SABELT AMERICA AND DAKOTA DICKERSON RACING FORM PARTNERSHIP FOR 2018 SEASON

San Diego, CA (August 23, 2018) – Dakota Dickerson Racing announced today the addition of Sabelt America’s support as a new partner for the remainder of 2018 racing season in the F4 US Championship. Dickerson’s racing career is at a high right now as he is leading the F4 U.S. Championship by 26 points. The Californian is well aware that none of this can happen without the precious and constant help of many supporters.

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The young driver was excited to welcome the new partnership. "I am extremely grateful to have the support of Sabelt America.  Racing is all about safety, and Sabelt plays a huge role in safety. They provide top level equipment and excellent customer service. I have never felt this comfortable in racing gear before, and their fully customizable suits are incredibly stylish! We will be fighting hard to give them excellent results in the upcoming races. I can't thank everyone involved enough for making this opportunity turn into a reality."

“We are very pleased to have such a humble, talented driver as a partner” said Sabelt Co-Owner Erik Krammer. “We feel Dakota has a bright future in motorsports and we want to support him in any way we can.”

Dickerson, who is driving for DC Autosport, has had a great start to the season and is aiming to score more podiums and wins in New Jersey, as he stands 1st in the Championship. “The goal is the Championship, and nothing less” says the San Diego native.

Be sure to join us for the next F4US race weekend at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 14-16.  Race times are as follows:

Saturday:          Race 1 - 1:50 PM

Sunday:            Race 2 - 9:25 AM  -  Race 3 – 2:00 PM

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:

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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 (two-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 Sabelt America:

Sabelt, created in 1972, has always been a leader in safety technology. They support some of the biggest names in racing including seven Formula 1 teams. Carello Group took over as Sabelt America in early 2017 and has since become the #1 Sabelt distributor in the world. “We strive to build relationships in all levels of racing and hope to continue those relationships for the long term.” The founders of Carello Group, Tato Carello & Erik Krammer have over 30 years of combined experience in racing as driver, crew and management. Together they have a vast understanding of motorsports and want to help young up and coming drivers succeed.

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.

Anne Roy | Cell.: 514 627-0191 |  annedroy0@gmail.com  |  www.dakotadickersonracing.com 

 

Dakota Dickerson Still in the Lead for the Formula 4 US Championship after Rounds 10-11-12 at Keystone Speedfest

Dakota Dickerson Still in the Lead for the Formula 4 US Championship after Rounds 10-11-12 at Keystone Speedfest

Wampum, PA (August 6, 2018) – Even though Dakota Dickerson has driven on just about all the well-known race tracks in North America, this was a first for him at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The DC Autosport driver found out soon enough that when this 2.85-mile circuit is wet, it can be challenging to get around those corners with reduced visibility, as the first practice session happened in the rain.  When a red flag came out during the session, visibility was poor and many drivers didn’t see it, including Dickerson. Hence, Dickerson was among those drivers penalized for not respecting the red flag and had 5 grid positions taken away relegating him to start in 12th place for the first race of the weekend’s Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.

Photo: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

Photo: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

“The track was wet, and the visibility was low. With the sprays coming from the cars in front of me, it was tough to see. I never saw the red flag” said Dickerson. Pitt Race is an incredibly fun track to drive on. It has lots of elevation with a good number of high speed, high commitment corners.”

On Saturday afternoon, as soon as Round 10’s green flag was out, Dickerson carved his way up through the field and went from 12th place to 7th in less than 2 laps. Conditions were dry, and at the end of Lap 2, a full-course yellow came out due to a multi-car incident. It took a long while for the safety team to remove the cars who had caused the incident and get them to a safe place. On the re-start, with less than 3 minutes to go in the race, there was very little time for Dickerson to work his magic and get his #9 RoxBalden/Stress Engineering Services/BelTerra Eyecare machine to gain a few more spots. The San Diego native finished in 7th, but after official review, final results gave Dickerson a 6th place, giving him yet more points towards the Championship.

“We had a great start” said Dickerson. “As soon as we went green, I passed two cars going into Turn One, and then got by three more guys in turn 3, just before the yellow flag came out on the following lap. The DC Autosport guys gave me a great car, but on the re-start, I just didn’t have enough green time to work my way farther up the field. Instead of my 7th place finish, I got moved up to 6th in the final results.”

Sunday morning’s Round 11 had a bit of a late start, but when the F4US drivers hit the track, the whole field enjoyed some uninterrupted green time for a good part of the race. Dakota Dickerson scored his fastest time at 1:41.8 on Lap 5. A few laps later, in his usual driving style, Dickerson pulled off a good pass, and moved up to 5th place.  The field was tight, with everyone protecting their position and driving carefully, hoping to bring the car home for the last race of the weekend. Dickerson then made a move for 4th place just before a full-course yellow was brought out. A few minutes later, the race checkered under yellow.

Photo: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

Photo: Joseph Bierschbach – Red Case Photography

On Sunday afternoon, Dakota Dickerson started 6th on the grid for Round 12, the last race of the weekend under cloudy skies and 76 degrees. The green flag gave way to a 7-car pile-up in Turn 4 on the very first lap, bringing out a full-course yellow followed by a Red Flag. But just before the incident happened, Dickerson had managed to pass car #40 (Miller) and grab 5th place. And what a smart move that was, as Miller’s car was one of the cars involved in the incident. Race Control instructed all cars to come into pitlane while safety crews attended to the drivers involved in the incident. Soon after, all the drivers were reported to be okay. The cars went back out with 7 laps of green time to go. The rest of the race was incident-free and ended with Dakota keeping his 5th place finish. The young Californian once again displayed some great driving experience.

Dakota Dickerson and the DC Autosport Team were happy with the weekend and the three Top-6 finishes as they gained more points and kept the Championship lead.

“The weekend as a whole was not what we were hoping for in terms of our results and pace” said Dickerson. “We certainly were looking for another win this weekend, but the entire team did the best that we could and managed to extend our points lead in a very tight championship. We are going to put our heads down and make some adjustments for the next race weekend and come back stronger. I want to thank my sponsors Rox Balden, Stress Engineering Services, and Sabelt America. I wouldn’t be here without their precious support.”

Be sure to join us for the next F4US Championship’s official race on September 14-16, 2018 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. All sessions can be followed on Race Monitor.

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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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Anne Roy  |  Cell.: 514 627-0191 |  annedroy0@gmail.com  |  www.dakotadickersonracing.com

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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Anne Roy  |  Cell.: 514 627-0191 |  annedroy0@gmail.com  |  www.dakotadickersonracing.com

 

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).