INDIANAPOLIS (February 20, 2017) – Indy Motorsport Group (IMG) announces four drivers to contest the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda during the team’s inaugural season.
“We have assembled an elite F4 competitive team that is more than capable of winning the championship in 2017,” said IMG co-owner Steve Newey.
Returning to the F4 U.S. series in 2017 is Davis Durrett of Carmel, Indiana. Durrett competed in the 2016 F4 U.S. Championship and was named “Most Improved Driver.” Durrett started karting at nine years old and competed in the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series where he was voted “Rookie of the Weekend” during his first race.
Joining IMG is Chris Archinaco of Pittsburgh, PA. Archinaco participated in eight races of the 2016 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series in 2016, including his first career win at Lime Rock Park. Archinaco finished second in series points.
“The team IMG has established for the 2017 season is world class,” said Archinaco. “We’ve all raced each other in amateur series and now have the chance to push each other as teammates racing for the championship.”
Raphael Forcier of Montreal Canada returns to the F4 U.S. series for the 2017 season with IMG. Forcier finished ninth in the 2016 F4 U.S. Championship standings. He also participated in the 2015 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Series and the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series.
The final IMG seat will be filled by series newcomer Vincent Khristov of Delray Beach, Florida. Khristov participated in the 2015 Bertil Roos 5 Day Road Racing School and the 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series. He holds the track record for the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series event at NOLA Motosports Park in New Orleans.
About Indy Motorsports Group:
Formed by Indianapolis 500 winning team owner Steve Newey and Dean Durrett of Durrett Racing Group, the group provides a driver-development focused platform for competitors to make their first foray into junior open-wheel racing. The four-car team will contest in the 2017 F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda season.