Entries for the 2019 SpeedSport Star of Tomorrow Motor Racing Scholarship are now open. The 2019 Scholarship celebrates the 20th year of the successful driver development program.
The Scholarship has produced some of New Zealand’s most successful drivers including 2016 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, Supercars driver Richie Stanaway and 2017 SuperGT Champion Nick Cassidy.
More recently recipients of the Scholarship have included current Toyota Racing Series and New Zealand Grand Prix winner, Liam Lawson. Conrad Clark who won the scholarship in 2017 has also enjoyed success in his career, after taking the 2017/18 Rookie of the Year title he made the move to the United States F4 Championship.
Current Scholarship driver Ronan Murphy has a comfortable lead on in his Rookie of the Year title campaign with just one round to go in the championship.
Entrants will be put through their paces during an evaluation on the 18th of May before the finalists will be selected to compete for the scholarship on the 19th of May.
The winner will receive a year-long program where they will hone their skills on track and off track to become ‘the complete package’. The program includes a free drive in the Manfeild Winter Series and the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship, totalling in 12 events across all North Island circuits.
Along with the offer of a Formula 4 test with Kiwi Motorsport, the winner will be given networking opportunities and promotional support.
New Zealand’s leading race gear manufacturer and supplier Chicane Racewear will provide the winner with custom race overalls, boots, gloves and Arai helmet.
Entry forms are available at http://www.speedsportscholarship.co.nz/entry-form/