Colin Mullan Wins Junior Rotax Championship and is Awarded Junior Driver of the Year for Sanzaru Games Karting Championship 2016


Moves to the Formula Car Challenge for 2017 Season after Being Selected as a VMB Driver Development Scholarship Finalist and Recipient of the World Speed Rising Star Award

Danville, Calif., December 21, 2016 -- At concluding events this past weekend, Colin Mullan received top honors for winning the Junior Rotax class for the 2016 season of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship at Sonoma Raceway. He was also awarded the Junior Driver of the Year for his patience, strategy, and consistency of performance to finish up front this past season.

After completing his ninth season of racing, including four seasons in karts with two championship wins, Colin at age 14 will move to the Formula Car Challenge, presented by Goodyear with World Speed Motorsports for 2017. This will be Colin's rookie season in cars and he will be racing in the FormulaSPEED class.

“My cumulative racing experience this past year has really helped me to prepare for the move to FormulaSPEED next year. In addition to racing karts, I completed a three-day Formula car Skip Barber Racing School at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as well as several driving events in my Mazda Spec Miata with coaching from TFB Performance and Mark Drennan,” said Colin Mullan. “I’m very excited to be moving into cars. Experiencing downforce, and plenty of power is amazing.”

"We met Colin when he received one of the coveted invitations to the annual WSM Rising Star Award test," noted World Speed Motorsports President Telo Stewart. "This test is unlike any other test we have during the season. These hand picked drivers are run through a gauntlet of on-track and off-track activities that allow us to assess their level of professionalism. There are journalists and important series partners on hand, and this adds an additional amount of pressure. Colin's performance was exceptional throughout the test day, and we are very proud to have him join World Speed Motorsports for the 2017 season."

In addition to participating in seven race weekends in the Formula Car Challenge, Colin plans to compete in several Teen Mazda Challenge races in his Spec Miata. Already with experience on track at Sonoma Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and Thunderhill Raceway Park, Colin is learning the craft of racing both sports cars and formula cars.

The opening race of the 2017 season will take place March 18th-20th at Sonoma Raceway in California.

Some of Colin's accomplishments include:

  • 2016: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship Jr. Rotax Champion, Jr. Driver of the Year, World Speed Rising Star Award Winner, and VMB Driver Development Scholarship Finalist
  • 2015: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship 3rd Place Jr Rotax

  • 2014: Redline Oil Karting Championship 1st Place Mini Max, Rising Star Award

  • 2013: Redline Oil Karting Championship 4th Place Mini Max

  • 2012: Mini Cups: 1 Win, 3 Trophy Dash Wins (limited schedule)

  • 2011: Mini Cups: WSRA 4th Place, Stockton 99 Raceway 3rd Place

  • 2010: Baylands Jr. Stock Quarter Midget Champion

  • 2010: Baylands Jr. Stock Quarter Midget Track Record Holder

  • 2010: Jerry Mostek Classic Jr. Stock Quarter Midget Winner

  • 2008: Quarter Midget World Record Holder for the fastest lap by a Jr. Novice



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Colin Mullan Wins Junior Rotax Championship and is Awarded Junior Driver of the Year for Sanzaru Games Karting Championship 2016


Moves to the Formula Car Challenge for 2017 Season after Being Selected as a VMB Driver Development Scholarship Finalist and Recipient of the World Speed Rising Star Award

Colin receiving the award with his dad (left) and the owner of VRP racing, Diego Valverde (mid right), and his kart tuner, Becky Thompson (right).