April 09, 2020 2 min read
Racing is inherent and part of our company's DNA. Soul of Nomad has always been committed to motorsports and helping upcoming young race drivers to achieve desired goals. Today marks another significant step towards achieving that goal by announcing a new partnership with Carter Williams (21) - California native and prominent American race driver.
Carter Williams, (21), a native of Clovis, California, United States, first started racing go-karts at six years old. Fourteen years later, he holds 3 National Championships, 9 Regional Championships, and multiple local karting championships. In 2013, Carter was the first recipient of the Lancaster Grand Prix Scholarship awarding him a fully funded karting season based on his academic excellence, good sportsmanship, character, and on-track performance.
In 2015 Carter received the prestigious World Speed Motorsports Rising Star Award, which allowed him to compete for the VMB Driver Development Scholarship. In January 2016, he won this scholarship. He made his formula car debut in March of 2016 in the highly competitive Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear with World Speed Motorsports, driving the #55 new GEN2 FormulaSPEED 2.0 powered by Mazda. In 2016 Carter drove to five victories and fourteen of fourteen podium finishes.
This made Carter the 2016 Formula Car Challenge triple crown national champion and vice-champion in the regional series. In 2017, Carter continued in Formula Car Challenge, where he went for 9 victories and 12 of 14 podiums for the regional and National Championship. After being selected to the Team USA and Mazda Road to Indy in late 2017, Carter went to the United Kingdom in 2018. He competed in the Avon Tires British Formula Ford 1600 National Championship, the most competitive single-seater series in the world below FIA F3. He finished an impressive 9th in the National championship and caught the eye of many teams and scouts, and was acknowledged as 1 of the top ten American open-wheel drivers worldwide by the Formula Scout website.
In 2019 Carter was recruited by JHR Developments to drive the #55 F4 race car in the highly competitive FIA British F4 series. There, Carter won an impressive 3 races and had 6 podiums overall. In 2020, Carter looked to return to the UK, racing in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.