Campbell Wins Inaugural Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship
 January 3, 2019| 
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Trinity, Fla. - After three days of on and off-track activities and evaluation, 17-year-old Prescott Campbell emerged as the winner of the inaugural Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shootout, held December 12-14 at Sebring International Raceway. The Newport Beach, Calif. driver bested the international field to earn the top prize, a fully-funded season in the 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series, valued at $75,000.

Four other drivers were awarded seat time in upcoming Lucas Oil School of Racing and Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series during the Shoot-out:

2nd Place - Hans Thomsen, 18, Mendham, N.J., half-season, Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series

3rd Place - Jack Dorsey, 15, Carmel, Ind., Two (2) Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series Race Events

4th Place - Jackson Lee, 16, Avon, Ind., One (1) Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series Race Event

5th Place - David Dalton, 20, Montclair, N.J., Two (2) Advanced 2-Day programs

Additionally, all five drivers were awarded sim training sessions by Kelly Jones of RaceCraft 1, and will join Jones at their facility in Indianapolis.

“I would like to thank Cooper Tires and everyone from the Lucas Oil School of Racing for this amazing opportunity,” noted Campbell. “Because the Lucas Oil Formula Car Series is an arrive-and-drive program with equally matched cars, the series is an affordable and competitive championship for drivers making the transition from karts to cars. I couldn’t be more grateful for being chosen as the winner of the Karting Scholarship Shootout and cannot wait for the first round in 2019!”

“The quality of the group of karters we had at the Shootout made each step in the selection process difficult,” said Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “Prescott really impressed the judges with both his speed in the car, and his composure out of the car. We are excited to have him race with us next year, and to carry the Lucas Oil School of Racing colors for years to come.”

In addition to multiple on-track sessions in Lucas Oil School of Racing’s fleet of Ray GR-RSC race cars, karters participated in media training and mock interviews with famed motorsports announcer Brian Till, simulator training with Jones and RaceCraft 1 along with Frank Rico and Ricmotech Simulation Racing Systems, and seminars on fitness and nutrition with PitFit’s Jim Leo and auditory health in motorsports with EAR Everything’s Dawn Flinn. Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson hosted parents to share his experiences with helping his son, Lead Race Series Instructor RC, work his way up from karting to the IndyCar Series.

2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series
6 Events, 18 Races (dates include Pre-Race Lapping)

May 7-9, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
June 10-12, Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.
July 15-17, Thunderbolt Raceway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.
August 16-18, NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Ky.
September 16-18, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
October 9-11, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.

About Lucas Oil School of Racing
With its fleet of equally prepared race cars and cadre of professional driving coaches, Lucas Oil School of Racing that has quickly established itself as the premier racing driver training program in North America. Lucas Oil School of Racing is the choice of the annual Team USA Scholarship program.

Founded in 2015, Lucas Oil School of Racing is a Florida based company that offers arrive-and-drive racing schools, race series, and corporate events at locations around the United States. To learn more about Lucas Oil School of Racing and its offerings, visit www.lucasraceschool.com, and follow us on www.facebook.com/lucasraceschool.

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