With just over a month to go before the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season begins at Road Atlanta, reigning teams champion Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport continues to stack its roster with championship-contending drivers.
This week, the team confirmed that Australian Joshua Car will drive its third Ligier JS F4, returning for a second year with the Dallas, Texas-based squad. Car joins previously announced teammates Arthur Leist and Jose Blanco.
“I definitely have the series championship as my goal, and Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport gives me the best opportunity to reach it,” said Car. “I’ve been working very hard on my physical preparation and training hard at the Euroz driver performance simulator. The 2019 season can’t come soon enough.”
Coming straight out of karts after winning the 2017 Las Vegas X30 SuperKarts! USA Super National karting championship and the Australian X30 Senior Kart championship, Car placed fourth overall in the 2018 F4 U.S. series, with two wins and 15 top-10 finishes in the 17-race season.
“I am thrilled to have Joshua back for another season of our F4 program’” said Crosslink Racing team principal Patrick Flynn. “His speed and ability to win races made it very easy to invite him back.
“Defending our team championship is a priority, and I expect Joshua, Arthur and Jose all to be at the sharp end of the field all season.
Along with weekend cash prizes and contingencies, Car and the rest of the F4 U.S. field will compete all season for a scholarship valued at $230,000 toward a move into the next rung in the SCCA Pro Racing open-wheel ladder, the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda. The scholarship package includes a one-year chassis lease from Ligier Automotive North America; a one-year engine lease from Honda Performance Development; $25,000 from Redline Synthetic Oil; two free sets of tires per race weekend (including two sets of tires for official practices) from Hankook Tire; paid entries; a marketing package from SCCA Pro Racing; a branded race suit kit from Sabelt America; and a custom championship watch from BRM Chronographes.
The fourth season of F4 U.S kicks off at Road Atlanta April 18-20. For more information on teams, drivers or the series visit F4USChampionship.com.