The Feb. 18, 2022 issue of Autosport National featured a five-page cover story on Team USA Scholarship, Jeremy Shaw’s on-going venture to introduce promising young American talent to the caldron that’s the European open-wheel ladder. This year, 19-year-old New Yorker Max Esterson dominated 21st Annual Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final at Silverstone. Team USA also competes in the annual Formula Ford Festival, usually at Brands Hatch.
Shaw, the 2020 recipient of the RRDC’s Bob Aiken Award, has spent the past 32 years developing Team USA Scholarship with participants including Jimmy Vasser, Bryan Herta, Memo Gidley, Jerry Nadeau, Josef Newgarden, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Tristan Nunez. Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood.
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving lost its venue with the passing last November of its founder and namesake. The remaining core of the organization has been working tirelessly since to secure a new facility and plans to make a major announcement in that regard in the near future.