TJ Fischer is Moving Up and Racing in Europe!

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My FishDuck.com friends…please indulge me today as I write from a place of pride about my nephew. He has been ascending the impossibly difficult ladder of Professional Motorsports. As a young man, he faced an equally difficult choice: college football or open-wheel (formula car) racing, having grown up doing both. Winning regional formula car races marked the beginning of his career, eventually culminating in a National Championship.  Last year, he seized a happenstance opportunity to continue his ascent apace: racing in the UK. 

I promised to keep my faithful many updated on his progress.  My words, however, will not do his success justice. Thus, I will let this press release speak of his next big step for me.  To witness a young man, one of great determination and values, as he continues his remarkable journey by challenging the globe’s best junior formula race car drivers in Europe, excites our family to no end.  Keep an eye out for more information in a week or so as to how you can share in both this rare endeavor and the thrills attendant to international racing!  Charles Fischer

TJ Fischer Signs Exclusive Deal with Salvador Duran Racing Team
for the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series

Rising star will be one a select few US drivers racing Formula Cars in Europe, competing for a new team owned by a major Mexican racing talent

San Francisco, CA – In an exclusive arrangement, TJ Fischer will be competing in the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS for the newly formed Salvador Duran Racing team. This move marks a significant progression in TJ’s career and will see him race in one of the premier European formula car development series. This will give TJ the opportunity to race at some of the most historic tracks in Europe, many of which are home to major Formula One Grand Prix races including the legendary Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, the world-famous Monza circuit in Italy, and the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Travis taking a break.

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Travis taking a break.

This will mark TJ’s second consecutive year racing in Europe, having competed in BARC Protyre Formula Renault Series in the UK last year. With a year of overseas experience under his belt, TJ is ready and excited to begin challenging for podiums and race wins in 2015 for the highly respected Salvador Duran team. Speaking about his new team, TJ commented, “I am so excited to get out to Italy and join the guys there. Salvador Duran is someone I’ve always looked up to and followed. I can’t wait to learn from him and take things to the next level. And as the only American driver racing in this series, I’m psyched to be representing the Stars and Stripes. It’s going to be epic.”

Team leader Salvador Duran commented, “We are delighted to have signed TJ to our team. He’s an exciting driver to watch, and is clearly an amazing talent. What makes him really special is how motivated and committed he is to honing his skills and being the very best he can be. We can’t wait to get to work!”

The 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS series is made up of seven races, kicking off in Imola, Italy on April 12, 2015.
The full schedule is as follows:
Date Track Location
04/12/2015 Imola Circuit Imola, Italy
05/17/2015 Grand Prix de Pau Pau, France
05/24/2015 Red Bull Ring Circuit Styria, Austria
06/07/2015 Spa-Francorchamps Stavelot, Belgium
07/07/2015 Monza Circuit Monza, Italy
09/06/2015 Mugello Circuit Mugello, Italy
10/11/2015 Jerez Circuit Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

To keep up with TJ Fischer on his unique Italian adventure, he’ll be keeping fans and supporters informed with regular posts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tjfischerracing12) and Twitter @travisjfischer.

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About TJ Fischer:

In 2014, TJ joined the highly-regarded Cliff Dempsey Racing Team to race in the BARC Protyre Formula Renault Series in the UK. TJ garnered six top-5 finishes, while finishing 6th in the overall season Championship, an excellent result for a US driver new to European formula car racing.

Crucial moments in the pit.

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Crucial moments in the pit.

In 2013, TJ won the Formula Car Challenge National Championship, the SCCA Majors Western Conference Championship, and the Formula Car Challenge Western Conference Championship with EFM racing and Eric Purcell.

TJ Fischer found his passion for racing in 2005, at the early age of ten, when he began racing karts throughout northern California. He eventually competed and won at the highest levels of karting at race tracks all over the United States. TJ moved to open-wheel Formula Mazda race cars in 2012, joining EFM Racing.

A graduate of Vacaville High School in Vacaville, CA, he is currently a 3rd year student at Grand Canyon University. As well as racing, he has played collegiate-level football with Pacific Lutheran University. For more information, please visit TJ’s website www.tjfischerracing.com.

About Salvador Duran Racing:

Salvador Duran is a Mexican driver and team owner who has enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a former winner of the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. He has successfully competed in the prestigious World Series Formula Renault 3.5 as well as the A1GP Series representing Team Mexico, being the only driver to clinch victories for the Mexican team. He also won the British Formula 3 Championship in the National Class setting a 300-point record in the series with 14 podiums and 9 wins.
Salvador’s race team, Salvador Duran Racing, is currently the only Mexican racing team in Europe and will be competing in the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS season. In an exclusive deal, Salvador Duran signed up-and-coming US racing driver TJ Fischer to the team. TJ is the only US driver competing at this level in Europe.

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  • Natalie Liebhaber

    Great opportunity! Salvador Duran is my age and it makes me feel very old to hear he’s a team owner now. Best wishes to TJ! Those are some great tracks on the schedule.