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About

2020 Team USA Scholarship Winner 

 

The 1st American in the history of British motorsport to finish with a podium and a top 5 in the two iconic end of year Formula Ford events.

Walter Hayes Trophy Podium! 

 

2021 Team: Carlin

Series:  BRDC Formula 3

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Bryce Aron Crossing Finish Line Walter Hayes Trophy
 
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Bryce Aron Driving #23 MPEC|NAPA F3

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Bryce Aron Racing is Pleased to Announce Title Sponsorship with MPEC | NAPA AUTO PARTS

Chicago, IL — Bryce Aron Racing is excited to announce the continued support of long-time title sponsor MPEC | NAPA Auto Parts. Aron is driving the #23 MPEC | NAPA AUTO PARTS Carlin BRDC Formula 3 car for the 2021 championship season. 

“We are so delighted to continue our relationship with MPEC | NAPA AUTO PARTS who have been there supporting me from the beginning. MPEC | NAPA  AUTO PARTS made it possible for me to compete in open wheel cars when I first started and throughout my time in Formula Ford. Their continued generous support has made it possible for me to step up this year to BRDC Formula 3."

MPEC | NAPA AUTO PARTS first appeared as a sponsor for Bryce Aron Racing in 2017 when Bryce competed in national karting throughout the United States. 

About MPEC

"Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, MPEC is a corporate holding company of strategically aligned businesses located across the Midwest. "We are an economic engine throughout the regions we serve, and strive to provide an exceptional experience for our customers, employees and the communities we operate within. At the heart of all of our companies is a dedication to service and an unfailing belief in the Golden Rule.

From a single NAPA Auto Parts location founded in 1938, MPEC has grown to manage interests that range from a regional leader in the automotive aftermarket and major distribution center to on-site parts supplier. Continuing in the spirit of entrepreneurism out of which we were born, MPEC seeks consistent, strategic growth within all our endeavors.

Our core business line, NAPA Auto Parts, features 85 store locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin operating within both a wholesale and retail business model. NAPA Auto Parts stores are the largest part of MPEC Businesses and we are proud of our long-standing affiliation with NAPA since 1938. Visit our site at MPEC | NAPA for more information."

 

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GB3 MOVES OF THE SEASON

Bryce Aron Moves of The Season

The 2021 Season in Review

Strong Finale at Donington

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Bryce’s season got off to a strong start.  Hailed as a stunning debut, Bryce came out of Round 1 with a 4th place finish and was 7th in the championship standings. As one of the least experienced drivers on the grid, Bryce had a fastest lap to his credit during the race weekend. Bryce moved forward in every race, gaining 4 positions in the last race and battling for 3rd place.

2021 was a year of great learning as the jump from Formula Ford was a large one. Bryce was challenged on many occasions, but never gave up. The leap into the high downforce Formula 3 car resulted in being over 30 seconds a lap quicker. Bryce’s progress was noted during Round 2 at Silverstone “That’s Bryce Aron... having come out of Formula Ford 1600 racing, straight into Formula 3, that’s a big jump but he’s handling it well, it must be said.” -GB3 announcer

Bryce Aron is a man on a mission…. That’s Bryce Aron, the new fastest lap of the race to the American. This is for third place now, Patterson under attack by the American.”  -GB3  announcer

Bryce’s season ended on a strong note, as Bryce charged forward in Race 1 + 2 at Donington, with two 6th place finishes. During race 1 Bryce made up 6 positions to finish in 6th place. During race two, In treacherous conditions with low visibility, Bryce made up 7 positions to finish in 6th place.  

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“Bryce Aron up another two positions on that lap. He is absolutely flying…. He is looking strong now towards the end of the year… Up another spot now into 7th place. He was 13th on the grid, and he's up to 7th now. That is a remarkable recovery drive really.”  - GB3 announcer

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Thank you to MPEC | NAPA and all of our investors and sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. We are looking forward to 2022.

