Young Larkham Academy drivers in US tests

Lloyd aboard the John Cummiskey Racing USF2000

Lloyd aboard the John Cummiskey Racing USF2000

Australian teenagers Jordan Lloyd and Anthony Martin have undertaken test slots with the Indiana-based John Cummiskey Racing USF2000 outfit.

A joint initiative between Mark Larkham’s Australian MotorSport Academy and Cummiskey, the 19-year-olds Lloyd and Martin clocked 800km at the revamped NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans.

Lloyd (runner-up in the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series with six wins) and Martin (national karting champion and 2013 West Australian Formula Ford champion and 2014 runner-up) swapped best times on the two test days.

“Jordan and Anthony did a great job, most impressive, and I have no doubt both of them have the capability to run in the front bunch of USF2000 this coming season,” Cummiskey said.

“And I’d be very happy to have them lead our 2015 assault.”

The Australian MotorSport Academy identified the Cummiskey operation as an ideal team to help foster young domestic talent abroad.

“For many reasons, of which I have collaborated with Jordan, Anthony and their families, including age, experience, competency, development path, process and opportunities, USF2000 is the correct fit,” Larkham said.

The wings and slicks USF2000 series serves as the first phase of the Mazda Road To Indy ladder of championships.

Thomas Randle is also in line to undertake a USF2000 test as a prize for winning the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series.

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