Oliver Westling Scores Two Wins En Route to Finishing Fourth in Season Championship
December 5, 2023 - JENSEN finished second in the 2023 Formula Regional Americas Championship (FR Americas) team standings with their two young drivers, Oliver Westling and Everett Stack, who both enjoying very successful race seasons.
20-year-old Westling scored his first ever professional race victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park in July with a dominant lights to flag drive. Westling followed up that performance by making the 'pass of the year' with a determined last-corner last-lap move to the inside of race leader Callum Hedge to win a thrilling race at the Austin F1 circuit during the November season finale.
16-year-old Stack made meteoric progress in his first season of motorsport competition. Stack started the season racing on the JENSEN F4 U.S. Championship team, all the while participating in an extensive testing program where he drove one of the JENSEN team's Ligier JS F3 cars. Similar to his teammate Westling's 2022 program, Stack graduated to finish his 2023 race season competing on the JENSEN team's FR Americas Championship team for the final two race weekends at VIRginia International Raceway and Circuit of The Americas.
Team owner Eric Jensen stated, "2023 was an intensive season for our team as we helped a record number of young drivers - 24 in total from countries all over the world - in various development programs. The main reason we operate the race team is to identify and provide customized development programs for talented kids to take their shot at becoming professional race car drivers ideally at the Formula One or INDYCAR level. Oliver and Everett are terrific case studies for young prospects, as both started their journeys with no previous karting or racing experience, and quickly graduated up the Formula One driver development ladder, while achieving very competitive results."
FR Americas is the top level American junior race series on the FIA Formula One Championship's developmental ladder. The 2024 championship schedule includes races over seven event weekends at iconic race circuits, including the addition of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and the season finale Circuit of The Americas.
Ligier JS F3 are the specification race cars used in the championship, powered by 303-horsepower turbo-charged Honda engines, capable of top speeds nearing 160 mph.
JENSEN team testing is well underway for the 2024 race season at circuits in Miami, New Orleans, and California. The team will return to the FR Americas Championship.
- JENSEN PR