AIMSHOP.COM TITLE SPONSOR & BRITISH F4 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE ANNOUNCED FOR FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL
The BRSCC welcomes Aimshop.com as title sponsor for the Formula Ford Festival. The announcement came as part of the inaugural Festival Promotion Day which took place at Brands Hatch today.
BRSCC Chairman, Peter Daly, an FF1600 racer himself, told the audience “We are really excited and grateful to have Aimshop.com on board as the title sponsor of this prestigious event.
“It enables us to present live streaming of the whole festival meeting which will add benefits to all entrants and bring the excitement of the festival to a wider audience. On top of this the Formula Ford Festival winner will be presented with some of their finest hardware equipment”
James Mulley from Aimshop.com attended the Promotion Day saying, “We are extremely excited to extend our working partnership with the BRSCC by becoming the title sponsor of the 2019 Aimshop.com Formula Ford Festival.
“This is a class that is well suited for us to be sponsoring as a large amount of the cars on the grid will have at least one of our products on them, whether that be a Formula Steering wheel 3, EVO4S date logger, or Solo2 lap timer
“We could not be prouder to have our name alongside the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival. I would also like to thank Peter Daly and the whole team at BRSCC for putting on a fantastic event and now we are counting down to the Festival itself and another exciting weekend of racing.
Paul McErlaen, BRSCC Business Development, who worked on this important sponsorship deal said “We are delighted that an innovative company like Aimshop.com have come on board with the Festival as they have a passion for the racing, whilst sharing our vision of looking to the future of the festival.”
The Promotion Day included a presentation by club Chairman, Peter Daly along with a display garage which included a new Medina Formula Ford car courtesy of race team, B-M Racing and the opportunity for guests and current National FF1600 drivers to have a go on a fantastic Aimshop.com race simulator and a race track set up from Scalextric, which both brought out the competitive nature of everyone.
The BRSCC Aimshop.com Formula Ford Festival is a great weekend of racing for drivers, teams and spectators. The BRSCC aims to give entrants as much track time as possible, which includes the introduction of a Last Chance Heat at the end of Saturday.
The Festival has a number of sponsors who help make the event viable, Avon Tyres, Wilkens Kennedy and CamTech Security.
In addition, Peter Daly announced a series of Aimshop.com Formula Ford Festival heat sponsors which enable competitors to enter a prize draw in each heat:
Heat One, sponsored by Headtec, where the prize draw winner will get a crash helmet
Heat Two, sponsored by Wiz Wheels, where the prize draw winner will get a set of Formula Ford wheels
Heat three, sponsored by Raceparts with the prize draw winner getting a £500 raceparts voucher.
The BRSCC announces today a great opportunity for the highest placed teenager in this year’s Formula Ford Festival to take part in the British F4 Scholarship on 5 November at Silverstone.
Peter Daly, BRSCC Chairman, speaking today’s at the inaugural Formula Ford Promotion Day at Brands Hatch made the announcement saying “We are extremely delighted that with our friends at Racingline, the British F4 Championship promotors, assisted by Richard Dutton and his Fortec team will award the highest placed race finishing teenager in the Formula Ford Festival Final an entry into the F4 Scholarship day at Silverstone, to include physical, mental and media exercises and a test with the Fortec F4 team.
“The winner of the scholarship day will receive their entry fees into the F4 Championship plus 15 sets of slick tyres from Hankook, a 25% NBE discount on engine, free HRX race suite, plus a prize from fuel suppliers Carless.”
BRSCC Competitions Director, Dominic Ostrowski added “This scholarship is a real boost to the Festival which has traditionally provided a stepping stone for young drivers to motorsport success, from Jenson Button and recently crowned Indy car champion Josef Newgarden to last year’s winner, Josh Smith, who went on to become part of the 2019 McLaren Young Driver programme and be a top challenger in this year’s British GT.”
The prize provides a clear link between these two single-seater championships and the traditional motorsport ladder of success.
This news comes just weeks after the BRSCC revealed that they are investing in the future of the this highlight of the British single-seater race calendar with its international grids of up to 90 of these unique looking cars and a reputation for close action racing.
This includes live streaming the race weekend for the first time and setting up a project team to work on the promotion of this year’s Festival, but most importantly to put in the foundations for years to come.
The Formula Ford Festival is a very special weekend for everyone, drivers, teams and spectators and the BRSCC is committed to giving drivers as much track times as possible, including an additional ‘Heats Last Chance Race’ at the end of Saturday in which the 30 quickest drivers who didn’t get though the heats stage have one final chance to grab a slot in the semi-finals and then the usual tense final Last Chance race where there are six grid places up for grabs in the Grand Final race on Sunday.
With just four weeks to go, all of the entry and event information is available on the BRSCC website https://brscc.co.uk/events/oct-26-27-formula-ford-festival/