Anthony Martin

#8 Mazda/Burgess BLA

 

Birthdate: February 13, 1995
Hometown: Kalgoorlie, Australia
Residence: Perth, Australia
Website: anthonymartin.com.au
Twitter: @anthony8martin
Facebook: Anthony Martin Motorsport
Team Website: CapeMotorsports.com

 

Sponsors:

 

Mazda, Burgess BLA

Nationality: Australian

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight:  6' / 171 lbs.

Education: Secondary school

Current sports played: Racing

Hobbies: Pit crewing on karts, race car simulators, scuba diving, snow skiing, motorbike riding

Snapshot: I am a fourth year mechanical apprentice in a heavy duty mining equipment repair plant

Racing goal: To win the IndyCar championship

Racing heroes: Ayrton Senna and Daniel Ricciardo

My fitness routine includes: Running as much as I can

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Getting into the car on the left-hand side

An interesting note about me: I am terrified of spiders

Career results:

2016

  • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with seven victories, nine pole positions and 11 total podium finishes in 16 races
  • Claimed a Mazda scholarship and prize package worth $363,850 toward his 2017 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires campaign
  • Earned his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor team their seventh consecutive drivers championship

2015

  • Finished fourth in his rookie USF2000 season, with five podiums and 14 Top Five finishes in 16 races
  • Earned Rookie of the Year honors as well as the USF2000 Spirit Award, given to the driver or team that embodies the “heart of a champion” as they aspire to reach their goals
  • Claimed two Tilton Hard Charger awards and three ReplayXD Moves of the Race

2014

  • Runner up in the West Australian Formula Ford Series 

2013

  • Won the series championship and Rookie of the Year honors in the West Australian Formula Ford Series

2012

  • Earned titles in the Australian National Spring Kart and West Australian Clubman Light go-kart series
  • Goldfields Sports Star of the Year in go-karts

2011

  • Finished third in the West Australia Junior National Heavy class
  • Finished third in the Victorian state Junior Clubman championship

2010

  • Finished third in the West Australian Junior National Light class
  • Finished third in West Australian Junior Clubman

2008

  • Began racing go karts at the age of 13