Car Number: 51
Team: Kiwi Motorsport
Indy Nxt racer Jacob Abel races for the Kiwi Motorsport team for the 2023 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship.
The Louisville, Kentucky racer has been competing in domestic United States competitions since 2017, but the New Zealand-based five round championship will be his first foray into overseas competition.
Jacob started his senior racing career at the age of 16 in the F4 United States Championship and in 2018 dovetailed dual campaigns in F4 and the new-for-2018 F3 Americas Championship. Four podiums in his opening season in F3 marked him out as a talent to watch and he backed that eye-catching performance in F3 with an even stronger second season in 2019, with back to back victories at Road Atlanta a season highlight.