Primus Racing signs Aidan Yoder for 2019 F4 U.S. Championship

With the opening rounds of the 2019 Formula 4 United States Championship less that 2 weeks away, Primus Racing is excited to announce that we have signed Aidan Yoder from Glendale, California to pilot the #44 Primus Racing entry for the 2019 season!


Aidan Yoder, a 16 year-old Southern California resident, began his racing career at age 11 in the Junior 1 Comer Pilot division of the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC). He progressed quickly at the club level, finishing his first three races on the podium. After the quick start, he was promoted, eventually finishing the season as a PRD Junior 2 CRG Factory Team driver. Halfway through the LAKC season, he again jumped classes, landing in the X30 Intermediate category where he achieved two top 10 finishes in his first two races. After dominating the next 2 races, finishing with 16 and 6 second leads, he was asked to petition into the X30 Pro Class for the 2017 season as the youngest driver in the field. Yoder finished 3rd in the championship that year and set his sights on moving into cars. He competed in 8 F4 U.S. Championship races during the 2018 season.


Most recently, Yoder competed at Circuit of the Americas with Primus in the final round of the 2018 series and has been very busy testing with the team ever since. “We have done a lot of mileage with Aidan over the past few months and we have seen massive improvement. Aidan is adapting well to the new Hankook tires and is making strides in all departments. He has really meshed with the team and we enjoy having him around. We are really excited to see where he stacks up at Road Atlanta.” said Primus Racing Engineer & Co-Owner, Derich Cutshaw.

Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages throughout the weekend for updates and photos from the event! All races will be live on the RaceMonitor App and more info, including a schedule for the weekend can be found at F4 U.S. Championship.



Primus Racing Team 2019 Attire: On Sale Now!

Use the link below to access our first batch of 2019 attire!

The sale ends on February 19th and items will be delivered the first week of March, just in time for our first races of the year!

We will be doing another sale later in the year with some other products but may also continue to carry these after this sale but these prices will never be this low again, don’t miss out!

PRT 2019 Attire Sale

2018 Team USA Scholarship Candidate Selection Confirmed; Includes Primus Racing Team Driver

LEXINGTON, Ohio – The process of choosing two young American drivers to represent their country at a pair of premier Formula Ford events in the UK, the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, is under way. Ten drivers representing a broad cross section of race series not only in the U.S. but overseas have been selected as candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. All have been invited to attend this week’s Honda Indy 200 Verizon IndyCar Series/Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, where their attributes and communication skills will be assessed by a collection of seasoned auto racing professionals.

The winners also will earn an invitation to the Mazda Road to Indy $200k USF2000 Scholarship Shootout – and a chance to emulate Oliver Askew, who secured both a Team USA Scholarship and the MRTI Scholarship in 2016. Askew went on to win the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and has now progressed onto the next level of the acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel driver development ladder by competing in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

This will mark the 29th consecutive year in which the Team USA Scholarship has been providing young American drivers with opportunities to meet influential figures in the sport and contest some international events. Jimmy Vasser, who went on to win the 1996 CART IndyCar World Series and later become an Indianapolis 500 winning team owner, was the first recipient in 1990. Others to have followed in his footsteps include Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice, Indy 500 Rookies of the Year Phil Giebler and JR Hildebrand, current Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden and rivals Charlie Kimball, Spencer Pigot and Conor Daly, plus sports car standouts Dane Cameron, Joel Miller, Joey Hand, Andy Lally, Bryan Sellers and Trent Hindman.

