Former IndyCar driver Howard adds multi-car USF4 team

Jay Howard
Jay Howard

The Indianapolis-based race team, owned by former IndyCar driver Jay Howard, created a four-car lineup with the goal to develop young drivers taking their first steps from karting to open-wheel competition.

"MDD is a national junior-karting specialist program aimed to develop young drivers, but we were ready to find the next step to help those drivers transition into cars," Howard said. "There was nothing appealing in the market until the introduction of F4. We are excited to be part of the 2017 F4 U.S. season."

After signing two of its karting drivers, MDD still has two open seats available and will begin testing with potential prospects this winter.

The schedule for the 2017 season will expand from five event weekends­­ with 15 races to six events and 18 races. The official schedule is slated to be announced during the Performance Race Industry show held in Indianapolis from Dec. 8-10.

Prospective teams and drivers can visit for more information regarding series investment, seat availability and to view the official team list. Drivers who are interested in testing with MDD visit

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