British racer Emily Linscott made it to the US after being forced to miss the opening round of the Lucas Oil School of Racing championship due to the coronavirus-related travel restrictions and is now ready to get her racing season started.
Up-and-coming racing driver Emily Linscott will finally get back behind the wheel of a single-seater car on Tuesday 7th July after an over four-months stop that forced the teenager to miss the first round of the Lucas Oil School of Racing Formula Car Series Championship.
Linscott, who is from the UK, was in fact victim of the coronavirus travel restrictions and wasn't granted access to the United States up until recently. Having gone through her quarantine period, she will now complete testing at the New Jersey Motorsports Park before resuming racing at the same venue the following week, as she will make her 2020 debut in the series.
Emily Linscott, a highly regarded young prospect, started in karting at the age of 13 and made her car racing debut one year later in the Ginetta Junior Championship - a series that has become a stepping stone for many British and international racing drivers.
She went on to compete in selected events in both formula and GT cars, before focusing her attention on the US-based Road To Indy ladder.
Mentored by Indy500 veteran Pippa Mann, Linscott was third in last year's Lucas Oil School of Racing Scholarship Shoot-Out and launched last February a successful crowfunding campaign to secure the last third of the budget for her 2020 Lucas Oil Racing School full season. The campaign, set up by Mann herself, reached its goal within 10 days of the launch.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis forced the young lady to put her racing plans on hold and to sit out the opening round at NCM Motorsports Park. But, as worldwide sports slowly and cautiously resume, Liscott made it safely to the US and now looks forward to the upcoming championship events.
“I’m so thankful to be back on US soil, and I’m so ready to be back behind the wheel of a race-car”- said Linscott. “I’m excited to get my season back on track, and with the precedence of the Championship being won by a driver who was forced to miss an event in 2019, I’m still hoping to repeat that feat.”
The 2020 Lucas Oil School of Racing Formula Car Series Championship schedule consists of five remaining rounds with three races per weekend. Live timing will be available for each event.
Lucas Oil School of Racing 2020 calendar (subject to change):
July 14-16 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ
July 31 - Aug 2 – Nola Motorsports Park, LA
Aug 28-30 – Autobahn Country Club, IL
Sep 24-26 – Homestead Miami Speedway (Road Course), FL
Sep 30-Oct 2 – Sebring International Raceway FL