After five years in national kart racing, former The Sandon School student, Scott Huntley, 17 from Danbury, Chelmsford, is moving to the single seat National FF1600 series which includes racing at Silverstone, Snetterton and Brands Hatch.
Scott has had a great year and was praised in November 2018 by F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo who said: “Great drive from Scott Huntley, one to watch’ after a race record win in the finals.”
Since this impressive 2018, Bowers and Wilkins, a premium audio brand, has just joined forces with the new National Formula Ford 1600 racer.
“We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Scott Huntley,” said Peter May, General Manager for Bowers & Wilkins UK.
“Scott has enjoyed great success in his racing career to date and is one of the most promising young racing drivers in the UK.
“He has been selected for the Motorsport UK Academy AASE Programme at Loughborough College, a recognition of his great potential which I am confident will develop further this year.”
“Bowers & Wilkins is a brand renowned for being best in class when it comes to HiFi speakers and headphones. We believe this new partnership will be beneficial for both parties and we look forward to working with Scott and his team in the year ahead.”
Huntley will be making his debut in single seaters this year after spending five seasons in national kart racing. Huntley finished third overall in the BirelART UK Junior series last year, repeating the same feat he had achieved in 2014 in Cadets and 2016, in Juniors, under the series’ former guise, EasyKart UK Junior.
He had tested for Oldfield Motorsport ahead of the announcement and is said to have impressed immediately, with James Oldfield, Team Principle citing Huntley’s “consistent driving and skill” and ability to quickly adapt to its Van Diemen JL13.
Scott won five podium trophies in his first ‘rookie’ year of MSA (Motor Sports Association) Easykart UK national racing when he was a Cadet in 2014. He went on to be one of only two cadets to represent GB in the EasyKart World finals in Lignano, Italy in Oct. 2014.
In 2013 he won 30 trophies on indoor and outdoor corporate hire tracks in Essex.
Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button both moved to British FF1600 from karting, both becoming F1 world champions.
Scott is also being sponsored by Frank Harvey HiFix in Coventry and is looking for further sponsors for this season.
Scott has a large Twitter following @ScottSHuntley