Corbridge racing driver Will Crewdson has clinched this year’s prestigious Junior Saloon Car Championship Scholarship.

The 17-year-old A-level student from Dame Allan’s Schools took the prize at Croft Circuit on February 17.

He secured the chance to compete in the renowned series in the championship's tenth anniversary year.

The accolade, which includes the full cost of participation, is valued up to £40,000.

The one-day scholarship competition saw Mr Crewdson out-race thirty other talented teenagers from around the country.

The test was gruelling, with on-track driving assessments, group fitness trials and simulated racing driving and pitstop activities all involved.

Hexham Courant: Will Crewdson, from Corbridge, has collected his results today having raced in the ‘JSCC’

Will Crewdson said: "I’m extremely proud to represent the JSCC in their 10-year anniversary as their scholarship winner, especially given the incredible display of talent from the rest of the entrants.

"I really can’t wait for the start of my very first full season."

Previous winners of JSCC scholarships, which began in 2014, have had successful careers in both the F1 academy and F4.

Mr Crewdson is the seventh recipient of the scholarship.

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JSCC coordinator Dave Beecroft said: "We’re looking forward to working with this young man in 2024; a super scholarship winner!"

Tracey Crewdson, Will Crewdson's mother, said: "Will works very hard and we owe so much to Dame Allan’s for the amazing grounding they have given him.

"The school has played a huge role in his journey."

As part of the scholarship, all of Mr Crewdson's 2024 season registration and race entry fees will be covered, including the use, transportation, and storage of a race car.

Ms Crewdson concluded: "His profile will be really raised this year before he goes on to race in adult competitive series.

"We don’t know which path he’ll go down, but as long as his future involves four wheels and a race track he’ll be happy!"

Will Scott, principal at Dame Allan's Schools, said: "Will demonstrates impressive resilience and determination.

"This wonderful scholarship opportunity on the back of an impressive set of GCSE results and a great start to his A Level studies is a testament to his unwavering dedication and ability to excel in both academics and motorsports."