Group-A Racing Signs South African Rookie Cameron O’Connor for 2018

Lindenhurst, New York, (APRIL 9, 2018) - After a long winter working towards the opening 2018 race, Group-A Racing is pleased to announce its first driver that is part of their full time multi car program. The first of three entries for the team is 15 year old South African rookie Cameron O’Connor. Cameron will drive the number 93, Repro Supplies/Group-A Racing car for the 2018 season.
 
            Cameron comes from a successful background of karts and F1600 in his home country of South Africa. In 2015 Cameron won the Maxterino National Karting title along with finishing 2nd in the regional Junior Max class. In 2016 he won both regional and national titles in Junior Max class earning a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals. Most recently in 2017, O’Connor stepped up to cars in South African F1600, where despite being the youngest series entrant was consistently on the podium.
 
            O’Connor got his first taste of the F4 US Championship powered by Honda machinery and working with the Group-A Racing team March 31 – April 1st at the team’s winter base of MSR Houston. He completed two successful trouble-free days, logging a lot of valuable miles, learning more with every lap completed.
 
“I am very happy to welcome Cameron to our team for full season effort this year” said team manager Jonathan Scarallo. “He has had a lot of success back home, and this will be a new challenge for him to continue his development. He has had a lot thrown at him in short notice with all the extra technology we have in the F4 US cars in comparison to what he is used to, but he has been a sponge throughout the whole thing. He is working hard, wants to learn and has a great attitude and we are looking forward to developing him this season.”
 
“I immediately felt very comfortable and welcome with the whole team at Group A Racing. They made me feel confident that they will give me the best performance and that they will support me 100%. I am grateful for my family for the sacrifice & tremendous effort they put in!  I’m extremely excited and looking forward to my first race in a F4 powered by Honda at Virginia International Raceway.“
 
Opening weekend for the F4 US Championship Powered By Honda is April 27-29 at Virginia International Raceway. Group-A Racing will continue with more full season driver announcements leading into it, along with training more drivers in their driver development program.


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