December 21 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 25, 2013
Motor racing star is back behind the wheel
Barkingside racer Scott Malvern will be making his Walter Hayes Trophy debut next month.
The multiple single seater champion and reigning Autosport Club Driver of the Year has sealed a deal with Kevin Mills Racing to tackle the legendary Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) event at Silverstone on November 2-3.
And on the news, Malvern commented: “With my strong association with Formula Ford, people cannot believe that I’ve never entered this event before, but it’s just been down to circumstances.
“I’ve been due to do it a couple of times, but then there has been a clash such as the McLaren Autosport Award competition.
“This year as I’ve been without a regular drive I thought why not? Kevin has actually asked me before and this year the opportunity was there to do it.
“I’ve known him well since my Jamun mechanic days in 2008 so it’s good to finally have a chance to work with him and I’m really interested to see what the Spectrum is like having only ever driven a Ray in this category.”
Malvern, who is hoping to re-launch his career in the Clio Cup next season, is under no illusions how tough the event will be this year.
“The Walter Hayes alwaysattracts a top quality field and you have multiple champions like Joey Foster and Peter Dempsey on the grid as well as several other past masters and the best of the current crop of FF1600 drivers,” he added.
“But I’m really looking forward to being out there. I’ve not had enough racing for my liking this year!
“It’s thanks to my loyal supporters that I am able to enter the Walter Hayes this year; so a very big thank you to Contract Lift Solutions, Laserfiche, Informu Solutions, Baines Leasing and MIR racewear.”
And although he is now targeting a move away from single-seaters, he wouldn’t rule out further outings in the FF1600 category in the future.
“I began my car race career in these cars in 2009 and there is always a big smile on my face when I get back in one such as the Bert Ray Trophy this year,” he said. “If people offer me drives then I will always consider them.