Benik Announces Launch of US FIA Formula 4 Team
Benik Racing and Carlin join forces in junior formula team to race in the USA
BENIK Kart, a leader in the karting industry, is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Carlin, a U.K.-based car racing team, to start a U.S. Formula 4 team for the 2016 season and beyond.
“We see this as a step up the ladder for our kart team,” said Nick Mitchell, co-owner of Benik Kart. “We have been so successful the past few years, winning many big championships in 2014-2015, and it seemed like the right time to move forward with Formula 4.”
The F4 team will serve as a progression not just for BENIK Kart drivers, but for anyone looking to move from karts to cars. With the Carlin partnership, BENIK’s Formula 4 venture will have years of success and proven results behind its efforts.
Currently, Carlin fields drivers in the following series: GP2, Formula Renault, GP3, the Formula 3 European Championship, BRDC F4 and Indy Lights. Their British MSA FIA Formula 4 team won the Drivers and Teams Championship in 2015 with Lando Norris. Successful in every form of motorsports, Carlin and BENIK will look to continue the success in the Formula 4 program stateside.
Carlin has long been in the business of launching drivers’ careers, and they have provided cars for some of the biggest names in motorsports. Current F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg have all driven for the team, along with IndyCar starts Josef Newgarden and Will Power.
“We are very excited to start this team,” Mitchell said. “We hope that, with Carlin behind us, we will be able to launch the careers of tomorrow’s open wheel racing champions.”
About Benik Kart
Exploding onto the scene in late 2013 at the annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals, BENIK Kart is quickly making a name in the karting world. Starting off small and focusing on image and results, BENIK Kart has already been seen on the top step of the podium at high profile events throughout North America and is gaining momentum for years to come.
Owned and operated by long-time karting industry members Ben Cruttenden and Nick Mitchell, the British duo is working hard to establish a high quality and user-friendly brand throughout North America.
Benik has won several major championships over the past two seasons including, Florida Winter Tour, United States Pro Kart Series, Challenge of Americas, ROK Cup USA and the Pan American Championship, just to name a few.
New to single seater racing in the United States, the Carlin Motorsports team won it’s first three Indy Lights Series races in 2015 and have gone on to challenge for the championship creating a winning platform in both the United States and Europe.
For more information on BENIK Kart, please contact Nick Mitchell or Ben Cruttenden via e-mail to Info@Benik-Kart.com or by phone at 754.206.4870.