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Logan Sargeant moves up to British F4 with Carlin for 2017

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Rising American talent Logan Sargeant has confirmed he will spend 2017 in British Formula 4 after joining Carlin’s program.

Sargeant, 16, has raced in karts since the age of eight and won numerous titles, the biggest being the KFJ World Title in 2015. Sargeant was the first American to win the championship since Lake Speed in 1978.

Sargeant has enjoyed his first taste of single-seaters over the winter in the new UAE F4 series, where he sits second in the standings with eight races remaining.

On Thursday, Carlin confirmed that Sargeant would be joining its British F4 squad for 2017, partnering dressage rider-turned-racer Lucas Alecco Roy.

“I am really looking forward to this coming season with Carlin. They have won the championship two years in a row so they are the obvious team to compete with in the British Formula 4 championship,” Sargeant said.

“It’s going to be a very exciting year, and we are all going to be pushing to make it three titles in a row; I will do everything possible behind the wheel to make that happen.

“Carlin have shown their dominance in the testing that I have done with them, and have been a very professional team to work with.

“We have a great environment around us with great people, now we just need to apply those things on the track and win another championship!”

Carlin has a number of racing programs beyond its British F4 commitments, stretching all the way up to Indy Lights and with plans for a move up to IndyCar in the future.

MRTI: Telitz gets creative to help racing career

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To say that Belardi Auto Racing’s Aaron Telitz has endured a difficult start to the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season would be an understatement. The Wisconsin native only completed four corners through the first three races – Races 1 and 2 at St. Petersburg, and Race 1 at Barber Motorsports Park – with St. Pete being especially problematic.

He took the pole for Race 1, but a crash during qualifying for Race 2 prevented him from actually starting. What’s more, the damage was so severe that the Belardi team needed a brand new chassis, with Telitz’s Dallara IL-15 damaged beyond repair.

They also had to borrow a car from Carlin for Race 2, but Telitz’s race ended after he got tangled up with Victor Franzoni in Turn 2 on Lap 1.

With the damage bill well into the six figures as a result, Telitz has taken to some unique, or rather, creative ways to raise money in the aftermath to help cover the costs. “Creative,” in this case, meaning Telitz is using his art skills.

An artist in his spare time, Telitz has begun selling his own original paintings to help raise money.

 “I’ve been to a lot of art shows and I see stuff and I go, ‘Holy cow, someone’s going to pay a thousand dollars for that thing?’” Telitz quipped in a story posted on the Milwaukee Journal.

In discussing his artistic abilities, Telitz added, “I’m working at getting better. I’d like to be able to paint some animals, those types of things. I got a request from Alexander Rossi to see if I could paint his dog. Unfortunately I can’t do that yet.”

Further, in a partnership with The Styled Garage, Telitz is selling his own merchandise, and accepting donations, to help his cause.

Telitz finished fourth in Race 2 at Barber on Sunday, and sits seventh in the Indy Lights championship, 59 points behind leader Pato O’Ward.

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