BG World Wheels have helped to fill the financial void as Kiwi young racer Liam Lawson will represent New Zealand in the Mazda Road to Indy competition to win the massive scholarship on offer.
Lawson won the 2016-17 New Zealand 1600 championship (Formula Ford) which gave him an opportunity to race for the $200,000 scholarship to go towards the 2018 USF2000 Championship campaign.
Last month the 15-year-old was fundraising to complete his racing budget so he can compete in this scholarship race in Phoenix, Arizona.
With time running out for Lawson to confirm his entry, BG World Wheels offered their support to make sure the Pukekohe teenager will be in Phoenix to represent New Zealand, the youngest of all the competitors.
“We’ve been impressed with Liam’s efforts in Australia this year, and the work he’s put in to get himself to the United States so we’re pleased to help. Now he can just focus on preparing for the competition,” said General Manager, Brad Dixon.
BG World Wheels are no stranger to motorsport as they have previously supported Brisbane-born Kiwi Scott Dixon on his first venture into American open-wheel racing in 1999, who is now a four-time IndyCar Series champion.
Having been racing in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 championship, finishing second overall racing against other Australian. Lawson is pumped to go against a lot of fast internationals in the same cars across two days of competiton.
“It’s a fantastic chance to test myself against a lot of other drivers from all over the world, all in the same cars, over two days of competition,” said Lawson.
Lawson leaves this Wednesday for the Mazda Road To Indy Shootout presented by Cooper Tires which will be held at the Bondurant Racing School.