Owen in talks to race in BRDC Bri­tish F3 in 2017

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Amer­i­can racer Chase Owen is in talks about a move into the BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3 Cham­pi­onship next sea­son with the new Hill­speed with Cliff Dempsey Rac­ing part­ner­ship.

Owen has been con­test­ing the Na­tional FF1600 Cham­pi­onship with Dempsey’s team this year, but tested one of the Tatuus-cos­worth F3 cars at Sil­ver­stone re­cently.

The team has al­ready signed Bri­tish teenager Jordan Cane, but has two other cars avail­able.

“It makes sense for me to keep rac­ing in the UK as bud­gets in Amer­ica have gone up a lot in re­cent sea­sons, so the F3 cars are faster than something like Pro Mazda and also cheaper,” said Owen, who fin­ished 12th in last week­end’s Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy.

“I couldn’t stop laugh­ing af­ter test­ing the F3. I called it hi­lar­i­ous as it’s stupidly fast com­pared to my FF1600. Things like the down­force and the pad­dleshift gear­box make it feel so good. I’m talk­ing to the team and we’ll ar­range a sec­ond test soon and see where we go from there.”

Owen has raced for CDR this year

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