Team USA Scholarship drivers announced
The Team USA Scholarship drivers for the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy in October and November respectively have been chosen.
Oliver Askew, 19, and Kyle Kirkwood, 17, will drive Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GR15S in the blue riband Formula Ford events.
The pairing were chosen after a six-driver shootout at Palm Beach International Raceway, by a panel which included 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran.
“I am ecstatic and greatly honoured,” said Kirkwood, a frontrunner in the inaugural F4 US series with Primus Racing. “To be able to represent the USA is a feeling no words can describe.”
Askew added: “Kyle and I have been very close friends for over 10 years. We have been team-mates in the karting ranks for many of those years, so we will keep working together to bring home great results.”
Bryan Herta, Josef Newgarden and Jimmy Vasser are former Team USA Scholarship winners.