An aspiring racing driver from the North East has been offered to compete in the Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC) this season after training in his bedroom for years.
Will Crewsdon, who is only 16 years old and lives in Corbridge - will have the opportunity to to race at the UK’s best tracks including Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donington Park in the race series.
Will said: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to secure offers from two separate race teams to drive for them in the championships. Several very successful drivers have started their careers in the JSCC before moving into the British Touring Car Championship and the GT Cup, so this is a fantastic opportunity.”
Teenage Will balances his ambitions and future career goals in motorsport alongside studying for his GCSEs at Dame Allan’s Schools in Newcastle.
Will hopes to complete his A Levels at Dame Allan’s Sixth Form next, before undertaking a degree in motorsport engineering. Will recently passed his ARDS (Association of Racing Driver Schools) test, and he now holds a Motorsport UK competition licence.
In order to train in his bedroom, Will saved £5,000 during lockdown to buy a professional racing simulator. The technology includes a cockpit, racing wheel, pedals and optional VR headset. Will explained: "It’s what the professional drivers use for their preparation too, and being able to drive the same car and tracks that I would in real life has really helped.”
Will is currently searching for regional sponsorship to support the costs associated with competing in the UK.
He continued: “The North East is hugely underrepresented in motorsports and opportunities aren’t as readily available, so I’m hoping to get some sponsors on board to fly the regional flag and support me on my journey.”
Dame Allan’s Schools Principal Will Scott said: “Will’s enthusiasm for motorsports, and his ambition and determination to become a successful driver, are not only evident but infectious when he talks about racing.
“At 16-years-old, Will already has a mature attitude to balancing his studies with a future in motorsports and the Schools wish him the best of luck on the race tracks this season.”
Businesses interested in sponsoring Will for the Junior Saloon Car Championship this season should email [email protected].
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