“We couldn’t be happier with the effort put forth by Michael and his heat race win was the highlight of our weekend”
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The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.
The focus will continue to be the world renown Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch, England in late October. After a very successful debut in 2011 with the first Canadian on pole for the final and leading the early laps, the program continued in 2012 and once again showcased the talent that Canada has in the junior formula car ranks.
“Can’t wait for next week to learn who our second Team Canada Scholarship winner is” – Gerry Merz
With the announcement of who will fly the Team Canada Scholarship colors at the Formula Ford Festival a week away, there is one last chance for the drivers to impress the selection committee and sponsors.
Corporate support flows in!
The search for the first driver to win the inaugural Team Canada Scholarship to the Festival is heating up. For the principals of BGR Sports and Entertainment, (BGR S & E), Gerry Merz, Dave Matkovich, and Brian Graham, founders of Team Canada Scholarship, the task of selecting the driver to represent Canada at the 2011 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch is in full swing.
The scholarship was founded in 1990
The highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships.
McLaren Autosport Award finalist signs up after impressive pre-season tests
James Cole is the latest driver to confirm he will be competing in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship, after a standout performance at the recent pre-season tests at Silverstone and Snetterton. The 22-year-old Briton impressed by frequently running in the top ten over both days and even topping a session at the new Snetterton 300 circuit yesterday (Wednesday), despite his previous lack of experience in the Williams JPH1B F2 car.
As member of Team USA scholarship
American teenager finished fourth in the Formula Ford Festival and ninth in Walter Hayes Trophy. American Brett Smrz took another step towards a successful career in motorsports over the past several weeks, racing a Formula Ford in England as part of the prestigious Team USA Scholarship.
Team USA Scholarship driver became the youngest-ever winner of the famed Formula Ford event
Junior formula car standout Connor De Phillippi is the latest American to make his mark in European open-wheel racing, following his historic Walter Hayes Trophy win this past weekend (October 31 – November 1) at the Silverstone Circuit in England.
British Formula Ford runner-up’s chances at repeat victory halted by overheating engine
Josef Newgarden’s hopes of a repeat win at the historic Formula Ford Festival in England unfortunately ended prematurely over the weekend (October 17-18). The British Formula Ford runner-up and Rookie of the Year failed to finish a lap in the Final, when an overheating engine forced the American into pitlane after a superb start.
One lucky driver will be presented with the CanAm Cup trophy on Sunday afternoon
In only a few days (September 27-28) many top Formula Ford 1600 drivers will gather at the renowned Mosport International Raceway road course just east of Toronto, Ont., for the third annual eFormulaCarNews.com CanAm Cup.