The US Open is about to start at Nola Motorsport Park, and we talked with Nick Mitchell regarding results and plans of the Benik Kart racing team.
Nick Mitchell, co-owner of the Benik Kart racing team, explains us his projects for the next season after a great start during the Florid Winter Tour. Now they are focused on the US Open first round that will take place at Nola Motorsport Park, New Orleans. We wish them gook luck and, waiting for some other races, enjoy the interview.
Second, third and seventh in Micro ROK, fourth and fifth in Mini ROK and fifteenth in Junior ROK. Is this a great start for the up and coming season, isn’t it?
"It has been at good start to the year so far. Coming into the final round we were leading Micro and Mini points. Bit of a shame for the mini drivers in the team as we had a great chance of winning the points with 3 in top 5 coming in to Palm Beach. A crash in the pre final with them all at the front of the grid ended our chances. Great job by Oliver Denny winning the micro class, winning all 3 rounds (only driver to do so)."
How did you find this edition of the FWT?
"The FWT this year has been a great series to be apart of. From the way the series is organized to the racing on the track, the competition level here in the US seems to be getting better and better, especially with more of the European teams and drivers coming over."
In your opinion, which is the most difficult category and why?
"So far all of the categories have looked very strong. I think the mini classes have very good competition as from the drivers and teams alike are very even on track. The junior and senior classes are also very difficult with great competition, having drivers from all over the world to come and race in the FWT only makes for better racing."
Which are your plans for the rest of the season?
"The rest of the season we plan to defend our titles in SKUSA Pro Tour, USPKS, Rok Cup USA, US Open and also select races in Europe such as the ROK Italia Final, Rok World Final and WSK series. Also we have expanded this season to single seater racing in partnership with Carlin here in the US, in which we plan a full season of racing and testing."