The fourth season for the Philips Cup Series was hosted by Robbert Pieete on his YouTube channel, Tasmandutch. It began with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on November 17, 2012 and concluded with the Final Countdown 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 25, 2013. Larissa van der Voet won the driver's championship.
Avi Saks, Anna Gregg, Dillon White, Joshua Michaels, David Rochester, Dom Caps, John Cittadino, Beth Black, Renesmee Brown, Johnathan Thomen, Rob Bob, Dillon Delgado, Beth Senese, Cameron Yetz, Paul Winters, Gregory Coleman, John Andrews, Pichu London enter the series as rookies.
Ray Castor, Noah Maier, Colin Cropley, Chris Summers, Peter Saviano, Jacey Criss, Tessa Sato-Jackson, Jaime Pintor, Christopher Harley, Dillon Young, Isaac Smith, Sam Young, Justin Allmendinger, Molly Jeter, Roger Holt, Noah Hart, David Amerson, Christine Jeter, Derrick Glenn, and Michael Jeter did not return for season 4 competition.
Former competitors Chris Akin, Aaron Williams, Billy Bishop, Marshall Ritch, and Johanna Darcy return to competition.
All other drivers swapped rides, with the exception of Evan Gattuso, Inge Lamboliana, Hayden Kline, Joseph Onesto, Mason Wood, Shawn Howell, Eline Suijten, Larissa van der Voet, Max Power, Eveline Lotterer, Sam Brady, and Charlene van Pelt
The race schedule consisted of 20 races. Road America replaced Infineon's event date. Silverstone, Zen Joltis, Calder Park, South Boston, and Pukekohe were added to the schedule. Martinsville was dropped from the schedule. Dover and Michigan once again switched race dates. Atlanta and Phoenix swap race dates. Coca-Cola was given a later date, after Phoenix. Richmond and Texas swap race dates. Mallala replaced Watkins Glen's event date.