(Original story by: FORMULA RACE PROMOTIONS)
Salem, NH - Formula Race Promotions and F1600 Championship Series driver Jonathan Kotyk was announced as one of two winners of the 2017 Team USA Scholarship. The 23-year-old from Atlantic Beach, Florida, was one of six finalists, and will now travel to England to race in the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy.
“I couldn’t be more excited to represent the Team USA Scholarship,” said Kotyk, who drives for Team Pelfrey. “With its history of past champions like Josef Newgarden, it’s something I’m honored to be a part of and look forward to bringing home a great result. I would like to thank Jeremy Shaw and the entire team behind the Team USA Scholarship for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
Kotyk has five wins thus far this season in F1600 Championship competition, and sits in Championship contention heading into this weekend's triple-header season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
“I can honestly say that this year’s candidates provided the judges with some of the toughest decisions in the history of this program which dates back to 1990,” said Team USA Scholarship Founder and President Jeremy Shaw. “The selection process began with 10 talented youngsters being interviewed by an illustrious panel of judges during the Verizon IndyCar Series/Mazda Road to Indy weekend at Mid-Ohio in late July. We had a hard time whittling the group down to six for a shootout at the M1 Concourse facility in suburban Detroit, and an even tougher task in selecting our two winners.
Kotyk will fly to England next week to begin preparations for the Formula Ford Festival on October 21/22.