Junior scholarship creates a buzz
THE REVIVED JUNIOR SALOON Car Championship scholarship has attracted strong interest, despite entries only being open for a short period.
The series for 14-17-year-olds did not run a scholarship for the 2017 season, but has decided to revive the initiative. An assessment day will take place at Silverstone on February 24 and the winner will receive a fully funded season in the category in 2018 – a prize estimated to be worth £30,000.
Entries for the scholarship were open from the middle of last month, and half of the places had already been filled within days.
The series has also entered a partnership with three charities – the Teenage Cancer Trust, Blood Bikers and the National Autistic Society – and the scholar will act as an ambassador for them.
“We will assess driving skills, reaction skills and media skills,” said series coordinator Dave Beecroft. “We’re not necessarily looking for the fastest driver; we want someone we feel has the most potential and can represent the charities in the right manner.”
Young driver will win fully funded season