Spectrum International Scholarship Awarded to Scott Andrews
The 2015 Spectrum International Scholarship Award will see Australia’s Scott Andrews cap an outstanding season of F1600 competition with a trip to race at the illustrious Walter Hayes Trophy hosted at Silverstone, England, 31st October to 1st November.
The scholarship, a collaborative effort between Borland Racing Developments and Exclusive Management Inc., was established to recognize a Spectrum driver who has displayed both outstanding talent and a solid work ethic on and off the race track during the season. The prize is designed to give the driver exposure to competition in new countries while providing an opportunity for continued driver development and growth.
Andrews (24) from Torquay, Victoria is competing in the SCCA sanctioned F1600 Formula F Championship Series with Exclusive Autosport, the official North American factory Spectrum team, and with a record-breaking seven wins to his credit, heads into next month’s finale in Pittsburgh with a lead of 100 points. Included in Scott’s 2015 victories is last weekend’s triumph in the prestigious Al Craighead Memorial Can-Am Cup at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
As a result of his F1600 successes, all engineered behind the wheel of the Spectrum 014, his scholarship prize is a trip to compete in a Kevin Mills Racing prepared Spectrum, with support from Borland Racing Developments and Exclusive Autosport, at the Silverstone Circuit in England.
The coveted Walter Hayes Trophy is the premier Formula Ford contest in the world with over 100 entries challenging to break through the qualifying heats and into the 36-car final on Sunday 1st November.
“Once again I am excited to offer this opportunity to a young driver, especially this year as I have followed Scott since his first days in a Spectrum FF in Australia,” declared Mike Borland, designer and manufacturer of the Spectrum chassis. “We are very proud to have an Australian driver in an Australian built car, and after John Martin narrowly missed the win three years ago, and although the Spectrum chassis’ have won this race twice before, we hope that Scott can be first Australian driver to win in the Spectrum.”
“There’s no doubt in our minds that Scott’s thoroughly deserving of this year’s Spectrum International Scholarship,” said Michael Duncalfe, CEO of Exclusive Management Inc. “He’s proved himself to be a fast learner and an even faster racer. Some of his victories have been hard fought come-from-behind drives while others have been showcase performances from pole.
“I know with Scott there’s also a sense of pride being an Australian driver racing in an Australian built chassis. Mike Borland and I are thrilled to award Scott the Spectrum International Scholarship and we look forward to seeing him compete against the world’s best at the Walter Hayes Trophy in England.”
“Since I was a kid growing up in karts I’ve always dreamed of racing in Europe. Now I’m being given the opportunity to race at one of the largest and arguably the most prestigious Formula Ford race in the world and it’s at Silverstone too which is amazing!” enthused Scott Andrews.
“To represent Spectrum, Exclusive Autosport and all my supporters is an incredible honour. I first met Michael Duncalfe of Exclusive Autosport in Australia last year when he was with 2014 Spectrum International Scholarship winner Tristan DeGrand. We subsequently put our deal together for this season and it’s been nothing short of amazing.”