2015 European BNL Senior Max champion Oliver Askew made his mark in open-wheel racing at the Formula Masters China Series finale in Shanghai last weekend (16-18 October), demonstrating high levels of skill and maturity en route to securing a double podium finish.The 18-year-old American had also turned heads on his debut with Absolute Racing during last month’s round at Zhuhai International Circuit where, despite having had no prior testing, he quickly found his feet by qualifying in the top ten and achieving a solid seventh place finish in race three.
“This was Absolute Racing’s fourth ever race in the series and they are already doing an outstanding job. The team’s mechanics and engineers come from all over the world and have a heap of experience between them. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have been able to learn as much as I did in the amount of time that I had.”>Askew can add his stunning progress in Asia to the string of successes he has enjoyed both at home and elsewhere, including four elite US karting titles in three years and the 2015 European BNL Senior Max crown.
Not only that, but the talented youngster looks set to achieve even more impressive results this year, as he currently leads the MAXSpeed Entertainment US Open karting championship whilst also remaining firmly in the hunt for the highly competitive SKUSA Pro Tour title.Askew heads back home for the US Open championship finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas next week, where he will be looking to seize his fifth domestic karting title.Want to know more? Then visit www.oliveraskew.com, like Oliver’s Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.