yesterday’s race moving Dakota Dickerson up one position (to fourth), due to two cars being disqualified after the race last night.

The start of today’s race seemed like a carbon copy of yesterday, as three cars made contact in Turn One as soon as the green flag flew. This brought out a full-course caution, and by then, Dickerson had gained three spots moving him up to fourth.
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