F4 U.S. and F3 Americas drivers read children’s books to raise awareness for Race to Reading
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 12, 2018) - SCCA Pro Racing joins Andy Scriven’s “Race to Reading” program to present 12 Days of Reading with F4 U.S. and F3 Americas. This program allows fans of all ages to log onto F4USChampionship.com or F3Americas.com daily to hear featured F4 U.S. and F3 Americas drivers read classic racing-inspired stories.
The program goes green Dec. 13 with Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda champion Dakota Dickerson reading “Go, Dog. Go!” written by P.D. Eastman, followed by inaugural F3 Americas Powered by Honda champion Kyle Kirkwood reading “Good Night Race Cars” by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper. New stories and drivers will be featured daily through Dec. 25. The full schedule of books to be read can be found here or here.
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club created the “Race to Reading” program to memorialize Scriven and fulfill his vision of aiding children to gain access to books and develop an enthusiasm for reading. The “Race to Reading” nonprofit sets up displays filled with books at pediatric and obstetrician offices for patients to take books home or borrow while receiving care. The books read by the drivers will be donated to the nonprofit.
Donations to the program in honor of Scriven, his passion for reading and his community can be made to the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation at DenverLakeNormanRotary.com or sent to PO Box 1972, Denver, NC, 28037.
About Andrew “Andy” Scriven:
Scriven began his career as a designer in 1984. He worked for Lola Cars, Penske Cars (UK) and Penske Racing (USA) before joining Crawford Race Cars as Chief Designer in 1999, and most recently for Onroak Automotive North America. In October 2017, Scriven was the victim of a serious traffic accident while riding his bike. He succumbed to complications that arose from his injuries in December 2017 after fighting a courageous battle. Scriven had a ready wit, a keen sense of humor, a unique fashion sense, was fond of pranks and had a compelling smile and laugh. He was a caring individual, a supportive friend, a creative and accomplished designer. He was also a cyclist and triathlete, a prolific reader, a Rotarian and he gave freely of his time to raise money for local charities and to better his community.
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 F3 Americas, Trans Am® and Formula E.
About the SCCA Pro Racing 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 that embrace these ideals and support this vision with appropriate technology and products. The selected F4 powerplant is a production-based engine powering the Honda Civic® Type R®, 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 is manufactured in the United States by Ligier in Denver, North Carolina. From the Hankook Tires, the Honda engine to the Ligier chassis, the F4 U.S. car is assembled and made in the United States.