2017-18 Ssang Yong Scholarship Winner!
I am still in shock and excited knowing I have won the ‘Scholarship Driver’ Ssang Yong Dealer Team Actyon Ute for the 2017-2018 Season. Competing against 13 friendly and suitably selected drivers all with different racing backgrounds (picked from 30 applicants), is an experience I will never forget. After being tested in a range of Motorsport related challenges such as fitness, media interviews/panel, and driving ability, winning and even simply competing in the Ssang Yong Actyon Ute Scholarship was a huge learning experience. I am so thankful to have come from sitting on a racing simulator at home to having the trust of the Ssang Yong Dealer Team to race a fully-funded sports Ute with TV coverage. This incredibly generous package (of which I am truly grateful) could not have been possible without:
- All of the competitors - Series Director - Mark Petch - Management Director - Deon Cooper - Ssang Yong Dealer Team and Ssang Yong Series - The series sponsors: Racer Products, Pukekohe Park Raceway - All Driver Trainers/Testers – (Gene Rollinson, Alexandra Whitley, Peter Bennet, Callum Hedge) - Race Marshalls of Pukekohe Park Raceway - Steve Vodanovich (Dad) - Everyone else involved in the day that I haven’t mentioned (you know who you are!)
On top of being a good ambassador for the series, I am hoping to win the rookie cup and be consistently in the top 10 of the series!
I have just launched a 'Peter Vodanovich Motorsport' Facebook page, so feel free to give it a like to follow my racing progress!
Thank you Ssang Yong!