BRENTWOOD, England - Promising American race ace Camren Kaminsky is crossing the Pond to compete in this year’s Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.
The 19 year-old Arizonian has signed with reigning champion team JTR and will be part of a three-car team aiming to retain the championship title.
Former karter Kaminsky heads for Europe following success in the Pacific F2000 Series in the States; he claimed second overall in the championship in 2012 with five podium finishes for the PR1 Motorsports team.
Kaminsky is relishing the challenges ahead mastering the new Formula Ford EcoBoost 200: “With the new revolution of the Formula Ford race-car for 2013, I thought it would be the perfect category for me to race in. Teaming up with JTR for the season is an amazing opportunity and a perfect match.”
Meanwhile, Formula Ford’s newest team, Radical, has opted to race the new Sinter chassis in 2013. Nineteen-year-old James Abbott will drive the new contender, as well as playing a key role in its development and preparation.
James Abbott started circuit racing in 2010 in a Radical PR6 sports car. He claimed his first race win that season, in Abu Dhabi, and went on to claim victory in the Radical Club Cup the following season with eight race victories. Last year he drove a V8-engined Radical and took part in his first single-seater races, in the F3 Cup, scoring class podiums.
The Formula Ford EcoBoost 200 is the quickest junior single-seater in the UK thanks to its remapped 1.6-litre turbocharged engine producing in excess of 200 PS. The chassis is equipped with a fully adjustable aerodynamic package, FIA safety compliant chassis, Formula 3-specification six-speed sequential gearbox and on-board data logging and track mapping.
Formula Ford has signed to support the UK’s premier motorsport package, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, for the next three seasons. The deal includes live TV at each of the 10 events, broadcast on ITV4. The opening rounds are at Brands Hatch over Easter.