NA-F2000: CSOT: Bobby Wilson wins Jim Trueman Scholarship

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (November 12, 2003) -Formula Ford Zetec Championship rookie Bobby Wilson has been awarded the first annual Jim Trueman Scholarship. Awarded to the top driver in the Champ Car Star of Tomorrow karting series, the Jim Trueman ...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (November 12, 2003) -Formula Ford Zetec Championship rookie Bobby Wilson has been awarded the first annual Jim Trueman Scholarship. Awarded to the top driver in the Champ Car Star of Tomorrow karting series, the Jim Trueman Scholarship is a $25,000 cash payment to be used toward the 2004 racing campaign.

Wilson, of Oconomowoc, Wis., won the 2003 Stars of Tomorrow ICC National Championship, winning five races and capturing seven podium finishes. In addition, the 22 year-old won the Grand Prix of Windsor and contested the season-finale doubleheader of the Zetec Championship at Road Atlanta.

"We are pleased to present Bobby Wilson with the Jim Trueman Scholarship for 2003," said Ms. Trueman. "This award continues Jim's commitment to help many up and coming drivers in developing their talents to reach their ultimate racing goals. We wish Bobby a successful future in motor racing."

"The Trueman Award is a great prize for karting drivers and I am very thankful to the Trueman family for award," said Wilson. "We enjoyed a great and consistent season. I want to thank my team and our sponsors for the super season. I'm looking forward to the 2004 season in the Zetec Championship."

The Trueman Award is named for Jim Trueman, the founder of the CART championship and Indy 500-winning Truesports racing teams, who was renowned throughout the motorsports community in assisting young drivers for decades. Trueman, a Can-Am champion driver himself, lost his battle with cancer in 1986, but his family continues his legacy of assisting young aspiring drivers.

Wilson will use the cash scholarship to assist in the funding of a full-season in the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, part of the Cooper Tires Championship. The Wisconsin native will make an announcement shortly, regarding which team he will be driving for in the Zetec Championship.

Widely regarded as North America's premier open-wheel training series, the Zetec Championship offers a complete motorsports education, with emphasis on cost-effective racing. All the Zetec Championship cars are powered by the technically advanced 2.0-liter Ford Focus power plant and run on spec Cooper Zeon UHP tires. The 2004 schedule will be announced shortly and will feature 15 races on North America's premier race tracks.

The Zetec Championship will be conducting off-season testing November 24-25, 2003, at Roebling Road in Savannah, Ga.

For additional information on the Formula Ford Zetec Championship and the Cooper Tires Championship Series, please contact Michelle Kish (973) 575-2626 or visit www.usf2000.com.

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