Ben Hurst wins 2017 Team Canada Scholarship

New Toyo Tires Formula 1600 Series' champion Ben Hurst has won the 7th edition of the Team Canada Scholarship.

Ben Hurst wins 2017 Team Canada Scholarship

In his third season of Formula 1600 racing, Hurst - from Oakville, Ontario and driving a Honda-powered Piper DL7 - captured this year’s title of the Ontario-based Toyo Tires F1600 series, scoring five wins, eight runner up finishes and captured the most pole position runs over the season.

Hurst soon will head to the famed Brands Hatch circuit in Great Britain as the Team Canada driver and he will compete in the Formula Ford Festival. Team Canada and Hurst will be partnered with Cliff Dempsey Racing. Testing will begin Wednesday, October 18 with the official event commencing Friday, October 20 through to the final on Sunday, October 22.

"We are delighted to announce Ben as our TCS winner, he has really developed this season into a winner and made progress with every event,” said Team Canada Scholarship founder, Brian Graham. “This opportunity will no doubt be another chance for him to learn in a totally different arena and expand his resume as he continues his career in racing.”

The Team Canada Scholarship is completely funded by sponsors and donations and would not be possible without the partners who support the program. Team Canada boasts a healthy alumni list who continue to find success as they showcase their talents competing across North America, such as Parker Thompson (USF2000 Championship), Scott Hargrove and Zacharie Robichon (Porsche GT3 Cup Championship), Garett Grist (WeatherTech Sportscar) and Xavier Coupal (Nissan Micra Cup).

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