SCOTT ANDREWS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN THE WALTER HAYES TROPHY
Australian Scott Andrews has capped an unprecedented championship winning season in the US F1600 series by securing a scholarship award that will see him tackle the prestigious Silverstone Walter Hayes Trophy.
The 24-year-old from Victoria, has landed the Spectrum International Scholarship Award that will enable him to compete in the Silverstone Walter Hayes Trophy - the world's leading Formula Ford 1600 event at the 'Home of British Motor Racing' on October 31-November 1.
Andrews will drive an Australian-manufactured Spectrum car for the British Spectrum factory team, Kevin Mills Racing.
Spectrum cars have won the Walter Hayes Trophy twice previously.
With a record-breaking seven wins for the Exclusive Autosport squad (official factory Spectrum team) under his belt, Andrews led the F1600 Formula F Championship Series since the opening round in April.
Three pole positions and fifteen podium finishes completed his season performance, and he now travels to Silverstone to take on the very best Formula Ford racers in the world.
With a history stretching back to 2001, the Walter Hayes Trophy is globally known as the premier Formula Ford contest in the world, with over 100 entries challenging at the start of the two days of competition to break through the qualifying heats and into the 36-car Grand Final on Sunday afternoon.
“There’s no doubt in our minds that Scott’s thoroughly deserving of this year’s Spectrum International Scholarship,” Michael Duncalfe, the boss of Exclusive Management, the association behind the Silverstone award. “He’s had to learn every circuit he’s raced at this season but he’s proved himself to be a fast learner and an even faster racer. Some of his victories have been hard fought, while others have been showcase performances from pole. We really look forward to seeing Scott race at Silverstone. This will be a very special event for us all."
Andrews will now realise his childhood dream of racing in Europe. The youngster says, “Since I was a kid growing up, and racing karts, I’ve always dreamed of racing in Europe. Now I’m being given the opportunity to race at the largest and most prestigious Formula Ford race in the world and it’s at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, which is just amazing.”
Further information on the event can be found at: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/silverstone-walter-hayes-trophy-2015/
*Andrews will not be the only Australian on-track next weekend. Three other racers are flying halfway round the world to compete in the 2015 Silverstone Walter Hayes Trophy. Jason Hore, a regular FF1600 winner 'down under' will race a Mygale for the Enigma Motorsport team, while brothers, Chris and Richard Davison, will drive Van Diemen's for the Souley Motorsport team."