SCOTT CLAIMS PODIUM AT WALTER HAYES TROPHY AT SILVERSTONE

Australian Scott Andrews has recorded a solid third place in the 2015 Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in the UK.

Gaining a place in the prestigious Formula Ford event after winning the International Spectrum Scholarship award, Andrews qualified fourth before advancing to the semi-final from finishing fifth in his heat.

Having then started 16th in the semi-final, Andrews faced a stiff challenge in the big field to make the final with the top 18 advancing.

Andrews was taken off the track at the first corner but fought back to finish 10th, guaranteeing a place in the final.

From there the recently crowned US Formula F Series champ put in a solid performance, making the most of his opportunity, just missing the podium at the finish.

However a post-race exclusion saw Andrews elevated into the final podium spot.

“There’s 125 entries and quite literally 20-30 guys who could actually win the thing,” Andrews explained.

“The F1600 racing in the US was a little more NASCAR style where you ride around utilising the draft until the last few laps then make your move.

“Here there is a lot like karts and there’s basically a ‘pass or be passed’ mentality. It’s a lot more cut throat in the UK, but I love it.

“to come third and bring home a trophy for the whole Kevin Mills Racing group – I couldn’t be happier to reward the boys for their mega efforts.“