New kid on the block, Nick Kjaer's family left everything behind to move to the UK from Australia in order to further his racing career and he has not let them down. In 2001 he contested the BRDC Formula Ford Championships, taking pole position,...
New kid on the block,
Nick Kjaer's family left everything behind to move to the UK from Australia in order to further his racing career and he has not let them down. In 2001 he contested the BRDC Formula Ford Championships, taking pole position, fastest lap and the race victory in only his first outing in the series at Silverstone. Having taken time out to concentrate on his studies in 2002, he is now back with a vengance and turning his sights on ASCAR and to be more specific, Fast-tec Motorsport.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to race with Fast-tec." Kjaer stated. "Raising the funding needed is going to be hard work, but the thought of starting my first ASCAR race and mixing it with the best will keep me going over the winter period. Four months is not a long time, so I have to start preparing for 2003 now. I can't wait."
Fast-tec Motorsport has been in the ASCAR series since its inception in 2001, finishing sixth in the 2002 Championship ahead of HTML driver, Darren Turner, and last year's Championship winner, John Mickle.
"Having met Nick, I have no doubt he will make an excellent addition to Fast-tec Motorsport. I am looking forward to him joining us in 2003," said Mark Proctor, team owner and driver of the #12 Fast-tec Ford Taurus. "He's young, ambitious and his past results speak for themselves. It will be good to see him learn the art of oval driving and work his way through the field for the team."
In 2002 Fast-tec's second car did not have a permanent driver but proved its capabilities when Ben Collins (British F3 and Indy Lights runner) took to the wheel during the CART FedEx Rockingham 500 weekend, taking a well deserved podium position.
"Nick has youth on his side, at the tender age of 18 and may just give some of the more established guys a run for their money," concluded Proctor.
- Jane Darke -