Jack Smith On The Move From Karts To Formula 4

SCT Logistics AGI Sport rookie driver Jack Smith is looking to further improve having now completed two rounds of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.

Smith is one of three karting graduates to have entered the championship in 2016 and has taken the transition to circuit racing with ease.

“The transition to F4 has been really good,” Smith said.

“The racing’s been good, getting comfortable with the race weekends and formats and everything, feeling comfortable and keep it going for the rest of the year.”

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The Gold Coast teen has been leaning on his experienced teammate Nick Rowe this season for advice, and is enjoying working alongside the colourful Karratha driver.

“Nick’s great as a teammate,” Smith said.

“He provides heaps of support, advice and he’s good guy to be around. We get along well.”

Whilst Smith has enjoyed a smooth transition from racing a kart to a Formula 4 car, Smith is also adapting to the difference style of racing in Formula 4.

“It’s pretty easy, just don’t hit each other!” Smith said.

“In go karts it was sort of a little bit easier to get away with that stuff. But you know you can’t anymore, the racing’s a little bit mellower I guess you could say.”

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Having been inspired by six Australians venturing overseas after the 2015 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship season, Smith is equally eager to join the growing list of alumni racing overseas in the future.

“I’d definitely like to go overseas and give that a go. Try my luck over there,” Smith said.

“I think Europe’s really the ultimate goal, but I’m open to anything really.”

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In the not too distant future though, Smith is eager to develop on track and improve on his current sixth place standing in the championship for the next round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

“We’ve done a couple of test days at Sydney so far, and a couple more before the next round,” Smith said.

“I’m feeling fairly confident going into Sydney. I’d like to move up the order a little bit further and start to get closer to the front of the grid.”

Round Three of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on July 1–3.