This year’s Team USA Scholarship candidates are (with age, hometown and current racing affiliation):
• Dario Cangialosi, 18, Chester, N.J., F1600 Championship Series
• Jake Craig, 20, Mission Viejo, Calif., F1600 Formula Tour Championship (Canada)
• Courtney Crone, 17, Corona, Calif., Formula Car Challenge Presented by Goodyear
• Braden Eves, 19, New Albany, Ohio, F4 U.S. Championship powered by Honda
• Joey Essma, 21, Charlotte, N.C., F1600 Championship Series
• Nicky Hays, 16, Huntington Beach, Calif., SCCA Formula F
• Hunter McElrea, 18, Gold Coast, Qld., Australia, Australian Formula Ford Championship
• Colin Mullan, 16, Danville, Calif., IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
• Tyler O’Connor, 21, New Hartford, Conn., F1600 Championship Series
• Simon Sikes, 17, Martinez, Ga., F2000 Championship Series

The selection panel will include Pigot, Miller, Askew and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race winner (and 2014 Team USA alum) Aaron Telitz; Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull; Harding Racing VP Vince Kremer and Executive Consultant – and two-time Indy 500 winner – Al Unser Jr., Indy Lights team owner Brian Belardi; Cooper Tires Technical Consultant and five-time Indy 500 starter Johnny Unser; Mazda Motorsports’ Operations Manager Kyle Kimball; Mazda Road to Indy promoter Dan Andersen; American Honda Motorsports Manager T.E. McHale; Bell Racing USA Director of Motorsports Chris Wheeler; PitFit Training President Jim Leo; and RaceCraft1 Principal Kelly Jones.

The judges will be tasked initially with selecting six finalists who will be invited to attend a shootout in conjunction with the Lucas Oil School of Racing at a date and venue yet to be determined.

“It’s hard to comprehend that we have been running this program for so long but I am extremely proud of our alumni’s accomplishments and grateful to all of our partners for making it possible,” says Team USA Scholarship Founder and President Jeremy Shaw. “I believe we have assembled a strong group of candidates and look forward to seeing how they progress.”

Primus Racing signs Liam Synder for F2000 debut at Mid-Ohio

Primus Racing has signed  15 year old Liam Snyder from Southlake, Texas to drive their Van Diemen Mazda MZR Powered F2000 chassis in the upcoming F2000 Championship Series event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 28- July 1.

Snyder who is a sophomore at Carroll High School started his racing career by driving a Spec Miata on parade laps at MSR Cresson at just age 11. After proceeding to go over 100mph his father realized it was time for him to start racing. Liam began racing in the LO206 category and each year moved up to a faster class until reaching shifter karts at age 13. That same year Liam was enrolled in the Skip Barber Racing School where he learned the necessary skills to propel him forward in his driving career. Using his experience from his practice in Spec Miata, Liam was instantly one of the quickest drivers in the field and was able to use his prior experience in the driving department to focus on learning and improving his race craft. Liam received his SCCA Novice License at age 14 and really began his transition from karts to cars. That upcoming season Liam raced in both Formula Mazda and Spec Racer Ford. This year Liam has been competing in the Mazda powered GPFour series events with wins at NOLA and COTA. Liam has been a front-runner and a challenger for the podium at nearly every GPFour event that he has competed in and shows no signs of slowing down.

Snyder MidO

After competing in the GPFour event at Mid-Ohio just a few short weeks ago Liam is feeling very prepared heading into the weekend, “I see this weekend as a huge opportunity for my development as a driver. More competition will help me be the best that I can be. My goals will be to learn the car, and get a natural feel for it by the end of the weekend.”

“We are excited to have Liam on board for the weekend. We have been following him all season in our GPFour Championship and he has shown great form thus far. He has the right attitude and approach to his racing. He will definitely fit in around here!” said Primus Race Engineer & Co-Owner, Derich Cutshaw.

Snyder Fit

Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages throughout the weekend for updates and photos from the event! All races will be live on the RaceMonitor App and more info, including a schedule for the weekend can be found at!


Primus Racing expands to 4 car effort for Mid-Ohio

It’s been a while since we have actually posted a story here but we hope you have noticed some of the other updates including the driver lineups, results, and photos in our galleries.

