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Road To Indy

Our commitment through the road to Indy ladder series has been a huge success, 2023 saw us win the 2023 USF2000 YACademy Championship and complete a full season of USF2000 Pro Championships ending the year with 11 podiums, 10 front row starts, 7 pole positions and 7 race wins. The same year we also qualified for the Tony Quinn Scholarship.

Jacob's Team

PABST Racing

PABST Racing operates teams on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, the USF2000 Championship. PABST Racing’s drivers have secured numerous championships, race wins, podium finishes and pole positions. Their mission is to develop drivers and prepare them for the upper echelons of professional motorsports.

Chris Dittman Racing

Chris Dittman Racing is a UK-based team running in GB3 and GB4, JDM has partnered with CDR for 2024 to increase Jacob’s skills and to experience new tracks and cars. CDR is run by well known race winner and engineer Chris Dittman spanning a career of decades in the sport.

Tiffany Chittenden

Jacob’s Manager

A British champion and professional driver coach, Tiffany has worked in global motorsport for the past 20 years. She took on the role as Jacob’s personal manager and driver coach at the beginning of 2017 and spends countless hours working with him on and off the track.

Matthew Hamilton

Coach & Mentor

13 x New Zealand Karting Champion, International racing driver and former Lady Wigram Trophy winner, Matthew started working with Jacob at age 10 and took him through all four NZ championship-winning campaigns. WKS Kartstore continues to work with Jacob in KZ2 shifter karting.

Enzo Mucci

Driver & Performance Coach

Enzo Mucci is a highly regarded race car driving coach, with over two decades of experience coaching drivers in various categories, including Indy Car, F1, F2, and Nascar. He is best known in New Zealand for his work coaching F1 star Liam Lawson.

Grant McDonald

JDM Board Member

Grant is a highly respected member of the JDM management board. His talent for fostering positive working relationships, strong communication skills, and ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders have been instrumental in building the company’s reputation as a trusted partner. Grant is also known for his long and successful history in motorsport, including his journey with Formula 1 star Liam Lawson.

Tatuus USF-22


Full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured by Tatuus Racing meeting current FIA 2020 GEN 1 with Halo-type device safety standards including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant INDYCAR head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers, upgraded uprights, and upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA specific oval racing circuits.


Mazda developed 2-litre MZR (175 HP) prepared by Elite Engines, with maximum torque of 160 Ft. Lbs., utilizing a fly by wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.

The Team In Action

The TRS FT-50

The Toyota Racing Series FT-50 race car was raced between 2015-2019 with a modified version of Toyota’s 1.8L four cylinder engine. Producing around 200bhp, the car features a six-speed Sadev sequential transmission with limited slip differential, a carbon fibre body built by Tatuus in Italy, weighing 480kgs.

A limited number of FT-50 cars have been sold and Jacob has one to use for testing and racing in the New Zealand Formula Open series. Like many junior racing categories around the world, testing in the current generation FT-60 car is strictly limited so this is an ideal car to prepare for the TRS Championship and New Zealand Grand Prix.


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