Carlin closes in on step up to Indycar
Carlin could make its Indycar Series debut in 2017 in partnership with long-time entrant and current KVSH Racing co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven.
MN’S sister title Autosport has learned that Kalkhoven is set to end his team ownership collaboration with Jimmy Vasser and could join forces with Carlin at its existing Florida premises if a deal is completed.
An eventual move into Indycar has been Carlin’s aim since it expanded into American racing by entering Indy Lights two years ago and it has already announced an entry into USF2000 next season in partnership with karting squad Benik.
Team boss Trevor Carlin confirmed talks were in progress.
“It’s being worked on, but it’s a long way from being a done deal,” he told Autosport. “Nothing would change apart from we would be involved. It’s a way off yet and there are still some pieces of the jigsaw to put in place.”