SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR MATTHEW HAMILTON AT NASHVILLE SUPER SPEEDWAY Elite Motorsport Scholarship winner and multiple national kart champion Matthew Hamilton successfully completed his Menards Infiniti Pro Series (MIPS) test at Nashville Super ...
SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR MATTHEW HAMILTON AT NASHVILLE SUPER SPEEDWAY
Elite Motorsport Scholarship winner and multiple national kart champion Matthew Hamilton successfully completed his Menards Infiniti Pro Series (MIPS) test at Nashville Super Speedway, Tennessee, USA, on the 23rd June 2005.
Matthew is the 21-year-old Christchurch driver who successfully made the transition from karts to single-seater racing cars during the 2004/05 Mike Pero Motorsport Series driving a Karcher Toyota in the Toyota Racing Series (TRS) for the Karcher Racing team. In this series Matthew showed that he has got what it takes when he convincingly won the third round of the six-round series in his Karcher Toyota.
The test with the Brian Stewart Racing team at the Nashville Super Speedway oval was organised with the view that Matthew compete in the MIPS in 2006.
Commenting after stepping out of the car, Matthew said; "I loved it and can't wait to get back in (the car). It has been a very productive day."
The test was conducted with the very successful Brian Stewart Racing (BSR) team. Team Manager Doug Hoy said that Matthew demonstrated great car control, was able to communicate well with the team and was lapping consistently with three other current MIPS drivers also testing at Nashville on the same day. He also said that Matthew had achieved more than the team had expected.
Currently fellow Toyota Racing Series race winner Wade Cunningham is racing for the same team and is leading the MIPS series after coming second at the latest round at the US F1 Grand Prix weekend at Indianapolis.
The MIPS runs in conjunction with the Indycar series (IRL) in which Scott Dixon competes and is regarded as a feeder series to the IRL. The MIPS cars run V8 engines in excess of 450 brake horsepower, and are capable of speeds up to 300km/h
Matthew would like to thank Karcher Ltd and Benjamin Carrell from Team Sunday Motorsport for their efforts in making this possible.