Canadian kart racer makes the move to cars
Jay Howard Driver Development program (JHDD) announced its first of four confirmed drivers for the 2019 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season today. Canadian kart racer Robert Soroka inked a deal to join the multi-car program and will use winter testing to get up to speed before his debut next spring.
"Robert has an impressive karting background. We hope to see him transition to cars smoothly and continue to show his pace and ability to compete up front," explains Jay Howard. "Our program helps drivers build the fundamentals they need to be at the front of the field and all Robert will need is the experience. We have several test days planned throughout the winter and are confident that come race one next season, he will be in contention."
Beginning his karting career at 13 years old, Soroka is not your traditional kart racer. Getting up to speed quickly and learning from his peers, Soroka added countless race wins and podium results to his racing resume and is now ready for the next step in his climb up the motorsports ladder.
"A dream come true. To finally start my career in F4 is a honor only a good few can achieve," adds Soroka. "With the testing that I have done already, I have learned so much in such little time and I am so happy to be apart of such an amazing and progressive team, and 2019 will be one heck of a journey and it can't come any sooner!"
Howard continues, "It will be a learning year for Robert. He will need to learn the car, crew, engineer, set up as well as new race tracks that he has never been on before. He is a bright and talented racer and I am confident that he will be successful right out of the gate."