Future Star Racing Backs Young Talent and Provides All-Star Coaching Team
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 1, 2021)
Future Star Racing (FSR) announced the driver lineup for their inaugural 2021 season to include drivers Ernie Francis, Jr., 23, and Chloe Chambers, 16. Coaching the young drivers are two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr., and SFHR Development co-owner Sarah Fisher.
“What an incredible opportunity the McAlister’s are creating through FSR,” Fisher said. “And for these drivers to work with Al [Unser, Jr.] is a great addition to their program. He and his dad helped me immensely with driving techniques in Indycars, so our team’s alliance with FSR is coming full circle. Al is an expert on road courses which Chloe and Ernie will benefit greatly from with him as their coach.”
Francis Jr., the winningest all-time driver in 55 years of Trans Am racing, will be competing in the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda on behalf of FSR. Already looking to a tremendous 2021 by claiming the pole and setting a new track record at Sebring during the Trans Am season opener as well as being added to the roster of drivers competing in the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX), Ernie is looking forward to adding FR America’s schedule to the list.
“I am extremely excited to make my debut in the FR America’s series with Future Star Racing, “Francis, Jr. said. “Coming from a GT car background, open-wheel racing had always been out of reach. Having this opportunity is incredible, and I look forward to racing this season.”
The recipient of the PMH Powering Diversity Scholarship from Parella Motorsports Holdings, Chambers will be competing in the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda. Already gaining momentum for the season, she’s logged laps in testing with the team in preparation for the first race in March.
“I am super excited to race in the F4 Championship with Future Star Racing,” Chambers said. “I am incredibly grateful to Mark and Alora McAlister for this opportunity, along with Tony Parella of Motorsports Holdings for awarding me the PMH Powering Diversity Scholarship. It is an honor to represent Gift of Adoption Fund – a cause that is so dear to my family.”
Mark and Alora McAlister launched Future Star Racing in 2020 to support talented drivers who, while great at their sport, may be lacking the funds to compete in racing.
“So many times in racing, you have an amazing talent, who doesn’t have the kind of money or sponsors they need to compete,” Mark said. “We see it all the time. That’s why we created The Wings and Wheels Foundation, Inc., to support that talent, and Future Star Racing, to provide the tools and professional help they deserve.”
Both series kick-off 2021 with pre-season testing March 8-9th at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. The FR America’s Championship Powered by Honda and the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda start the season together, with their first race March 26-28th at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA.
About Future Star Racing
Mark and Alora McAlister formed future Star Racing (FSR) to help aspiring drivers advance to the next level by supporting talented candidates that may lack the resources to compete. FSR looks for genuine racing candidates who possess strong moral character and are genuinely skilled behind the wheel.
About Ernie Francis, Jr.
Ernie Francis, Jr., began racing at age four and made his professional racing debut in 2017 in NASCAR at Road America. The following year he began racing in the Pro Series East, driving for Max Siegel’s Rev Racing. He secured the pole position at Millville and finished second. He was the youngest winner of a FARA race at 13-years-old. He became the youngest Trans Am Champion in history at age 16. Growing up in the Breathless Pro Racing family business, Francis Jr. gained mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills that contribute to his racing talent. By 2020, Francis won seven consecutive Trans Am championships, making him the youngest professional driver to win consecutive championships in the Trans Am TA class.
For more about Ernie Francis, Jr.: FutureStarRacing.com/ernie-francis-jr
About Chloe Chambers
Chambers began racing at age 8. She has garnered numerous wins and championships at every level of her karting career- most notably her performance at the SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas, where she placed 3rd out of 80 of the world’s best drivers. In 2020, she finished on the podium at the Florida Winter Tour and moved up to the top class in karting. She won her first national race in the senior class, making her the WKA Grand National Champion in ROK Senior. That same year, she became a Guinness World Record Holder when she broke the previous record for fastest vehicle slalom in a completely stock Porsche 718 Spyder.