Like many Canadian’s before him, Luke Chudleigh is opting to head south to sunnier climates to keep sharp over the winter, the 19-year-old today confirming he will participate in the first two rounds of the 2015 Florida Winter Tour, one of the premier kart series in North America.
Chudleigh, with two seasons of European open-wheel racing competition under his belt in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series, will contest the Homestead and Orlando rounds of the Florida Winter Tour in January and February respectively.
The Milton standout is set to race in the Rotax DD2 category for Maranello North America, the team owned and operated by his manager, Trevor Wickens. Luke, in addition to racing, will be on-hand to offer his support and experience to the younger karters on the team.
While Luke continues to work on his full-time 2015 plans, with options to compete on either side of the Atlantic, the opportunity for some competition in a discipline he loves was too good to pass up.
“Trevor offered me a kart and winning package to race in the Florida Winter Tour while I work on my 2015 campaign,” stated Chudleigh. “I couldn’t say no as I love karting and especially this series. I spent a lot of time karting in Florida earlier in my career and I’m absolutely pumped to go back.
“The opportunity allows me allow me to keep active, stay sharp and have some fun along the way. The team has some new faces in it for next year and I’m looking forward to working with all the other drivers and sharing some of my own experience with them. Make no mistake though I’m there to compete!”
Luke’s first on-track action of 2015 will come in the opening round of the Florida Winter Tour at Homestead Karting at the Miami Homestead Speedway, 23rd-25th January. He’ll follow that up in Round 2 at the Orlando Kart Centre, 27th February – 1st March.