Jason and Richard: Hold On to Your Seats

Jason has landed in the UK and has been preparing for his first race on Saturday April 13th.  So far, he has been to watch a race, had a seat made, and even spent a day at the track acclimating to the car.  On Saturday, you should be able to watch the racing live on the MSV YouTube Channel. You will also be able to watch them as recordings after the race.  Well post updates on our social media channels and web site as soon as we have them.  

Silverstone Race Day Schedule
United Formula Ford Qualifying 5:35 AM CST
United Formula Ford Race 4 8:35 AM CST
United Formula Ford Race 8 10:50 AM CST

Here’s the latest Jason and Richard Episode.

Jason preparing to take to Snetterton Circuit for a test session.  He was up to speed pretty quick in mixed conditions.


Jason and Richard UK Episode 3

Here’s the last Jason and Richard Episode where everyone is in the US.   This episode we learn about Jason’s pre-race preparation and what he is excited to do in the UK, hit its racing.  We also understand a bit about Richard’s “studio” room.  Jason is now in England getting settled in his flat and preparing for his first race on April 13.  

Here we have Jason in his natural habitat the race track, in this case Castle Combe Circut.  If you’re quiet you can hear the gear’s changing in his mind has he gathers intel on the circuit and the race day.  He’ll be racing here in August but now’s the time to start preparing for the season’s start in just 2 weeks.  

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First two episodes of Jason and Richard

Jason Pribyl and Richard Wait, broadcasting veteran and great uncle,  are pleased to announce the first two episodes of an on going series where they chat briefly about what’s going on in with Jason as he travels to England to for PWR1 in the United Formula Ford series.  Just a few more days until he leaves and meets his team and car in real life and begins a new adventure meets some new challenges.  We expect to post these every other week but may occasionally get an extra one or skip a week due to complicated international schedules.   

Episode 1 – Jason tells a couple of racing stories and how he feels about his up coming trip.

Episode 2 – Jason is excited to travel and give some thanks to supporters and sponsors.

In the news and some Formula Ford

Jason is in the news!

Jason will be staying in Bicester for the summer, which is located a little north west of Oxford.  More importantly to him, it is 20-30 minutes from Silverstone Circuit, home of Formula 1 British Grand Prix and the location of Jason’s first race of the season.  Bicester has a former Air Base just like his home town Glenview, IL.  Like Glenview, it has been converted for public use and events, and is the location of an historic race car museum and restoration facility Bicester Heritage.

Enjoy a video on what Formula Ford racing in the UK is about and why he’s excited for this opportunity. 

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2024 Schedule Announcement

Jason Pribyl Autosports is excited to announce that in 2024, Jason will build on last year’s F1600 and SRF3 success by racing Formula Fords with PWR1 (Phill Wills Racing) and the support of Ray Race Cars in United Formula Ford series.

United Formula Ford is a race series based in the United Kingdom, founded by MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) and James Beckett Motorsport.  This year’s series will consist of eight events, each with two races.  “I’ve heard about Jason from teams that worked with him in the States.  He’s a great driver on and off the track and I’m happy to have him on board for the 2024 season”, said Wills.  Jason will be driving the factory backed Ray F1600.  Owner of Ray Race Cars Gavin Ray said, “When Phill told me Jason was coming to race for him I knew Jason would need a car that was on par with his abilities”.  Additionally, he is tentatively planning on running the prestigious Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hays Trophy races to cap the season.

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United Formula Ford 2024 Calendar

“This is a big step but I’m ready for it.  To be surrounded by people with who had a hand in the careers of some of the greatest drivers is really exciting.” – Jason Pribyl

Jason’s F1600 2nd place finish at Road America 2023

Jason Pribyl, 18 years old, is an accomplished driver from Glenview, Illinois, USA.  In 2023 he finished 2nd in the SCCA Northern Conference Majors in Spec Racer Ford 3 and was one of 4 American drivers nominated for the Team USA Scholarship.

PWR1, lead by Phil Wills, has been supporting F1600 for several decades.  Phil has supported drivers early in their career including F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen.  

RAY HERITAGE – 50 years in the making…
Ray have been manufacturing race cars since 1971. Founder Bert Ray, brother Frank Ray and Bert’s son Gavin Ray have been producing cars for over 50 years. Ray is the oldest manufacturer of Formula Fords that is still competing and winning.  Gavin and his team build both the F1600 and the Race School Cars including the Lucas Oil School of Racing car. 

Founded in 2006, MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) is one of the UK’s leading race event organizers. MSVR operates major promoted meetings and international events in addition to a busy season of club car racing each season.  MSVR runs events across the UK’s leading race venues, including all six of those under the stewardship of parent organization MSV. An extensive portfolio of championships and series sit under the MSVR banner, with many of them running solely on weekends run by the event organizer.


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