Schoolboy steps up to Toyota 86 Series

Tuesday 11th April, 2017 - 5:00am


Nic Carroll

Melbourne schoolboy Nic Carroll is the latest to confirm plans to join the Toyota 86 Racing Series.

The 17-year-old will dovetail a campaign in the growing one-make series with a program in the Australian Formula Ford Series driving for Borland Racing Developments.

Carroll will contest both series’ while studying for his final year VCE exams.

His Toyota 86 has been built by renowned car preparer David Levy and will be engineered by Dusty Eylward.

“No question racing in two different programs is a lot in my final year of school but it is an opportunity too good to pass up,” said Carroll.

“In some ways there are similarities in the way the Formula Ford and the (Toyota) 86 behave on the track, but they are completely different cars to setup and understand.

“At this stage of my career I need to learn everything I can about racing and gain as much experience as possible.

“I am hugely appreciative of the support I’ve got to get these two programs going.

“It’s going to be a busy year and I’ll be facing some late nights to make sure I keep up with my schoolwork too.”

Carroll will line up at the opening round of the series at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500 from April 21-23. comment policy

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