Inaugural CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion Jordan Lloyd recently returned to the Australian Formula 4 paddock on the Gold Coast, and witnessed his 2015 Championship car being crowned champion for the second year in a row.
Campaigning Chassis #50 in 2015, Lloyd witnessed fellow Toowoomba racer Will Brown take the car’s second Australian Formula 4 Championship on the streets of Surfers Paradise.
“It’s really good to see my chassis win the championship again! Will’s from the same hometown as I am,” Lloyd said.
“It was good to be back, see the team and some of the drivers from last year as well.”
Lloyd has spent the majority of 2016 in the United States campaigning in the USF2000 Series, claiming one race win, three podium finishes and two pole positions with Pabst Racing.
“It was a good step for me I think personally for me to able to grow,” Lloyd said.
“We ended up P4 in the championship… certainly not bad for the first full season I’ve done over there.”
Lloyd enjoyed the culture of the IndyCar and related support paddocks, noting the culture is similar in the United States as Australia.
“The atmosphere and everything like that is very similar,” Lloyd said.
“I was over there for the month of May, the [Indy] 500. The whole city of Indianapolis is basically going crazy at that time of the month, so it’s a really good experience.”
After the year in USF2000, Lloyd is hoping to continue racing in the United States and aspire to follow in the footsteps of Will Power to IndyCar.
“We’re looking to progress up the Road to Indy ladder, it all comes down to what we can pull together,” Lloyd said.