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Sep 27

Team Canada Scholarship Announces 2017 Winner

The historic Brands Hatch venue will once again be the home for the Formula Ford Festival

Team Canada logoThe seventh edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will see the  recently crowned Toyo Tires Championship winner Ben Hurst head to Brands Hatch as the Team Canada driver for 2017.

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Sep 07

Team Canada Scholarship Winner

The 6th edition of the Team Canada Scholarship is proud to welcome its newest member Parker Thompson

Team Canada logo Parker resides in Red Deer Alberta and is currently 2nd in the USF2000 Championship with the final weekend coming up at Laguna Seca Sept 9-11.  The 18 year old is in his sophomore season in USF2000 and is enjoying a breakout season. His highlights include wins at Barber Motorsports Park, Indy, and the streets of Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

Team Canada finds success and heartrache at Festival

“We couldn’t be happier with the effort put forth by Michael and his heat race win was the highlight of our weekend”

2015-11-13 - Team Canada finds success and heartrache at Festival (1) The 40th anniversary of the Formula Ford Festival held at the historic Brands Hatch circuit had both highs and lows for the Team Canada Scholarship and its driver Michael Adams.

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Sep 10

Team Canada Scholarship winner announced

Before the 2015 season started, the young F1600 driver worked out a last minute funding deal to contest the Canadian F1600 Super Series

Team Canada logoTeam Canada Scholarship program is proud to announce that Ontario native Michael Adams has been chosen to represent Canada at the Formula Ford Festival in October.

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Aug 28

Team Canada Scholarship announces finalists

Five very deserving young drivers

Team Canada logo2015 marks the 5th year of the Scholarship program and the following 5 young drivers are being considered for the final selection to represent Team Canada this coming October in England.

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Nov 05

Team Canada Scholarship Finds Success in England

The world renowned Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch Circuit in England is now in the history books.

Team Canada Scholarship - Chase Pelletier (1) Team Canada Scholarship driver Chase Pelletier acquitted himself well with a solid 14th place finish in the final. The results don’t really show the true success the young racer had in his first trip abroad as he enjoyed a week of close competition and fierce on track battles.

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Oct 01

Team Canada Scholarship winner announced

The  selection for the Team Canada Scholarship  is a difficult process as there are so many great young candidates. 

Team Canada logo 2014 has been a stellar year for many of the nominees and in the end one driver stood out among his peers. In just his second season of racing, this years winner left his mark with his first Championship and multiple podiums across the two F1600 Championships in Ontario and Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Team Canada Scholarship welcomes new supporters

“I am very pleased to welcome our new partners to the program” – Brian Graham

Team Canada logoAs preparations continue for the 3rd edition of the Team Canada Scholarship, the search for support has yielded some high profile partners who join the list of Canadian companies already on board. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Team Canada names second driver

Zacharie Robichon of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

Team Canada logoThe Team Canada Scholarship completes their line up for the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England with the naming of F1600 driver Zacharie Robichon.

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Aug 16

Team Canada Scholarship announces First Selection

Will represent Canada at the 2013 Formula Ford Festival this coming October

Team Canada logo 2The Team Canada Scholarship announces Scott Hargrove as the first driver to be selected for the 2013 edition of the 3rd year program. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

The Team Canada Scholarship is pleased to announce the four final drivers for the 2013 Program.

Team Canada second 4 finalist

Team Canada logoThe four drivers will be vying for the a spot with Team Canada as the Scholarship enters its 3rd year. Competing in the category of F1600, specifically, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in Ontario and the Formula Tour 1600 Series of Quebec, these young drivers are some of Canada’s future stars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

Team Canada Scholarship selects first 4 finalists.

The Team Canada Scholarship enters their 3rd year

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada Scholarship announces the first 4 finalists who will be competing for one of the two seats available for this year’s program. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Team Canada Scholarship expands program

The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoThe 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Team Canada 2012 report

“Although it was a tough week with unexpected problems, in the end, we were quick” – Garrett Grist

Team Canada Garrett GristTeam Canada logoAlthough the results sheets will not reflect it, 2012 Team Canada Scholarship winner Garrett Grist enjoyed a strong showing at the internationally renowned British Formula Ford Festival, and quite ably displayed the quality of driving talent produced by this country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Four Up-and-Comers join Afterburner Autosport during Mazda Road to Indy test

Blok, Estrela, Ruch, and Verra to pilot Van Diemen/Mazda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NATHAN BLOK - vd2012 mazda F2000Afterburner Autosport - Mazda Road to Indy - Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayAfterburner Autosport returns to action this week (October 10-11), taking part in the second annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Building on what was a solid debut season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the Minnesota-based squad will have four talented up-and-comers getting behind the wheel, with Danilo Estrela, Joe Ruch, Ryan Verra, and Nathan Blok taking part in the year-end event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Last chance to impress!!

“Can’t wait for next week to learn who our second Team Canada Scholarship winner is” –  Gerry Merz

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoWith 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Team Canada is ready to build on success in 2012

With the goal of once again challenging for top honors at the premier Formula Ford event

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoAfter a remarkable debut in the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch Circuit in England last season, Team Canada is ready to build on that success in 2012.

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Oct 21

Inaugural Team Canada scholarship program with driver Xavier Coupal make history!

Fastest lap and pole position

Team Canada Scholarship - very first time a Canadian has ever sat on the pole at the Formula Ford FestivalTeam Canada Scholarship - Team Shot is Gerry Merz, (Team Canada Founder), Driver Xavier Coupal, Brian Graham (Team Canada FoundeAs the final checkered flag over the 40th Formula Ford Festival, the Team Canada entry was already parked, but not without making a spectacular debut and also making history!

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Sep 14

Vlok Victorious at ICAR for BGR Team Grote

Chris held off the hard charging Olivier Bonnet and Nathan Blok

2011-09-11_05172011-09-11_0530Following up his recent podiums at Mont Tremblant and Trois Rivieres, New Zealander Chris Vlok captured the win at the ICAR circuit located in Mirabel Quebec. From his 4th starting spot Chris quickly moved forward and within a few laps was running a solid second place behind recently named Team Canada Scholarship driver Xavier Coupal. When Coupal ran into mechanical problems Chris grabbed the lead and held off the hard charging Olivier Bonnet and Nathan Blok.

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Aug 23

The final 3 candidates for the Team Canada Scholarship have been selected.

Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!

Team Canada logoTeam Canada logo 2With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.

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