World Speed Motorsports announced today that 2017 Sanzaru Karting Championship Pro Stock Honda Vice -Champion Kyle Loh is joining the squad to compete in the inaugural Formula Pro USA Western Championships. “Kyle has already begun testing with us, and is great to work with” noted WSM Team Principal Telo Stewart. “He is very coachable, and is just soaking up all of the input and transforming it into speed. This is the perfect timing, and step as he graduates from karts into open wheel racing.”
Many up and coming racers like Loh are looking at the Formula Pro USA Western Championships as a great way to prepare for the FIA F4 United States Championship. “Drivers can race head-to-head at some of the greatest tracks in the country in the same exact car that they will eventually race in the FIA F4 championship,” added Stewart. This gives them an advantage to competitors who move into the series from different arenas. The costs to race a JS-F4 in the western championships with a top level team is very cost effective, and the number of possible extra races and test days are incredible.”
“I’m very stoked to be racing an F4 car with World Speed Motorsports this upcoming season. I’ve had a relatively short 3-year karting career that started when I was 16 years old, and I wasn’t expecting myself to begin racing in cars so soon. However, I feel like I’m ready for the challenge, and am looking forward to a productive year with World Speed. There’s no doubt in my mind that the team and I will make significant progress in both driving skill and education. I’m very grateful to my dad, Ken Loh, for supporting my dreams of one day becoming a professional racecar driver, and to Cameron Karting for all that they have done for me ever since the beginning. It’s already a dream come true to be surrounded by such supportive people. I’ve been working hard and practicing nonstop for this kind of opportunity, and seeing all of that hard work pay off further fuels my desire to win more races. Let’s do this!”
Loh and World Speed Motorsports are currently testing in preparation for the 2018 Formula Pro USA Winter Series season opener at Auto Club Speedway in January.
About Kyle Loh:
In 2015 Loh got first Kart and competed in the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at Sonoma Raceway. He ended his rookie season P8 out of 24 total drivers. In 2016 he claimed 3rd place in in the Senior Rotax Championship, and this past season he was vice-champion in the Pro Stock Honda Class. More information about Loh can be found at his official website: www.kyleloh.com
The Formula Pro USA Western Championships announced their 2018 schedule today. For their inaugural season the series will visit Portland International Raceway, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Willow Springs International Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway Park, and Sonoma Raceway.
Racers have already started testing for the 2018 season, and the next race on the calendar is the opening weekend of the 2018 Winter Series Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California in January.
2018 Formula Pro USA (6 weekends, 12 races)
Rounds 1 and 2 Thunderhill Raceway Park April 7-8
Rounds 3 and 4 Buttonwillow Raceway Park April 27th-29th
Rounds 5 and 6 Portland International Raceway May 19th-20th
Rounds 7 and 8 Sonoma Raceway June 29th-July 1st
Rounds 9 and 10 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 27th-29th
SAMPSON Racing Radios is very excited to team up with Formula Pro USA for the 2018 season! SRC will be offering a 15% discount to all teams that are registered with the series. This discount can be used for all racing communications products. Teams use promo code (Pro4) at checkout.
SRC is also now a Motorola Authorized Partner, offering the complete line of racing radios as well as the Vertex line up.
We look forward to see and meeting all the teams this coming year. We will have the SRC vendor trailer track side at a few events as well as our product line up is at the track side stores. – Shawn Sampson CEO
We are in the final stages of putting together the complete 2018 regular season schedule, and the list of circuits we will be competing on is incredible! You can learn more about the tracks that we plan to visit here: http://formulaprousa.com/#tracks