New Zealand motor racing aficionado Michael Clark is the latest independent trustee of the Kiwi Driver Fund.
Established in 2015, the Kiwi Driver Fund plays a pivotal role in financially supporting young New Zealand drivers build international careers.
Clark, a regular in the Historic Formula Ford series, has long been an advocate for helping young Kiwi drivers accomplish success on the world stage.
“New Zealand never stopped producing world class racing drivers,” Clark said.
“I have always been aware of Kiwi Driver Fund and aware of the passion that drives it.
“The trustees are there because they believe wholeheartedly in the future of Kiwi motor racing.
“The Fund is a wonderful way to give a boost to the next crop of Kiwis on their way up.”
The Fund has already seen many of its candidates move on to achieve significant success.
Formula 2 duo Marcus Armstrong and Liam Lawson received support from the Fund and are now just one step away from a drive in Formula 1.
Kiwi drivers filled this year’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Many were only able to secure a drive courtesy of the Fund’s support.
Defending champion Matthew Payne was one of those drivers. He has since moved on to racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup in Australia.
“We wouldn’t have been on the grid without [Kiwi Driver Fund] support and this [series win] wouldn’t have been possible without it,” Payne said.
Peter Vodanovich and Billy Frazer contested this year’s TRS with the Fund’s help. Both are now racing in the USF2000 championship in the United States.
While the Fund is made up of independent trustees, it still relies on the support of the New Zealand business community to continue to expand and invest in the future of our young drivers.