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Jim Russell F3 Racing Series

Acclaimed series returns in 2014


  • World-class instructors
  • Single class and identical equipment
  •  Unique, modular pricing structure    
  • Class-leading safety    
  •  Prices starting at $1,295 per race
  • Limited crash damage liability


Strip - Jim Russell Racing Series

The Jim Russell Racing Series returns with a fresh new look and an innovative, affordable pricing structure.   Tapping into the rich racing traditions of Jim Russell’s first US-based school, this pioneering series stars the world’s most advanced racing school car, the super-fast, super-safe Lola Simraceway Formula 3, on one of America’s most challenging road courses, the legendary Sonoma Raceway.   Its unique, modular approach to pricing, which allows competitors to easily control their costs, brings thrilling formula racing firmly back within reach of every driver. With at least eight race weekends each season, and two races per weekend, full qualifying and race sessions can be purchased for an all-inclusive price of just $1,295!


To book your seat today, call 1 800 733 0345, select your preferred race date below, or click the red tab at the bottom of the screen to chat to us.    



CLASS-LEADING SAFETY    fia-logoSpeed is the most common measurement of how a race car performs. However, an equally-important–and often overlooked–component is that of safety. How will a car perform in the event of an off-course excursion?   Being the fastest, most capable school racing cars around, our Lola SRW F3s not only perform amazingly on the track, they also meet the highest safety ratings. Unlike many other racing school cars, they comply with the FIA’s crash safety standards. Built of carbon-fiber, their one-piece monocoque shells are strong enough to withstand extreme impacts with little deformation. These “survival cells”, combined with front and rear crash boxes, make them one of the safest vehicles in racing.


Race 01 – April 12th [Sold Out] Race report 
Race 02 – April 13th [Sold Out]  Race Report

Race 03 – May 10th [Sold Out]  Race Report 

Race 04 – May 11th [Sold Out]   Race Report

Race 05 – June 7th [Sold Out]  Race Report  

Race 06 – June 8th [ Sold out]  Race Report

Race 07 – July 12th [Sold Out]  Race Report

Race 08 – July 13th [Sold Out]  Race Report

Race 09 – Aug 16th [Sold Out]  Race Report

Race 10 – Aug 17th [Sold Out]  Race Report


CHAMPIONSHIP   All races carry points for the Jim Russell Championship. smllDrivers wishing to compete in this championship must complete at least six races. Those entering more than six races will have their best six scores used in the final championship calculations.





08.30 – 09.00: Practice 1 
09.40 – 10.10: Practice 2 
10.50 – 11.20: Practice 3
12.50 – 13.20: Qualifying
14.40 – 15.10: Race



08.50 – 09.20: Practice 1
10.10 – 10.40: Practice 2
11.40 – 12.10: Practice 3
14.10 – 14.40: Qualifying
15.40 – 16.10: Race



Optional 30-minute practice sessions are available for $495 each. They can be undertaken on race days or within the two weeks leading up to each race (1-3 sessions will usually be available during this period). Note that practice sessions are run on race tires unless additional tire sets are purchased.


PRICING     The Jim Russell F3 Racing Series’ unique pricing model allows entrants to take complete control of their costs, without compromising safety or competitiveness. It has been designed to target a cost of $2,000-$4,000 per race, depending on experience and skill levels.



          • Qualifying session and race: $1,295
          • Optional 30-minute practice sessions: $495 per session
          • Optional additional tire sets: $1,195 each
          • VIP guest hospitality (including breakfast, lunch, and snacks): $75 per person
          • Media pack (name and national flag decal on car, 4+ professional images, official race video): $395
          • Crash damage insurance  (liability capped at $4,750 per incident): $695



Example weekend cost = $3,375

          • 1 x race entry @ $1.295
          • 2 x practice sessions @ $495 each
          • 1 x media pack @ $395
          • 1 x crash damage insurance @ $695



RULES & REGULATIONS  A full copy of the Jim Russell F3 Racing Series rules and regulations will be made available to competitors at each event.


CRASH DAMAGE   Competitors are responsible for all crash damage. However, they can limit their liability to $4,750 per incident by purchasing  a full day of crash damage insurance for $695. We strongly advise competing drivers to consider taking this insurance out for separate practice sessions as well as on race days.   Please view our terms and conditions for full liability information.


DRIVER REQUIREMENTS   This series is principally open to graduates of our Formula 3 Racing School program and, in some circumstances, those with equivalent racing experience.  Please call to confirm your eligibility.