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Team Category: Single Seater
Formed with a merger of US F4 Championship teams Crosslink Racing and Kiwi Motorsport, the combined Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport team has aggressively planned their combined assault on both the US F4 Championship and the new F3 Americas. Between the two teams, Kiwi Motorsport and Crosslink Racing scored 32 top-10 finishes, including multiple race wins and 12 trips to the podium in 2017 with Kiwi Motorsport securing third in the SCCA Pro Racing Overall Driver Points and third overall in the F4 U.S. Team Championship and Crosslink Racing taking the Catherine Crawford Most Improved Driver Award.
Based in Dallas, Texas Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport consists of some solid managerial talent with Patrick Flynn coming from Crosslink Racing and Teena Larsen and Gary Orton from the Kiwi Motorsport side.
The team also actively works with young Kiwi driving talent. In addition to being a co-owner of Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport, Gary Orton also co-owns with Guy Griffith the New Zealand-based Victory Motor Racing, which competes in the Toyota Racing Series and the team runs a Kiwi “ladder to success.” According to Teena Larsen:
As part of our Kiwi Motorsport side we have our own ladder to success. We are currently working with the New Zealand Speedsport Scholarship (where our current driver Conrad Clark came from) and in talks with South Island Formula Ford Association (in NZ) to create an opportunity and a place for young kids to progress to the next level in Racing. We offer the USA as a channel to do so. Our ladder includes our F4 program and in the off season the Toyota Racing Series and next years Formula 3 program.
Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport are yet another quality addition to the US F4 grid and their work with young Kiwi talent makes them especially important to this sometimes under-served area of the motorsport population.