Although ERA commenced racing Excels in 2016, most of the people involved have been racing in circuit, rally, speedway and go karts for many years.
With the Excel category becoming officially classified as a CAMS state championship in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland and with drivers eligible from the age of 14 years, from 2017 ERA became focused on junior development to use the category as a training ground for the next generation of up and coming drivers.
In 2017 this program saw 14yo Jaylyn Robotham win the South Australian state championship, finish 2nd in the Excel Nationals and 3rd outright in the Victorian state championship in his first full year of circuit racing.
In 2018, 16yo Michael Clemente joined the team and together with Jaylyn, won the 2018 Excel Nationals (Clemente), finished 2nd (Robotham) and 3rd (Clemente) in the Victorian CAMS state championship and are currently leading the South Australian championship (Clemente).
You can see the start of our year courtesy of VATtrack media here:
ERA's junior development program is much more than just fast cars. To be successful in professional motorsport, drivers need to develop their own personal brand and profile as well as achieving results on the track.
ERA have worked with a number of young drivers to develop successful sponsorship proposals, improve their media skills and social media statistics.
Michael Clemente feature video:
To ensure our drivers are able to maximise their experience behind the wheel, ERA use VBOX HD2 data systems as a coaching tool. With cars relatively similar throughout the field, we have found a combination of video and data analysis can dramatically improve lap times and help the driver develop improved feedback.
Want to be involved with the next crop of up and coming young race stars? ERA offer team or individual driver sponsorship opportunities. Contact us for a prospectus and see how we can help your business reach tens of thousands of potential customers.
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