When I was Selected

The Team Canada Scholarship program is a fantastic launch pad for any driver’s career! The opportunity to not only represent your country, but showcase your ability on a world-stage,  against some of the best up-and-coming racers is a huge opportunity. 

– Kyle Marcelli

Kyle Marcelli

“I can’t believe it! England here I come!!

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as the second member of the 2013 Team Canada Scholarship. It is such an honor to be able to represent Canada and I can’t thank everyone who is a part of the program enough to help make this happen. I know everyone involved has been working extremely hard to get this program together and without them none of this would be possible! I will do my best to make them all proud!”

– Zacharie Robichon

“Words can’t describe how great it feels to be chosen by an expert motorsport panel to represent the best country in the world. This has been one of my goals for a long time now, to represent Canada over in England at the Formula Ford Festival. I think growing up in karting and watching some of the drivers I looked up to, to get chosen by the Team Canada Scholarship makes this moment all the more rewarding. For now, I’m just focused on preparing the best I can for the event. I know I will be with a top tier operation racing for Cliff Dempsey Racing, and it’s up to me to put the Canadian flag at the sharp end of the grid. I can’t thank the sponsors and Team Canada Scholarship enough for giving me this invaluable opportunity.”

– Parker Thompson

“Well, it’s official!! I have been chosen by the Team Canada Scholarship to represent Canada in the Formula Ford Festival.

As amazing as this opportunity is, I am extremely proud and honoured to represent Canada this year! This will prove a great experience that will benefit my racing career both on and off the track. Being my first season in Formula 1600, I will be up against some great drivers and teams with lots of experience. I have no doubt that we will be able to give them a good fight up front.”

– Jonathan Woolridge

Jonathan Woolridge

“Very few athletes get to represent their entire nation at an international sporting event. The Team Canada Scholarship provided me this amazing opportunity and also a springboard for competing at other high level international events. Brain Graham and all of the Team Canada Scholarship supporters make a lasting impression on young Canadian racers chasing their dreams. This was certainly the case for me.

Going wheel to wheel with some of world’s best open wheel talent is a quick way to improve race craft and minimize mistakes. The lessons have been carried all throughout my career and I’m very thankful to have been part of the Team Canada Scholarship.”

– Scott Hargrove

Scott Hargrove

“One week from ago, I had the chance to go to England for the 47th BRSCC Formula Ford Festival. After a great runner up season, Brian Graham choose us to be the driver of Team Canada Scholarship at the Festival. Can’t believe it’s already behind us.

The Festival was an amazing experience where I met awesome peoples and drove on a European race track for the first time. I learned a lot of lessons. I went from an aggressive to an incisive driving style. I’ll bring this style back home and become a better driver with it.

All of this opportunity would not be possible without the help of a lot of persons. First of them is Brian Graham from Brian Graham Racing who is the founder of Team Canada Scholarship. You deserved all my respect for everything you did for me. You had faith in me and I will always be grateful for that.

Of course, Team Canada Scholarship is more than one person. The team is huge and you guys all deserved the position we end up in the final! So thankful for your contributions.”

– Guillaume Archambault

“I am really excited to be selected for the 2012 Team Canada Scholarship. It is a great opportunity to represent Canada at one of the biggest Formula Ford races in the world. For anyone racing F1600, this is the event that you want to be in at some point in your career. Xavier [Coupal] set the bar pretty high last year, so I know I have my work cut out for me. The chance to run with Cliff Dempsey Racing will be a great experience for me as a driver. I really want to thank everyone on the selection committee for believing in me.”

– Garett Grist




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