Local racing driver Teddy Wilson is a former student of New College Stamford and returns to the USA this month to launch his challenge for the F4 US Championship title. The 17-year-old finished seventh in the series last year as a rookie in his first year of car racing, scoring seven top-five finishes, including a pair of runner-up finishes at Virginia International Raceway and New Jersey Motorsports Park. Teddy is hoping to secure the US$230,000 scholarship for F3 Americas that rewards the winner. The prize fund could make the difference in the continuation of his racing career, due to the high costs involved.
Teddy will be the lead driver for the DC Autosport/Cape Motorsports team as it defends its driver championship, having scored the series title with US driver Dakota Dickerson last year.
Team owner Don Conner said, “I’m super excited to be able to put Teddy in one of our cars this year. He’ll be a fantastic addition to the team, and I believe we can bring each other what we need to go after the 2019 F4 Championship.”
Ahead of his move to car racing in 2018, Teddy enjoyed a successful karting career that included the MSA British Cadet Championship and impressive performances at international level with factory teams like CRG and Energy. He was on the sidelines for all of 2017 due to budget restraints, but a re-focus on American motorsports resulted in immediate success in the World Karting Association, as Teddy won the headline category at the organization’s annual Kartweek event at Daytona International Speedway in December, 2017. This triumph set the tone for 2018 and Teddy’s first year in open wheel formula cars. Despite it being his rookie season in F4, Teddy was immediately up to speed and scored two poles and two podiums in his debut outing at Virginia International Raceway last April. The remainder of the season featured seven top-five finishes among 11 top-10 results.
“I’m really pleased to join DC Autosport and, with their proven track record, I’m confident we are going to be fighting for the championship,” Teddy added. “I can’t wait to get the season started and I’m thankful for the opportunity that has arisen. The F4 US Championship has such a large field of competitive drivers and after my successful first season, I can’t wait to get back out on track again.”
Teddy’s fund-raising to enable him to compete for the full championship season is ongoing. He would be delighted to discuss the benefits that his partnership and sponsorship opportunities can bring businesses, and has launched a share scheme for private investors. For more information or to contact Teddy, visit www.teddywilsonracing.comor email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first race of the 2019 season took place at the 2.54-mile, 12-turn Road Atlanta circuit on April 18th to the 20th. The F4 series runs three races each weekend, beginning on Saturday morning at 11:45 am. Teddy did amazing in the first race claiming a win on Friday and two solid point finishes on the Saturday which leaves him 3rd in championship.
Congratulations to Teddy and his team, everyone at New College Stamford would like to wish Teddy all the best for the rest of the season and fingers crossed he can come back to visit one day to meet our current Motor-Vehicle Students.