A lack of stories here does not mean there have not been a lack of stories this season, quite the contrary in fact! The first few races of 2018 have been some to remember and in typical motor sport fashion, have included their shares of highs and lows. I won’t go into a history lesson here but the gist of it is we just came of our best F4 weekend of the season with our driver, Justin Gordon, finishing a season high 5th while holding the fastest lap of the race right until the very last lap! We also just came off of what turned out to be a very successful weekend in F2000 with our driver, Simon Sikes. Our F2000 weekend at VIR had its downs to begin with but we finished the weekend out with a thrilling drive from 9th on the grid to the final step on the podium, all while closing the championship margin from 25 points to a mere 5 as we head into Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio is always one of our favorites and is definitely a driver favorite. So much so, in fact that we have expanded our effort by 2 cars, including an additional F4 and an additional F2000.

Mid-Ohio Map

Our F4 addition is a familiar name to the championship and after narrowly missing out on the podium at Mid-Ohio last year he just couldn’t stay away. Primus Racing Team is happy to announce that Jim Goughary Jr. will be back in the seat of his F4 machine and is very highly motivated to get the job done!

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In addition to Jim’s return we have also signed an additional driver to fill our 2nd F2000 seat. We can’t announce this one just yet but stay tuned, we will be sure to post another story as soon as we can!

As always, be sure to check out our other pages here, like our Facebook page, Primus Racing Team, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @primusracingteam to stay in the loop on everything we are doing!

2018 is here…..almost.

As of yesterday the 2018 F4 U.S. Championship schedule has been set! Some of our favorite tracks as well as a few new additions are included and we are very excited to get started. Check out our “Schedule” page to see exactly where 2018 will take us!

Besides working hard in the shop as we prepare for our first off-season test we have also been slowly but surely updating the website. Plenty of new photos as well as a few other new items have been posted.

Have a look around and see whats new! Let us know if there is anything else you want to see! Until then we will be working hard on 2018, stay tuned.

Primus Racing celebrates early season success!

This story started what feels like a year ago at the season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, for the opening two rounds of the 2017 GPFour season! After getting a bit of a late start the team really worked well together to get the cars prepared and ready to be on track.

Justin Gordon’s new Primus Racing GPFour machine!

The weekend started with a quick practice session that the team was pleased with. We had done no testing prior to this event and had to rely on old notes an instincts to get the cars to the pointy end of the grid. The first race of the weekend had a very exciting start as our driver, Becker Reardon, was headed to the front very early on. A slight mistake resulting in a spin caused Becker to stall the car and he could not get it re-fired, ending his day early. Austin McCusker had a great first race placing 5th and gaining some good information for the team to use to make valuable improvements. Becker knew his car was capable of winning, as did Austin, and they were both ready to prove that point on Sunday for the final race of the weekend.

The 2nd and final race of the weekend began a lot like the first with very aggressive moves throughout the field as everyone tried to capitalize on everyone being so close before other classes caught the pack and made things more difficult. After a few laps of very intense racing the leaders encountered some traffic  and got tangled up with each other allowing all three Primus Racing machines to work into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The green flag flew for the restart and the Primus teammates were being smart, staying in line and using each others drafts to gain some room between themselves and the rest of the pack. Justin Gordon, driver of the Primus Racing #2, made a slight mistake while trying to move forward and fell into the clutches of the hard charging second group where he would fight and defend for the remainder of the event. All eyes then turned to the front where Becker and Austin were batting it out for the lead, swapping position multiple times per lap. Unfortunately, this allowed for the pack to catch up and Paul Schneider to slip by and take the win with Austin McCusker in second and Becker Reardon in third. Justin Gordon fought his way back to sixth and was happy to have learned a lot of good information for the team. The team was happy with the results but knew we had our work cut out for us as the series was expected to grow a bit for the next event at Sebring.

Becker Reardon after a hard fought second round.

