KidzSpeed is proud to have chosen Pennsylvania native and karting veteran, Carter Fartuch, as our February 2015 driver of the month. Congratulations Carter!
CHRISTIAN: Carter, you recently graduated from High School. What are your plans for the future, particularly racing?
CARTER: I am going to continue going to college, working my job and racing as much as possible. Trying to get them all done and done well at the same time.
CHRISTIAN: Tell us about some of the awards you have won in karting?
CARTER: (laughs) Well, in karting I was lucky enough to get a lot of wins in several club series and regional series. In 2013, I was able win the Formula 355 challenge in the F-Series Gear Up Challenge. Now I’ve been lucky enough to gain a few trophies in car racing as well.
CHRISTIAN: Good job!
CARTER: Thank you.
CHRISTIAN: Do you plans still include karting or just racing cars?
CARTER: For now, they mostly include just cars. I love karting and everything, but there could be a kart race here and there in the future. For right now we’re just going to focus on cars.
CHRISTIAN: Tell me what you have learned in karting and how it has transferred to car racing?
CARTER: In karting I learned pretty much every fundamental involved in racing. I learned how to work on a car, how to feel a car out, how to compete against other drivers and it really helped me.
CHRISTIAN: Tell me about the BMW’s that you’re now racing?
CARTER: The BMW’s are a lot of fun. They are basically normal street cars – 3 series, turned into race cars. They have roll cages, racing suspensions, modified engines……
CHRISTIAN: (excited) Are they “souped up”, right?
CARTER: Yes they are “souped up”!
CHRISTIAN: Carter, last question. Tell us about The Skip Barber Racing series.
CARTER: I was lucky enough to race last Summer with the Skip Barber summer series. It was fun and I got to compete with a lot of different drivers, different skill levels. I raced at Lime Rock, CT, where you came to watch me race and I got to travel to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The program is a great one. So many professional drivers got their start at Skip Barber. I am sure I will see you there one day.
CHRISTIAN: Thanks for a great interview Carter. And thanks for giving me a lot of driving tips and support this past racing season.
CARTER: Anytime buddy. Happy to help you any way I can. Like I said, KidzSpeed, a.k.a. one of the coolest web sites ever!
Carter’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CarterFartuchRacingCfr
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