Bryce Aron Racing BRDC F3 Round 1

Fantastic Debut for Bryce Aron in BRDC Formula 3 at Brands Hatch

Bryce had a fantastic opening round in the BRDC F3 Championship Series. Bryce finished 10th, 9th and 4th in a field of 19 cars.  

 

With the high downforce/ high aero F3 cars it is very difficult to pass on a track like the Brands Hatch GP Circuit. Bryce moved up 2 places finishing race 1 in 10th place. During Race 2 Bryce started in 11th (due to a penalty to another driver in race 1) and was able to move forward to a 9th place finish.  Race 3 Bryce started in 8th position and made some bold moves, passing on the outside of turn 3 Graham Hill Bend, going over the curbing and touching the grass at the exit and a daring high speed 115 mph pass around the outside at Hawthorn turn 5 to finish just off the podium in 4th place.

“Bryce Aron (Carlin) took fourth from Grundtvig. Carlin’s American driver set the fastest lap of the race with a 1:21.933 on Lap 7,...Aron was a man on a mission, looking this way and that to move past Patterson for third place,... with two laps remaining.”  The Chequered Flag

“Aron … (was) surging through the field; he started eighth and was sixth on the first lap. He gained another place on lap three and then passed Mikkel Grundtvig for fourth on lap seven. He then immediately closed on Patterson but was unable to progress onto the podium, finishing just two tenths shy, and the first car in a train behind the Scotsman.”-  BRDC F3

Round two gets underway at Silverstone 26th-27th June.

Bryce rounded up his first British F3 race weekend, “I’m really happy with how we’ve progressed – I want to say thanks to the team and my engineer Jimmy and Phil at EDGE for everything we’ve done this weekend. I was able to make positions around the outside where I could. Unfortunately, we just missed out on the podium, but I’m still so pleased with the result.”

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Bryce Featured in Motorsport News

Bryce Aron Pacesetter from America

Thank you to Graham Keilloh and Motorsport News for the great article!

Bryce Aron Announced as Carlin BRDC F3 Driver

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ARON COMPLETES CARLIN LINE-UP

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Carlin is pleased to confirm that 2020 Team U.S.A. Scholarship winner, Bryce Aron will complete the team’s BRDC British Formula Three line-up for the 2021 season. The 17-year-old American joins Carlin after being the first driver in Team USA’s 30-year history to finish with a podium and a top five in the two iconic Formula Ford events – the Walter Hayes Trophy and Formula Ford Festival.

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SILVERSTONE, England (November 1, 2020) – Bryce Aron produced two excellent performances today at a treacherously slick Silverstone National circuit on his way to a third-place finish in the Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final behind veterans Oliver White and Neil Maclennan. Aron, who started ninth, became the fourth Team USA Scholarship driver to stand on the overall podium in the last seven years, following in the footsteps of Michai Stephens (2014), Oliver Askew (‘16) and Scott Huffaker (‘19) – in addition to the trio of victories earned by Conor Daly (‘08), Connor De Phillippi (‘09) and Tristan Nunez (‘12). - Team USA Scholarship

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Bryce Aron with Cliff Dempsey and Andy Low Walter Hayes Trophy

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Bryce Aron 3rd Place Walter Hayes Trophy

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Bryce Aron takes Top 5 in Formula Ford Festival Grand Final, Podium in Semi-Final

Top-Five for Aron, Top-10 for Lee in Dramatic Formula Ford Festival

WEST KINGSDOWN, England (October 25, 2020) – This weekend’s 49th annual BRSCC Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch truly lived up to expectations as a trio of young Americans played their part in providing some exceptional racing action in extremely tricky conditions.

Bryce Aron, from Winnetka, Ill., looked set for at least a podium finish in his Team USA Scholarship/Low Dempsey Ray. The 17-year-old ran strongly in third place until being elbowed down to fifth following a late-race Safety Car interruption. - Team USA Scholarship

Formula Ford Festival Semi-Final Podium Interview

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