Bri­tish se­ries get re­newed Road to Indy deals

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Three For­mula Ford cham­pi­onships have the op­por­tu­nity to send nom­i­nated driv­ers to the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout in Amer­ica for a sec­ond year in suc­ces­sion.

The shootout – run in its cur­rent for­mat for the first time in 2016 – gives a num­ber of driv­ers the chance to earn £160,000 to­wards a cam­paign in the USF2000 Cham­pi­onship in Amer­ica.

The BRSCC FF1600 Na­tional and Scot­tish cham­pi­onships, as well as the Su­per­series will all send driv­ers. The BRSCC and Scot­tish se­ries will send its cham­pi­ons while the Su­per­series runs its own shootout to de­cide who it sends to La­guna Seca.

In 2016, Oliver White came close to tak­ing the prize, which even­tu­ally went to For­mula Ford Fes­ti­val and Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy fron­trun­ner Oliver Askew.

“It gives the driv­ers a chance to ful­fil an as­pi­ra­tion to move on to the next level and/or go for a trip of a life­time,” said Su­per­series’ or­gan­iser James Beck­ett. “We’re proud to be part of it and when we were first ap­proached 18 months ago we were ea­ger to join.

“Ol­lie did a great job. Hope­fully we can send some­one of an equal stand­ing this year.”

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