2022 Team Canada Scholarship Winners

We are excited to announce the 2022 Team Canada Scholarship Winners, who will represent Canada at the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy Race in England in October.

Please join us in wishing these two exceptional young drivers All the Best in representing our country in England.


Jake Cowden

Jake is an 18-year-old from Aurora, Ontario, who is focused on achieving his goal of becoming an IndyCar driver. Jake’s racing career began in go-karts at the age of 10, achieving 33 podiums in 38 races.

After two seasons competing in F1600, Jake won the 2022 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in Ontario while also showcasing his ability to adapt to new tracks in Quebec, earning four 1st place finishes at Trois Rivieres’ and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, for the Formula 1 Grand Prix support race.

Academically, Jake also shows his commitment. He achieved early acceptance into the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and will become a licenced high performance automotive mechanic adding to his knowledge of race engineering. Jake graduated high school June 2022 and is an Honour Role Student, Ontario Scholar (95% average) and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM). A certified ski instructor, skate patrol guard and accomplished drummer, Jake balances a busy schedule.

Jake is active in fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society of Canada and Alzheimer’s Society of York Region in honour of his grandmother. In his past two campaigns he has raised $20,000 and his goal for this year was to raise another $10,000 within the generous motorsport community.

Jake Cowden

Jake Cowden

Kevin Foster

Kevin is an 18-year-old from Calgary, Alberta who began his karting career mid 2017. He came 3rd in the Western Canadian Karting Championship for Junior Rotax in 2018, taking his first ever karting win at the National level in the second round. In 2021 he swept all club events in Senior Rotax, and was in the top 5 quickest at the Canadian Nationals for Senior Rotax. In 2022, Kevin went from having no plans for karting, to becoming a sponsored Senior Rotax karting driver for Team Racelab Villeneuve Karting, earning him a ticket to represent Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal.

In 2021, Kevin started his car racing career when he had the opportunity to test a U.S. F4 car with VRD in Atlanta and immediately was on pace with the other current seasoned drivers.

In 2022, he won a karting shootout, which funded the opportunity to go to Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Lemarie’s Racing School – “Feed Racing.”

Over 60 applicants were narrowed down into quarterfinals and semi-finals, and Kevin was one of the 6 finalists selected to compete at Magny Cours circuit in Nevers, France for a fully funded 2023 F4 scholarship in France. 

Kevin was recently announced as the Scholarship winner for this exclusive opportunity in 2023.

Kevin Foster

Kevin Foster

“It is a race like no other and is a fantastic learning experience for any young driver.”

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If you are at the show - check them out!The Canadian Motorsport Academy is excited to share we will have a booth at this year’s Motorama - Custom Cars and Motorsports Expo at The International Centre from March 8-10th 2024!

📍We will be in booth #3302 from open to close each day!

Come meet some of our team and find out more about the Academy! Think you have what it takes? Interested in a career in motorsports? You could be our next Academy Member!

Registration is open and will be open all throughout the show! Link in bio and below 🔗


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If you are at the show - check them out!

MEET THE CMA TEAM! Today we introduce to you our President/CEO Alastair Taylor! A bit about Alastair below:

Alastair has been a successful serial entrepreneur for over 40 years, having started, run, and successfully sold businesses in the digital marketing, advertising, sales promotion, publishing, and online media segments. He has experience in a full spectrum of management, consulting, business start-up and supporting roles.

In the early 80’s Alastair was a leader in the motorsport community in Ontario. As a participant in semi-pro Formula Ford racing – partnering with Scott Goodyear, he was a front running competitor and the most successful driver in bringing major sponsorship to the sport with his key partner – Konar Corporation.

Alastair was also the President of the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) at that time and one of the chief race organizers of the Molson Indy from its inception. In addition to his roles in administration and volunteer recruitment, he was also the clubs key liaison with the media.

Throughout the years, Alastair has maintained his connection with motorsport, both as a fan, supporter, participant, and mentor to young up-and-coming talents. In 2022 he started Road to Success Management (RSM), a business focused on supporting the marketing needs of young up and coming Canadian drivers.

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