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Team 2018-03-15T00:51:06-04:00

THE CENTURY AUTO RACING TEAM

Joey Essma
Joey EssmaDriver
On his 3rd birthday, Joey was given the option of having a birthday party or going to the Milwaukee Mile to watch Michael Andretti practice. Guess what he chose? Yep, Michael Andretti and the Milwaukee Mile! Ever since then, he has been pursuing his dream to become a professional driver. “I have driven dirt karts, Rotax Junior and Senior Karts, and cars in the LeMons and Champ Car (formerly Chump Car) series. Currently, I am driving a Mygale Honda Powered F1600 open wheel car in pursuit of the F1600 Championship and the SCCA Majors Run Off Championship.”

Birthdate: May 21, 1997
Hometown: Browns Summit, NC (don’t blink!)
​Favorite Race Track: VIR

Career Highlights:​
2018 1st Place Sebring SCCA Majors F1600 and fastest race lap
+100 Endurance Racing hours at some of the greatest racetracks in the world including Road America, Road Atlanta, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Virginia International Raceway, and Laguna Seca. 11-time fastest team lap including night and rain conditions.
2016 1st place Gateway Ignite Karting series double-header
2014 AMP 12-hour Kart Endurance Champion and fastest overall lap
2013 1st place GoPro Rotax Junior Karting Championship
2012 2nd place Powerade Rotax Junior Karting Championship
2011 3rd place Powerade Rotax Junior Karting Championship

Chris Archinaco
Chris ArchinacoDriver
Chris is ready to bring his talent and experience to Century Auto Racing’s new team. “I’m excited to be back in F4 this year and part of Century Auto Racing’s maiden season. Geoff Bushor and his team bring championship-winning experience to the series and my goal is to help them win their first in F4.” Training for this season goes beyond the track for Chris as well, taking advantage of the downtime to get in top race condition. “I’ve been working with PitFit Training in Indianapolis over the winter break and they’ve put me in the best condition possible. I’m eager to go racing and put it to use.”

Stay at home parent and professional racing driver,
Retired from the high tech industry
Former Division I Lacrosse Player – Villanova University

Career Highlights:
2017 Partial Season F4 – Indy Motorsport Group
2016 Championship Runner-Up (P2) Lucas Oil Formula Car Series
2015 Partial Season Skip Barber Winter Series

Matt Cowley
Matt CowleyDriver
Matt is a 20-year-old British racing driver born in Manchester UK and based with the team in Tampa Florida. In addition to his racing, hes’s am an Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation, a mental health charity that is helping people in the UK and USA. Matt also studying for a mechanical engineering diploma through distance learning.

Career Highlights:
2017 F1600 Series – Championship Winner
Selected as one of twelve drivers to be part the UK’s Motorsport Association’s (MSA) Academy team.
Selected for the Andy Priaulx Sports Management “Young Driver Development Program”, managed by Andy Priaulx MBE, 3 times World Touring Car Champion and current Chip Ganassi WEC Ford GT driver.
2016 Winner – Champion of Oulton and Star of Anglesey series
2015 Winner – National and Northern Championships
Winner – Walter Hayes Historic (made over 80 passes to achieve this)
2nd Formula Ford Festival Historic, Champion of Oulton and Triple Crown
32 races, 25 podiums, 11 wins
Awarded the Graham Peacock Trophy in recognition of my performance and attitude both on and off the track.