Canadian karting champion excited for new focus on USF Pro Championship
BROWNSBURG, IN (February 7, 2024) – Exclusive Autosport is pleased to announce 15-year-old Anthony Martella as the fifth driver to their USF Juniors Presented by Continental Tire stable. Martella has been competing at the national level of kart racing for the last three years, winning Canadian National Championship titles in the process. In late 2023, he moved into the headline Pro Shifter category in the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and United States Pro Kart Series. This season, his primary focus will be on the USF Juniors program, where he’ll pilot the #95 Exclusive Autosport Tatuus JR-23.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to run in the USF Juniors program with Exclusive Autosport for the 2024 season,” enthused Martella. “I’ve been working really hard for the past two years to get to where I’m at today and I will continue to work hard on and off the racetrack to develop as a driver in the USF Juniors series and beyond. I am excited and really looking forward for what’s to come this season.”
Martella began his career in karting in 2020 and was quickly in the competitive hunt, becoming the 2021 Canadian National Champion in the Briggs Jr. Light category. From there, Anthony continued to race karts in most of the major series across North America before testing the waters of car racing in the Audi RS3 LMS TCR machine. In 2023, while continuing to compete in karting, he also participated in the Road to America 8-Hour enduro event at the Circuit of The Americas, while also winning another Canadian National Championship crown in Open Shifter. Anthony has also spent time testing and racing in F1600, preparing for his move to the USF Pro Championship. This year, the Grade 10 student will join a team that accumulated four wins in their first year in the USF Juniors series, and he will aim to fully leverage the winning experience of the team and his engineers to have a successful 2024 season.
Martella will continue to race karts throughout the year on weekends that do not conflict with his USF Juniors schedule to keep his mind and body in peak shape for the season.
“Exclusive Autosport is excited to welcome Anthony to the team for the 2024 season,” said Exclusive Autosport owner Michael Duncalfe. “Anthony joins us with an extensive karting career and some solid experience in various cars as well. He will make an impact on the track right from the opening rounds at NOLA. We look forward to kicking off 2024 in a few weeks.”
Exclusive Autosport is excited about the 2024 season and will field multiple cars in all three levels of the USF Pro Championships Presented by Continental Tire. Additional driver announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
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