IMSA Narrows Diverse Driver Development Scholarship Candidate Field

IMSA Narrows Diverse Driver Development Scholarship Candidate Field | THE SHOPIMSA has narrowed its field of drivers to 10 candidates for the 2024-25 IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship, the sanctioning body announced.

The recipient, to be named later this year, will receive benefits worth more than $250,000 to assist them in competing in one of three IMSA-sanctioned series during the 2024 season.

According to the organization, “IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship candidates must be female or a member of an ethnic minority classification with a desire to compete in IMSA, have outstanding previous race results and/or proven on-track potential in junior racing categories, and the ability to create a compelling strategy to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge or IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge.”

The scholarship provides a full-season premium prepaid entry fee for 2024 in one of those series and 50 percent of the prepaid entry fee for 2025. Support for the scholarship also comes from IMSA partners Michelin, VP Racing Fuels, OMP, Bell, Recaro and LAT Images.

The 10 selected candidates will participate in a series of learning modules to bolster their off-track skills and assist them in approaching teams and submitting their final business plans, IMSA said. The recipient of the 2024-25 scholarship will be notified in the fall.

The list of candidates for the third annual IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship consists of eight men and two women. Click here for more information on the candidates.

The candidates:

  • Antonio Abrom – Winston, Georgia
  • Andre Castro – New York, New York
  • Sabre Cook – Carmel, Indiana
  • Ken Fukuda – Beacon, New York
  • Heather Hadley – Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
  • Bryson Lew – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kyle Loh – San Jose, California
  • Bailey Monette – Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Brad Perez – Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Westin Workman – Charlotte, North Carolina

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