After earning the chance to get her feet wet in a race car last fall as part of the CASC Karts 2 Cars program, jumping into a Brian Graham Racing Formula 1600 race car at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Taegen Poles of Port Hope, Ontario has been focused on making the complete transition. While in 2015 it won’t be a full time racing gig, Poles just recently announced that she has joined Brain Graham Racing for a development program to go along with her full season of karting.
Her development program will see her testing with the team throughout the summer along with being a shadow with the team at major events. There is also intentions to complete one race late in the year, putting all of her knowledge to good use.
“For a long time, I’ve been anticipating making the transition from karting to cars. Now that the time has come, I’m extremely happy that I get to do so with the Brian Graham Racing team. Signing on as a development driver is something I’m really excited about, because of the endless opportunities it can present. The experience I’ll gain will be invaluable, and I couldn’t have asked to be part of a better team,” commented Taegen Poles to Inside Track Motorsport News.
Last year Poles secured the Mosport International Karting Championship Rotax Junior title along with some solid running in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and she has made the transition to Rotax Senior for 2015 and has the club title once again on her mind.
She also plans to compete in the ECKC and Canadian National Championships, along with club races at Goodwood and Mosport. It will be a very busy year for sure.
“I’m really excited to make my debut in the Rotax Senior division with Kevin Glover Karting. Coming off my MIKA championship, I want to continue that momentum. I think the potential is there and I’d like to monopolize on that for this season while balancing the time with BGR,” explained Poles to CKN.