FOUR SPOTS TO BE AWARDED IN DRIVER TALENT SEARCH
SACRAMENTO, California - The national talent search for the driver development program conducted by Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle launches today. Supporting sponsors, K&N Filters and Sunoco Racing Fuels will be awarding four free spots in the 2009 Talent Search Shoot-Out to young, talented drivers from various forms of youth motorsports.
Many successful car racers today, honed their driving skills driving something smaller. K&N Filters and Sunoco Racing Fuels have stepped up to award positions in the Shoot-Out to four young racers with successful backgrounds in any of the recognized youth series, such as: Kart Racing, Legends, Dwarf Cars, Quarter Midgets, Mini/Micro-Sprints and Dirt Karts. The Shoot-Out application process is open to all drivers 11 to 19 years of age, with race winning backgrounds.
RSWC has developed many young racers to successfully make the transition from youth racing to winning car races in the USAC Junior Focus Midget, Focus Midget, Western Midget and Sprint Cars series, including Daniel Adler, Jessica Brunelli, Beau DeBard, Bobby Grewohl, Brendan Langlois, Jace Meier, Ian Miille, Joel Miller, Benny Moon, Jimmy Moon, Brennan Newberry, Jeff Oleen, Nik Romano, Porter Smith, Keegan Walmer, Brandon White and more.
Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle (RSWC) is an established talent scout and development program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career development for up and coming drivers focused on racing careers. RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within a professional racing environment, into what top teams look for when hiring drivers.
The Shoot-Out process is designed to identify talented, young, up and coming drivers from across the United States and Canada with the talent, potential and commitment to achieve a professional driving career in the top ranks of racing. RSWC is currently accepting resumes through September 30th, 2009. RSWC expects to receive over 700 resumes, as they have in the past, and narrow it down to approximately 40 drivers to test. The Shoot-Out is conducted over two 3-day weekends in early October, in three types of race cars, on a California paved short oval track.
Sutton has said, “We’re not looking for a number. We are looking for young talent that has real potential to go all the way to the top levels of racing.” Day one of the Shoot-Out includes a seminar for parents and drivers, "The Real World Good, Bad & Ugly of Driver Career Development" and a training course for drivers on driving strategies, expectations and terminology. Three separate tests for the young drivers include body fat fitness, a written problem solving test and psychological analysis.
Days two and three are on track, with drivers getting five 20-lap sessions on track, with coaching, to show their talent. Judges evaluate the drivers on 45 points, with the key areas being coachability, accurate feedback, focus, motivation, training retention, communication skills, personality, aggressiveness, learning rate, confidence and lap times.
The talented drivers selected for the RSWC development program through the Shoot-Out will have a training program designed specifically for their age, experience and development stage, then be placed with a top team in the racing series that fits best, including various classes in USAC Sprints and Midgets.
In the USAC series, RSWC races drivers as young as 12 years old in Junior Ford Focus Midgets with 125 hp. At 180 hp, the Ford Focus Midgets are a great training series for ages 14 and up. “Full” Midgets with 380 hp and 800 hp Sprint Cars are for drivers 16 plus.
The career development program consists of 12 veteran driver coaches, 24 classroom topics and eight organizations fielding 24 race teams, all dedicated to develop drivers in the RSWC program.
Young winning drivers ages 11 to 19, and their parents, are encouraged to get all the information and answers to common questions from the web-site, then submit their resume in time to be considered. The web-site is www.Winners-Circle-Racing.com
About Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle:
Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle is an established talent scout and development program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career development for up and coming drivers focused on NASCAR careers. RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within a professional racing environment, into what top pro teams look for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race in a variety of cars, including USAC Junior Ford Focus Midgets, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, USAC Midgets, USAC Sprint cars, Skip Barber Race Series, SCCA Club Racing Formula Ford and F2000, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars and NASCAR Grand National cars. More information is available at the web-site: www.Winners-Circle-Racing.com