8.28.2012 (Via eformulacarnews.com) – After a remarkable debut in the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch Circuit in England last season, Team Canada is ready to build on that success in 2012. With the goal of once again challenging for top honors at the premier Formula Ford event 'Across the Pond' this fall, the selection committee is excited to announce the 2012 Team Canada Scholarship nominees.
Aware that top young Canadian racers are competing not only in Canada, but throughout North America, the Team Canada selection committee has expanded the eligible series that drivers can compete in during the 2012 season to be chosen from to include not only the Ontario-based Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and Quebec-based Formula Tour 1600 Series, but also the USA-based F1600 Formula F Championship Series, F2000 Championship Series, and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered Mazda series.
"With young Canadian drivers competing across North America in some of the toughest series around, we definitely have a talented pool of drivers to choose from," commented Team Canada Scholarship co-founder Brian Graham.
After reviewing both on and off the track performances, as well as talking with teams and officials, the Team Canada selection has come up with a list of ten highly-regarded Canadian up-and-comers. Chosen as 2012 Team Scholarship nominees are:
Michael Adams, 18, Toyo Tires F1600 Championship
Guillaume Archambault, 17, Formula Tour 1600
Nathan Blok, 18, Formula Tour 1600
Marc Antoine Cardin, 16, Formula Tour 1600
Matthew Di Leo, 18, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
JP Jodoin, 17, Formula Tour 1600
Garett Grist, 17, F1600 Formula F Championship Series
Scott Hargrove, 17, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
Dalton Kellett, 18, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
Thomas McGregor, 20, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
One driver from this talented group will be selected to represent Team Canada in the 2012 edition of the Formula Ford Festival. Team Canada will once again partner with Formula Ford leader and former Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy winner Cliff Dempsey Racing, and run under the same tent as the Team USA cars.
"Last year was learning experience for us, and we are thrilled to go back and do even better this year," added Graham.
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