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Honda to supply race engines for new Formula Lites series

Honda to supply race engines for new Formula Lites series image

Text: / Photos: Honda Performance Development | posted May 19, 2014 14:05

The 2.4L Honda four-cylinder K24 will power chassis from Crawford Composites.

Honda’s 2.4-liter, four-cylinder K24 is the engine of choice for the new Formula Lites chassis from Crawford Composites that will be used in a new race series from High Performance Group.

Formula Lites is a new professional racing series aimed at developing young, professional drivers and is spearheaded by motorsports veteran and HPG principals Dennis McCormack and Ryan Arciero, and sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing.  

It will make its debut this year at select events and will go into full swing in 2015.

"We couldn't be more impressed with this Formula Lites car and their plans for the series.  In working with HPG and Crawford Composites, it was their goal to keep costs down and reliability up. I'm happy to say that our production Honda K24 engine will meet their requirements for cost and reliability, and at the same time provide great power to this fantastic looking car. I would expect that many of our current Honda Racing Line participants would love to get behind the wheel of one," said Jeff Barrow, HPD manager, commercial motorsports.

"We are pleased to announce HPD as the official engine supplier to the Formula Lites series.  HPD is a leader in motorsports development and has a history of promoting grass roots racing. Their commitment to Formula Lites will give drivers an opportunity to take the next step in professional racing," said Dennis McCormack.