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Olds to hitch Radford Racing Faculty’s F4 U.S. Scholarship Award Faculty – EAST AUTO NEWS

Olds to hitch Radford Racing Faculty’s F4 U.S. Scholarship Award Faculty


In just a few weeks, a number of the greatest karters from around the globe will journey to Chandler, AZ, for a three way partnership between Radford Racing Faculty and Formulation 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.) — the Radford Racing Faculty F4 U.S. Scholarship Award Faculty.

Designed to assist drivers transition from karts to race vehicles, nominations are rolling in from the highest karting packages around the globe. The newest driver introduced to this system is Austin Olds, a Terre Haute native, who was nominated to this system by Will Energy Kart.

“We’re delighted to have a driver from Will Energy Kart included within the Radford Racing Faculty F4 U.S. Scholarship Award Faculty,” stated Scott Goodyear. “It’s thrilling to see a champion like Will Energy so concerned within the grassroots stage of motorsport, serving to younger drivers start and construct their careers. If Austin Olds caught the eye of Will Energy, a two-time IndyCar Sequence champion, and Chase Jones, an achieved racer in his personal proper, I’m sure he will likely be a superb addition to this system with Radford Racing Faculty.”

“Karting is the purest type of motorsports,” stated Energy, the 2022 and 2014 IndyCar champion and proprietor of Will Energy Kart. “To have the ability to tie the grassroots of racing into the upper stage of motorsports is one thing I consider will profit future drivers and motorsports as a complete. I’m grateful to Scott Goodyear and F4 U.S. Championship for partnering with WPK to supply our drivers one other avenue in motorsports.”

Will Energy Kart’s objective is to supply a top-of-the-line chassis that serves as a stepping stone to assist children progress by the highest ranges of the motorsport ladder. Working at the side of Kart Republic, two distinctive chassis have been created to race underneath the Will Energy identify to take drivers by the junior and senior courses of karting.

“That is an unimaginable alternative for us at Will Energy Kart,” stated Chase Jones, part-owner of Will Energy Kart and MPG Motorsports. “Radford Racing Faculty and F4 U.S. Championship have been nice to work with all through this course of. We’re happy to have the ability to choose one among our staff’s junior drivers annually to attend the winter take a look at. For me, rising into an even bigger function in motorsports and growing drivers has been a blast and an honor. I stay up for seeing our drivers develop into the following step of motorsports.”

A 3rd-generation racer, Olds has been karting for greater than half his life. Since competing in his first race in August 2014, he has steadily climbed the go-kart ranks whereas turning the heads of a number of the most influential folks within the sport.

“I’m very grateful to the entire MPG Motorsports and Will Energy Kart crew for offering me this unimaginable alternative and expertise,” stated Olds.

“With out the assumption in me from Chase Jones, Billy Vincent and Will Energy, this could have by no means been potential. Thanks to Radford Racing Faculty and the F4 U.S. Championship for placing collectively such an excellent program to present karters, like myself, a chance to expertise the following step in motorsport. I can’t wait to see what we will do sooner or later.”

Scheduled for December 2-3, with an optionally available third lapping day on December 4, Radford Racing Faculty’s F4 U.S. program makes use of the identical mixture that F4 U.S. makes use of in competitors — a Ligier JS F4-16 chassis, a Honda 2.0-liter engine and Hankook tires. Further particulars concerning the faculty will likely be introduced within the upcoming weeks.

Olds to hitch Radford Racing Faculty’s F4 U.S. Scholarship Award Faculty – EAST AUTO NEWS
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