Euroformula race-winner Josh Mason and Formula Ford graduate Liam Sceats are the two latest drivers to sign up for the upcoming 2023 Formula Regional Oceania season.
Mason joins Kiwi Motorsport to start what will be his sixth year in single-seaters. His car racing career began in BRDC British Formula 3, where he won two races in three years with Lanan Racing, and during that time he also competed in the MRF Challenge where he was able to finish third in the 2019-20 standings.
For 2021 he stepped up to Euroformula with Double R Racing, claiming a best finish of fourth, then drove for Motopark’s Japanese satellite operation CryptoTower Racing Team this year and won three reversed-grid races to come fifth in the series.
“I am looking forward to competing woth Kiwi Motorsport,” said Mason. “I chose to compete in New Zealand because it offers five weeks of back-to-back racing which will be a new exciting experience. Plus, heading there to drive around unfamiliar tracks in an unfamiliar car is a challenge that I can’t wait to take on.
“My aims are to further enhance my skills in the world of motorsport and, of course, to become champion.”
Sceats meanwhile will race for M2 Competition after finishing third in New Zealand FFord this year.
The 17-year won four of the series’ eight races, and also finished third in the 2022 North Island FFord championship.
“I’m genuinely super excited to be racing with M2 Competition in the highly competitive Formula Regional championship for 2023 and I cannot thank my supporters enough who have helped make this dream opportunity into a reality,” said Sceats.
M2 boss Mark Pilcher added: “It’s great to see the next wave of young kiwi drivers progressing to FRegional Oceania. Liam has put in a lot of effort into his preparation which has gone very well and it will be interesting to see how he goes over the course of a race weekend.”