Just a few short days later the team arrived for setup day in Sebring. A change in the driver lineup was to take place so the team worked to fit Flinn Lazier into the Primus Racing #6 entry. Everyone worked very hard and methodically through the test and practice days leading up to qualifying and Round 3 on Saturday afternoon. After the morning qualifying session it was discovered that the #16 car of Becker Reardon had encountered a critical gearbox failure that would not be repairable for the balance of the weekend. Becker and the team were  naturally not happy about this but were pleased that before the failure the #16 was on the pace and looking poised to take the fight to the front of the pack. The #6 of Flinn Lazier qualified second and the #2 of Justin Gordon qualified 6th after just having a new engine installed due to an engine failure on Friday.

The first race of the weekend (Round 3) was a thriller to say the least. After some good battles for the first half of the race a full course yellow came out giving everyone a very good opportunity to make up some ground they may have lost. With not much time left in the race this would be the pivotal moment of the race. The green flag was called and Flinn emerged in the lead with Justin in third. Both Flinn and Justin drove a great final stint and managed to keep both cars on the podium giving Primus Racing its first win and double podium of 2017, a great result for everyone on the team!

The final round of the weekend, Round 4 for the season, was sure to be an exciting race as well. The field took the green and fanned out down the front straight, Kerry Jacobson who started on pole was forced to the inside of the track to defend as everyone behind tried to work their way forward. Flinn took his #6 to the top of the track to get the best approach possible into turn 1 and was able to pull off the move and emerge into the lead! Headed into turn 1 just a lap later a suspension failure would end what looked to be his race to win. A few laps later a red flag was thrown due to some damage on course, bringing all the cars to pit lane. Justin Gordon was able to keep his streak of coming through the field alive and was stopped in the 4th position when the red was thrown. When the cars rolled off of pit lane there was still plenty of time left for Justin to continue his excellent drive. After another excellent restart he was able to hang on to 3rd position giving him two podium finishes for the weekend.

Primus Racing after Round 3 of the 2017 season.

It was definitely a crazy start to the 2017 season for everyone. If these races are any indication of how the rest of the 2017 edition of the GPFour championship will play out we are all in for a very exciting year! The series has a bit of time off now but will resume in March at Road Atlanta! Be sure to stay tuned, you won’t want to miss this!

For more information on the GPFour championship be sure to visit!

Primus Racing to start 2017 season this weekend!

Primus Racing will be starting our 2017 competitive season with 4 races in 2 weekends! This weekend, January 6-8, at Homestead International Speedway in the season opener for the 2017 GPFour Championship, then straight to Sebring for Round 2 of 7.

The last race of 2016 at Road Atlanta was a barn burner and we expect nothing less for the entire 2017 season!

We are very excited about the potential field of drivers from the young guns to the seasoned veterans. Needless to say, it will be a very exciting season opener!

The 2017 GPFour Schedule can be seen below:

1) Homestead –  Jan 6-8
2)Sebring Intl. – Jan 13-15
3) Road Atlanta – March 10-12
4) VIR – April  14-16
5) Daytona Intl. –  May 5-7
6) Barber Mtps. Park  –  Aug  28-29 (Tentative)
7) Road Atlanta – Nov 4-6
Stay tuned to Facebook and for updates from the races, you won’t want to miss out on the action!

F4 Mid-Season Review & Road Atlanta

Two new episodes of F4 US Championship Today mean taking a look back at the first half of the 2016 season as well as the action from the 3 rounds from Road Atlanta!

Highs, Lows, and some really good information and on-board action all unfold in Episodes 4 & 5! Click the links below to relive more of 2016 with Primus Racing!

F4 US Championship Today – Mid-Season Recap

F4 US Championship Today – Road Atlanta

Primus Racing victories showcased on F4 US Championship Today!

A few of our season highlights showcased in the latest episode of F4 US Championship Today! New Jersey was definitely a roller coaster weekend for the team but everyone will never forget the first (and only so far) team 1-2 finish in the series! A great feeling for everyone on the team, especially Jim Goughary as this was also his first F4 US victory! Tune in with the link below and share it with your friends and family!

F4 US Championship Today – New Jersey Motorsports Park