Speedsport Scholarship Charitable Trust

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Speedsport Scholarship Charitable Trust, is beginning its 2016/17 National Series fund raising campaign.

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New Zealand's most successful young driver development scholarship is seeking support for the 2016/17 National Championship Series.

Launched in 2000, the SpeedSport Scholarship has provided a valuable kick-start for many of this country's most sucessful young race car drivers.

The Speedsport Scholarship is launching its 2016/17 fund raising program, our target will allow us to give 2016 Winner Dylan Smith the best chance of success in his Scholarship Season.

If the Trust can raise $15,000 - or $2,000 per month - Dylan Smith it will allow Dylan to compete at the highest level in the 2016/17 New Zealand Formula First championship

Included among the drivers to begin their careers with the SpeedSport Scholarship are Shane van Gisbergen (V8 Supercars), Richie Stanaway (World Endurance for Aston Martin & GP2), and Nick Cassidy (Japanese & European Formula 3). The full list of graduates is listed below.

Speedsport Scholarship Winners

2001 Nic Jordan

2002 Joshua Hart

2003 Mark Russ

2004 Shane Van Gisbergen

2005 Andrew Waite

2006 Alastiar Wootten

2007 Richie Stanaway

2008 Nick Cassdiy

2009 Aaron Hodgson

2010 Hayden Pedersen

2011 Malcolm Finch

2012 Aaron Marr

2013 James Webb

2014 Brook Reeve

2015 Liam Lawson

2016 Dylan Smith

Organisation details

The SpeedSport Scholarship Charitable Trust was established in 2013 as a platform for the long-term future of a young driver development program.

For the past 15 years the SpeedSport Scholarship winner has been coached by co-founder Dennis Martin and driven a Formula First single-seater in Martin's Sabre Motorsport team.

Sabre Motorsport has a 16 year history in successfully running Formula First cars in the New Zealand Championship.

Over 200 young drivers have entered the SpeedSport Scholarship since it was founded in 2000 was a joint-venture between Dennis Martin and Grant McDonald, publisher and founder of NZ SpeedSport magazine, which ceased publishing in 2010.

Since then, the Scholarship program has relied largely on donations. The Trust is hoping to find a new naming rights partner.

SPEEDSPORT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2001 Nic Jordan

2002 Joshua Hart

2003 Mark Russ

2004 Shane van Gisbergen

2005 Andrew Waite

2006 Alastair Wootten

2007 Richie Stanaway

2008 Aaron Hodgson

2009 Nick Cassidy

2010 Hayden Pedersen

2011 Malcolm Finch

2012 Aaron Marr

2013 James Webb

2014 Brook Reeve

2015 Liam Lawson

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