Zachary Vanier will compete in next month’s Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch after becoming the latest recipient of the Team Canada Scholarship.
Vanier, who finished second in the 2019 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in Canada with six wins, is the ninth winner of the scholarship, which is awarded annually to up-and-coming Canadian drivers.
Cliff Dempsey Racing will continue its partnership with TCS by running a car for Vanier, who is in his second full season of F1600 racing following a five-year karting spell.
“Team Canada will once again head to the Brands Hatch Circuit in late October to compete in the Formula Ford Festival,” a TCS statement said.
“The traditional trip for a young up-and-coming Canadian racer is the ninth edition for the Team Canada Scholarship.
“This year the recipient of the TCS is Zachary Vanier from Garson Ontario.”
“We are delighted to announce Zachary as part of our Team Canada Scholarship and know he will represent us to the best of his abilities,” TCS founder Brian Graham added.
Vanier will turn 17 a week before heading to the UK for the Festival which takes place on October 26 and 27. He in 2019 also won races in the Quebec F1600 Canada Series and in the Sports Car Club of America Majors events in Florida. Vanier also has experience of snowcross racing.
Previous TCS winners include Guillaume Archambault – who starred on his UK racing debut at the Festival last year by finishing seventh in the final – and Parker Thompson, who is currently third in the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 championship, which is part of the Road to Indy ladder.