Canadian Alex Ellis won the Jim Russell Race of champions and will race in the Indy lights series at Sonoma in 2 weeks, running with Championship leading team Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He will also test next week at Putnum Park near Indianapolis.
You can learn more about Ellis at his website here. If you’re not familiar with the Jim Russell Race of Champions you should be. The Jim Russell Championship Series is the official racing series of the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School. The series has been designed to foster and identify talent from the pool of graduates and competitors. The emphasis in the series is on value. We have endeavored to create the best value equation currently available in motor racing. Our philosophy is that a career in motorsports should be as merit-based as possible, not purely a financial equation.
The car (the Jim Russell FJR-50) has been purpose- built to be the ideal learning platform for drivers, providing a modern, relevant link between the existing levels of motorsport; with special attention to the transition that young drivers will make from karting to a formula car. By training and racing in this car, you will be well prepared for the upper levels of motorsport. The FJR-50 is based on the successful and proven Lola B06-30 championship winning Formula 3 car that has up to 300 horsepower. The car exceeds FIA Formula 3 crash tests thereby making it as safe a racing platform as possible.
Congratulations to Alex and thanks to our very own Paul Charsley for the information. Fabulous job Alex, keep it up in Indy Lights mate.