JSCC Scholarship winner Emily moves from grass to tarmac
The Junior Saloon Car Championship is delighted to announce the winner of their JSCC/Teenage Cancer Trust Scholarship is Emily Glanvill.
The scholarship event, which was held at Silverstone, consisted of a series of activities including a media test, fitness challenge and the all important driving assessment which youngsters aged from 14 to 17 completed for the opportunity to win a fully supported drive in the 2016 Junior Saloon Car Championship.
Andrew Bisping of GoMotorsport chatted to the young scholars about the MSA’s Race n Respect campaign and British GT driver and 2015 Michelin Ginetta Supercup Champion Tom Oliphant gave them a few tips on how to prepare for a career as a professional race driver.
Dave Beecroft of the JSCC said he was very impressed with the high standard of driving skills demonstrated by the scholars, some of whom had very little experience of circuit driving before the event.
He commented, “it is our intention that every scholar who attended the event went home having learnt something from their experience with us today, whether that be how to prepare a sponsorship pitch, improve their social media profile or tips on carrying more speed through corners.”
Following the selection of three finalists, Luke Browning, Angus Dudley and Emily Glanvill the JSCC announced Emily as their winner after a panel of 4 judges interviewed them.
Emily who has a background in Autograss racing is keen to get started on her preparations for her first race at Oulton Park on 19th March. “I am over the moon, it has been a fantastic day and I can’t wait to get out there and race.”
The JSCC will be raising funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust throughout the season and Emily and her new drive will be ambassadors for the charity at motorsport events throughout the UK.
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