Two years ago he was the brightest young star on the British motor racing scene but now Wayne Boyd has switched to America.
All-conquering in the British Formula Ford championship in 2008, and winner of the important Brands Hatch Festival at just 18, Boyd has since endured two barren years.
Although he won at Donington Park, a step up to Formula Three in 2009 backfired and last year he spent most of the season on the sidelines.
But now the Templepatrick youngster has signed for Indianapolis-based Belardi Racing and is contesting the US National FF2000 championship, part of the Mazda Road to Indy scheme.
He made his debut for the team at Sebring on Thursday night, finishing 10th despite having no experience of FF2000 cars or the famous Florida track.
“I grew up watching the Indianapolis 500 and to have the opportunity to get there is incredible,” said Boyd.