Austin Kaszuba of Burleson, Texas, returns for his third season of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in his familiar red, white and blue car. Kaszuba confirmed he will compete this season with the newly formed Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport team. With his success last season running as a self-owned, single-car team, Kaszuba is looking forward to revisiting the staggered three steps of the F4 podium under his new team.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport program this year,” said Kaszuba. “I have already done a test with the new team and am most impressed on what they have done to my car. The knowledge and experience that comes with the team is astounding and I think what they have put together is a recipe for success.”
Last year, Kaszuba completed the season in the Top 15 in the overall SCCA Pro Racing season points, scoring one podium and several Top 10 finishes.
Kaszuba’s father, Gill, will return to the championship with Kaszuba as his lead mechanic.
“Being based out of Dallas we got to spend time with Austin last season, his friendly nature makes for a great environment,” said team co-owner Garry Orton. “Austin will be a strong contender in the Championship and we look forward to helping him show his pace.”
Kaszuba is one of four drivers announced to run under the Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport banner for a full 2018 campaign. The American will be surrounded by international rookies, New Zealander Conrad Clark and Australian Joshua Car, along with F4 U.S. sophomore Vincent Khristov of Delray Beach, Florida. The Dallas-based team has expanded its roster to support five F4 U.S. drivers for the 2018 season.
“With this lineup of talented drivers, we look forward to adding to our trophy case this year,” said team co-owner Patrick Flynn.
In a strategic partnership packed with experience and ambition, Kiwi Motorsport and Crosslink Racing merged during the off-season to become one in an effort to defeat all-comers in 2018. The top-two international F4 U.S. teams united in a bold attempt to win both the 2018 F4 U.S. Championship and the inaugural Formula 3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda.
The third season of the F4 U.S. Championship kicks-off at VIRginia International Raceway April 27-29 with Pirelli World Challenge. For more information about the 2018 season, visit F4USChampionship.com.
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