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IMSA Announces Finalists for Diverse Driver Development Scholarship

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has announced the seven finalists for the second annual IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship.

Two women and five men were selected from dozens of applicants to contend for one scholarship worth upwards of a quarter million dollars in value toward an entire season of competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, or IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge next year. Four finalists from last year return for a second chance at the scholarship.

“Once again, we were blessed with a wealth of talented applicants. Whoever the recipient of the 2023 scholarship is will be a fine representative of IMSA,” IMSA President John Doonan said.

To be eligible for the scholarship, drivers must possess:

  • a “fervent desire” to compete in IMSA
  • have outstanding previous race results or proven on-track potential in junior racing categories
  • the ability to build an effective business plan for securing the remaining funds needed to compete

The IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship recipient will receive substantial support from IMSA and partners, including Michelin, VP Racing Fuels, OMP, RECARO, and LAT Photo USA in 2023.

Jaden Conwright, a 23-year-old from Newark, California, won the inaugural IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship last year. He is currently competing in the WeatherTech Championship with NTE/SSR in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.

2023 IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship Finalists (in alphabetical order)
*returns from last year 

Sebastian Carazo*, 24, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Sabré Cook*, 27, Grand Junction, Colorado
Courtney Crone*, 21, Corona, California
Bryson Lew, 19, Salt Lake City, Utah
Kyle Loh*, 23, San Jose, California
Cameron Parsons, 34, Hanford, California
Brad Perez, 25, Hollywood, Florida

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