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September 08, 2010 News
USF2000: Australian FF Star Set to Join JDC MotorSports at Road Atlanta
 

Luke Ellery will make his USF2000 and North American racing debut with JDC MotorSports at Road Atlanta (Photo: Dave Jones)
Luke Ellery will make his USF2000 and North American racing debut with JDC MotorSports at Road Atlanta
(Photo: Dave Jones)

Leading Australian Formula Ford driver and 2009 CAMS Rising Star Luke Ellery has announced he will make his international racing debut at the end of September, taking part in the Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda season-finale doubleheader at Road Atlanta with JDC MotorSports.

The current Victorian Formula Ford 1600 Championship leader will jet to the United States of America only hours after his final round of the Victorian Championship at Phillip Island later this month to compete alongside an international star studded field in the 170hp wings and slicks formula. Joining North American junior formula car leaders JDC MotorSports, Ellery will pilot a Van Diemen throughout the USF2000 season-finale doubleheader - which is part of the prestigious American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans event - commencing with a promoter's test day on September 28th.

“After eight months of hard work, we have finally got there," stated Ellery. "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. 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.”

The Australian racer - who enjoys support from Melbourne IT Solutions, KDS LCD Televisions, Melbourne Fire Essentials and Good Health Pharmacy Mentone - 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 One hopeful John Martin.

The inaugural Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda season concludes on September 30-October 1, with Rounds 11 and 12 at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
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