Karting and road racing veteran Alastair (Ali) Jackson has turned his focus to American open wheel racing as he competes in the USAC Mopar D1 Midget Car Series for Nine Racing during the 2011 race season. The series races on eight different pavement tracks in the Midwest.
Ali’s racing career began at the age of 14 when he first tried out a go-kart in his native Ireland. He quickly earned the British Super One championship in Rotax Max, and scored podium finishes.
Ali soon turned his attention from karts to race cars and competed in the Asian Formula 3 Championship with Aran Racing in 2006. Ali became the youngest winner in the series and claimed four victories while earning third place overall in the points standings.
Ali returned to Europe and competed in the British Formula 3 Championship in 2007 driving in the National Class for Raikkonen Roberston Racing before moving up to the International Class.
In 2008, Ali competed with Raikkonen Roberston Racing before moving over to Ultimate Motorsport in the British Formula 3 Championship.
After the conclusion of the 2008 race season, Ali jumped “the pond” and headed to America to compete in the Indy Lights series for 2009.
Ali will use his road racing experience, combined with the skills he'll learn on oval tracks this season, to apply towards his ultimate goal: competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series.