Luke Ellery - international debut confirmed! Leading Formula Ford driver and 2009 CAMS Rising Star - Luke Ellery, has been confirmed to compete in the upcoming Indycar endorsed "USF2000" finale at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The current ...
Luke Ellery - international debut confirmed!
Leading Formula Ford driver and 2009 CAMS Rising Star - Luke Ellery, has been confirmed to compete in the upcoming Indycar endorsed "USF2000" finale at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The current Victorian Formula Ford 1600 Championship leader will jet set to the United States only hours after his final round of the Victorian Championship at Phillip Island in later this month, to compete alongside an international star studded field in the 170hp wings and slicks formula.
Ellery was given the once in a lifetime opportunity by Leading team JDC Motorsports, and will be the pilot of JDC's current spec Van Dieman chassis. Luke will participate in an official USf2000 test on Tuesday, 28th of September the day before the meeting to give him some extra miles in the car.
"After 8 months of hard work, we have finally got there. I would not be in this situation without the aid of my strong network group, and my family and friends who have kept me motivated to keep trying to raise the budget" Stated Ellery.
"I look forward to dipping my toes in the water at Road Atlanta, get a feel for the cars, the team, the track and the atmosphere of the USf2000 Championship it's a whole new game for me. My goal is to contest the full championship in 2011 and go for the Championship prize of a Star Mazda seat next year. That is my goal and I have never been so determined to give myself that one chance."
Luke has had his most successful Formula Ford season to date this year, winning every single race he has finished. He has kept his momentum rolling this year after a strong rookie season as a CAMS Rising Star in 2009. Luke also reset the Sandown Formula Ford 1600 Lap record this year, previously held by International Formula 1 hopeful, John Martin.