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SCCA Women on Track Creates Road Racing Scholarship

THE SHOPWith an aim to increase the participation of women and girls in all aspects of motorsports competition, the SCCA Women on Track initiative has created the new 2022 SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship, the organization announced.

Two recipients of this year’s SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship will receive $1,000 each, with the scholarship helping fund their entry into the sport of road racing, SCCA representatives said. Applicants need to be a member of the SCCA and must be interested in participating in road racing upon graduation from a road racing school. Ideally, recipients should have a race car available to them for competition school, although loaner race cars specific to this scholarship are available in certain portions of the country.

“Our ongoing goal is to increase the active participation of women and girls in road racing,” said Cherie Storms, Chair of SCCA Women on Track’s Road Racing Committee. “We do this by promoting opportunities designed to encourage new enthusiasts to enter the sport and enabling their interest with straightforward information required to compete on track or volunteer at events.

“We strive to build women’s belief in their potential and foster an ‘I can’ attitude toward motorsports by sharing profiles and achievements of current women participating in motorsports through our Facebook page and website, and strive to retain current female enthusiasts through recognition of achievements and ensuring the community is an inclusive and safe place for everyone. We support female driver development through mentorship, training and now our first scholarship.”

The SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2022, with completed submissions being reviewed by the SCCA Women on Track Scholarship Committee.

Click here for more information or to apply for the 2022 SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship.

A.J. Hecht

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